A fluffy chocobo plush based off the black chocobo design in FFXV. This is the same fabric as my yellow chocobos but in black. The main difference here is the body shape, which is a little different, and that I used rooster feathers for the crest and tail rather than more faux fur. I was a little disappointed in the feathers that I ordered – I purposely avoided cheap Chinese products on eBay but in the end just bought from a UK reseller of Chinese products. The feathers were smaller than advertised, weedy and all bend out of shape. I could only use a handful of the feathers so anything usable went into this plush – looks like I don’t have any left over for any other chocobos.
It’s been a long while since I’ve posted anything that I’ve made. I’ve been a little distracted with Pokemon Go, so have been doing a lot of walking in my spare time rather than sewing, and also had a problem with a load of faux fur that was delivered for a few projects. I wanted to make Legendary Bird keychains but the fur that was delivered was of terrible quality – the backing fabric was so stiff, the fur wasn’t soft at all and not very dense meaning you could see most of the backing fabric. It was especially disappointing as I bought this from a teddy bear making store that I’ve bought all my high-quality fur from before. This is the first time I’ve been disappointed in their products and am surprised they’d stock something so crap. I bought a fair bit so tried to make something but abandoned it half way through – wasting a fair amount of time. I will know better for the future to be more careful what I buy.
Back to the chocobo – here’s a few more photos 🙂