For the Venture Bros. swap, I knew I wanted to make a doll for my partner of their favorite character. When I got matched up with Inara I found that her favorite character is Dr. Orpheus. I have to admit I was a little nervous since I've never made a doll this complicated before. Actually, I've never really made a doll period.
I made up all the patterns for the clothes and the doll itself as I went along, mostly trial and error. I actually made his hair twice as well. The first time I used crappy AC Moore felt and it looked terrible. I went to Joann and got a couple shades of wool felt and redid his hair and facial hair and he looks much better now.
His face is all hand embroidered. I drew it on freehand with an embroidery marker and then stitched it on. His facial hair is just wool felt that I glued in place. His hair is four layers of wool felt that are glued and stitched around his face.
He cloak unfastens with a snap under his "dracula trophy". I made it with gold sculpy and a red rhinestone and coated it with polyurethane. His robe is made from red novelty velvet (that's what it said at Joann) with black satin ribbon for the trim. All of his clothes (including shoes) are completely removable, if one were so inclined.
This back shot shows the detail of the cloak. It is lined in purple and I painted the edges and emblem with gold acrylic paint. I added a red rhinestone to the middle.
For those of you who haven't seen Venture Brothers, here is a picture of Dr. Orpheus.
You definitely have to watch this show. It's awesome.
I hope you all like him! I was so sad to send him away, but I'm glad Inara is giving him a good home