These guys were made for an amazing friend of mine who was supposed to gift them to her lovely girlfriend at Christmas, but as fate would have it, they arrived on their half-anniversary and thus they became half-anniversary gifts --- she couldn't wait!
Initially she asked me to make the lead singer, Brendon, of Panic at the Disco, dressed in his Steampunk outfit as seen in the Ballad of Mona Lisa video but I ended up making both him and Spencer (? I think his name is) when I found out that he was actually her gf's favourite PatD member.
I don't think I'm ever truly happy with my creations, ohaithar inner perfectionist
, but I've got to admit, I think these guys turned out pretty damn cute.
The real deal....
The plushie version...
This guy had SO many details. I took a billion screencaps and was constantly checking them out. A couple of things, like the medallion, I just had to guess some of the finer details. His medal is fabric & clay and his raccoon (?) tail is white faux fur coloured with fabric markers.
I couldn't make out the time on the clock around his neck so I made it 9 o'clock - the time they stop the clocks in the video. >.< His bandolier (? bullet thingo) is made from leather and the bullets are made of clay. His clock is fleece.
Bullets!.. they're removable from their slots and cuuute. >.<
The gears are little metal jewelry findings, the speedometer thing on his arm is clay and resin, the buckles and medal are clay,
The patch is fleece and all those blots on his jacket is a mix of fabric and acrylic paint.
His top hat.. ergh. This is attempt #2. It is completely handmade so it's a little wonky, but it's wool-felt with cardboard sewn inside to help keep it's shape. The goggles... you can't see in the pic, but one lens was a transparent red.. I only realized when I'd started painting it that the red I grabbed wasn't transparent, so it looks a little odd. Fail. The lenses were actually from a kid's binoculars that I smashed apart (and had to fix the sides up with cold porcelain 'cause they kinda got a bit smooshed) with polymer clay, cold porcelain and leather accents. My mum painted the ribbon for me because I couldn't get it right -- the ribbon was initially gauzey and the paint kept doing weird things. Boo @ painting stuff. I also used a hot glue gun for the first (and last!!) time ever to attach the goggles to the hat -- and OMG it made such a mess. I hate them. I couldn't clean it up or pick it off. Kinda ticked me off. -.-
Anndd... the top hat is removable. ^__^ I made his hair out of fleece which is a little too floppy for my liking -- hence I made the other dude's hair from felt pieces. I tried to give him a cheeky smirking expression, not entirely convinced it worked but I think he's cuuuute.
And, Little Drummer Boy!
The Real version..
The plush version;
His hair is felt -- since he doesn't have a top hat to hide under, it is stiffer so stands up better. His jacket is the same fabric as Brendon's but I dyed it blue -- and then soaked it in vanilla to try and get rid of the ewww dye
smell. Oh. And he doesn't have the pins on his jacket. :/ It makes me sad-face but I couldn't find any like those, only actual sewing pins with colourful heads and my scissors wouldn't cut through them.
His expression is supposed to be his trademark B!#ch Face look. He looks rather unimpressed to me, so.. I guess it sort of worked.
His stubble is shaded on with Prisma colours .. I was going to do paint dots as well but chickened out. It's a little darker in real life, and I hope it's okay. *_* My first time attempting facial hair..lol. His necktie thingo is a little lighter in colour than it should be, but I had a hell of a time trying to find material that would fall the right way, in the end I had to ditch the inner perfectionist and go with close enough
. The pin is made of clay, his chain, which I've only just realized is too long is a polyester chain thing that is basically fabric wrapped in thread to make it look like a chain. I made his lock from fabric rather than clay to match the clock around Brendon's neck.
His hand... thing is made from clay and fleece. I put it on his left hand but it does change hands in the video and it is removable so it can be moved from hand to hand.
I almost didn't see this, but since I did, here it is! The skull was made of clay on a jewelry finding, and attached with some chains and various pretty chains.
Anndd... I've run out of pics again. XD These are the most crazy-detailed plushies I've made to date, and the most frustrating. ...but my friend and her girl both seem to love them so it was definitely worth the angsting.