For the Video Game Swap, my partner listed Fawful from Super Mario Brothers as one of the characters she likes. I was clueless as to this character, but after some research found he would a likely canidate for a stuffie, and I was determined to make a geeky stuffie! I could have done a moogle or something more common, but this was one that had never been done before. So I printed off a picture and went to work (w/ my limited stuffie making knowledge). I did all the sewing by hand (and manly in the car driving back and forth across Washington state on vacation), so it did end up taking me a long time to do. My family gave me many confused looks as I was stitching away. "Fawful??" For the most part, they are all nerds and figured out who it was after I told them which video game it was from. "Oh, from Super Mario Brothers, I think I remember him." But still gave me weird looks for picking such an obscure character to do. Meh, its what my partner wanted! ^_^
Upclose and personal w/ the dastardly man himself.
And him posing w/ a picture of himself that I used as the inspiration. Normally he has legs, but I opted for legless.
His body and jacket are made from fleece, his eyes and mouth are felt. I wanted him to be pretty much snugglie (despite his maniacal nature) so that why I opted for fleece over felt for the most part.
The picture doesn't show it, because at the last minute I realized that I forgot to add his little wisp of black hair on the top of his head. I did that w/ puffy paint. ^_^
Thanks for looking!