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Topic: The Hylian Shield Plush in all its Glory!  (Read 5229 times)
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« on: January 09, 2009 06:36:38 PM »

So, I'm home for semester break from University and have been doing lots of crafting (mostly of drawstring bags to keep stuff organized) and lurking on the boards, where I saw Princess Toadstool's Assault Turnips.  Being that I don't play many Mario games involving such turnips (I mainly just play Mario Kart), I decided to make myself something in homage to a video game I love (though also haven't played much of, admittedly, but not due to dislike).  Thus, the Hylian Shield plush/pillow was born!

The Hylian Shield is from the Legend of Zelda series, for those of you who don't know.  It's the shield that Link carries with him.

This is the shield:

The grey shield shape in the only machine-sewn part.  The blue, yellow, and red parts were handsewn onto the stuffed form.  The grey, yellow, and blue are fleece and the red is felt.  The two grey parts on the top are actually cut into the blue.

This is the actual shield (there are many versions, and this is the one I used as a model for my shield pillow):

(from: http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2003/gc/soulcalibur2/0717/0001.jpg)

Scale:

It's about the size of my torso.

It's nice and thick and cuddly Cheesy


Me being silly:


And this is my sewing buddy:

Her name is Reagan, and she's a 3-year-old rescued labradoodle.  She's always lurking around the sewing room when I'm in it during the day, and while I was handsewing the shield, she actually nudged it out of my lap so she could put her head there for me to scratch!  It was really cute, but she also almost got stabbed with my needle.  She's a card.

Anyway, hope you like it!  I hope I made some gamer's day!  It definitely made my boyfriend's!  Direct quote upon seeing what I was working on: "I love you SO much."   Cheesy

EDIT: Edited to show my shield as the first picture, as opposed to the picture of Link Smiley
« Last Edit: January 09, 2009 10:06:31 PM by othersideofthecrash - Reason: Edited to show my shield as the first picture, as opposed to the picture of Link :) » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Next year I'll have room for a sewing machine in my SINGLE ROOM, but this year I share, so I don't.  So all I can do now is wish and plan.  And maybe use my connections to the theatre costume workshop... Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009 06:54:06 PM »

That is awesome and I need it.  For reals.
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2009 06:55:26 PM »

That's amazing. I want it. And also your dog. Cutie! seriously, though, great job.
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2009 07:04:24 PM »

now you NEED a mastersword. awesome.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2009 07:08:34 PM »

one word AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2009 08:44:40 PM »

My boyfriend needs that!
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2009 10:21:26 PM »

Thanks everyone!  If you're inspired, it actually wasn't that difficult to construct, the hand sewing was the time-consuming part.  It took a few hours just from the amount of hand sewing.  I drafted a basic pattern first on butcher paper and started with the basic grey shield.  After sewing and stuffing that, I cut out the other pieces and placed them to make sure they were the right size, then started on the hand-sewing.  I started with the blue, then the yellow, and saved the red for last.  I tried to make it as inconspicuous as possible, and I'm really pleased with it Smiley

Thanks for all the positive feedback, and feel free to copy my idea!  Spread the lurve!
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Next year I'll have room for a sewing machine in my SINGLE ROOM, but this year I share, so I don't.  So all I can do now is wish and plan.  And maybe use my connections to the theatre costume workshop... Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2009 10:23:21 PM »

now you NEED a mastersword. awesome.

I think that'll be my project next break.  Or use my connections with the theatre dept. at my school to use the costume workshop sewing machines to make myself a matching sword Cheesy

I have some plans Wink
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Next year I'll have room for a sewing machine in my SINGLE ROOM, but this year I share, so I don't.  So all I can do now is wish and plan.  And maybe use my connections to the theatre costume workshop... Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2009 10:53:00 AM »

Aaaawww! Wanna. Have!
Seriously, this is so great, I admire your designing and sewing skills no end! And the really annoying thing is how easy it would be if I was more patient with sewing... this shield will be haunting me for quite some time now. Thank you very much Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2009 06:14:21 PM »

This is so cool! Great work! Does it repel foam arrows well? Wink
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