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Topic: Dr. Orpheus from Venture Bros. (photo heavy)  (Read 11500 times)
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« on: June 06, 2009 08:42:13 PM »

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 Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2009 08:53:27 PM »

Holy. Freaking. Crap. That doll is AMAZING. GO TEAM VENTURE!
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2009 09:13:55 PM »

omg i love him! you did a really great job Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2009 09:15:51 PM »

So I am just getting into Venture bros and I like it. My boyfriend was in your swap, Tweaq, and we were both very impressed by your doll.
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2009 12:54:19 AM »

He looks fantastic. You did such a great job, he looks like he stepped right out of the show.

Speaking of Venture Bros., you should soooo check out the co-creator, Doc Hammer.  He does the voice for Dr. Girlfriend. HE'S SO HOT.  Er,  at least I think so.   

Sorry bout the Doc comment, I just like to spread the wealth.   Wink Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2009 02:34:29 AM »

Holy cow batman! Are you absolutely positively sure you've never made a doll before? I don't believe it.
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2009 03:30:17 PM »

This is freakin ridiculously awesome! I saw the thumbnail and said to myself, HOLY CRAP THAT'S ORPHEUS!!!! and then I danced in my chair. I cannot express how much I love this, fantastic job!
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2009 10:23:57 PM »

YES!!!! This is great! Doctor Orpheus is one of my favorites from the show. (Actually most of the characters with the title "Doctor" end up being a favorite of mine lol.) You have done a fantastic job, hitting this rocks now.  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2009 06:47:54 AM »

Thanks for all the positive comments! I really appreciate it Smiley Making him was such a learning experience. It took me three tries before I even made an arm that looked right. I already have plans for my next doll though so I'll definitely have to post when I'm done.

I'm also glad to see so many Venture Bros. fans on here! I don't really know many people that watch this show, or have even heard of it for that matter. Go Team Venture!

and punkmandi, I agree about Doc Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2009 08:00:28 AM »

I so knew from the thumbnail (front page) that this was Orpheus.  I LOVE him, he is so ridiculously dramatic.  Your doll looks lovely and I really like his hair.
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