I'm new to crochet and I'd like to tackle making an amigurumi of Neytiri, a Na'vi from James Cameron's Avatar movie. I have sort of thought out what I want to do about certain things but I still need an actual pattern for the doll.
Reference Image: Fronthttp://tvandfilmtoys.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Neytiri-011.JPG
Reference Image: Backhttp://tvandfilmtoys.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/NaviAvatar-024.JPG
I was going to use tapestry crochet to make her stripes. I'd have to make a test doll first and mark on it which stitches I want to be the darker blue.
I thought about using bead crochet techniques to add beads for her bioluminescent spots, but I thought that would be too limiting as to their placement, so right now I'm planning on sewing the beads on after completing the doll.
I was going to embroider her feather necklace/top on with yarn, to give it additional depth while ensuring that it covers the right areas (I don't want this to be an "X" rated doll! Hahaha) I also plan on giving her breasts as per the instructions suggested here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=331340.0
I haven't decided if I wanted to have her loin cloth part of the doll or a separate item that is tied onto her body.
I have *no* idea what color/type of yarn would be ideal for this. Any suggestions? (Pretty please?)
I figured I would just attached some chain crocheted strings to her head since she's got dreads in the movie. Most of the could be short and I could have one that's actually braided and a little thicker that could be her queue. Maybe I could even unravel a piece of pink floss and put that in the middle.
I haven't decided if I want to just tapestry crochet a block of gold on her face to represent her eyes and just embroider floss to create pupil and white and eyelashes or if I should attach gold colored safety eyes. Any opinions?
I was thinking of using the idea of this doll as inspiration for the nose and maybe the mouth too.http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/09/e7/e79d81b0c8a01adbf9a3a110.L.jpg
I don't have any idea what kind of pattern I could use to make her ears. Any suggestions?
I need help finding a pattern that produces a doll that has thin body proportions. I know this won't be easy since most amigurumi are supposed to be cute, but I'm sure that there's a pattern out there that would work. I just need help finding it!
I was just going to crochet a tube, using tapestry crochet to make stripes, and use some black fun fur or something at the end for the fluff.
So, in summary, my questions are these:
Does anyone know of an amigurumi pattern that would have these proportions?
Any thoughts on the bead-attachment plan?
Any ideas what type/color material to use?
Should I stitch loincloth as part of doll or separate piece of clothing?
Any thoughts on Eye type?
Any pattern suggestions for ears?
Thanks again!!!ETA: removed image tags from hotlinked pics - fantasticmio