I just finished my very first Swap and made my partner some little cast members (park workers) from two of her favorite rides. I did a bunch of research & picked my Disney addict hubby's mind and came up with the following:
Female Cast Mini from the Haunted Mansion
I used some fabric markers to get the stripe details on the blouse and apron and cut up some lace for the, well, lace trim. My favorite is the lacey/batty headpiece. It's just a little fleece and lace, but it really looks like the real deal.
Male Cast Mini from Tower of Terror
(sorry for the blur; we were trying for an arty look that didn't really happen)
He's not as elaborate, but he's got his details too: seed beads for buttons and gold yarn trip on the hat (along with some more fabric marker details) and sleeves. I was going to try the great coat that the cast members wear in the winter, but I ran out of time.
Faces were stitched with simple french knots & straight stitches. Dark shoes are just painted on with acrylics
I'm sorry the pictures aren't better and I didn't get any great detail pictures. I modified a pattern from a Japanese designer, Runo. http://dollmaker.nunodoll.com/mini/mini.html
I love her patterns.
I'd love to hear what you think.