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Topic: Michonne and her pet. [Warning: Srsly image heavy & plushie gore ahead]  (Read 4335 times)
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« on: June 11, 2013 09:00:42 PM »

The amazing Poppet-making Goddess Lanikins graciously agreed to do a swap with lil ol' me, and this was what I came up with for her. We gave each other a list of characters we love and would like to see plushified/poppetfied and on her list two things caught my eye; Michonne (from The Walking Dead) and ZOMBIES. A perfect combination!



For this plushie I actually tweaked the proportions and added 2.5inches to my standing pattern so I could add in some more details.



Oh, I know her ears look a lil lopsided in the pics -I only noticed that after I'd gotten snap happy, but I unpicked one and re-attached it (hopefully) in the right place. Wink

Her sword holder thing (technical term) is removable - those little clips are fiddly to open but they do open. Wink



And her sword (is it a katana? I'm so not a weapons person) is also removable. It's made from craft foam, which in hindsight was not the sturdiest material to go with but I wanted it thin enough to be semi-authentic and light enough that she could hold it, and wouldn't make her fall backwards when it was in its sheath.



I know she is supposed to have two walkers but.... I'm pretending Daryl used one for target practice. Wink



Oh! And I gave her fingers! I wired them because I wanted her to be able to hold not only her sword/katana/whatever, but also the zombie's chain.



Her hair is yarn and took foreverrrr to arrive, but it was worth the wait, I think. Each strand has been individually sewn into her head, and I kind of cheated and her bandana is sewn into her head, too. Wink



Her zip is uh, a little on the OMGHUGE side, but I cannot find doll-sized zips anywhere here, which makes me sad face. But the zipper is functional, so at least there's that!



I tried to give her Michonne's signature "I can and will slice your face off if you annoy me" look. Wink The features are all needle felted as usual.



Her little walker friend... hee, he was a swap "extra" so I let myself have a little fun gore-ing him up a bit.



But to be fair, if you'd been turned into an undead type person, had both arms and half your face hacked off, you're going to be a bit messy, you know? Wink  I even got to put some "dirt" (in the form of paint) on his pants! \o/



His face. O__O I had no idea on how I was going to pull off the "no lower jaw" look. I did some test with trying to make a plush with half a face, which all turned out as truly spectacular fails, haha. I ended up painting it to (hopefully) give some kind of illusion of him missing his jaw.



While making these guys I developed a new and overwhelming adoration of eyelets. I use them on everything I can now. Cheesy



And look, more eyelets. Wink



Her gloves were a last minute addition that I can't picture her without now. I think they turned out super cute, although I hadn't noticed I'd used her "skin" fabric for the straps until I'd put them on. Derp. -.-



I didn't realize until I was checking out reference pics how blinged out Michonne is. I mean, her belt is pretty sparkly (but I'm sure that's a strategic move to try and blind walkers or something. Wink)



...and would you look at that, I seem to have run out of pictures. Tongue  If you got this far, reading all my crafty rambles, I salute you! And if you feel like dropping me a comment, I adore you. Cheesy  
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2013 09:20:17 PM »

WOW!  They are incredible!  Each doll you make is even cooler than the last.  Every little detail is perfect!
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013 09:49:01 PM »

I love your plushy Michonne and her zombie.  Your attention to detail is wonderful.  Her outfit is nicely detailed.  I like that she even has the outline of little pockets.  Grin  I love how you did her eyes; they're very expressive.     
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2013 03:49:14 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2013 04:40:39 AM »

Yep, your right, its a katana =D

And omggggg, your killing me here!!I wants one T.T
These are totally the coolest thing I've ever seen!!! How on earth you managed to do those tiny lil fingers ill never guess but just totally WOW!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2013 06:46:04 AM »

Your attention to detail is amazing...and your execution is just wonderful...I did read the entire post...twice...just to see all the extra time and effort you put into your project...

Michon has now become my favorite WD character...I can't wait for the new season so I can pay more attention to the details you obviously did (her belt is so wonderful and those gloves....)

Excellent workmanship as always...
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2013 06:59:50 AM »

AHHHHHH!!!!! I LOVE YOUR WORK!!!!!!  Shes awesome!! And I don't think her zipper is overly huge. It doesn't stand out.  Everything is awesome, your attention to detail is amazing!!!   You are my biggest Craftster Crush!!!
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2013 07:51:21 AM »

Totally amazing!!! The attention to detail (and execution of said detail) truly set you apart from so many other plush makers!
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2013 08:08:57 AM »

OHMgoodness! How cool is she? Love, Love, Love her! And her little gory plaything too!  Cheesy The details are amazing.....I dont know how you guys do it..make these incredible creations then send them away! I would bawl my eyes out. Wow, crafting hat off to you!
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2013 08:16:14 AM »

SOOOOOOOOOOOOO...I have "zombie corner" in my craft studio.  These are in my living room, instead, and I think that they will probably stay there.  Michonne is SO AMAZING in person, and I am ELATED to own her!!!!
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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2013 08:22:40 AM »

omg! lanikins is such a lucky girl! i love your work as usual
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2013 07:12:21 PM »

Eee!~ *Bounces around* Thank you guys so much!! She (& her lil friend) were definitely a labour of love so I'm thrilled you all like her.  Kiss

SOOOOOOOOOOOOO...I have "zombie corner" in my craft studio.  These are in my living room, instead, and I think that they will probably stay there.  Michonne is SO AMAZING in person, and I am ELATED to own her!!!!

Aww, that's so amazing! I'm super stoked you like her, I am still having a few of those nagging "I should have...." thoughts, Cheesy  I can't help it, I'm a worrier. Tongue
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2013 07:43:57 PM »

Completely awesome!!! I love Michonne and I really love your plushes!
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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2013 09:30:40 AM »

I could seriously look at photos of your plushies all day long. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2013 02:21:10 PM »

You've really captured Michonne here. Love love love!!
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« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2013 10:00:53 AM »

Oh, SpeakGeekAndEnter, I love this! Michonne is gorgeous, I can't believe all of the tiny details! Love, love, love!
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Absolutely, fantastically AMAZING!!! LOOOVE!!!! <3 Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2013 08:08:37 PM »

Incredible!!! Simply incredible!
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« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2013 09:22:24 PM »

These are great! I thought I would leave a comment to offer my favorite zipper seller for little doll zippers: it's Mimiwoo on eBay. Although she doesn't have any of the style that you used, but hers have super tiny pulls. Well, anyway, I love Michonne's hair! I also saw your Merlin before I signed up to Craftster and I thought he was delightful.
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« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2013 01:11:49 AM »

*bounces* Thank you guys! <3<3

And thank you, jupiternames, I will definitely have a look at that seller. Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2013 07:53:27 PM »

This is awesome! But then again, everything you do is awesome! Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2013 11:50:10 PM »

these are INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!  totally jealous of your talents!!
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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2013 01:08:11 PM »

I'm in love with Michonne, Lani you are so lucky!! What a amazing job SpeakGeekAndEnter, my boyfriend is here and he is freaking out with the doll, I love the tiny details, AMAZING!!
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« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2013 11:16:54 AM »

Oh, WOW this is awesome!! I haven't gotten to this part of Walking Dead yet (waiting for Netflix....  Roll Eyes ) but from various pictures I've seen on the web, I instantly knew who this was, so that's saying something! Great job!!! I'm completely in love with all of your dolls!
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