Sorry for the lack of bento blogging! After I finished my freelance stuffed stuff project (which was non-stop sew-athon for weeks) I took a break to do, guess what, play video games! It’s been a while since I played anything myself. I’ll write about what I’ve been playing some other time. I have so little time to play video games between projects that I have to play a couple of games simultaneously, but it’s worth it! I feel so fortunate to be given stuffed stuff projects other projects and I love playing video games. So I’m not complaining about being sandwiched by two things I love.
Anyways, I’ve been wanting to blog about this since last year, but it was right before my Japan trip, and I decided to wait until after I came back from Japan and finished my trip posts.
Many of my blog readers must know by now that I love the game Castle Crashers. And my little friend, Trace, is also a huge fan of Castle Crashers if not the biggest. He was turning 3 at the end of October, and I just had to make something special for my fellow Castle Crashers fan.
There’s a character called the Necromancer in Castle Crashers. Necromancer is one of mini-bosses, but you can also unlock him as a playable character. The Necromancer is Trace’s favorite character, and he loves him so much that he’s given him his own name, Jeep. I thought it was just so adorable and I decided make him his own Jeep.
What I love about making plush of the characters from Castle Crashers is that the basic body shape is pretty much the same on every character. That meant I could use the patterns I made for the Bear Shaman from Castle Crashers as a base and added horns, helmet, wings, etc…
I made him in a hurry (because I wanted to make sure the plush would be delivered to Trace’s house before his birthday), but I had so much fun making him. I got most of the parts right on the first try! Some parts seem like they could’ve been neater (uneven sewn lines drive me crazy! >_<) but I’m very happy with how he turned out. I think I spent more time looking for reference photos of his wings and armor details than actually making him.
One thing I did differently from my other plush was that since it’s for a toddler, I made sure I stitched everything on so no piece would come off while playing.
And I sewed JEEP onto his butt to add a personal touch.
I asked Trace’s family to take a photo of him with Jeep, and they surprised me with an adorable photo AND videos of Trace with Jeep!
And here are some videos! I couldn’t stop going “awwwwwww” while watching it. I especially love the second video where Trace says I chased him in a car.
Nothing makes me happier than seeing my creation being loved and cared for so much! I know that Jeep will always have a friend to castle crash with!
For more pictures of this plush, visit stuffed stuff: Necromancer from Castle Crashers set!
You can also check out more stuffed stuff on my flickr.