Click to find my plush art (mostly ponies, but not *all*).
I need more challenge, I guess! I searched and found no one who had made a MLP/Avatar crossover plush, so here it is: a Dire Horse. Dire Pony.
My oldest daughter asked for a Loki Pony. The helmet came first. The horns required 5-7 attempts before I found a curve that would turn right side out without tearing to shreds (gilded tablecloths are not really ideal fabric).
His mane and tail are made from frayed nylon webbing. My daughter drew his eyes. I think they’re fabulously crafty!
His cutie mark is the scepter.
But he wasn’t complete! In the morning, I added detailed wings and a regal green cloak:
I wanted to try something new with this one: microfleece (a repurposed Old Navy scarf) and reflective tape from a safety shirt. The mane and tail are braided holographic shoelaces, teased out.
I’m very happy with this current pattern. The legs and neck are wider, and it’s slightly larger than what I was working with before, which was modified from one taken from a user on DeviantArt (I’m sorry, I don’t remember the name anymore). The legs are, as always, filled with poly pellets to provide a good solid base I now have a Bubble Tea straw to help me fill the legs. The pellets get jammed up far less frequently in the larger-diameter straw. Plus I got to have Bubble Tea.
I’m pleased to say that I did not observe any ‘creepers’ at the convention, and that my children (teenagers) didn’t mention being creeped on by anybody.
After the first day, when I saw several women in costumes which (IMO) violated the ‘family-friendly costumes, please’ rule, people wore modest costumes. Some of the costumes were simply wonderful, and even the simple ones were harmless, cheerful, and sweet. And that word describes the whole convention for me: Sweet. Not cloying or artificially sweetened, but simply …sweet.
There were still very few children there, far fewer than I’d have expected, but the ones who were there were admired almost as though they were special guests. When you think of it, they were, weren’t they?