Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Astronaut Plush

I was commissioned by a friend to do an astronaut/spaceman plush for her nephew. I made one, but the first attempt didn't turn out just right...

I liked the little belt...but because of how I did the legs and didn't compensate for the placement of the belt (which I'd sewn on before I did the legs)...the belt ended up looking...not right. (in that the star belt buckle ended up being in the crotch...not so good).

So I cut him off at the waist above the belt and added legs. So he's just a shorter spaceman than he started out to be.

There's not a lot of astronaut plushies out there for me to take inspiration from...at least that are handmade and arent't equipped with plastic bubbles for the helmets (I wanted to stay away from plastic), or are overtly American. I was going for a universal spaceman kind of look. Even on Etsy, there aren't a lot of astronaut soft toys.
I want to do something to him that makes the head more "helmet-y" rather than looking like he's just in a grey jumpsuit. I'm debating whether to alter this one, or to keep him as is (since he is rather cute, and I'd hate to ruin him) and just make another one. I could even try this spaceman idea in Nubbin form.

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