- For: Espeon from pokemon
- Estimated build duration: Few weeks of iteration
I call this (and his brother) my sons purposefully; the pokemon looks like a cat (with a giant head) and with my cat going through heart problems, I wanted a part of my cat baby with me in cosplay.
I drafted and made these plushies, with it modeled after my kitty baby boy. In universe, these would be teenage espeon. But to me, they’re always my baby!
- minky fleece for the base, leftover purple satin from the skirt satin-stitched
- Based pattern loosely off of a found jolteon plushie, with lots of evolutions for proportions
- magnets on feet
Notable Construction Notes
I wanted to be closer to cartoony than realistic for these plushies; I wanted them to be like they came out of the show, but make it reasonably proportional to be cute and manageable in crowds.
In an attempt to be sustainable, I did try using scraps from the garment and incorporate it in these plushies; unfortunately, it left the plushies rather stiff, and one of my goals for these plushies is for it to be cuddly for the kids.
Because the plushies had a cute aesthetic, they were super popular with kids wanting photos of me! I still need to play with the weight to be sure they are both soft, and strong enough to hold itself, but these two are running around my house now.