I recently received a custom order for a plush World of Warcraft Tauren, and have been working on her for the last several days. The customer saw my Tauren Hunter with his Pet Wolf, and wanted me to create his friend's character for her birthday. The fact that this is a birthday present makes it even more special, and I'm trying to create my best Tauren yet. I have several Taurens, along with Murlocs, in my Plush World of Warcraft Characters category, and I really enjoy creating custom characters. When I make a custom characters, pictures are very important. The more good, clear pictures I can view, the easier it is to create a 3 dimensional plush version. I have lots of pictures of Taurens, along with other WoW characters, and I created my patterns with the help of those pictures. The Taurens in stock right now are about 14" to 18" tall and made from a variety of fabrics, from faux fur to plush felt. I found some beautiful faux fur for my custom order. I sew these by hand using heavy duty thread and small stitches, ensuring a durable plushie. The clothes are usually made from imitation leather or real leather, and most Taurens carry a staff or other type of weapon sculpted from polymer clay. I often alter the pattern just a bit for each one, so these are truly one of a kind creations. I created the patterns myself, through much trial and error. My custom order is coming along quite nicely, and I'm finding new ways of doing things as I'm working on her. These new techniques and ideas will be used to create even better Taurens (and other plushies) in the future. So if you're a fan of the World of Warcraft, or know someone who is, drop by CreativeCritters to see what I've got in stock. And don't forget, I love custom orders!
-Michelle of CreativeCritters