I finished my Plush World of Warcraft Tauren Death Knight custom order and Warbeef the Tauren is now on its way to it's new owner. This is one of the biggest projects I've done, and it took months to complete. Creating someone's WoW character as a plushie is challenging no matter what, but when that character is a Death Knight in full armor, that adds whole different set of challenges! I put a lot of time, effort, and attention to detail into these unique plush characters, and continuously improve my patterns and techniques. I start with my own original pattern, which I trace onto high quality fur fabric and sew the pieces together by hand. For this character I used black and white spotted fur fabric. I stuff the parts firmly with polyester fiberfill and attach arms, legs, head, and tail with heavy duty carpet thread. With this custom order I had to add the armor before I could sew all the parts together. I used polymer clay to create the armor, which I added in layers, and the entire piece went through several bakes in the oven. Because this was such a large piece I attached it to a wooden base with heavy gauge wire. Warbeef's large ax was also sculpted from polymer clay with glow in the dark accents. This is definitely a one of a kind piece!
The skull on his chest was sculpted from polymer clay and also glows in the dark. The purple polymer clay armor is accented with dark brown leather. I used blue glass beads for his eyes and needle sculptured his face. I'm very happy with the way this piece turned out, and look forward to creating more custom WoW characters in the future. If you're interested in having me create something for you, just click the Contact Artist button in my shop under my avatar. Thanks for stopping by! =)
-Michelle of CreativeCritters