RL Taru Plushie =)
LOOKIE! :O haha yea, Mai Taru brought to life lol! This plushe was made by pandari on DeviantArt, took her a good 2 months to bring it to life! :O It didn’t really take the full 2 month but more like, waiting on the little materials and Chainwork.
The plushie stands 24″ tall. I put it beside my LCD for a good comparison. It’s pretty huge. All those little bags and pouches can really hold things, and no, it isn’t a goby bag so can’t hold bricks in it.
“She’s made out of flannel, moleskin, a nice thick cotton/rayon blend, wire, gold woven trim, gold bias tape, gold decorative trim, gold embossing foil, Jewelry stuff etc..”
The details are great :) Well of course I didn’t expect it to be super detail, but it was more detail than I expected :D those pants and shirts are all removable. It’s completely huggable :D Now if you ask if I hug Mai taru while I sleep? I’ll leave that up to you.
Best part is the hat :D it fits on my head LOL (Haloween materials!) You can see the fine hand-paint graphics. It’s certainly more epic than my 3ds rendering haha!
I really like the outcome :) so for those of you out there looking for ideas for FFXi-related gifts, well there you go. Btw, I still love FFXi, got more creation coming along :)
By the way… this 25″ Taru.. really feels like a Taru… almost life-size LOL.
Pandari works best with fabric! After browsing around DA for plushie master, I settled with Pandari for Mai plushie creation project. I picked something I like… but it also happens to be one of the most detail armor in the game.. so it was quite a challenge. I did send her a smuch detail as possible though! She pulled it off beyond my satisfaction. Her communication was great too so.. you wouldn’t be left out of the loop. I mean afterall.. you’d like to know where your real gil is going to right? hehe
She also does small plushie, from key-chain size bubbily head to huge plushie like mines.
She prefers you to ask her the price, since it’s different for every project. But yea… certainly a critical strike to bank account haha. Well… I really liked it :D how about you? haha.