I’ve been playing (and loving) Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. And it wouldn’t be right to not make a Drippy plushie. Sorry in advance for the quality, I blame the lighting for the washed-out colours.
Drippy, Lord High Lord of the Fairies, is your companion. After Oliver’s mother suddenly dies, his tears break the curse confining Drippy to his doll form. Drippy is very blunt, in contrast to Oliver’s politeness and innocence. Drippy also speaks with a heavy Welsh accent to remind us that he’s from a different world, and says things like, “tidy, init?”
I won’t be reviewing Ni no Kuni (NnK) on this blog, since this is for crafts. Maybe I’ll talk about it once school starts up again. After all, my regular blog will reactivate by then. However, I will say that if you’re a fan of Studio Ghibli’s films, I highly recommend this game. It’s so cute! It feels like a Pokemon game, except it’s been executed the way I wished a Pokemon game would have been executed. I always envisioned being able to play as Misty or Brock, rather than just Ash. Er sorry, Red. Or Yellow, if you played Yellow. Oh wait, no, you just named him Ash anyway. Right? Okay, getting back on topic here…
About this Drippy plush…
While searching for reference images, I found that a lot of Drippy amis had the nose attached separately. While they were cute all the same, it just didn’t look the way Drippy is supposed to look, with a smoothly attached nose.
The hardest part of this ami had to be forming the nose. I improvised a lot and ended up ripping out rows because this or that didn’t work. In the words of the littlies, “Knickers! Knickers!” In the end, I was so relieved when Mr. Drippy turned out just right. I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to detail, so I’ll hesitate and rip out a lot before finalizing designs.
I sewed the legs and arms loosely so Mr. Drippy could flop, like he does in-game when you stand still for too long. He’ll jump around and fall over, adding to his cuteness factor.
“Pooer” Mr. Drippy went almost a month before he finally gained his lantern. Or eyes. Or a mouth. For reasons I can’t quite explain, I hesitate when it comes to adding the finishing details on plushies, no matter how confident I feel with their placement. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I hate embroidering details, and sewing felt to yarn.
The lantern was pretty fun to make. It’s too bad I didn’t take notes while making it… gah. As a result, it doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing an exact replica of Mr. Drippy for sale just yet. Also, this particular Mr. Drippy is my NnK-playing buddy, so he’s not for sale either… unless you ask. 😀
It’s too bad Anime North is over; I totally would’ve cosplayed as Oliver. (Olivia? XD)
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Pika, so tidy~