Olaf (Frozen) – Amigurumi #23

O hai, look what I finally finished!

It’s June 2015, and for those of us who don’t have kids, I think it’s safe to say that Frozen is old news. I would say more, but I already got in trouble for not liking it as much as I’m apparently supposed to. Was it a good movie? Absolutely. But was it the Holy Grail of Disney movies that the internet made it out to be? No way. It could’ve been, if not for the obvious pandering to the obvious critics. *ahem* Anyway, I’ll have to save this rant for another post. Let’s just get to the part I really liked.

“Hello, I’m Olaf, and I like warm hugs.”

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Hello, I’m Pika in a Bag, and I also like warm hugs.

I was requested to make this for a family friend’s granddaughter. I also made two monkeys for her a few years ago. She bought the yarn, and I used the yarn to make the monkeys: one boy, and one girl. I got to keep the remaining yarn as payment. 🙂 Too bad I didn’t take pictures of them.

Anyway, Olaf was an ordeal! The body was easy enough, but oh lawd that head. I think this is why I grew to like anime style: their “kawaii” mascots are often drawn with simpler shapes, whereas Western cartoon mascots are drawn with abstract shapes. Simple and clean, or crazy and unique? The choice is yours. Honestly, I like both. I just prefer to make kawaii amis.

Best of all, this Olaf can go outside in the sun without his personal snow cloud.

“Winter’s a good time to stay in and cuddle. But put me in summer and I’ll be a… happy snowman!”

Olaf’s song may not have been as catchy, but it’s also very cute and light-hearted.

I like both times of the year. Winter is a chance to stay indoors and make new outfits, and summer is a chance to go outside and show off the outfits!

IMG_20150531_131226891Not much else to say about Olaf, except that he is quite happy chilling on the chair. This is how he used to look, before realizing you couldn’t see his teeth.

He also likes to be warm and toasty by the fire. Indeed, some people are worth melting for.

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Another short blog… I’ve been reconsidering a lot of things in life. I want to drop out, but at the same time I don’t want to leave things unfinished, especially with so little left to do. It feels like everyone around me is only capable of saying, “do what you want,” in a condescending manner. “If you want to drop out, do it,” often sounds like, “fine, drop out. But then I’ll never let you forget what a failure you are.” Everyone else who’s dropped out had a plan; I don’t.

Do you like warm hugs? What other Disney mascots would you like to see next? Comment below!

Pika, so happy~

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