At long last!
This is Corrine, Sheena’s first summon spirit from one of my childhood favourite games, Tales of Symphonia.
Although he has only 3 – 4 lines of VO in the English release, Corrine was a crucial part of Sheena’s character, who sacrifices himself to protect her from a an attack by the summon spirit, Volt. It is thanks to his sacrifice that Sheena overcomes her fear of failure and losing her friends, and finally forms the pact with Volt. If you can’t get your hands on a copy of the original game, you can watch the clip from the anime, which did a much better job of expressing the emotion around Corrine’s sacrifice. I highly recommend watching the full animated series, which focused on creating emotional connections to the characters, rather than just generalizing their backstories to suit the overall theme.
Corrine’s body is made using a modified version of Wolfdreamer’s Umbreon plushie. The Umbreon I made from this pattern was confused.
The tails took a lot more fiddling than anticipated. I was originally going to make a long rope, as with the pretzel plushie, and roll them up to look like curly tails. After factoring in the colour changes, I realized this would not look smooth. And so, I tweaked it… and that didn’t work, either. In the end, I went with the “pretzel” method, by making a long rope and coiling each tail into place. The hair was made using the method from a previous blog post, except I just brushed strands until they fluffed.
As you can tell from the photo, Corrine can’t stand up properly, due to the added weight of his tails. It causes him to sit on his haunches. By the time Anime North arrives, Corrine will have his bell accessory.
Today, I took Corrine to the park for a photoshoot. *cough* And to place Pokemon at the gym, now that Valor’s been kicked out *cough* #teamMystic *cough* *sneeze* Hm, I seem to have gotten allergies from the flowers.
For those who read the last blog, Anime North is less than 2 days away! And yes, Corrine will be attending. Look for him wandering about Vendor’s Alley, getting inspiration for future posts. If you are attending for the first time, read up my post from a few years ago about preparation, and what to expect. And yes, I will be blogging during the con, so if you have a cool handmade prop or costume, come over and say hello!
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my friends, family, and of course the fans who wished me happy birthday! Yes, I moved another year closer to 30, but I don’t feel older at all. Age really does become a number after 22. In fact, I’d like to think my life is only beginning. And I hope that you, dear readers, will continue to follow me on this journey of plushies, puddings, and cuteness.
What are you looking forward to this weekend? Comment below!
Pika, so happy~