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Lanturn Plush by Diffeomorphism Lanturn Plush by Diffeomorphism
Part 1 of ??? of the series "Underappreciated Pokemon Which Only I Like"

In all seriousness I've been wanting one of these for a long time; little did I know that I'd end up making my own! I don't understand why more people don't like him. People like dolphins, right? Lanturn's like an anglerfish version of a dolphin! Come on!

Anyway, he's roughly 14 inches long from the back of his tail to his face; he's made with minky with embroidered eyes. His mouth is made of felt because I didn't want to order more minky just for a little mouth (although if I had minky of that color I would definitely make a Spritzee plush if I had more time...). Also, you might've noticed is that the official art has Lanturn's fins as a slightly lighter color than his body; I used the same color again for cost reasons (plus, since the colors are so similar, it's harder to justify thinking that you can use it in a future project).

This was also the first project in which I messed around with wire, to hold up his light orbs! Let's just say that I had no idea what I was doing, lol; most of the time his orbs won't stay suspended and will have to rest on his head (I fiddled around with it a lot for a good photo). Makes me respect those people who use wire to make poseable plushes. I was totally thinking of trying to wire up his orbs so that they could actually light up, but, um, in retrospect, it's sure a good thing I didn't do that.

Anyway, I'm heading back to school in less than two weeks, which means that unfortunately I'm probably not gonna have any time to make plushies. Junior year of college is not promising to be easy (especially Abstract Algebra)... That being said I'm always looking forward to another project to work on! I'd like to work on an Altaria plush in the future, but I'm not sure how to plush out the cloudy fluffiness of its wings, so that'll be way off in the future. (If you have any advice for how to do this, I'd love to know!) If I had more time I'd also make my own Spritzee plush, but since X/Y merch is coming out soon, by the time I get around to making another plush, I'm sure they'll have already made one, lol. Ampharos is also a possibility, but I'm running a little low on sunshine yellow minky. If you have project suggestions, let me know; although obviously I make whatever I feel like whenever I feel like it, sometimes suggestions can help spur me to do projects that I otherwise wouldn't have done. I have a tendency to plush out Pokemon who don't have much official merchandise, so keep that in mind. Thanks for visiting!
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Zanture-Angel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
I love Lanturn! She was one of my best team members :D
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GauntDusk Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like Lanturn. He's an electric water pokemon and us dual type trainers like certain unique combos.
ALso it looks cool. That's important too.
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raku-n-shounin Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
I've loved Lanturn since I was a kid. I didn't know it was 'underappreciated'. Awesome plushie.
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Sparkers16 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Do you take suggestions on which Pokemon to do? Because if you do, I'd love to see you make a Flygon plush, maybe as a challenge.
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Diffeomorphism Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sometimes I let peoples' suggestion steer what I make! Flygon might be a bit out of my reach though, especially as I'd have no idea how to make those transparent eye-shields =P
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Sparkers16 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hm, good question. I'm no plush-maker, but maybe you could use bits of pink-shaded plastic? Not plastic bag, that's too flimsy, but maybe the kind on Ziploc (sorry if I spelled that wrong) bags. Though that might be hard to stitch...
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Diffeomorphism Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks like most people just put the eye right on the orb. That's probably what I'd end up doing =P Transparency is a really hard thing to replicate with plushies since there's no such thing as transparent fabric/stuffing...
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Sparkers16 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I bet a glassmaker could find a way to pull it off :P

So, are you going to do it? That would make me so happy!
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Diffeomorphism Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Probably not at the moment, admittedly I've been stuck for the past month and a half and I've still got a few projects of my own I need to work on. 
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Sparkers16 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That's okay. :)
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