Let's greet this little guy, his name is Maruyama Ryuhei, one of the member of Kanjani8, my favorite group :)
He's in his Wanshan Ronpin costume, one of his solo song. I was inspired to make this doll when I had lots of scrap jersey fabrics. I really like the costume and after a while, I finally had a chance to make it!
Firstly, I made a sketch of his costume. I simplified some parts of the costume because of the materials limitation and my limited skill that can't reach some of the details. I started this project about two months ago. It took quite a long time because I couldn't get all the parts and materials in the same time. Not to mention I had other projects while completing this.
Unfortunately there is some problems occurred: his left leg joint is perforated. I misplaced the leg, it sewn it higher than where it should be, so it had a small hole when I turn it outside.
(Ps: Sorry for the crappy images, my pocket camera can't handle close up shoot very well)
I didn't remake the body part because every time I redo something, there's always a change in it, even though I use the same pattern! Fortunately, after almost two months, the hole is not getting bigger, it stays like that.
|'Maru' Kanji in his back|
|Without his cap|
I really enjoy my time making this doll. His unique costume is really worth to try :)
length (w/o his cap) = 20"
width (body w/o hands) = 6"
hand lenght = 6"
aaand he have a healthy leg now! no more holes in it :D
I get a suggestion to fix it with hidden stitch from Maye, after I try it turns out too tight because the stuff recessive, I must take out some of the stuff. While doing that the idea to sew it come, honestly my hidden stitch skill is still poor, the stitch was exposed and not so neat. His height reduced about 2 cm after that
For Maye, thank you so much you really give me a courage ;)