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LoTR gandalf the grey plush, chibi style! by viciouspretty LoTR gandalf the grey plush, chibi style! by viciouspretty
i saw the original lord of the rings trilogy at midnight showings. with the release of 'the hobbit' this month my husband and i have been rewatching the extended editions of the movies, then the commentaries on the extended editions, THEN the extras on the extended editions. we're both very excited!
anyway, something i realized in this most recent viewing is that gandalf is by far my favorite fellowship member and that i needed a plushie of him so i could CUDDLE HIM RIGHT AWAY.

i had a hard time tracking down an appropriate fabric for his beard/hair. for the last two months or so i've been checking out all the local fabric shops, ebay, random places online, and still couldn't find anything that looked good enough. last week after visiting a joann's in a city we try to avoid, we found this lovely, long graying fabric. he's pretty simple overall and i actually put gandalf together in just one day.

i'm totally bringing him to see 'the hobbit'. (not the midnight showing. i'm too old for that now. ;D)
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Arc0982 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
I need this in my life. He is my FAVORITE LOTR character. Are these for sale??
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viciouspretty Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Aww, I'm sorry, they're not! But I'm pleased you like him! :D
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zeemenace Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIT. I NEED THIS. I NEED THIS NAO
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viciouspretty Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
HOORAY! i'm so happy you like it! ^.^
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TheShadowDeamon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Very cute
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:iconviciouspretty:
viciouspretty Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
thank you!
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JinxTheGhost Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
D'awww he's adorable!
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:iconviciouspretty:
viciouspretty Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
thanks!! <3
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JinxTheGhost Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome xP
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cheddarofallcheese Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
The cuteness level has gone beyond all comprehension~~~ :iconomgsocuteplz: or over 9000 ;w;
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:iconviciouspretty:
viciouspretty Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
D'aww, thank you!
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:iconcheddarofallcheese:
cheddarofallcheese Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student General Artist
You're very welcome~ ^^
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cciortan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I literally squealed when I saw this! Fantastic!!
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:iconviciouspretty:
viciouspretty Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
aww, yay! that's what i was going for! :D
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RicoAnthony Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Awesome!
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:iconviciouspretty:
viciouspretty Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
thanks! :D
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ChloeRockChick14 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw he's so cute!!
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:iconviciouspretty:
viciouspretty Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
:D thank you!!
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ChloeRockChick14 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! :D
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Treyos Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Never would have thought of Gandalf as "cute," but there it is. thinkgeek.com just came out with a trio of Hobbit plushies ( [link] ), but, honestly, yours looks more cuddly. You should work for those guys. It'd be a match made in heaven. :D
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viciouspretty Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
(hey, i just sent you a note! ;p)

i've seen those, they're great! i have the pop vinyl figure but not the funko plushies. i normally make plushies that i can't seem to buy anywhere, but in this case their gandalf was too small for cuddle purposes. mine is huge! (well, about 15 inches not including the hat, but still. :D)
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Treyos Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think that qualifies as "huge." In comparison, at least. :D Hey, you should try making a Balrog someday. A super-cute Balrog, fit for cuddling! Which actually sounds kind of disturbing. ;P
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viciouspretty Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
a balrog bigger than chibi gandalf here, but with a smile on his face. then he and gandalf could be friends! <3
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Treyos Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
BFFs! X) All the balrog really wanted was for Gandalf to be his math tutor, because the balrog knows that without his help, he... shall... not... PASS!

;P
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viciouspretty Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
haha, AMAZING, i was drinking tea when i read that (which was not my smartest idea.)
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Treyos Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I hope it didn't make too much of a mess. ;)
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Captain-Alice Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Soooo CUTE!!! xD He looks so happy and soft!! :D
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:iconviciouspretty:
viciouspretty Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
*I* like to think he's happy. we watched the first disc of return of the king last night and he was positively ecstatic. ;p
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Drae-45 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
This is adorable beyond all reason <3
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viciouspretty Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
aww, thank you! :D
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Geeisha Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha he's just beyond adorable :la: ! And sometimes simple is better
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viciouspretty Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
thanks! yeah i only tore my hair out a little instead of a lot, this was a relatively low stress plush. ;D
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Geeisha Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe someday I'll get to see a relatively low stress Legolas plush? Haha :love: Too bad you're not selling the plush you make, I'd definitely love to buy one!
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viciouspretty Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
oh, totally! i mean, i don't know if he'll be low stress or not, but he's definitely on my "to make" list. :D
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Geeisha Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Weeii~ :la: ! Well, I'm hoping he'll be low stress for your sake (:
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AlienMooseOfDoom Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD FOR A MIDNIGHT SHOWING.
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viciouspretty Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
haha! well, when i saw the original trilogy i did midnight showings. i'd get home by 3 am and get up again at 6 am for work. now if i went to a midnight showing i'd have to get up at 5:30 am, and if i don't get 7 hours of sleep i'm all cranky and miserable. ;p
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AlienMooseOfDoom Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Worth it.
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Vitae-Insanity Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
My friends and I are all going to the midnight showing of the Hobbit! (We're all spry young folk :D) And we're all super stoked!

This plush is PRESH! His beard, and eyes really make it for me :D (the hat too) I just want to stroke his beard (not at all dissimilar to my sentiments toward cinema-Gandalf's beard) and his tiny blue eyes make his smile TOO DARN CUTE!

OH! AND THAT LITTLE BELT! -flails arms wildly- I just want to hug him and go on an adventure!
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viciouspretty Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
d'awww, THANK YOUUU!!

i'm glad you like the eyes, my husband wasn't sold on them. the gandalf i picture is always a bit mischievous, so i thought the "cutesy" eyes would help capture that.

i an honored he has received an "arm flailing". ;p enjoy the midnight showing! my husband's birthday is the 15th, so we're just going to wait until then to see it.
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Vitae-Insanity Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yes, I'd say Gandalf is quite the mischievous bloke ^_^ So the slightly squinty 'cutesy' eyes do give him that look :D

Happy birthday to hubby, I hope you guys have a blast!
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viciouspretty Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
thanks!! :)
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eitanya Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh my goodness, this is awesome! He looks so cuddly! (Also, guess who else has been watching all of the extras on the extended edition dvds for the past week, haha. ;) )
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viciouspretty Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
thanks, lady! i was super stoked to find the beard hair (what a weird sentence, ha!) and you're right, he's very soft and cuddly! (except when i poke myself in the eye with his hat.)
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exileinvadercat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
jhfJHsjkgvjks *steals gandalf an runs away with it*
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viciouspretty Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
GAHHHHHH GANDALF NOOOOOOOO! *REACHES DRAMATICALLY*
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HoodieGirl91 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
The noise I made was inhuman - he is adorable beyond all reason!!
With his smooshy face and, and the beard and the hat...does the hat come off?
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viciouspretty Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
haha, yayyy! crazy noises of adorable was what i was going for!

i ended up gluing his hat on because every time i'd take him somewhere it'd end up falling off and looking funny. :/ besides, he REALLY looks like gandalf with the hat on. without it he just looks like an old man. ;p
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turtlepoppet Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
oh my goodness :))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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viciouspretty Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
;p i hope you like him!
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