Well, I have been busy working on some gallery pieces for the upcoming Uglydoll Uglycon that happens here in Los Angeles on June 15th. Eric Nakamura, the owner of GiantRobot and GR2 invited me to be a part of it. Babo was one of the first Uglydolls. He may have been the first, but I’m not positive about that. Anyway, my challenge was to create my own interpretation of Babo. So, he’s pretty much David Horvath’s Babo face, and my teddybearrepublic body, like the same pattern that I use for my softies. I make three sizes of softies, so I made three sizes of Babo.
The small and medium Babo’s have sneakers and neckties.
For the large Babo, I wanted to do something special, so I gave him rollerskates and a headband.
This is most definitely the biggest softie that I have ever made! Talk about your giant plush!
I needle-felted the rollerskate wheels so that they would look more authentic. Monsters are not my usual thing, but I am happy with how they came out. One of Babo’s trademark accessories is a chocolate chip cookie, so I needle-felted a cooked that each of the Babo’s has in their back left pocket.
I will leave you with one more photo of the giant Babo, so that you can see the back of the rollerskates, which I am most proud of. It was a lot of hand stitching!
And if you are in the Los Angeles area, come on out to the UglyCon at Giant Robot 2 on June 15th located on Sawtelle to see my art and many other plush artists’ work.
Yours in crafting,