It’s that time of year again!! My brother’s birthday…that’s what pretty much started it all for me. First present included R2D2 and Waluigi. Second present was Mario. This year, it’s none other than…
I guess we’re on a Mario characters making spree. Why Bowser of all the other characters? Because other than Waluigi, my brother usually chooses Bowser to run us over when we play Mario Kart. No, I’m not bitter at all!! Not at all…
Making Bowser took a whole month! Sounds long doesn’t it? Just imagine all the planning and crocheting and felting and sewing that went into this! One day I spent crocheting the jaw, mouth, and head. A second day just crocheting the body and shell. A third day on the legs. A fourth day on the arms, tail, and horns. A fifth day on the hair, and cutting out all the felt, and gluing it all on, and finally we were done! Oh wait…that was actually only five working days huh…and what a very productive fifth day we had too! I’ll confess that I wasn’t efficient, but I got discouraged during the process just looking at the pieces without a good vision of how the end-product would turn out. If it weren’t for my sister nagging at me and guilt-tripping me to finish, this may have taken even longer.
Anyway, enough of my whining. Let’s see how Bowser evolved!
This was the beginning. I basically made three small balls and sewed them up into this nose/mouth. Then made a tube to connect to another ball, and that made up his upper jaw.
Then I crocheted some more tubes and connected them together to make the lower jaw. To fill up the empty space on the lower jaw I crocheted a small patch and sewed it on, then glued red felt over it. I also glued some red felt to the top jaw and stuffed the empty space in his head.
Here’s the finished head with some really sharp teeth!
Whoa and all of a sudden he has a body! Sorry, I didn’t document much, but trust me, you aren’t missing out. Seeing those stray pieces lying around was actually kind of depressing.
Finally, when my sister put his eyes on he came to life! And I was excited to finish him again! I thought this part was funny because he looks angry. I could totally imagine him saying, “Gah! You better be putting on my horns right! Or else!! Raaaarrrgghgh!!” Calm down Bowser! You are in good hands.
Applying the finishing touches…
The finished product!!
Does it look like its original?
I think this is what Mario would see if he were standing right under Bowser. Speaking of Mario…
Don’t they look so friendly!
Mario got away…too close for comfort I guess. It’s okay, Bowser still has Boo!