Oddest request ever
My bf's work department have decided to adopt the tardigrade as their work mascot (???) and want me to make them one. I've found some pics - one here - http://www.ign.com/blogs/skeevin/2012/08/15/volus-are-real-and-the-bbc-has-revealed-their-secret-origins
I haven't the foggiest how to even start this or what to make it from - it sounds as if they'd like it to be a plush type toy. It looks to me like an alien hoover bag to me so any suggestions or ideas how to recreate one would be very welcome
There's a shop called Giant Microbes, maybe you can take a look at their dust mite to get some inspiration:http://www.giantmicrobes.com/us/products/dustmite.html
Oh look, they even have a tardigrade(wikipedia says they're also called waterbears): http://www.giantmicrobes.com/us/products/waterbear.html
Lol their tardigrade actually looks quite cute. Its given me some ideas though and I had no idea they were called waterbears too. I never even knew they existed till yesterday.
Wow! They are some awesome little buggers, I can see why your bf office picked water bears for their mascot. You could try like a tube then creating sections to create the body and felt for the details.
I've been pinning every cartoon or plush similar to get ideas. It helps to know they're called water bears too. I'm thinking I might need to use some elastic round the nossel thingy so that it has that hoover bag appearance that they seem to have.
Oh my gosh, that website has the cutest plushies. I want the bad breath!
this is the best conversation ever! GO WATER BEARS!! Those things are so cute!
Are you making a human size mascot costume?
What mediums do you think you would want to do it in/know how to do. Because going off the link of the water bear plushie above I think it might be pretty easiest to crochet it (but that's just me).
(Not really helpful) But I love Waterbears!!!! They're the only microorganism in the world that can survive detrimental temperatures (from -459 degrees F to 304 degreesF), & extreme radiation & pressure. They can survive in any environment on earth, even in outer space. So when the earth blows up, itll be the only thing still here. haha Plus they're oddly cute. ;)
They have 8 legs, with 4-8 claws on each.
This link might help you with more facts on them, to give you more ideas.
Waterbears, cockroaches and WALLIE!!! They will be all that is left! lol
I'm okay at crocheting but have never attempted anything like a plush and think that might be a bit beyond me. I was thinking of sewing it out of something like fleece. I've got a pinterest board I'm pinning pics of them on and pics of any of the suggestions people are adding here. I think I'll have to start with a small one and then if the pattern works make a bigger one.
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