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Queen Chrysalis by MagnaStorm Queen Chrysalis by MagnaStorm
Details of one of the two Chrysalis I made.

She stands at 19" tall not including her horn. She's made from minky(main body,mane), interfaced satin(back...thingy) and organza(wings, so they actually are see-though!). There's also wires in her wings and horns, and her leg holes are reinforced with plastic canvas. Her eyes are machine embroidered and the edges of the holes in her mane and wings are finished with a satin stitch.

As I expected, she was a looooot of work. but I'd like to think it payed off.


And because I know this is going to be a popular question..
How did I make the holes in her legs?
First off, here's a picture that may save you from this ridiculously long explanation: [link]
I cut matching holes in the sides of each legs. I then stuffed her to see how wide her legs would be once she'd be completed. Then I measured the circumference of each holes, and I made tubes with that circumference and the length of each holes out of canvas. Once the canvas tubes were made, I made fabric tubes that were longer than the canvas ones, but still the same circumference. Then I inserted the canvas tubes into the holes, taking out stuffing to make them fit, then put the fabric tubes in them, rolled up the edge of the fabric tube to have a finished end and ladder stitched it to the leg's sides. So here you go! Good luck to anyone who wants to give a Chrysalis plush a try!


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:iconkyoshyu:
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hot damn! :iconomgwantplz:
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laughingjack17 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
She is F ing awesome how mush is she
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MagnaStorm Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
The plushies in my gallery are already sold unless explicitly stated otherwise. If you are interested in a commission please refer to my Commission info
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SprocketDrive Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I noticed you posted on how to do the holes, but how were the craters done (the carved out parts on the front of her legs)? Did you sew down so far before stopping, or did you cut those out before you even sewed the two pieces together?
I'm attempting to make one tonight, but I'm a bit worried about doing these, but then again I could be worried for nothing :)
Excellent plush, by the way.
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MagnaStorm Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
The back and the front were just sewn up like a regular leg, but with a modified shape. 
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copperhead25064 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Oh my gosh!!! so cool!!! she is my fave pony but......
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W0nderbolts Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
I WANT I WANT I WANT I WANT I WANT I WANT I WANT I WANT
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Sephis-Dolls Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Do you have pattern for her hairs? I'm making the plush by myself but i have problems with her hairs @_@
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:iconmagnastorm:
MagnaStorm Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
The pattern for my Chrysalis' hair is super specific for mine, so I don't think it would work on another plush ):
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Sephis-Dolls Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
but it would help me a bit, the most important thing i need is help with the back of her head... this 'curve'... i'm hopeless lost ;_;
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MagnaStorm Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I got my pattern by draping some scrap fabric over her head and drawing my seams on that. There was a large fabric excess about halfway down her head, I fixed it by making a dart there. Once I had the entire piece drawn I traced it on paper that that became my pattern
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Sephis-Dolls Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
aaaaaaaaaah, thank you!!
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Sephis-Dolls Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
how did you put the eyes on the fabrik? o_O did you embroided the fabric itself? or like an embroidered batch and sewed it on the minky? @_@
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:iconmagnastorm:
MagnaStorm Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
They are embroidered directly on the fabric! I made a video showing how it's done here: [link]
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Sephis-Dolls Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
°-° cool!
I want to make a plush but i don't have a Machine embroidery T_T only a normal sewing machine. hau~
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:iconmagnastorm:
MagnaStorm Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
There are still plenty of alternatives for plush eyes! Before I got my embroidery machine I would hand paint [link], satin stitch [link] or top stitch [link] them on. They can also be made with iron-ons like *Brainbread did for a while [link] or even hand embroidered(though this takes a lot more time) like ~thetypeofpony does [link]
A craft like plush making isn't restricted by things like expensive machines and materials. It allows you to get creative with what you've got :)
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Sephis-Dolls Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm damn bad in hand painting ._.
Finnickie send me to someone who can make some mlp eye patchs o.o
Hope i will 'some day' have everything i need x'D
Thank you for your help!
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Sephis-Dolls Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
the link for the holes explanation didn't work q_q
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:iconmagnastorm:
MagnaStorm Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
oops, here's one that should work! [link]
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alkha Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome workĄ its perfect.
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RusaMakut Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Awesome such a great job. Just one question I know you put in a link for how to do the holes but it sent e to an invalid URL. Any chance I can get the proper URL? Really want to try one of my own. Thank you
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MagnaStorm Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
oops, looks like Photobucket decided I didn't need this picture and deleted it on its own. xP But it can also be found on my Facebook page here: [link]
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RusaMakut Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
thanks for the reply seeing what you talked about above really helps me :)
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CamSpooks Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How much would a commision this size be?
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:iconmagnastorm:
MagnaStorm Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
depends on the complexity! Chrysalis is so far one of the most complex plush I've made thanks to all the holes, so her price would be higher than most plushies this size
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CamSpooks Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! I was just wondering, cause I REALLY want one of your plushies, but I'm pretty sure, that I don't have the spare money. All of your plush are amazing, though! XD
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Nazegoreng Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think this is the best Chrysalis plush I have seen on all of DA. I hope we can still do a trade next year sometime :D.
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FinalChara Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is so great! I also really appreciate that you showed us how you made her legs. I am currently working on making this costume and her legs were puzzling me. But this is very helpful, so thank you!
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Kurotorasempai Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is ridiculously cool
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:iconhigginstuff:
Higginstuff Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012   Artisan Crafter
This has to be the greatest Chrysallis plush there is out there D: She looks fantastic! I would have never had thought to use plastic canvas for holes like that, that's such a smart idea >< And so very well hidden Oo Awesome plush work as always! :D
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Akuma-The-Devil Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks kinda like a black rock shooter pony
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Nanivauva Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
This is the perfect Chrysalis o__o You're really good...
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SailorMiniMuffin Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
She looks amazing and the info you gave out with how to make her holes is very enlightening! :)
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:iconrougetourte:
rougetourte Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow this is amazing!
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Drachefrau Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love the wings. A lot of Chrysalis plushes have very thick wings, yours are nice and sheer. :D Thanks also for the leg hole answer, you probably both made and ruined a lot of people's day. hehe.
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InvaderYix Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dont think i can comment because words cant describe how amazing this is!
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intelligent-zombie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OHMYGODTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU. :heart:

I have been driving myself crazy trying to figure out how to make believable holes in my plushies, and this explanation helped me so much. <3 Now, if only someone would tell me a good way to stitch together different colors of fabric without it bunching up and looking a mess, I'd be all set...

The plush itself is gorgeous, by the way. :3 I can tell you put tons of effort into it.
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MagnaStorm Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm glad the hole explanation is helpful!
By having problems sewing different colors together, do you mean things like curves? Like Rainbow Dash's mane for example?
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intelligent-zombie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that's exactly it--rather, I'm having trouble sewing things like Rainbow Dash's tail, things that require a lot of different colors. Every time I try the "traditional" way it ends up looking ragged and disgusting. I know there's a special secret, I just don't know what it is. I've tried asking around but I'm not getting any answers. =(
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Robo-Shark Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
She is GORGEOUS! Incredible work on these, they look so challenging to take on but the results are amazing! I really like those wings!
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MagnaStorm Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
ahah yeah they were a lot of work, but they're also some of my favorite plushies so far. Though I don't think I'd want to make another one anytime soon xD
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Siora86 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012   Artisan Crafter
WOW she's absolutely great!!!
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MohawkMax Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your solution to the "holes" problem is brilliant and sounds like it'll be extra durable. Seriously, congratulations.
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:iconprismtwine:
prismtwine Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
She is perfect! :love: The colours are perfect, her wings are gorgeous! PERFECT! :la:
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KitsuneMagicJNC Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist
OMG.
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KitsuneMagicJNC Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist
LUUVVVVV!!!!!
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kousekix3 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh wow... This makes me want to attempt to make one xD
Too bad I don't have the time to =(

Awesome work, as always =)
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Mega-man-is-amazing Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
She is so awesome <3
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midnightrayne91 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to cuddle her...
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WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I did my legs the same way, though I also reinforced them with wire so I could make ones in an oval shape more easily :) Yours looks very nice. It's always fun to see Chrysalis plushies! I'm curious how much do you charge for commissions for Chrysalis?
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