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This gallery includes cosplay pictures that are cleaner and more professional. Progress pictures and candid shots can be found in my scraps. Also includes tutorials, plushies, artwork, completed props, and other various things.

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Pony Commission Prices

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These are the prices for ponies whenever I take commissions. Prices are in USD and do not include shipping, which is calculated depending on where you live.

Mares/Stallions (~16" tall)

Applejack 325
Big Mac 375
Braeburn 350
Daring Do (Standing) 425
Daring Do (Flying) 450
Derpy (Standing) 325
Derpy (Flying) 345
DJ Pon3 340
Dr. Whooves 300
Fluttershy 340
Lyra 340
Nurse Redheart 315
Octavia 310
Pinkie Pie 325
Rainbow Dash (Standing) 400
Rainbow Dash (Flying) 425
Rarity 360
Beatnik Rarity 380
Soarin' 340 Add 15 for removable hood
Spitfire 350 Add 50 for Captain Spitfire outfit
Trixie (with outfit) 380
Twilight Sparkle 375
Twilight Sparkle as Star Swirl the Bearded 400
Young Cadance 375

Fillies (~9.5" tall)

Apple Bloom 195
Applejack 200
Derpy 190
Fluttershy 205
Octavia 200
Pinkie Pie 190
Rainbow Dash 240
Rarity 215
Scootaloo (Standing) 190
Scootaloo (Flying) 300
Snowdrop 210
Sweetie Belle 210
Twilight Sparkle 220

Add $15 for a cutie mark on fillies


Prices are for basic ponies without accessories (except for a hat for Applejack and Nurse Redheart and glasses for DJ Pon3). Extra clothes or accessories will cost more. Ponies not listed are also possible. Note me for a price. I will likely not accept commissions for Luna, Celestia, or Flim & Flam because they are so much work and I feel bad charging for what I think they're worth.

Braeburn plush with wide open eyes or half open? 

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274 deviants said Half open Vector: Braeburn by Fennrick
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119 deviants said Open MLP: Braeburn by FloppyChiptunes

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Journal Entry: Fri Jan 31, 2014, 5:42 AM
  • Mood: Joy
  • Playing: Super Mario 3D World



hi all!

i know i told a lot of you i'm not taking commissions anymore but things cleared up and i'll be starting again maybe in a couple months or so. prices are back up and if you don't see what you're interested in, let me know.

i do have some heavy inspiration right now to do some non-pony plush work, so you'll likely be seeing some of that from me very soon.


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makeshiftwings30
Makeshiftwings
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States
I'm a cosplayer! I started in 2008 and have learned a lot over the years, and I still learn a lot every day. I love my hobby because it combines all my favorite things into one and I get to express my love for the characters I cosplay.
I also love to make plushies! That's actually how I started sewing. I rediscovered my love for making plushies recently, and am currently enjoying designing My Little Pony plushies.
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My Little Pony Plush FAQ

Do you take commissions? For how much?
Sometimes I do. I will post a journal in advance when I plan on opening. Please see prices to the left.

What kind of sewing machine do you use?
I have a Brother SE400 which does computerized embroidery and normal sewing. I love it so much and highly recommend it to anyone. It's only slightly more expensive than a good, normal sewing machine. If you want to design your own embroidery, you need a program like Embird, which is what I use. For Embird, you only need the basic program plus the digitizing program which will run you an extra $270. Embird's super easy to use and I designed my first embroidery in a couple hours, which includes getting used to the program for the first time. You don't NEED this program - you can find embroidery designs online. For MLP designs, E the Pony has a bunch on his website: ethepony.blogspot.com/ He also has a ton of helpful entries on embroidery in general which helped me learn the ropes. You transfer the designs from your computer to your sewing machine via USB. Oh, and you have to have Windows to have an embroidery program. End of story.
The normal sewing features are also awesome. The automatic threader actually WORKS, and it also has an option to automatically backstitch and cut your thread for you after your seam is done, which is amazing. I never knew a machine could do that!

What kind of fabric do you use for your ponies and where can I get some?
I use minky for my ponies. I buy mine online because it's extremely difficult to find in stores and no one around me carries it. I get it from a variety of websites:
fabricdepot.com/index.php?page…
theminkyboutique.com/cart/mink…
xogigifabrics.com/results.php?…
Do not order from fabric.com. They have had terrible customer service as of late including not updated fabric availability, missing fabric in your orders, late shipping time, and late refunds.

How do you pattern your ponies?
I made a post on my tumblr here about it:
makeshiftwings30.tumblr.com/po…

Why are your plushies so expensive?
Here's a controversial topic. Material cost is a big factor. I use minky fabric which runs $14 a yard. Embroidery supplies are VERY expensive (one spool of thread is $5.50!). If you take out material costs, and Ebay/Paypal fees which are 14% of the total, what's left is labor fee. If I sell a plush for $60, take $20 out for material/fees, and if a plush takes me 10 hours to make, that's $4 an hour. That's less than minimum wage. No one would work for that.
A huge thing to keep in mind is that this is custom made by one person. Mass produced toys are so cheap because they are mass produced. One person doesn't work on them and actually take the time to make sure they look good/accurate. I mean, have you SEEN the official Twilight plush? Can you see why it's only $20 something dollars? It's not show accurate, they use cheap materials, it's poorly designed, and it's poorly sewn. On top of that, skilled labor is not equal to minimum wage labor.
There are cheaper pony plush options out there. Trust me. If you search, you will find them. But keep in mind, unless you get lucky, you will get what you pay for.

Can you release your pattern, even if I pay for it?
No. There are a couple free patterns out there, I think. Or, just do what a lot of us did, and sit down and create your own pattern.

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:iconmiretz:
Miretz Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Thank you very much for the favorite on my power pony plush. And sweet baby Jesus, your plushies are awesome!
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Sophillia Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
Hey Britt, thought you might wanna see this. I think it is based off the Big Mac you made me :( www.ebay.com/itm/My-Little-Pon…
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Nazegoreng Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi Britt have you seen this yet? 
www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04…

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dennisud Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Glad I found you here! Hope to run into you at a con sometime! Have fun and keep safe!

Mr.D
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Sophillia Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Filmographer
Hey girl! Will I see you at BronyCon this year? I hope so, i know a few others of the "plushie gang" are going!

I was wondering if you could send me a link to the etsy listing for mango minky, I can't seem to find it anywhere. Thanks :)
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Slipsntime Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
And DITTO on the explanation for why our plushies cost so much!  I had someone ask me that at BronyCon last year and her mother told her why pointing out all the work, including hand-embroidery I did and the fact that it takes a lot of time to make one of these!  Bravo!
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Slipsntime Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
So, besides ponies, looks like we both have in common costuming (mine stems from years of doing theatre)...so, I'll be watching you!  Very nice plushies and costumes!
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Slipsntime Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for adding Roseluck Vers 2 to your Favs!
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Sophillia Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Filmographer
Yay! I am so happy for you, you're very talented. Best of luck with commissions!
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MaximumDrifter Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
no probs!^^
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