So Epiaa and I got chatting as we were clearing trash this week, about how the annelids before Ragnaros looked like giant sock puppets. Especially since someone is clearly under the walkway that leads to Rag with their arms waving around, changing which side they pop their hand over.
Well this lead to the obvious conclusion: I needed to make a Magmaw sock puppet. So here I’m going to explain how I did it. It isn’t a guide, as usual I assume you know the basic mechanics of the fight, it’s just outlining how I heal it. Errr… sew it.
First, what you’re making is this:
Isn’t he adorable?!
An old sock is best, black, brown or red would work well.
You’ll also need some scraps of leather or felt, scissors, needles:
Some scraps of red, orange or yellow yarn:
If you want, you can add some beads, buttons… The lids off soy portions might make good eyes or teeth:
You’ll need shapes for his chitinous appendages:
You can either glue the pieces on the sock, or sew them on. I sewed mine on, because I’m a glue snob. But either will work as long as you have the right kind of craft glue.
So first cut out your felt/leather bits (I didn’t have any felt, so I used ‘leatherette’ scraps, but either would be fine). Feel free to print out mine and trace them, or draw your own. You only need the two face pieces and the leg/hook things to cut out. You could make anywhere between 4 and 10 legs. I made 6.
Put the ‘Fold here ‘ bits on the fold of your felt to cut them out, like this:
Once you’ve cut them all out, they’ll looks something like this:
You don’t need to be that careful with the cuts. You aren’t sewing any of these pieces together, just sticking them on the sock.
Attach the mouth piece on the toe of the sock, the crown piece just above that. Then add the leg bits down either side.
Then sew eyes on in red/orange yarn, in a crackly kind of pattern. Sew/glue a patch of red/orange yarn on the underside where his mouth would be.
It might be helpful to put a bottle (make sure it’s sealed!) or cup inside him while you work, to keep it all stable, and to stop from sewing the top of him to the bottom of him. Like this:
(Okay, I also wanted to show off my awesome leggings.)
When all the bits are sewn/glued on, youre done. He’ll look something like this:
And when you put your hand in him and wiggle him around, his limbs will flay and he’ll look very fierce! Like this: (note that we impaled him at around 11 seconds in >.>)