I made a thing in 2014… a cute thing! A chubby MGS Orange Box. How could I not share it with you?
Using the design from the left hand boxes commissioned to be made for the BAFTA Game Awards show in 2014; I adapted the design to make the chubby beanie box.
So using the design, I broke the design down to the component pieces to be cut out of felt. But beforehand, I carried out some paint tests:
I used a series of notches to indicate where joins should be to make the box 3D:
I then checked the detail looked okay in it’s flat form. That’s 33 individual detail pieces and six sides:
Then the sewing started. I build up the layers using a very basic small stitch:
Slowly building up the layers and attaching edges:
Until I could see a box forming!
I left a corner open so I could:
…fill the little one full of beans!
Let the hand painting begin:
The end result was beautiful. Even Konami UK agreed: