Swashbuckling! Valiant! And cute as heck?! Sir Didymus from Jim Henson’s Labyrinth is a standout character in a crazily creative film that’s already packed with unforgettable personalities. The knightly fox and his noble steed Ambrosius are immediately unforgettable, and it’s not a stretch to say we’d all like to have a companion as true as Sir Didymus ourselves.
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Crafter Kristy O‘s expert eyes caught a peek at the stuffed toy in the movie that inspires Sir Didymus, and she realized she could make her own with a lot of components she already had around the house. The key piece? A store-bought stuffed squirrel. She teaches you how to make your own Sir Didymus out of a Beanie Baby, yarn, felt, and fabric. We want to give it a hug right now.
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"None may pass without my permission!" I've been trying to figure out projects I can do with the supplies I already have at home. As it turns out, you can take some old beanie babies, felt, and some yarn and make yourself a Sir Didymus plush! This is based off the one seen in Sarah's room at the beginning of the film. I think he turned out pretty cute, he's in good company with my Ludo and Firey plush. Construction notes on my blog, link in bio #labyrinth #labyrinthmovie #propmaking
On her crafting blog, Kristy tells you everything you need to make your own stuffed Sir Didymus. It all starts with a Beanie Baby named “Nuts the Squirrel,” who can be found readily online at an affordable price used. (We spotted one auction with an opening bid of $25,000 for a mint condition plush. Maybe don’t get that one.)
Even if you’ve never threaded a needle in your life, Kristy explains the steps to crafting the cute plush so well that you’ll feel like a sewing pro just reading the walkthrough.
Obviously a huge Labyrinth fan, Kristy has also stitched together cuddly Ludo and Firey plush toys, Jareth’s amulet, and more.
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They're finally finished, my take on the Ludo and Firey plush toys from Labyrinth! I've got the tutorials for these two up on my blog, link in my bio! This is my first time trying to make a sewing pattern others will use so I am a bit nervous if my tutorials make sense, but I didn't want that fear to keep me from sharing these guys with everyone! I hope the tutorials are at least halfway helpful for anyone who wants to make their own plush friends! #labyrinth #labyrinthmovie #propmaking
Take a look through Kristy’s Instagram and blog for more pop culture and film inspired crafts and replicas. (This Prince Adam portrait from Beauty and the Beast is uncanny.) Whether you call yourself a crafter or not, you’ll be inspired to pick up the scissors and paint after looking through the artist’s amazing creations.
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Kelly Knox is a freelance writer in Seattle, WA who writes for Star Wars, DC Comics, and more. Follow her on Twitter.