1. So many projects, many secret, but here’s one I can share: plush John Watson Mega!Mournstache for bakerstreetbabes and the SherlockeDCC party raffle. Pictured with proto-stache on top for scale.

 At 22” (almost 23”), that’s the last time anyone will tell me to “go big”

    So many projects, many secret, but here’s one I can share: plush John Watson Mega!Mournstache for bakerstreetbabes and the SherlockeDCC party raffle. Pictured with proto-stache on top for scale.

    At 22” (almost 23”), that’s the last time anyone will tell me to “go big”

  2. My piece for Uglycon 2014, themed for the 10th anniversary of Ice Bat (my first Uglydoll was an Ice Bat, nearly that long ago)! Ice Bat(nana) Split. Ice Bat doesn’t just turn things to ice, he makes ice cream disappear, apparently…made from minky and anti-pill fleece, with accents in glass and shell beads and embroidery floss. He’s removable from the banana split base for extra fun times. About 9” wide overall. Ice Bat is ©Pretty Ugly LLC of course.

    Uglycon is tomorrow (Sat June 21) at Giant Robot LA, 12-8PM. If you’re in the area, head over, not just for the gallery show but all kinds of free fun, prizes, and activities. :)

  3. Ah! Okay! I’ve been AWOL because I did 3 cons, came home, and made stock of popular stuff that sells out for the internet people who are always shut out! Because they asked for it. It’s all for you, internet. Some MonsterFriends, Flibbles, 2 Leaf Sprites, a batch of Baby Batty Bats (as pictured +1 other monster) hitting the House of Darkly Etsy shop in about 20 minutes. Plus con exclusives remaining, too.

    And now I’ve done (some of) my work I’ve earned my right to come tumbl later tonight #imissgifs B)

  4. Coming to Wondercon Anaheim tomorrow (or Saturday or Sunday)? Me too! Stop #2 on the House of Darkly World Domination Tour (Spring Edition). I’m at #1155, which is on the corner facing the wall just past the ladies’ room and right before the food (look for the big JiNX display once you pass Nintendo - I’m just up and to the left from them).

    I have stuff. And things. And kale wearing a cape. And the official launch of the “NERD” version of the 8bit necklaces. And monsters that I haven’t got a decent picture of. And puppet Sam Winchester has come along by popular request and is available to meet and greet ;)

    Please come say hi! I always try to give free stickers to my Tumblr followers :D

  5. Emerald City Comic Con! …is a thing I am doing. Con #1 on the spring convention gauntlet. Will I survive to see #3?! I don’t know, but if you want any of THIS stuff, you should come see me at ECCC ;) Here’s a teaser of: MonsterFriend batch, Flibble batch, Licker batch; convention exclusive Hug-A-Mug Coffee (limited edition!) and new release Tentacle Attack necklace in Dark Night; PLUS part of a batch of Vials of Hearts & Stars. Just a sample of what I’ve brought! Handy dandy map provided so you can find me at Booth 1304. 

    There will also be plush pie. And bacon. Can’t go wrong with pie and/or bacon.

  6. Plush Prototype: Superkale: the Other Other Caped Crusader. Kale is a superfood, so maybe it’s also a superhero? This will be an exclusive for Wondercon, but for now the only one in existence is on eBay with 100% of auction profit going to Misha Collins’ brainchild charity Random Acts. I couldn’t do AMOK or E4K but I wanted to help out, so I’m selling a prototype for the first time ever.

    Made from silky Minky with appliqued and topstiched veining; wired leaf with wired cape that allows it to stand on its own. About 10” tall. One of those weird con crunch brainstorms, what can I say…

  7. Plush prototype: Coffee Mug. Not yet named really, will be released as an Emerald City Comic Con exclusive (but may have small tweaks like the color). 5.5” tall x 4” across (not including handle). I have small hands, btw. :P

    My con schedule has gotten a bit mad; in addition to ECCC I’ll be exhibiting at Wondercon and C2E2 on consecutive weekends. It’s too bad I don’t actually drink coffee… ;)

  8. Codename “Operation Tinier Men” (points if you know the reference) finally revealed. There are 3 more of these in the wild not shown in the “class picture”.

    Commission for WeLoveFine of Fred Seibert (yes, as in Frederator Studios, home of Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors, Bee + Puppycat). A little over 9” tall when not posed like a HS senior photo; wired arms and legs and weighted booty. Featuring his signature outfit (I’ve been told). Made from anti-pill fleece, doll velour, faux fur, wool and acrylic felt, cotton, customized woven ribbon, embroidery floss. Fluffy eyebrows were a special request ;) A lot of work that probably doesn’t show on these guys, but that’s how it goes.

    I’m a newbie at human plush but have been informed they were well-received; and obviously it was a big honor to make something for the guy that among many other things helped Tumblr exist. Here’s an article if you’d like to learn more about him! And here’s his Tumblr.

  9. House of Darkly is exhibiting at Stan Lee’s Comikaze in Los Angeles this weekend! Come see me at Booth 318 (not far from the Loot Crate bus). I’ll have lots of exciting stuff, many one-of-a-kind and new. Here’s new release #1!

    Comikaze Exclusive: Flying Toaster! Do you have a vague memory of a flock of toasters that once haunted your computer’s dreams? Now you can capture your very own. Edition of 5, each hand-numbered.

  10. 8Bit Flower Crown prototype: so I had these perler beads lying around (I have no idea why, I’ve never used them). Naturally, I made an 8-bit (ish) flower crown. It’s mounted on a headband; most practical for wearing. It was a quick project right before and after GISHWHES, so if I make another I’ve got solutions to problems I had. It was fun to make something that wasn’t plush or jewelry, though, and it’s festive! I wore it to Dragon*Con.

    I’ve thought about making some to sell at cons but not sure anyone would be interested. I might be a one-woman fashion statement. ;)

About me

I am A. Darkly and I am a plush artist, a writer, a photographer, a retired cosplayer, an artist, and a geek. I'm roughly the age of TWO average Tumblrites combined but everyone thinks I look 16. :\

I'm new to actually posting on Tumblr and still getting the hang of it. I'll mostly be posting my artwork/plush, but will pass along cool stuff too! I'm almost 100% SFW.
Things I like a lot: crafts/graphic design/SherlockSHERLOCKSherlock/Adventure Time/Supernatural/Doctor Who/White Collar/Guillermo del Toro/comics/Japanese culture

San Diego Comic-Con vet/GISHWHES survivor/infrequent ARGer

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