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Sunset Shimmer by fireflytwinkletoes Sunset Shimmer by fireflytwinkletoes
Finally! I've had Sunset finished for almost three weeks, but I just didn't have the time to make her saddlebag and Twilight's crown. I managed to find a bit of time this weekend to do that, so here she is! I'm very happy with her - my favorite part about her is that she actually looks decently pleasant from the side: a little haughty, maybe, but not bad...and then you look at her from the front and SHE'S SO EVIL. She's been mocking you this entire time and you just didn't know it yet. Oh Sunset - why did you steal the crown when it doesn't even fit over your silly hair?

Her mane has some wire in it to hold the complex shape. Cutie marks and eyes are appliqued, the crown is a ridiculous concoction of satin, cotton, crafting card, wire, applique, and way too much thread. The saddlebag is black suede, fully functional with a snap closure. It velcroes around her middle so that there is no bag on the other side, as appears in the show. The crown doesn't fit in the bag, unfortunately - it would have had to have been comically tiny (or the bag comically large) for it to work.
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ApplejackCowgirl Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
Hi there! Can plushie be purchased also for points? And If not, how much would a Sunset plush like this cost?
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hello - no, I don't accept points. There are links to my general price list on my front page, and you can note me to get quotes on particular characters if you so desire.
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kman1106 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
How much?Kawaii Bonnie Cute Chat Icon 
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
She was a commission and isn't for sale - if you're interested in commissioning something similar, check out my general price list (links on my front page) or you can note me for a specific quote.
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l-Kazumi-l Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Student General Artist
This is so well done! Great job! :happybounce: 
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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SplashingBuizel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Artist
I Was Just Letting you Know I Submitted it to :iconsunset-shimmer-rocks:
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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SplashingBuizel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student Artist
yw
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Tjudi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Her hair is so flawless!
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
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Tjudi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:meow: :)
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Capfan1994 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
0.0...she's beautiful!
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Capfan1994 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome haha!
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YugiohPonyAvengers Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Writer
Awesome looking plushie! You see, I plan on making my own Sunset Shimmer plushie, do have any recommendations of what Minky to use or how to do her mane?
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)

I used Bright Yellow and Red for her mane. Her mane is a little tricky - my best advice is just to make sure your pattern for it is really spot on before cutting out the fabric, and be careful with which color stripes go where :P I messed up the stripes a couple of times and had to fix it.
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YugiohPonyAvengers Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Writer
And what type of Minky for the coat?
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I used Sunshine :)
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YugiohPonyAvengers Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks!
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
np
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mlp-and-smLunaLover Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh my goodness! This is the best Sunset Shimmer I've seen yet!
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw, thanks :)
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AllPoniesPlz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
I really like how well sculpted her muzzle is.  A lot of plushies I've seen have really poor looking muzzles.  The body is also proportionally perfect!

Good job!
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much! I've been working to get my muzzles right for a long time :D
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AllPoniesPlz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Well let me tell you, you REALLY got 'em right.  Even if it took a while, the results are amazing.
A lot of the other muzzles I've seen are so plain, just a little point and nothing more.

Keep up the good work, I might be ordering from you in the near future :iconpinkiepiesmileplz:
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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mlplover1432 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
WOW WELL DONE HOW MUCH

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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I'm glad you like her. She was a commission and is not for sale.
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mlplover1432 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
thx u so much
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Neverlyn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Spazattackplz 
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agatrix Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are awesome Sunset Shimmer!
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:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
She's pretty bold, I gotta admit :)
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:iconagatrix:
agatrix Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
She is gorgeous!
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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Zabbalabba04 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
How much is this

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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
She was a commission and is not for sale. If you are interested in commissioning something similar, please read my commission info and price list (links on my front page).
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tailinr1lolnew Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
wow its very AWESOME :3 i like the crown ^_^ <3
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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tailinr1lolnew Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
no problemos xD
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ToonTwins Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super cute! :meow:
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steen182 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
love this so much! fantastic job on the crown as well! 
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you!
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Philaharmonicai Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
She is absolutely stunning! That mane must have taken forever, but how perfect is looks is just breath-taking. She looks so spot on from every angle! Something about the pattern - the proportions being so precise, I think - makes her look like she jumped straight out of the movie. It's so lovely to see - especially with a character with such a sleek and beautiful design who isn't plushified all too often. Love the expression in her eyes as well - how she seems so haughty and so evil, just as you pointed out! - as well as that smirk on her adorable face. And adding the crown and bag is just a plus! She just looks so fabulous!

And I find my preconception of appliques not looking as polished as embroidery flying out the window. Here it is done so flawlessly and in a way that makes it seem better for it - in fact it seems sleeker and WAY more polished than embroidery would have in its place. I love this - how you clearly know just the materials to use and pull together to make such perfection. It's truly, truly an art and one that continues to stun me. I've been trying to read up on and tutorial myself into learning how to make them and seeing Sunset Shimmer here just adds to that fuel. Knowing applique can be beneficial and even better in some circumstances really has me rethinking any bias.

Lovely, lovely job! It's clear from your gallery that you are so talented and it just gives you a warm feeling knowing that something like this can be done when handled by a professional artisan. You are too right - it is so incredibly expensive and time consuming to get plushies looking like *this* - but it is such a pleasure to see. Thank you so much for sharing such an inspirational SS! +favlove
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much! The mane was very difficult, but I love the colors and the character, so it was certainly worth getting right if at all possible. I've worked on my body pattern a lot, and although I always feel like there's room for improvement, I'm very happy with it right now :D I'm glad you like the expression! I wasn't sure how creating something of my own instead of using an expression pasted straight from the show, but I'm happy it worked out.

It is difficult to make applique look as polished as embroidery, but I'm glad I'm getting there with it. I do like that it's such a versatile technique. It takes so much time and practice to get right, though -I wouldn't recommend it for the faint of heart ^^;

Thank you :D
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agatrix Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Appliques are much more difficult to do than embroidery. for sure.You are the best.
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you :D 
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N30nP0pt2rt Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
do you have a price chart for yor plushies?
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fireflytwinkletoes Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes I do - there are links to it on my front page :)
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