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Benji the Bengal Tiger by WhittyKitty Benji the Bengal Tiger by WhittyKitty
Well, I finally got him done at the last minute ^_^; It took me all of a month to do this one. He's just your average bengal tiger who happens to like to hang out on my bed all day.

All of the fabric used is fake fur of some kind. The eyes are store bought plastic ones and the teeth and claws were made with bakeable clay. The claws are retractable! :D and the mouth opens as well to a full set of teeth and a fuzzy tongue. His whiskers are made of white stretchy string (all attached one by one). He's got beans in his paws to help him sit and give him a more lifelike touch.Benji sits about 26 in. tall and is about 23 in. long not including the tail. He can actually lay down as well but I like him better sitting.

Everything was hand sewn (ouch..) I didn't use any patterns; rather I used a method I like to call "sew-as-you-go"...basically cut out pieces that look right as you go and sew them together.

A special thanks goes out to my boyfriend for helping me put this presentation together and for being so very patient while i worked long hours on this.

** holy crudmuffins a DD? XD I'm so psyched! thanks muchly to my suggester and featurer and a great big thanks to all you people commenting and faving. it is greatly appreciated. <3 much luff**
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Given 2008-06-01
Benji the Bengal Tiger by ~WhittyKitty. The suggester says that, "This is just one of the plush toy works around deviantArt that truly astounds me. The deviant has taken so much care and even made him retractable claws!" ( Suggested by Shelby-is-Crazy and Featured by Kitten-of-Woe )
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partyrock333 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
that is won AWESOMR PLUSH
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cwp1999 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Rmadrigal Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!!
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theOrangeSunflower Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
WOW. This is just amazing.
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Eevee-Kins Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
wow thats so awesome
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WhittyKitty Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks XD
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
:wave: Hi There!
I have featured your work in my recent journal paying homage to DDs of the past :) You can view the feature at this link:

[link]

If you would rather not be featured in this manner just let me know - otherwise keep up the great work!
Warm Regards
Sandi
aka `oibyrd

PS - Please excuse the impersonal cut-and-paste message - all a part of time management ;)
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Jarahamee Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
He's wonderful, I love the claws and teeth.
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
wow! That's impressive xD Great job, and I didn't know you got a DD! 8D kickass! We're DD sisters :hug:xDD now we just need Funke and Mary and we'll be set x3 lol
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WhittyKitty Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
XD ah yeah that'd be awesome! do you know who/how to suggest pieces for DD's? sometimes i come across some really really good pieces that deserve one.
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
There's a number of different categories DD can go into. Ah..... [link] this explains it pretty well. So you get to who ever is in charge of the category you want to suggest to and uhhh.. suggest xD; I heard the more professional you sound the better chance they will look at you suggestion, so maybe critique? xD We have plenty experience with that >>; ugh... I need to start suggesting too X_x
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Kisharu Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
Just amazing! *o* And...You say you do commission-type plushies too? *stalks*

It's so wonderfully made, and retractable claws? That has got to be the coolest thing I've ever seen on a plushie! xD I love how realistic you made the tiger look as well :3 I'm sure he's pretty happy to lounge around on your bed all day x3 :+fav:
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WhittyKitty Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
X3 thank you! he currently guards the entrance to my room >:3 and yes i do commissions ^^ oh and i LOVE your avatar
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Kisharu Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
Ooh that's a cool guard to have! xD My guard is a jack russel/chihuahua and she'll rip you apart if you step one toe into my room o.o;

Oh and thank-you very much! My friend *Junryou-na-Kokoro made it for me~~~
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StormyZoonoc Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Wow, this is such an excellent plush! I absolutley love that face. The retractable claws are a great touch as well. Nice work!
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Scarefish Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, awesome
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ohnojaylo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
I'm glad this still gets attention years after the contest. ;P
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WhittyKitty Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
haha me too of course :D first DD yay!
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Cosplaygang101 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
is it like a stuff animal sorry bad question. it looks like one then it looks like a fur suit. but anywho way to go on winning the contest and great job with the claws! :)
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WhittyKitty Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
yush, its a stuffed animal. its similar to a fursuit with the teeth and such, but its full of stuffins! thanks for the comment ^^
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Cosplaygang101 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
your welcome and thanks for the answer. and i love the job you did on it great work
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tani-tiger Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008   Filmographer
Whoa, this is soooo neat! One of the best plush's I've seen around here xD but really, it's very nice! May have to think about a commission someday... but I'm sure you're going to get flooded with people asking now... XD
Heh but yeah, congrats and good work here! even for something done over 2 years ago!
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sky665 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Student Filmographer
Oh wow! His claws really can come out or in!?! That's soo awesome! Howya doin that!? XDD
This is just so.. whaaa B3 I envy your skills
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EdenHall Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
O.o there are words that can describe how amazed I am.... O.O
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Keiroko Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
yay we use the same sewing method, I mean hey if it looks right use it!!

and if it turns out wrong, well gives them character n_n who needs patterns when you have imagination
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femketje Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
lovely
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smoochy-the-snafu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
oh my god. that is amazing! great work! hand sewn?? wow! i sew by hand as well... i feel your pain! *really!* but this plushie looks like it was worth it! ^__^

:D
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Talt--Gabi Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
Oh my, this is SO awesome! *-* You took care of every little detail... I'm just speechless.
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flamaster3 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
amazing work! congratulations!
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Teela-B Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
I'm so glad that I'm not the only person who sews as I go! This work of beauty shows me that I can still do this and produce something wonderful!
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diabolo93 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008   Photographer
ver nice job and congratz to DD
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GlassPaladin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I'm very impressed! I love the amount of detail you put into it! It's very realistic and well sewn. Good job!
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Mardith Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
Well now somebody has been working hard.
This really is worth of a favourite!
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rezbnik Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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RogueVigilance Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
yeah you deserve it
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blackmoongizoku Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
Retractable claws? How in the world did you do that? *has been trying to figure out how to make them for a costume for months*
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WhittyKitty Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
hmm im not so sure it'd work as well with a costume..but what i did was to make little fabric pockets that go inside the paw, then glue the claw to the inside of that pocket at the very bottom, so that you can pull them out and push them in. maybe you could make little claws that stick to the tips of the fingers and a paw glove that goes around the hand..with little slits at the end of each finger so when you stretch the fingers out the claws come out?
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LychiCambess Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
Your art makes me want to scream xD THIS ROCKS.
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WhittyKitty Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
awww thanks so much ^_^ i put alot of hard work into it. am glad it pleases you.
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LychiCambess Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
Yes, it pleases me very much! :evillaugh:
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KagomeChan23 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
ooo pretty....would pay for one of those...very nicely done
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Nya-Nya-Chan Featured By Owner May 28, 2006
Woah, woah, woah-HOOOLD ON HERE!!!! I WAS gonna say what a nice job you did, blah blah blah...but you said retractable claws and it's freakin' mouth opens...OMIGEES I LOVE YOU XDXD!!! WHERE IN THE FREAKIN' HECK DID YOU LEARN HOW TO MAKE PLUSHIES LIKE THESE DANGIT!?!?! Every plushie I've looked at so far of yours I WANT...and that's unfair to me...
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WhittyKitty Featured By Owner May 28, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol thank you so much ^_^ you just made my day.i love knowing that ppl like my plushies because i plan to make it my way of life some day. i learned to make these all by trial and error ^^;
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Nya-Nya-Chan Featured By Owner May 28, 2006
seriuosly!? so you just pretty much taught yourself O.o?? Wow...I can NOT do that...I was going to make a plushie of L from Death Note and like I have all the fabrics still...but anyways, I tried to make him...and it practically exploded in my face LMAO, so I never got to finish it, I got scared of it... I couldn't make clothes or anyhting for it. BUT ANYWAYS, I keep rambling everytime I do that, I'm glad I made your day, it's my duty to do that. I hope you make more stuff for me to spazz out at.
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Jadedinc Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006
wow.. i can appreciate how much effort u put into this..
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LadyBottleTop Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006
O.O That is incredible! Congrats on the win! :clap:
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BethMcBeth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006  Professional General Artist
Wow! Awesome awesome amazing work! I love those claws and the mouth and teeth are amazing fanastic job! Congrats as well!! ^_^"

-Beth
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glassangel4 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006
good lord. congratulations for the contest. this is just so, unbelieveabley detailed. how are the claws retractable?
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WhittyKitty Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
heheh well each claw had its own pocket so that you can pull it out and push it in :3 that was the most annoying part of it all but it sure is fun now that its all done!
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glassangel4 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006
wow! clever!
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