[Project] A Poro Project

Hi everyone~!

I have something a little different to share with you today… My first needle felting project~

(ノ≧∀≦)ノ Poros!!~

They’re the cute and furry magical creatures from the popular game, League of Legends!

Poro Project - Poros!

I actually made these guys over the winter holidays using a technique called needle felting. Basically, wool is shaped using special needles with notches in them that compresses and tangles the wool as you poke with them to make the wool maintain its shape. I’ll show you all briefly how I made them~

The process

It started with a needle felting starter kit. This particular one is by Hamanaka. The kit came with a small booklet, two regular sized felting needles, two smaller felting needles attached to a pink holder, a foam mat, and two mat covers.

Poro Project - Felting Needle Kit

Next comes the most important part.. the wool! I spent so long deciding what type of wool to buy, but I ended up choosing the Aclaine line by Hamanaka. This is actually synthetic wool and is supposedly easier to felt than regular wool. Because of the material, it is also waterproof and has a bit of a bounce to it. I wanted to make my poros squeezable (ノ*゜▽゜*)

Poro Project - Aclaine Wool

Here’s the body!
With a lot of time and patience.. I turned some white wool into a ball. Honestly, I just poked the wool until it looked right~

Poro Project - Ball

In the same way, I poked more wool to make other parts of the poro.

Poro Project - Poro Parts

Four limbs and a tail~

Poro Project - Poro Limbs

The horns.

Poro Project - Poro Horns

And a big tongue!

Poro Project - Poro Tongue

Now we can assemble the poro (^▽^)

Poro Project - Ball

Here’s his face!
To attach the tongue, I cut a horizontal slit in the body, and then I poked until the tongue became attached to the body and until the cut was no longer noticeable.

Poro Project - Face

I attached the horns, limbs, and tail in the same way by cutting into the body and poking with the needle to attach and seal the openings I made.

Poro Project - Face and Horns

And after much poking…

He’s complete~!! ╰(°ㅂ°)╯

And he’s also super squishy!
Poro Project - Poro! Front

(^ᴗ^)

Poro Project - Poro!

(๑>ᴗ<๑)

Poro Project - Poro! Side

For the second one, I tried attaching the limbs first~ I found it much easier this way to position the face according to the limbs rather than to try and get all four limbs properly positioned according to a face.

Poro Project - Poro Body

Poro #2 complete as well!
This one’s legs are lower and I made his horns a bit more curved back as well.

Poro Project - Poro!!

I was planning on making a bunch of these over the holidays, but they took a lot more time to make than I had originally thought. You have to be really patient with needle felting~

I also wish I had taken more detailed photos of the process, but I was basically poking wool during all my spare time and didn’t have time to take out the camera.

Poro Project - Poro Stack!

I know it’s not figure related, but I hope you all enjoyed my little side project! If anyone has any questions though, don’t hesitate to ask! I’ll try my best to answer them for you. But remember that this was my first time needle felting, so I am by no means an expert.

・ω・)ノ See you next time~ Ja ne!

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