When it was my sister-in-law's birthday recently I couldn't decide what to get her for a present. I had a look around my local shops, but I just couldn't see anything that seemed right. So I decided to make her an amigurumi version of a character from one of her favourite shows, Firefly. I went for the captain, Mal Reynolds, since I love Nathan Fillion too, and I thought he would be fun to create.
I based the figure on my Elf pattern, tweaking the proportions a bit to make it a tiny bit shorter (and I think cuter), and had him wearing one of his regular outfits, brown shirt and cream trousers with braces (suspenders). Of course, I had to give him his famous brown coat (Firefly fans are known as Browncoats), and I even made a tiny gun and holster to go on his belt. It was a bit of a challenge to get his hair right, but I think I succeeded in the end.
I was quite sad to send him away, though hopefully he was a successful present. I think I'll have to make one for myself now though!