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Cockroach plush

Added Mar 26, 2011

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






Giant cockroach for my son! It’s his favorite toy now, he calls it ‘Gokiburi-kun’ (gokiburi = cockroach).
It is basically just an oval shape pillow with legs. The wings and head are made with leftover dupioni silk that I dyed brown. The original color of the silk was silver, and the shimmers would make a perfect cockroach. The body is made with cotton/linen fabric with interesting texture, leftover from my husband’s shirt.

If you want to make it, the tutorial is in my blog here

Material Notes

dupioni silk, japanese cotton/linen




Garment Type

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    Apr 2, 2011, 07.47 AMby flowergirl22

    well better then a life one,, you got to make mama cockroach now,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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    Mar 27, 2011, 07.00 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    leaving aside, that i hate cockroaches, this “toy” is so well made, it looks so real and if it makes your son happy, why not :-) ??

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      Mar 27, 2011, 10.19 AMby verypurpleperson

      Haha who doesn’t hate cockroaches? I guess little boys are different at all from the rest of us :D

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    Mar 27, 2011, 04.02 AMby dejanu

    It’s awesome <3

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    Mar 26, 2011, 04.39 PMby janul

    This is absolutely gorgeous, I love it! Look like real one! :)

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      Mar 27, 2011, 10.22 AMby verypurpleperson

      It gives me mixed feelings too, I’m not sure if it’s cute or disgusting. I can’t stand its legs touching me when it is on my couch. I guess that’s how dr. Frankenstein felt :P
      On the other hand, my son loves it, he uses it as a pillow now.

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