This year my nephew requested two specific presents for his 7th birthday. The first one was Beemo from Adventure Time, which he actually asked me in person. The second was a Homestar Runner shirt, which he had my youngest sister text message me to ask if I could make him one.
The shirt was actually to replace one he had made himself. He apparently didn’t realize that the paper star he’d taped to a red shirt would tear, so when it did he immediately decided to ask for a real one.
I cheated for the sake of time and bought a red shirt. The star’s made with a double layer of white jersey (so it didn’t look pink). The star on the shirt is intentionally asymmetrical since that’s the way it looks in the cartoons.
Beemo took a little longer to make. He’s made of fleece with felt detailing. He’s also gigantic. I’d measured the fabric to make him smaller, but it looked really small to me. I should probably have thought about the fact that he’d also be relatively thick, but I didn’t.
I tried to make everything to scale as best I could. I operated off of the proportions in this picture:
I’ve only seen one episode of Adventure Time, and during that episode Beemo is pretending to be a “real boy”, pretending to brush his teeth and to go to the bathroom. It was adorable and kind of sad.
I sewed the entire thing by hand, mainly so I could watch tv while making him.