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On the Ninth Day of MFU My Cousin Gave to Me

I wanted to highlight something a little different today. Fanfic is wonderful, art and vids even more so. But there are a lot of ways that people express their fannish love and their creativity.

My dear friend hdshroom is a very talented seamstress and all-round crafty person. She doesn't write, or draw, or vid, or run communities. She keeps a low profile online, but she loves fandom just as much as anyone. And here is her way of expressing that fannish love.



Years ago she made these wonderful dolls for me. They're about two and a half feet tall, about the size of a human toddler. She sewed and stuffed the dolls (they are anatomically correct, by the way, but I'll spare you the evil mutual hand job pose) and gave them faces and hair (Napoleon needs a haircut badly, I'm afraid). Note the details of the outfits: Illya's white shirt and skinny black tie; the cuff links; Napoleon's shoes tie but Illya has little zip up boots. They're completely ready for action!
lifesize dolls 2

Not only did she make the dolls, but she also gave them two changes of outfits. For water play, they have swim suits and tees. Can't you just picture Illya in his little scrap of suit? And check out the embroidery on the shirts. hdshroom created the embroidery design and applied it on practically everything.
swim wear

Kuryakin embroidery

Solo embroidery

Here's their gymwear (plus they each have sneakers), ready for sweaty, sexy workouts in the UNCLE gym. Again, everything is embroidered, Check out the UNCLE embroidery running down the leg of the sweatpants!
Kuryakin gymwear 2

Solo gymwear 2

UNCLE embroidery 2

And as if all that weren't enough, here is what she gave me as a birthday gift many years ago. A custom pillow featuring some of my favorite slashy zine art. I'm not sure how she managed it - maybe scanned the art and then printed it out on fabric and sewed it all together? But isn't this an incredible gift from a generous and talented woman?
pillow front

pillow back

And finally, I just want to note that because hdshroom and I became friends through the Star Wars fandom, which we both dearly love, she also gifted me with a second set of dolls (Han and Luke!) and a second pillow featuring slashy Han/Luke art. There is no end to this woman's generosity!



Here's to all the fans out there who celebrate their fanlove and creativity in less obvious ways!
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