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Plague Doctor commission by LightningSilver-Mana Plague Doctor commission by LightningSilver-Mana

Plague Doctor commissioned request

Paid request to hand craft a custom pony figure inspired by the old plague doctors that wore elongated masks, and kept their entire bodies covered while going around medicating people during The Plague outbreak. 

Pony base is a generation 4.5 Princess Luna. I didn’t paint her at all because I intended on permanently covering her in leather work, which I precisely did. 
Severed her horn and wings off, then cut straight to rooting the hair in. Mane and tail are nylon mlp dollyhair custom blend of brilliant black/pacific ocean. 
Coat is cut/stitched from faded black cotton. I wanted the only jet black pieces on this to be the hair and eyes. Rest, faded natural colors. 

Boots are crafted from oil tanned boot leather scraps. Stitched gray bows on the fronts since I saw bows laced on the shoes in one reference pic. 
Gloves and neck piece are cut and stitched from a really nice thin dark brown deer leather. Tied dark brown hemp cord around the tops for detail. Belt is crafted from more of a suede type strip of leather. 

Decided to make him a medicine pouch/bottle and attached them to the belt. Both are filled with beads. 
The mask is cut and stitched in 3 triangular pieces from a really thick beige leather. Eyes are giant buttons. 
Hat is in 4 pieces, all cut and stitched from scraps of the oil tanned boot leather, in 3 colors. Eyelet strip attached around the back of the head, strip of the oil tanned lather fastened under the chin, and 2 varied strips of leather down the front of the mask. 

I used a leather hole puncher on just about all of the pieces so they could be hand stitched easier. 
Want is a painted toothpick with beads attached. 

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Jatheus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018
That is both amazing and somewhat frighting (as a plague doctor should be). :thumbsup: :wow:
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018  Student Artisan Crafter
Oeeeeh awesome. And should something so creepy be also so cute??? You did an amazing job.
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ItsAlwaysPony Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Gen 4.5???

Looks great btw^^
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LightningSilver-Mana Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah I've seen collectors refer to the new larger-headed ponies that came out around the time the movie did, as generation 4.5's cause they vary from the rest of they g4 toy line
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ItsAlwaysPony Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Student Digital Artist
ah okie, I was guessing they were toys based on the movie, since the movie has a different style from the show. I guess I was kinda right lol
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LightningSilver-Mana Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh yeah those too pretty much

The movie did kinda do that
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