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World of WarCrafts: Crafts from around the web

Anne Stickney

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I love getting random submissions for World of WarCrafts, but sometimes I get a backlog of interesting and fun links to check out. Today I'm going to clear out some of the backlog and share a few of the submissions I've gotten over the past several months, like the adorable and fearsome Magmaw hand puppet shown above. Created by Glow over at Glow's Branches, Magmaw isn't just incredibly cute, he's also incredibly easy to make. Glow posted a how-to guide on creating your very own Magmaw for instructional raid purposes. Or just because he's charming, of course.

Speaking of cute, the next submission on the list is a pair of prancing ponies customized to a Horde and Alliance theme. Check out the ponies and other crafts after the break!

We've featured custom Warcraft ponies before, and the two sent in by Deviantart user TiellaNicole are just too sweet not to share. The Alliance version features gold and blue hair, jeweled accents and an Alliance lion carefully painted by hand. Along with the Alliance-inspired pony above, TiellaNicole also crafted a Horde variation in dark tones of purple and, of course, the standard Horde red.

But TiellaNicole is no stranger to customizing My Little Ponies. Her Deviantart account is full of ponies representing everything from Zelda to Mario to Winnie the Pooh, all with hand-threaded hair and carefully painted by hand. Check out her Deviantart account for full-size images of both the Horde and Alliance variants, as well as a ton of other gaming-related customized ponies!

Nailing a theme

I've heard of getting your nails done, but I don't think I've ever seen anything quite this detailed before. Livejournal user Myrrhdusa is apparently in school to be a nail tech and has a background in miniature painting. Throw the two together, and you get a set of nails with an astonishing amount of detail. There are miniature representations of every Horde race, as well as a beautifully shaded Horde banner and an equally detailed delicate hearthstone.

I'm fairly certain if I ever went into the salon and asked for anything close to that amount of precision, I'd be turned down flat. I'm equally certain that with the kind of talent displayed on those nails, Myrrhdusa shouldn't be having any problems in the school department!

Thanks to those who emailed the submission in. I highly suggest checking out the full size version of the photo over at the WoW_Ladies community on Livejournal -- the sheer amount of minuscule details right down to the flecked, rough edges of the hearthstone are absolutely amazing.

Sweet little Deathwing

Last but certainly not least is a link I was sent recently to the sweet amigurumi Deathwing pictured above, created by Songs4Drowning. Deathwing was apparently created for a craft swap some point earlier this year, but the little guy didn't come to my attention until recently. The little details on the dragon are great, but it's the jaw that makes the whole piece -- and it's the jaw that was apparently a completely freehand construction! For a freehand project, it certainly turned out amazing. You can check out the full post, along with more photos of the darling little bringer of death, over on the Craftster forums.

I'm still looking for more crafts to feature! If you have any Warcraft-themed crafts you'd like to share, whether custom cakes, cosplay or songs, be sure to send them in!

World of WarCrafts spotlights art and creativity by WoW players, including arts and crafts, fan art, WoW-themed recipes, comics, cosplay, music and fan fiction. Show us how you express yourself by emailing with your not-for-profit, WoW-inspired creations.

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