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Inside Mimas the Moon Bear Cub


Moon bears are considered somewhat of a legendary creature as they are quite rare, it has been years since a cub was born and such an event has been celebrated by the locals. The markings on their snout symbolise their age, cubs tend to only have one or two markings, while the patterns on their coat are much like our own fingerprints, each individual to one bear. They are nocturnal creatures, spending most of their day sleeping in their cave only to come out at night, they say their strength comes from the moons gravitational pull and is strongest when there is a full moon. Moon bears are found in the highest point of the mainland Nanclendara in Alpine Ridge.


Back in 2016 I made a bear that was based off the moon, I also made one that was based off the sun (maybe that will come back in cub form too!) Given my recent project for Calgary zoo for panda cubs, I had the moulds to make more, so I decided I'd love to bring back some of my older bear dolls in cub form, give them a bit of a revamp and expand their stories as my world has grown so much. For this critter I cast some glass eyes into Mimas' head which give it a more realistic look, I did also have the same fur left over from the original moon bear so I ended up using that and just changed up a few of the colour patterns. For the armature this time I used a plastic ball and socket, I find it to be a little more sturdier on bigger and heavier dolls but at the same time does restrict some movement.


Mimas has a resin face and claws were cast from an original sculpture hand crafted by me. His body is made from thick faux fur which was designed and sewn by me, he has a plastic ball and socket armature inside making him fully poseable, his face was furred by hand and painted in acrylic paints.

Mimas is approximately 40 x 25cm head to tail, he is completely poseable, he has a plastic ball and socket armature that is wrapped in polyfill so he is very soft..


Mimas will be up for grabs in my shop this Friday around 8am AEST. Alternatively you can check me out on my social media pages below. Also check out my Society6 and Redbubble shop for prints and more.

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