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Geeky Beanbag shapes (suggestions?) [UPDATE: Finished, with pics]

burntheladleburntheladle Registered User regular
edited March 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
I've decided I'm going to make my boyfriend a beanbag for christmas. I want to be a bit more creative than just "here, have a beanbag in some primary colour", and I'd like to geek it up a bit for him.

He plays wow (casually now. When he played hardcore, he had a warlock, so I was thinking of making him a beanbag shaped like a voidwalker. But he hasn't played the warlock in awhile, so I don't know. He plays a warrior now.

He enjoys half-life, and portal, and that sort of thing. Waiting impatiently for Jumpgate Evolution... He's a big fan of the old nintendo classics - Zelda, Kirby, that sort of thing.


The beanbag doesn't have to be shaped like something, I could decorate it with pictures or words.


All suggestions welcome, I'm feeling a bit lacking in inspiration at the moment...

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    DeShadowCDeShadowC Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Triforce on it?

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    BelruelBelruel NARUTO FUCKS Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    you could base the pattern off it on the companion cube

    also, is this like a toy beanbag, or a beanbag chair?

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    RUNN1NGMANRUNN1NGMAN Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Companion cube!

    edit: auuuuuuuuuuuggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh

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    AlpineAlpine Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    A beanbag like a small hacky-sack kind of thing, or a big bean bag chair?

    You could do a ? block from Mario, or (more complicated) a weighted companion cube from Portal.

    Edit: Goddamn, tried to GIS a picture of it, took too long.

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    ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Mario-Shroom.
    Then on his birthday he gets a new slipcover!

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    TrusTrus Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    A big pink beanbag with a Kirby face/arms/feet drawn/sewn on.

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    HachfaceHachface Not the Minister Farrakhan you're thinking of Dammit, Shepard!Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Weighted Companion Cube.

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    Ziac45Ziac45 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    If its a beanbag Chair go with the Void Walker, if it's a little bean bag go Companion cube.

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    burntheladleburntheladle Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    It's a big beanbag chair. I quite like the idea of Kirby, I less like the idea of having a giant pink beanbag in our house (everything else in the lounge room is shades of blue, brown or red).

    The mario "?" box is a cute idea. :)

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Make it Kirby, but have his mouth wide open so when you sit in the chair you're in his mouth.

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    locopostallocopostal Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Make it Kirby, but have his mouth wide open so when you sit in the chair you're in his mouth.

    dear god this sounds awesome, i would never need another chair again.

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    RubberACRubberAC Sidney BC!Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    That could surpass the Giant-Hand-Chair in terms of awesome

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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    locopostal wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Make it Kirby, but have his mouth wide open so when you sit in the chair you're in his mouth.

    dear god this sounds awesome, i would never need another chair again.

    I would make one of these, except I don't think Kirby needs the power to smoke pot, eat pringles, and play 360 all night.

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    wasted pixelswasted pixels Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Pac-Man. Geeky, but functional! You could use the "V" shape of his mouth as a back support.

    I actually saw a bean bag shaped almost exactly like that once, so it's not entirely my own original idea.

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Another vote for the Companion Cube over here.

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    Monolithic_DomeMonolithic_Dome Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Headcrab.

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    ArminasArminas Student of Life SF, CARegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Are you making this a chair? or perhaps a throwable object?

    If it were throwable, I'd go with coins from mario or maybe a koopa troopa shell green/red or if he likes mario kart, then a blue spike shell. or a bob-omb! A yoshi egg sounds fairly simple too.


    As for seats? I like the idea of a kirby or pacman.

    Or how about a set of matching beanbags, two of them.
    Take a look at the portal shirt. You could make two oval/spherical bean bags and have each of them be half black/gray (the shade from the game) and then the other half of each be that blue or orange portal with a stick person in it.

    Or maybe black/gray beanbags with the aperture logo on one and the black mesa logo on another.


    If he's a fan of puns and/or the DS, you could make a beanbag DSi as a joke. It won't look too different from the DS, but if you could sew one large flap of material to connect two rectangular bean bags, they could fold onto each other like a how a DS might open. On the inside you could write a note or put a picture of you two on the inside. For the pun, well, it looks like a DS and on the inside could be a picture of you, "DS & I" haha, get it.

    I have never, ever tried making a bean bag so I don't know the extent of what's possible and not, but I've seen and played with hard beanbags before soo...

    EDIT:
    oh my god, if he plays Team fortress 2, I bet he'd love to have beanbag demoman grenades in red and blue.

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    DmanDman Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    locopostal wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Make it Kirby, but have his mouth wide open so when you sit in the chair you're in his mouth.

    dear god this sounds awesome, i would never need another chair again.

    This does sound pretty frekking awesome!

    If you're into the blue shades and WoW a void walker or possibly a regular bean bag with a frozen throne throw? I like the companion cube idea also.

    Overall I'm still going to have to vote for Kirby with an open mouth though, when different people sat in it you could joke about what powers kirby gets, that chair would be a centerpiece of awesomeness even if its mighty pinkness stood out garishly against the rest of your decor.

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    BEAST!BEAST! Adventurer Adventure!!!!!Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Arminas wrote: »

    Or how about a set of matching beanbags, two of them.
    Take a look at the portal shirt. You could make two oval/spherical bean bags and have each of them be half black/gray (the shade from the game) and then the other half of each be that blue or orange portal with a stick person in it.

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    oh my god, if he plays Team fortress 2, I bet he'd love to have beanbag demoman grenades in red and blue.
    i was also thinking of the first thing (matching ovals, blue/orange outline) until i saw the Kirby suggestion...please do that....haha...

    as for the tf2 thing, i'd suggest a huge goofy Heavy face instead :D

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    ArminasArminas Student of Life SF, CARegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Or if he's much of a puzzle player or likes Dr. Mario. You can make Dr. Mario pills and stitch a nintendo logo somewhere on them.

    And i think a heavy face would be ridiculously difficult to make. Not that my other ideas are supremely easy, but...man, a bean bag face? (But yes, a Heavy's face as a bean bag would be awesome)

    Does he like to play melee or brawl? You could make some of the item spawns as a collection of bean bags, like that pink & white capsule, the white ball, a smash crate, or a rainbow smash ball.

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    ErandusErandus Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Make it like the head of this doll:

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    Possibly slightly longer/more tentacles.

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    AdventAdvent Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I know alot of people make hearthstone jewlery on etsy and those types of sites. I think that would make a cool beanbag too.

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    BelruelBelruel NARUTO FUCKS Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Advent wrote: »
    I know alot of people make hearthstone jewlery on etsy and those types of sites. I think that would make a cool beanbag too.

    you would have to make sure that it was kept in the bedroom though

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    http://www.metroidhat.com/Epicness/Plushie.html
    you could use beans instead of the scraps like they recommend.
    of course, you could make it any size. they only show the hat sized one, but the instructions are still valid.

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    burntheladleburntheladle Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Opps, me again.

    I've decided I probably want to make him a companion cube beanbage. Which leads to the question - would a cube shaped beanbag actually be comfortable?

    The other thing I think he would really love is something from Jumpgate Evolution, but I know nothing about the game. Does anyone who does have any ideas about objects that might be able to be turned into a beanbag?

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    ArminasArminas Student of Life SF, CARegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Opps, me again.

    I've decided I probably want to make him a companion cube beanbage. Which leads to the question - would a cube shaped beanbag actually be comfortable?

    The other thing I think he would really love is something from Jumpgate Evolution, but I know nothing about the game. Does anyone who does have any ideas about objects that might be able to be turned into a beanbag?

    A cube shaped beanbag could be just a softer-ish stool or something small to play with (i.e toss around)

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    burntheladleburntheladle Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Well - update!

    It got a bit delayed, because life happened, but I managed to finish his beanbag in time for his birthday. :)

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    Unfortunately, no pics of it in use because he doesn't want his face on the interwebs.


    I was worried it would be a bit overlarge (I didn't really plan very well, I just bought appropriately coloured material and had at it, so the size was a bit of an Ooops moment), but he seems to like it that way, so it doesn't matter.

    It more than comfortably takes 2 people lying down, and would probably happily sit 3 or 4. It's taking up quite a significant portion of our lounge room, but that's okay because we both want to show it off.

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    YamiNoSenshiYamiNoSenshi A point called Z In the complex planeRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    That is awesome and you are awesome for making it.

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    W2W2 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Yeah, that is terrific. :)

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Weighted Companion Blob :)

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    ArminasArminas Student of Life SF, CARegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Oh my god, that thing is huge. But so awesome! I didn't know how large it was at first until I saw the couch. Then I saw the bean bag, and then I saw the couch again. And then I realized...it's as large as a couch. NICE.

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    EriosErios Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Your boyfriend is a lucky, lucky man.

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    MagicPrimeMagicPrime FiresideWizard Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The Companion Cube has really let themselves go as of late. Needs to watch the carbs.

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    1ddqd1ddqd Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Too much cake (lol, couldn't resist).

    It looks good though. A kirby-bag sounds awesome as well, but made from Sumo stuff!

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    1ddqd wrote: »
    Too much cake (lol, couldn't resist).

    It looks good though. A kirby-bag sounds awesome as well, but made from Sumo stuff!

    the only proper way to do a kirby is to make it so big you can actually make it hollow, and enter through the mouth.

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