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Is Baby Yoda Safe?

Baby Yoda protected by space people by Suzanne Forbes Dec 13 2020It’s a question millions of people are asking.

Our baby, our little green bean, is he ok rn? Like what is that scary Moff Gideon doing to him and is he getting any cookies or frogs to eat?

Baby Yoda protected by space people witches and warriors by Suzanne Forbes Dec 13 2020Look, the world is in a VERY scary place now.

Grief and loss are everywhere. I didn’t expect to be obsessively focused on the welfare of a five-million dollar puppet while my fillings fall out from grinding my teeth, but here we are.

Baby Yoda protected by space people and warriors by Suzanne Forbes Dec 13 2020Baby Yoda, more properly known as “The Child” or (SPOILER)…

…Grogu, is a character on the Disney+ Star Wars TV show “The Mandalorian”. Devised by an algorithm, the world’s best focus group, top ILM talent or possibly dolphins, he is the cutest thing anyone has ever seen. He is deeply compelling, and good guy Pedro Pascal is his superb, lowkey, and entirely masked foil.

Building miniature bakery and magic shop for Baby Yoda by Suzanne Forbes Dec 2020Baby Yoda likes…(SPOILER)

…cookies. Macarons. Space macarons. Blue space macarons. Like you would find at a fancy French bakery. As it happens, I’ve been collecting miniature items for a fancy bakery for decades!

Watching this TV show has absolutely captivated me, and the creature – the Child – has utterly stolen my heart. I am completely invested in him, much like anyone who has ever watched the show. I immediately bought the Baby Yoda action figure, which is soooooo small!

Building miniature bakery and magic shop by Suzanne Forbes Dec 2020I have a dollhouse – well, two dollhouses and a bunch of miniature rooms – that are a sanctuary for story characters.

My action figure dollhouses are designed to be repositories for the narratives that have been essential comfort to me, safe havens for characters I love.

We’re nearly at the end of Season Two of The Mandalorian, aka the Baby Yoda Show.

Historically, the second act of Star Wars stories is where things take a bad turn.

I think we’re all caught up on why I have thrown myself into making a miniature bakery where Mando and Baby can eat cookies, perhaps too many, and grilled squid together safely forever.

As you see above, Baby is heavily guarded by powerful space people, sorcerors and warriors while I build out the bakery kit and await delivery of the Target Exclusive Mandalorian with Removable Helmet, Child and Pram Accessory. There were less than a dozen in all of Germany!

Gorgeous photo of the set, below, and review from The Fwoosh!

Let’s be very clear: Baby Yoda is safe. In my house, Baby Yoda will always be safe.

I may have to make the blue macarons myself as I don’t know if there is time for any to be mailed to me by the dozens of miniaturists on etsy who make them. But if I can make a Rabbit, I can manage a few macarons. Yes, I haven’t finished the Danger Room yet, but it has to wait!

I am working on this project like a fiend, so Baby and Mando can be home for Christmas!

Other X-Men and Action figure dollhouse projects and action figure customs:

Danger Room work in progress!

My first action figure dollhouse.

Laboratories underneath it.

My action figure subway station.

A New York City subway car, underneath a dollhouse in Berlin.

Projects for the X-Men Dollhouse – a blackboard for the library

The X-Men Dollhouse – nearly finished, and the goddam lighting

The X-Men Dollhouse – stairs and lighting

The X-Men Dollhouse – wallpaper and assembly

The X-Men Dollhouse – getting started!

Lila Cheney and Lilandra customs.

My Rahne and Dani lovebird action figure customs

Douglock custom figures hanging in Kitty and Illyana’s room.

My removable holographic vinyl and crystal decorative face shield tiara!

Removable holographic vinyl and crystal decorative face shield crown by Suzanne Forbes 2I made this quite early in lockdown, probably April, and have been using it all year!

It’s made out of holographic vinyl, cut into decorative shapes and glued together, with crystals and snakeskin pvc and jellie rhinestones.

Removable holographic vinyl and crystal decorative face shield crown by Suzanne Forbes 2I used glitter glue gun to stick parts of it together!

I am wearing a face mask made by Beloved Friend-Muse-Patron Shakrah Yves!

Removable holographic vinyl and crystal decorative face shield crown by Suzanne Forbes 2The holo vinyl tiara is flexible, and wraps around the plastic face shield brow piece.

I cut holes that line up with the studs on the brow piece and fastened it onto the studs.

Removable holographic vinyl and crystal decorative face shield crown by Suzanne Forbes 2Then the clear plastic face shield just pops over the same studs!

The face shield portion can be easily switched if it needs to be replaced, and of course the tiara part can be easily switched to a different brow piece, as long as it has the same array of studs. If I were making another, I would definitely make a vinyl base and fit it to the brow piece, test the face shield, then decorate it, as this one wrinkles a little under the face shield.

Removable holographic vinyl and crystal decorative face shield crown by Suzanne Forbes 2I was gonna wear it for a remote photoshoot with a local photographer, to help normalize wearing face shields and face coverings.

But I decided to give them money to do shoots with BIPOC folx instead. So this project was in un-shared limbo, and now I’m documenting it and sharing 🙂

I do really love the idea of custom snazzy faceshields, and want to see more! Gieza Poke did marvelous customizations with face shields during the fall IRL return of the Poke House to Monster Ronsons, you can see one here. Fashion face shields for all!