An Infinity War, Bucky Barnes bear

Just before the holidays, I finished a new Bucky bear design. The Infinity War trailer had dropped and we got a look at Bucky fighting, alongside Cap, Black Widow and the Hulk with the Wakandan forces. It was a brief clip but he's clearly no longer the Hydra Winter Soldier and has a new outfit and metal arm. It's a good look and seemed to show well enough that I decided to try a bear version. It was kick-started by a piece of metallic fabric that I'd found a while ago but was holding on to since it was a bit too dark and textured to match his old arm. Luckily, it really close to what we could see of the new metal. I also had some metallic gold thread and while I was able to use for the detail quilting on the arm, it doesn't show up as strongly as the black did on the brighter silver. After a few experiments with multiple layers of it, I was able to get it to show more, but it's not high on my list of “fun” materials since it's so prone to breaking!

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We never get to see his back so I just went with a variant of his earlier gun harness and changed the strapping supports to match the front ones we can see. The brown fabric I found that looks like the new pants is probably a bit softer than screen accurate, but I'm letting it slide since the colour and texture are so close. While this one doesn't have the leg holster on his right side, I might put it on the second, larger one that is almost finished. The bear legs are so short that getting the straps to look right is pretty difficult.

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I'm happy with how he came out but now I'll have to wait until May to see if how close I actually got to the new costume!

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