Miniature 3D Joust Arcade Cabinet Cross Stitch

joust arcade cabinet
Title: Joust Cabinet
Date Completed: April 2016
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Plastic
Colours: 7
Video Game: Joust

While researching a different 3D project I came across a Joust arcade cabinet by SunQueen1 on imgur. She’s done a few others before, but this was a perfect rendition of the Joust game, and I knew in cross stitch it would be a third of the size, which would challenge my miniature plastic canvas ability. How could I say no?

I won the stitchingpirates Gamers Delight cross stitch competition!

Zelda Dangerous Alone Shadowbox Cross Stitch

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Title: Dangerous Alone
Date Completed: April 2015
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Plastic
Colours: 11
Video Game: Zelda

In all my video game stitching career I’ve never stitched anything Zelda related. Whats that all about?
I’ve tried creating a 3D depth image before without success, and realised I needed something a lot smaller scale. I figured, what better than the classic “Dangerous to go alone!’ scene?

3D Pokemon Cave Cross Stitch

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Title: Pokemon Cave
Date Completed: June 2013
Design: Lord Libidan
Canvas: Plastic
Colours: 11
Video Game: Pokemon

This has been in the planning for more than a year before I started, and took almost 6 months to complete.
The reason it took so long is simply the challenge of having such a piece come out at you on plastic caves, on a 45 degree angle (plastic canvas means you can only use 90 or 0/180 degrees). However, after giving up on the project a total of three times, I finally worked out a way to do it.
Its based upon a series of works by the painter John Wilson after I saw a few of his pieces in a local art store. The effect should be that the cave looks to go inwards, and when you move your head (or the camera), the cave goes with it, forcing perspective, whilst all the time, it comes out at you.
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3D Pokemon Character Cross Stitch

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Title: 3D Pokemon Character
Date Completed: March 2013
Design: Lord Libyan
Canvas: Card
Colours: 3
Video Game: Pokemon

This was actually a test I’ve had planned for just over a year. The sprite has been split into multiple levels and stitched on plastic canvas on top of each other, making the sprite look like its coming out of the page, and that the perspective it correct.
Whilst it does work, I think scaling up of this idea would not.
The sprite was a combination of Pokemon Red/Blue and Gold/Silver main characters.

3D Transforming Soundwave Cross Stitch

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Title: 3D Transforming Soundwave
Date Completed: March 2012
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Plastic
Colours: 6
Show: Transformers
 
After doing my optimus prime transformer and jetfire transformer, people started to notice me. I had a few requests for other patterns, in the majority was this one, sound wave.
The previous tapes I made fit into his cassette deck, and there are a few more coming. I also wanted to have a little more fun with this one, and try to make it as best I could on the first try, so it also has two batteries in his back which convert to a cannon on his shoulder and a gun on his arm.
I am also planning on making a starscream, and might try my hand at megaton, although he is going to be EXTREMELY hard to do…
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You can buy this pattern, and my other transformers on my Etsy shop, so go have a look!
 

Fan made transformers:

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3D Pokemon Choice Cross Stitch

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Title: 3D Pokemon Choice
Date Completed: December 2011
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 16
Video Game: Pokemon
Canvas: White
Colours: 20
Video Game: Pokemon

VIEW WITH RED/BLUE 3D GLASSES FOR FULL EFFECT!
After seeing a piece on Mr X Stitch I fell in love with the idea of doing a stereoscopic stitch. You have to wear red blue glasses to see the 3D, but hostly I think the image without is just a nice looking.

3D Transforming Jetfire Cross Stitch

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Title: 3D Transforming Jetfire
Date Completed: May 2011
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Plastic
Colours: 4
Show: Transformers

After doing my previous optimus prime transformer, I wanted to continue the series. This one was based off an image from PaperRobots1999 (Sadly no longer active), but I had to make the pattern and work out how it would transform on my own. I have also made plans for Soundwave and Starscream, which you can get on my etsy store.
Like optimus, its based on the original toy, so is a Macross VF-1S Valkyrie.
If you look out for Cross Stitch Crazy Magazine, I will be published in their March issue!

You can buy this pattern on my Etsy shop and many other transformers, so go have a look! LINK
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To find more contemporary and video game cross stitch, see my gallery, and if you want to have a go yourself you can find patterns and kits on my etsy store!

3D Transforming Optimus Prime Cross Stitch

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Title: 3D Transforming Optimus Prime
Date Completed: August 2010
Design: Lord Libidan/Paper Robots 1999
Count: 14
Canvas: Plastic
Colours: 6
Show: Transformers

After fiddling around with plastic canvas, I wanted to do something a little different, and to push boundaries a little. I always loved fiddling with my brothers generation 1 transformer toys and it started from there. Its based on the original toy series, so transforms into a Peterbilt style semi-tractor.
It uses wire (paper clips) to move the joints.
This is my best piece in my mind so far, and have started making a second transformer Jetfire, and have plans for Soundwave and Starscream which can be found on my etsy.
Its now been featured on:
Mr X Stitch: Link
Gamespy
Reddit: Link
And won Penny Nickels Contest: Link
If you look out for Cross Stitch Crazy Magazine, I will be published in their March issue!

You can buy this pattern on my Etsy shop and many other transformers, so go have a look! LINK

Optimus 2