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I don't really hang out here but I like to least let people who check my DA or happen by here know I'm alive and well.  :)  If you want to keep up on my latest costumes, plush and art you have to follow my tumblr! 


So far the puppet cosplay plans are shelved, but I still want to do it, soon...soon the motivation and time will come!  Once I get going on it the pieces will fall into place.

I DID get Punk Rainbowdash together though
, wore her at Zenkaikon this past weekend!  Also threw together a Good Cop Bad Cop costume (The Lego Movie) and plan to wear that for coming cons as well.  I still plan to make an original monster of some kind for Anthrocon!  I am not wearing Pitch this year at Animenext as last year it was a problem with how it is so humid and usually rains at that con.  (Humid and rain combined with all that makeup does not mix! Yup.) I also have plans to make a Sailor Neptune cosplay by Otakon to do with my girlfriend, who is being Sailor Uranus.  ;)

:star: June 6-8 AnimeNEXT:  (Will be sharing a small table space with friends in the alley!) BLU Spy, Good Cop Bad Cop, Punk Rainbowdash
:star: July 3-6 Anthrocon:  (Find me in the Dealers hall!) Tentaspy, Punk Rainbowdash
:star: August 8-10 Otakon:  Good Cop Bad Cop, Punk Rainbowdash, and hopefully Sailor Neptune
:star: October 3-5 AUSA:  Maybe going?? (I applied for a table)


I don't check my DA messages in general, I hate the DA message system.  If you want to get in contact with me about commissions email me (link is on my craft blog), or message me on tumblr or Etsy.  :) I am ONLY going to consider custom plush based off my existing plush patterns!  (I can alter them to look like an original creature of yours or allude to a cartoon character, but not beyond the style of the pattern's design). I am not making full customs at this time, nor will I REMAKE anything you saw from me before.  My original designs sell well and that is where I want to be - making full on customs atm is not cost effective, nor what I really want to do.   <3



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Nyssa Benthin
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
28 Year old artist with a BFA in Animation. I'm highly skilled in multiple areas, from illustration, video editing, to sculpting and sewing. My dream is to get into concept art, or stop motion, or prop & puppet making, doing stuff for commercials, trade shows, products, displays, movies, TV, or ads. I sew plush and sell them in my free time, as well as making and preforming crazy costumes. I really love cosplaying and bringing a character to life. I am cuddly, love to laugh with friends.

<<< My 2005 DELL XPS Windows XP - RIP 2013. >>> Currently using shiny new computer I built myself! Now using Windows 7. I am liking it!


Snow Buck Plush by Lithe-Fider
Snow Buck Plush
One of my deer plush, but done to a commissioner's specifications on color.  He is made with handmade wool felt and batik cottons.  The antlers are very small and hard to sew.  :T  He is about 6" tall not including antlers.

For more photos:…
Chibiterasu Plush by Lithe-Fider
Chibiterasu Plush
A plushie I did as a commission for a friend. :) All my original pattern off the base of my 'chibi quadruped' basic body.  The head was new though.  For more views and info:…

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Sciger Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Really diggin' your abilities to make plushies and cosplays, very well done! :)
anime-manga-freak1 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! Im looking for a good plush artist to make a banette plush for me. Im comparing prices so, do you have something I can use of reference? Thanks!
HeavyArtilleryBot Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
did you go to anime boston?
fakenails Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Was looking for inspiration for my Sandy costume and came across what you guys did for the convention and I thought you had really great pattern and design for it! If you don't mind me asking, how many yards of fabric did you use for that costume? How did you guys go about it or suggest I do? Is that gold contacts? Apologies for asking because I could not find the source on your friend who played Sandy's page...:D
Hey-that-guy Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your gallery! ~
Nushaa Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
thank you so much for being a member of my group, Owlies-Inc. it really does mean a lot to me. Heart
kat1004 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, long-time fan of your Medic cosplay with DigitalDuckie. I was wondering, how do you make the medigun and backpack? If you have a tutorial, that would be amazing~ (Also, what would be a good place to get the BLU team Medic coat, and what kind of gloves did you wear? Because that is an absolutely fantastic cosplay and I want to be as good as you at cosplaying Medic)
DigitalDuckie Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
No clue how busy Lithe is in regards to checking dA and/or replying here. But I can tell you a few things about her Medic cosplay at least.

The medigun was a more complicated build than I can summarize for. It's foam and I believe a bit of light weight wood and an ingenious construction allowing Lithe to take it apart for easier packing. She can screw off the barrel from the rest of it and even remove the top handle/lever by taking out a bolt.

The pack, however, was primarily foam core with some reinforced padding where it sits on the back. Again, more specific details would have to come from Lithe herself. I do seem to recall she had progress photos somewhere, perhaps.

For stuff like the gun and pack, if you want to go for a more accurate look, a big tip I can give is to make sure you proportion them properly. Use cheap paper (newsprint is great) to sketch out pieces and measure them against yourself to make sure they look right before you go cutting into your supplies.

She used a pattern for Neo's coat from the Matrix and altered it to make necessary changes for Medic's coat. Similar to above, you can use a cheaper fabric like muslin to test the pattern on and make sure your alterations will work and give you the effect you want before you go into sewing the final product.

She has a variety of gloves and I'm not sure what her most recent pair has been. I don't recommend painting dish gloves as it's very difficult to do without the paint cracking off. Most paints are not nearly flexible enough to adhere to latex rubber gloves and move and stretch with them without taking damage. If I recall correctly, all of the rubber gloves she's bought for Medic have been the result of some hardcore internet searching.

Trust me, though, this cosplay was all Lithe.
ElissBell Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey friend c: I know your work for a long time and I draw you art c: You are my big Spybox…
FemFantasy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you make your props?
AgentSnarr Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey for the tentaspy cosplay how did you make the legs curl up at the ends of the legs? 
TaraZuzu9649 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Thanks for the fav!
AnimeWriter45 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh god i cant beleive I found you! I was Shinjiro at the dating game and I wanted a photo with you so baldy but never saw you at the con again DX you made me so happy and less nervous for the dating game seeing you up there, your just adorable and I wanted to saw best Good Cop Bad Cop ever!! Hope to see you again next year!! <3
Lithe-Fider Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh no ;u;  But ahh hello hello!!  Thank you so much!  I do hope to come next year.  I had a BLAST being in the dating game!  I am on tumblr a lot so feel free to say hello or anything!  :D
flammingcorn Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fff, I just stalked through your gallery and decided you're awesome. UuU Gonna watch you now if you don't mind. XD
Lithe-Fider Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Totally okay!  Thank you!  :D
flammingcorn Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, good then. XD Welcome. C:
Shima0021 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Kreativjunkie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THX 4 adding :)
DarkSeraph28 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hello!  I recently purchased a plushie from you, and I just want to say that I love it!  It's so cute and very well made :) I am happy to add it to my stuffed collection. 
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