When I lived back in Orange County, CA, I struck up a conversation with Disney pin collectors and the pin collecting phenomenon. I thought it was pretty cool except for one thing: I rarely saw pins that interested me. I’d see a couple of Maleficents that were eye-catching, maybe one Ratigan that just barely flattered the character, and NEVER Clayton (psh!). So I thought to myself: If Disney isn’t going to produce characters I like, I’ll make them myself.
So I grabbed some shrink film, some colored pencils, an X-acto blade, and VIOLA! Of course, I can’t trade them, but they’ve garnered quite a few compliments (and requests) when I’ve worn them.
From left to right, up to down: Clayton from Tarzan; Prof. Ratigan from The Great Mouse Detective; Sykes from Oliver & Company; and Rourke from Atlantis: The Last Empire.