Being a huge fan of the Nickelodeon hit TV show since I was 6. I just had to make an accurate representation of SpongeBob SquarePants that I can display in different ways possible as if it was a revoltech figure. I also wanted pants that were removable as well as his underwear, shoes, and socks too.
Note that I do not own the Rights to SpongeBob SquarePants.
Step 1: Plan Out What Your Going to Make
I planned it all out in my drawing pad of what I was going to make. From all of his accessories from season 1 to the film. Certain items I didn't plan out on paper, instead it was done last minute, this includes the reef blower from the first episodes.
Step 2: Look Through All the Reference You Can Find
I'm using the video game character model created by heavy Iron Studios. The developers of 3 spongebob games. Battle for Bikini Bottom, The Movie, and Truth or Square. I've also rounded up some photos from some of the toys and merchandise produced over the years in 3 diemenional format. I also used some model sheets from the show.
Step 3: It's Alive.......!
Step 4: Eye Lids
The eye lids are some kind of squinkie type bubbles cut in half.
Step 5: Arms, Legs, Underwear, Socks, Nose
Step 7: SquirePins I Mean SquarePants
Step 8: "Eye See You!"
Step 9: Shoes
Step 10: Sponge Holes
Step 11: The Figure Is Done, Now to Accessorize
Step 12: A Bendable Tongue to Go Tongue Surfing With
Step 13: Ol Reliable (SpongeBob's Net)
The white netting part was done from yarn and fabric glue. I used a wooden skewer to create the wooden part. The round net part was created with pieces glued together to form a circle. They are held in by small pieces of staple.
The top part even comes apart like the jelly fishing episode.