It’s been nine years since Ahsoka Tano was first introduced on January 29, 2008. During that time, she went from being the most criticized character to one of the most beloved in the Star Wars community. 2016, in particular, was a big year for Ahsoka, having faced Darth Vader in the season two finale of Star Wars Rebels. She also had her own set of Topps digital cards, the return of Ahsoka Lives Day at Star Wars Celebration Europe in London, a successful novel from Disney-Lucasfilm Press, and a Funko Pop! figure to top it off.
What I love most, however, is how fans are able to take their love of Ahsoka and transform it into wonderful pieces of art and craft. Back in August 2014, I made an Ahsoka themed tooka doll and was fortunate enough to give it to the voice of Ahsoka Tano herself, Ashley Eckstein.
The Star Wars community is one that’s filled with a variety of talent, so for this year’s Ahsoka Tano Day, here are six dolls that show Ahsoka’s looks over the years.
Back in October, Joanna (@missupsetter) started putting together an adorable baby Ahsoka doll! Baby Ahsoka made her first appearance in “The Gathering,” and we all fell in love with her cute expression and outfit. You can find other work-in-progress photos throughout Joanna’s Instagram account!
Made of polymer clay and with a beautiful print, this gorgeous doll depicting Ahsoka’s younger years comes to us from Moskva, Russia. PrettyFuzzy created the kind of doll I want to fit into my pocket and take everywhere with me!
Moving into her Padawan years, Terra (Jack-O-AllTrades) spent two days sewing together pieces of felt fabric to create this cute Ahsoka doll. “This has actually been one of three projects I’ve wanted to make since I really got into sewing,” she wrote. I say she did a pretty fantastic job!
Cleo de Nile from Monster High never looked so good! Minerva took a doll from another animated series and customized it into another doll, capturing all of the amazing details along the way. Most impressive!
Ahsoka’s costume change debuted in the third season episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, “Heroes on Both Sides,” easily becoming a popular costume among cosplayers and a source of inspiration for various Ahsoka inspired outfits. AmazonMandy, a full-time cosplayer and commissioner of cute felt plush dolls and other crafts, created this cute Ahsoka plush back in 2014.
After Ahsoka left the Jedi Order she underwent another costume change, as seen on the over of Ahsoka by E. K. Johnston, but the biggest change came many years later when she first debuted in Star Wars Rebels, sporting a Samurai inspired outfit and a new design altogether. Nite Owl Workshop, a rapidly growing hand-crafted plush business, captured her new look perfectly in this plush commission.
Have you created a doll or another craft based on one of Ahsoka’s looks? If you have, share it in the comments section below. While you’re there, also share with us why you love Ahsoka. What is it about her that you admire? How has her existence changed your life?
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