Ren is really quite fond of showing off. He's got a bit of a habit of overdoing it sometimes, so what he really needs is a companion who can balance him out with a little "common sense". Of course, this doesn't mean there can't be some mutual showing off. I bet he could out-perform any human on Dance Dance Revolution--if only they made a chocobo-compatible version.
So I was trying something. I wanted the look of my "classic" chocobos with a little more internal structure and... here you have Ren. His legs and toes are wired as usual, but there's extra poseability in his neck/head, tail and wings. He is a touch "bejeweled" as well, with a number of secure glass beads for a touch of sparkle.
Of course the "way more than a touch" of sparkle comes from that parade ensemble he's got there, a beautifully deep midnight blue real silk velvet hand-sewn with an assortment of glass beads and 98 real Swarovski crystals. Ninety-eight. I really wish I hadn't figured that out. Luckily I lost track of how many weeks this took altogether, but my hands are currently trying to scream the answer at me.
Ahem, point being. This guy will be off to Desert Bus for Hope headquarters very soon. More details as the date approaches.