I made my Happy cosplay before really knowing or watching the series Fairy Tail. I was commissioned to make a plushie of Happy and the character design was just too damn cute that I fell in love with him.
I did a bit of research before wearing the cosplay to a con though...I didn't want to be like O_o duhh what?? when someone talked to me about the series. :P
Commission Website HERE
A ton of Plushie Making Guides