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Petunia Rhubarb, from Veggie-Tales by LadyAquanine73551 Petunia Rhubarb, from Veggie-Tales by LadyAquanine73551
As with all characters in the beloved CGI cartoon, Petunia is as her name suggests, a rhubarb. (If you don't know what that is, Google-Image it). She was partially created because they were sorely lacking in female characters in the cast, and Larry the Cucumber needed a girlfriend :aww:. Petunia must have been a hit with the kids, because she appeared in several Veggie cartoons.

I re-interpreted her as a "human" on the Heroine Fan-Art creator www.azaleasdolls.com/heroine.h… (I'm SO happy you can do characters with green skin, though I've never really heard of any Disney heroines with such a skintone).

Costume 1: Most of these costumes are set up in the order you see them, though the first dress is based on a "casual" outfit the animators made for Petunia later on in the series.

Costumes 2 and 3: The first time you actually see Petunia is in Duke and the Great Pie War; where she was a Princess who deliberately stayed with her mother-in-law out of loyalty. (The story was mostly based on the book of Ruth). Petunia had a lot of problems with local prejudice because she was from the country Duke's people had fought in the war. She and Duke Duke :giggle: (Larry's character) eventually got married at the end of the story.

Costume 4: This was what Petunia wore in Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush. The story was a silly parody of Indiana Jones, but with a Bible theme, as well as Larry the Cucumber playing the main part. Petunia Rhubarb played the "Marion" character known as Julia, who knew the right people to find the lost artifact. This story in particular made me laugh at all the Indiana Jones-like references.

Costume 5: The next outfit was when Petunia played a reporter in Larry-boy and the Bad Apple. They did a lot of Spider-Man parodies in this story, not the least of which was making Petunia out to play the "Mary Jane/Lois Lane" part :giggle:.

Costume 6: The Indian character you see next is Sally. See, originally BigIdea Productions did a story called The Ballad of Little Joe, which told a cowboy-themed version of the Bible story Joseph and his Brothers. (Larry the Cucumber starred as Little Joe, of course). Because that story was the precursor to the Bible story of Moses, the studio had to do a similar-themed version of the Exodus. Hence the story of Moe and the Big Exit. In this version, when Moe (also played by Larry) runs away and falls into a well, he meets Sally, a Native American woman who has a buffalo for a pet. (She's basically the cowboy and Indian version of Tzipporah).

Costume 7: The pink dress is worn when Petunia Rhubarb plays Sweetpea Beauty. One of the most recent Veggie-Tales stories was made specifically for girls. It's called Sweetpea: A Girl After God's Own Heart. It was a mix of Sleeping Beauty and Snow White, and the theme was about finding true beauty.

Costume 8: This was from an episode I never saw, called The League of Incredible Vegetables. I'm guessing it was a parody of The Avengers, because it was about Larry-Boy teaming up with other Veggie super-heroes to fight a very dangerous foe, and Petunia got to be a heroine called "Vogue." I had to use a picture of her from the internet to interpret the costume.
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ArielKnight Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Pretty good interpretations of the outfits. Though I will say that "The League of Incredible Vegetables" came out before "The Avengers" (and, I think, more DC in flavour than Marvel). :)
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LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Thanks. I didn't really know much about League of Incredible Vegetables because I didn't watch it, so I didn't know what year it came out.  It wouldn't be the first time VeggieTales spoofed superhero stories :giggle:.
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ArielKnight Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Haha, no kidding. What with Larryboy being mostly like Batman (till the "Bad Apple" when they made him part-Spidey with the extendible ears). :D
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Tabi-Neko Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I just saw League of Incredible Vegetables! I love what you did with the Vogue costume!
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LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Aww, thank you :D :dance: That was fun to re-interpret :)
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MuirOfLanternWaste Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
♪If you like to talk to tomatoes...♪
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LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
/If you like to waltz with potatoes/up and down the produce aisle/ :dance:
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MuirOfLanternWaste Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Then we've got a show for you!
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SilkmousetheNeko Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh Cool, I LOVE veggie tales; been watching it since I was little. The only one we I've seen with Petunia Rhubarb in it is "Larry Boy and the Bad Apple". The Ballad of Little Joe is also one of my favorites (along with many others)
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LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
You should see Minnesota Cuke & the Search for Samson's Hairbrush :giggle:. It was so funny seeing how they poked fun at the Indiana Jones movies :aww:. I don't know if ur a girl or not, but if u are, the Princess Tales are cute to watch too :).
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kushinadahime4 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Woot!! :hooray: My versions of this were humanized (without the green skin) and I didn't have the patience to add the same details that you have. :highfive:
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LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thanks :hug:. I was stuck in a hotel last month waiting to move into our new house, so I had some fun on the laptop out in the lobby :aww:. Besides, I'd seen the cartoons enough to remember parts of Petunia's costumes, and any I didn't, I just used pictures off the internet for references ;). I think she's perfect for Larry the Cucumber as a girlfriend :D:dance:. The real challenge was interpreting armless, legless Veggie costumes to a human figure :giggle:.
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vintagegirl96 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
2 and 3 make me think of Fiona from Shrek...
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LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Yeah, :giggle: if Petunia had darker red hair & wore dark green :aww:.
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vintagegirl96 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, the wedding dress one definitely looks like her haha I've never seen these 'Veggie Tales' things except for when I was like, 6 or 7. I haven't really seen much of it since. Actually, none of it at all. I remember something about a giant vegetable or something. A cucumber and a tomato. But tomatoes are fruits, not vegetables.
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LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
It's a cute cartoon. If u ever have kids, these are fun little toons for them to watch. You're talking about Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato. I think the confusion comes from the fact that tomatoes are vegetables with a fruit-like structure on the inside. End of story.
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vintagegirl96 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh, they've been classified as fruits for as long as I can remember. And that'll be a long time from now, when I have children. If I have children.
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RoseHarmony Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
:o They're coming out with an Avengers VeggieTales? SWEET!!! lol . . . and this is awesome!! You did a great job!!! :D
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LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thank you :D. I think they already came out with it, but I didn't get a chance to watch it. The plotline for "The League of Incredible Vegetables" sounds a lot like what happened in the Avengers, but Veggie Style :D.
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RoseHarmony Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Really? :squee: Then I've gotta find it and watch it!! . . . uh, I mean, we, we've gotta find it and watch it. ;P :D
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Winged--Maned--Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is BEYOND epic!!!!!!!!!
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LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Lol, thanks :D :dance: Gotta luv Veggie-Tales :dance:
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Winged--Maned--Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
true that :D
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