These are the appliques so far. all of them are pinned except for the one in the middle, that one has running stitch to hold in place before sewing it with the machine. I have used a contrasting thread to make it easier to take out once it has been sewn on firmly. I will be doing the same thing with all the other characters and trimming the colours of the pieces once I have hand stitched them on. This will ensure that they don't move and I won't have to worry about pins.
When I have done that I will iron on the heavy weight vliesofix.