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Half Shark, Half Octopus, 100% cute!
A friend of mine asked me if I could make a plush for his girlfriend. He's a fan of "bad" science fiction movies, and apparently had made her watch the SyFy's masterpiece Sharktopus. He wanted to reward her for being a good sport by having a cute plush version of the creature made.

I had never attempted anything like this before, and it involved drafting a pattern and trying to fit 8 legs nicely around the base of the shark. I had to come up with some new techniques for things, like using a stabilizer inside the dorsal fin to help make it rigid. Also, the tentacles aren't stuffed. Instead I used a cotton batting to plump them up a bit, but to keep them flat and flexible. Perfect for grabbing prey, or hugging unsuspecting girlfriends....

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katiegarcia
katiegarcia · Long Beach, California, US
You didn't post a pattern...lame...
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Lundora
Lundora · Kokkola, FI · 8 projects
Real cute! Saw this on Craftster.org, too. Happy
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Suzannah E.
Suzannah E. · 7 projects
I just saw it on CRAFT this morning too, and nearly fainted. *squees*
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Carol S.
Carol S. · Indian Head, Maryland, US · 133 projects
I <3 this! And it's totally featured on the craftzine website (blog.craftzine.com)! Congrats and great work!!!
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Spork
Spork · Paducah, Kentucky, US · 3 projects
hells yeah!
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little miss blackbird
little miss blackbird · 51 projects
LOVE IT!!
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little miss blackbird
little miss blackbird · 51 projects
LOVE IT!!
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Azraels Requiem
Azraels Requiem · Bridgeport, Connecticut, US · 47 projects
That is so amazing!
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Mikki Lava
Mikki Lava · Houston, Texas, US · 10 projects
Okay, this is FRIGGIN' AWESOME!!!! Sharktopus is a running gag for my friends and I and they'd get a kick out of this. Rock on girl!
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
this is great , love all the plushies that are more for older ones;-D
like all his details , awesome!!!
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