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Charlotte the Kraken by AmberTDD Charlotte the Kraken by AmberTDD
A bunch more photos over here on Tumblr: [link]

:icontwoshadesrou: might be the only one who knows the origins of the name here, but I've affectionately dubbed the kraken, Charlotte, after some 9th grade POTC-related shenanigans from 6 years ago :)

Iíve wanted to make a kraken/giant squid plush for ages but could never find a pattern I liked online nor the motivation to sew 8 arms plus suction cups. Last week I had the sudden realization that dot minky would be perfect for tentacled arms and decided to finally make it. Sketched out some concept drawings, drawing from POTC screenshots and official kraken toys (all 3 of them) and worked out a somewhat similar shape.

She is 100% hand sewn and took about 5 days while juggling housework and classes :D She measures in at 4.5 feet (137cm) and has wires in all 8 arms for posability :D Sheís pretty heavy though so the arms arenít as posable as they could be.

Iím super happy with the results, the only thing I donít like is that in the process of working the stuffing into the arms, it flattened most of the dots so they donít show up nearly as well as they did originally.
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VenusOfCruel Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Awwwww Kofuku Ebisu (Fangirling) [V1] 
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HappyTrees Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
too cute
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medalis Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Hi there! I was cosplaying as the Slenderman from Akicon, and a friend got a picture of myself and Ms. Charlotte. Just thought I'd let you know ~

That mouth must have been a pain to sew.
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AmberTDD Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
It wasn't too bad to sew :) I did all the big teeth individually, then stuck them in the seam as I was sewing the pink circle inside the green doughnut shape. It just took a while :')
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epirateking Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
hey do u make those to sell because that kraken is really cool
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AmberTDD Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Not in this size, but I am going to sell the little ones :)
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epirateking Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
sweet how much
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AmberTDD Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
I'm probably going to charge like $30 plus shipping costs for them~
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epirateking Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
i might just have to pick one up
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StudioNightFlower Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is impressive!
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sjhobbydk Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks amazing :O
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gillspar Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Zeus: "Release the kraken!!"
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Lambkinz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the design--really wonderful! Such great shapes. Stuffing the narrow areas must've been a real pain, especially if posable.
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Aridax Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OMG this is awesome
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LRK-Creations Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so awesome!!! You did a GREAT job.
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souffle-etc Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Holy moly!! This is incredible :O
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Razgriz23 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!
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Kitamon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Kraken :D
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Katseme Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaaww she's such a cutie ^^~ I'd really love one of these, but I'm sure they're super expensive from all of the work and how big she is. Like TinyFurrTails said above, you should make a pattern to sell so others can possibly make their own :3
(How much would you charge for her anyway?)
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AmberTDD Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Oh man I don't think I'd ever make another one but it would be over $100 if I ever sold her I think (which is unlikely ;))
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Katseme Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaaw man, yeah I'd never be able to afford her xD But thanks for letting me know- she's a real cutie. <33
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She's so cool! :D I can't believe she's so big though!! How'd you draft such a large pattern?!
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AmberTDD Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
We have a large roll of cheap white paper here for some reason and so I just sketched it out on that :D The main body is only four pieces plus a mouth to cap it off, so it's not super complex. :)
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so.....brilliant....you should sell the pattern! :D It's perfectly lovely and you'd make money from it :D plus I wanna make a giant squid now.
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