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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 3 days ago  New member
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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