While aimlessly wandering around Craftster (which I do a lot), I found this amazingly cute pattern:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=180409.0
I decided to make one. Since my octopus only ended up with seven legs, he's now a septopus.
Then my wonderful partner came up with the idea for the rest of his features. Introducing Sinclair:
I'm really happy with how he turned out, so much so that I squeed a bit when I put on his hat. Yes, I squeed at my own project, I'm a nerd.
Sorry about the dark pictures, it's next to impossible to take a decent picture with the lighting in my apartment.