You guys are awesome! Thanks for the compliments.
Luna, I completely forgot to mention the suction cups. They were a beast to attach! You can tell there's a little wear and tear on them after the holiday, but otherwise they've done the job.
Surprisingly, I only had one incident with the suction cups. If someone steps on a tentacle over tile flooring, the suckers are going to stick to the floor! Good thing this is a study costume.