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Topic: SHARKTOPUS!!! (pic little hvy)  (Read 14170 times)
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« on: March 15, 2011 09:41:19 AM »

Okay where do I start. Well a while ago the SCI FI channel created a movie entitled Shartopus basically a government experiment gone wrong where they created a monster that has the business end of a shark and the business end of an octopus (Epic right?) and it killed too many people to count. I decided after the first five minutes of watching the movie that I HAD to make one. So now that I have a graduated college and got myself a real job I had the time to create this masterpiece.

This is Chuck the Shartopus

See when the government made the sharktopus they created two of them, the famous one which is Chuck's brother, lets just say he didn't get enough hugs as a baby sharktopus which is why he went on his rampage.

Chuck however loves to hug, especially his BFF Fail Whale

I drew up a pattern made a prototype and tweaked my pattern. I also decided that he needed to have suckers so I spent three days after work slaving over a lino block carving a 3 part stamp (because the tentacles are so long) to stamp the tentacles onto the fabric. Needless to say my fingers hurt, but it was so worth it because the suckers really add to the final product.

I wanted the tentacles to be able to bend so I added pipe cleaners

The final product is a little over two feet long and very fun and huggable. It took a 1 1/2 weeks to complete and I had the most interesting time trying to attach the shark to the tentacles. It took about three different times, but that allowed me to figure out ways to tweak my design when and if I make another one.  Wink

I hope you enjoyed and C&C welcome.


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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2011 09:50:00 AM »

How neat! The tentacles look awesome.

« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2011 10:02:13 AM »

Adorable! He looks like a very happy and loving sharktopus.

« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2011 10:11:45 AM »

Great job!  Excellent idea for the pipe cleaner tentacles!  Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2011 12:26:03 PM »

hahahahahahaha sharktopus! This rocks this rocks this rockssss

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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2011 12:31:10 PM »

Oh, oh, oh....I LOVE him!!! Who didn't watch that epic film masterpiece and think "I need a sharktopus!"? lol

I agree, the suckers are pretty awesome. Who needs finger tips when you have suckers, amirite?

Also, maybe the other sharktopus was really just trying to learn to hug, and the teeth and stuff got in the way.  Cheesy Thank goodness Chuck was raised in a more loving environment.

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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2011 02:28:11 PM »

I LOVE Sharktopus!!!!! I want my very own Sharktopus!

« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2011 07:11:46 PM »

Very cool *smile*, I think I saw that movie...
Great job, and I agree with PwrToolChick, I want one too!
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2011 07:57:37 AM »

Thank You guys for all the complements. I'm glad that you guys love it as much as I do and I almost freaked out when I saw that Loveandasandwich commented because I have a huge craft crush on her work and hope to maybe sell my items and be awesome like her. Thanks again.

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