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Topic: Socthulu and the Soctopus AKA LOTS OF TENTACLES RAWR  (Read 1378 times)
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« on: January 04, 2014 09:20:14 AM »

You guys remember this post with a gazillion sock monkeys? Well, I started making so many monkeys because I had to make some for my friends' kids for their birthdays. Shortly after that all started, I had a conversation with said friends (R&K) about Sock Ocs and Socthulu and it was really fun so I decided to make our ideas for them for Christmas. Check out Socthulu destroyng the world from behind his drum kit (the drum kit belongs to R and is set up in our basement):

I happened to have found the perfect pair of socks for this at Target. They were really funky and frilly at the top and weird and I didn't see how anyone could wear them but I cut off that part and made wings and tentacles for him and it was perfect.


And for K I made the Soctopus she so wanted, complete with suckers and 65 buttons:

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It's much more fun, this growing down. -RIP Uncle Shelby-
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2014 10:34:33 AM »

Very crazy monsters/sea monkeys? Socthulu is hillarious. I won't share what went through my mind when I saw that "snoot"  Cheesy Soctopus is darling, too.

Are you old enough to remember sea monkeys? You would mail away for them {backs of comic books had the order form}, re-hydrated them in water when you got them. They are a type of shrimp. Kids used to get a kick out of them coming to life from just a dried up crust.

So...your next challenge....A SOCK LOBSTER.  Grin Sponge Bob would be proud of you  Grin Very interesting project.

~T

Oh, and I like the drums that R has. My kit is set up very similar.
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jexxican
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2014 05:51:55 PM »

Thanks, T. Cthulhu is a kind of demi-godmonster from H.P Lovecraft's writing. He describes him as "A monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet, and long, narrow wings behind." Lots of good stuff about Cthulhu all over the place. There is a needle felted one on the fiber boards, There is a role palying game, heck there is even a version of Fluxx based on the tales of Lovecraft.
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2014 11:41:17 AM »

You are one creative gal!  I love these!  And sock lobster-- what a great idea!  If anyone can pull it off, it's Jexxi!
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