SQUEEEEEE! (that\'s the sound a Squidlet makes... when they are not nomming all your food)
\"THE WORLD WOULD BE MUCH SIMPLER IF PEOPLE JUST THREW SQUIDS AT EACH OTHER INSTEAD OF BULLETS.\" -Dr. Squeeooh Suckerton
Meet my littlest cephalopod friends, the Squidlets! Crocheted from acrylic yarn and stuffed with a tiny bit of polyester fiberfill, with black half-round eyes. They are all individually handmade by me, from my own design.
You can use a Squidlet for all sorts of different things - cat toys, party favors, hair accessories, keychains, and lots more! Or you can just love them as a happy squishy little toy to hold! They\'ve all got their own silly personality!
Continuously featured in my Etsy shop at very affordable prices. Check them out here: [link] My shop: www.happysquidmuffin.etsy.com
Here is Garrus from Mass Effect! He is considerably bigger than my other plushies, and required a great deal more effort. I ended up adjusting an existing sit-pattern, as the original pieces I tried using weren't to scale, and I am NOT a patterner normally, but I think he turned out really great! I'm very happy with him. This fellow has a twin that I gave as a gift to the lovely and talented , but I couldn't bear to not have one myself! I also couldn't bring myself to scar him up, so despite it being his ME2 armour (or as close as I could get), I say it's pre-face-rocket.
Garrus is made of felt, with painted and inked details. His visor is made of felt and the plastic from a pastry container. Yeah, I'm not kidding. My hubby enjoyed that part since he had to eat the pastries. He makes sacrifices for my hobby...
You can see the back details here. And here is a side view.
A bit of steampunk influence, obviously.. but you know I always like to put a bit of a horror twist into all my costumes.
My hubby's got some in-progress shots of his lovely rifle on his DA page, here:
So, as last year I was leaning towards "vampire," this year it was more towards "demon."
Many hours went into making this.
You can't see many details in this photo, but if I can stay focused (and if anyone cares, lol) I may submit a few more.
Vest, shirt, corset belt, bustle, skirt, underskirt, and spats were all handmade by yours truly. (Black faux suede vest was not finished yet)
Accessories included a net sling belt holding an antique elixir bottle, metal-and-wire trinket box, a (fake) mini skull, a small wire cage with chicken bones and feathers inside, a set of copper keys, a turkey leg bone , and a potion bottle filled with shells, small bones, stones, and various metal curiosities. I also brought along my favorite bronze lantern, and wore metal wrist cuffs with chains added (supplies purchased at various hobby stores), earrings handmade by myself that featured copper hoops, chicken vertebrae and copper-toned metal gear stampings, and a necklace (which I also made) featuring fox jaw bones wrapped with bronze-toned wire, with a vintage thrift-store necklace taken apart and integrated into the design.
Hat was a cheap, plain black felt hat from a costume shop to which I added the pleather with corset lacing, fabric scraps and trim, feathers, silk flowers, clock parts, wires, chicken bones, and an ermine skull.
And yes, of course, I wore my synthetic dreads and my white cat-eye contacts.
I'm actually kindof glad Halloween is over with. This costume was a lot of work for just one day. Here's to hoping I'll have other opportunities to wear it! Perhaps at conventions or something.