My sister is a big fan of the Adult Swim show Squidbillies. Her favorite character is of course, Early Cuyler. Knowing this, her fiance and I conspired to make a plush Early for her birthday.
I did some research both to get an idea of his facial expressions, and an idea on how to construct him. I came across vikangaroo, who had made a custom plush Early too. I got a better idea of how to construct his head, but decided to go with my floppy tentacles and to use different techniques for the face.
Here he is all stuffed. I'm using my hat to get an approximate measure for his head, so that I could make his hat. Also this is before his mouth was embroidered.
I actually really like him like this, he's almost like a Clockwork Orange octopi.
And here is the finished piece with hat and his mouth sewn on:
My sister loved it! And a few weeks later when we both went up to my parents, Early came up with her. He road shotgun all the way to PA from NC, telling everyone along the way, "Don't touch the triiim!".