Once again, I prove that you can make an amigurumi in the shape of pretty much anything, as this Cthulhu pattern definitely shows.
Confession Time: I have never read any of H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu stuff. Pretty much everything I know about the tentacular Great Old One, I learned through a combination of pop-cultural osmosis, this Wikipedia entry and a rudimentary Google search.
Yes, I know this makes me a poor excuse for a geek, but I never claimed to be good at this. Heck, I've never even watched a single episode of Dr. Who or read Dune. As geekery goes, I'm operating at a Geek 101 level, whereas the rest of my peers just about have their doctorate in geekiness.
Everybody's got to have a cross to bear, I guess. This one would be mine.
In any event, kaze_neko mentioned yesterday that she was looking for a Cthulhu costume this year. While I couldn't find any costumes per se, I did find some hats that one could construct a costume around; just slap on some green clothes and BAM! You're an old god who's gonna destroy the world when you come back. But what fascinates me is that Cthulhu hats seem to go one of two ways: they're either as cute as all get-out or just plain creepy. There appears to be no middle ground when it comes to the tentacled one.
Don't believe me? Keep reading, and see how the pendulum swings.
Aw, look at this fleecy little Cthulhu hat. Almost looks too cute to be representative of an ancient god that's supposed to destroy the world, doesn't it?
The same could easily be said of this crocheted one. And better still, you can get the pattern and make one for yourself.
Personally? If I could crochet, I'd be sorely tempted to make this sucker in pink, just to mess with the Lovecraft superfans.
On a more "hey, this guy is actually supposed to be creepy-looking" note, there's this knitting pattern for a Cthulhu ski mask.
And as an added bonus, it looks like it fits perfectly over glasses frames. Because that's important when you're making a ski mask for geeks.
And finally, we have this out-and-out unsettling Cthulhu ski mask. How is it unsettling? Just look at it and count the ways:
- Prominent eyebrow ridge of evil? Check.
- Profusion of tentacles that hang in a somewhat menacing fashion? Check.
- Shade of eye-violating radioactive green? Check and check.
Yep, it's official; I think this might just be the creepiest darn hat I've ever seen. And I kinda want it.
And on that note, see you Friday!