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Blue-ringed Octopus by FamiliarOddlings Blue-ringed Octopus by FamiliarOddlings
Something I've been working on since May. I love octopi! And the blue-ringed is so beautiful! I wanted to make a tribute to this amazing animal and it turns out that needle-felting is perfect for making octopi! :D

Needle-felted wool (I dyed the yellow wool and the light blue wool myself) over pipe-cleaner structure so it can move in almost all the ways an octopus can! Eyes are paper clay. From one outstretched arm to another, it has a diameter of about 11 inches; and its height is about 7 inches when not standing on its arms.

**:flowerpot:**
Want an octopus for yourself? I am willing, no, eager to make these on commission!

Here is the listing on Etsy for detailed info: [link]

The price, considering the time it takes to do the details, would range from $120-$150 depending on what kind of coloration is requested. An orange or more uniform-colored octopus takes less time than a ringed or patterned octopus, though they're not as fun.

Note me and we can discuss it.
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EDIT: OMG! :faint: A DD! Thank you, thank you, thank you! :heart: I will try to respond to all the comments and love but it might take a while so bear with me, please. I still can't believe it...
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The suggester said: "Quite simply Blue-ringed Octopus by ~DragonBehin is the best felt-plushy I've ever seen (and I've seen some pretty fantastic ones), the detail is incredible and I don't even want to imagine how the suckers were made. I clicked on the thumbnail expecting a typical octopus plushy (there seems to be a trend going on the moment) and was completely blown away." ( Suggested by Sarahorsomeone and Featured by MyntKat )
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DarkTentacles Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
This is beautiful. *_* My favourite species of Octopus. ^^
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justmeh123 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! 8D
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peanut11111 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
oh my GORSH this ......this ...i..wow!...this is amazing!!! i just made a pipe cleaner blue bird named horace and compared to this hes well... hes crap so yeah...poor horace.
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Katana-Nova-Cat Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not the kind I'd go for, but you've done it really well! :meow:
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Bittythings Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   General Artist
Oh wow, the detail on this is just gorgeous! And so anatomically correct too.
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peanut11111 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
i agree completley with u!
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SpaceTurtleStudios Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Amazing!
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Ammonite-Amy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Beautiful. :)
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Kanti-Kane Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Awww! It's so adorable. I love it!!
<3 Great work and amazing detail!
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FranciSkellington Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! I want!
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Soul-Cake Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I've seen this guy on Etsy... so beautiful! Wish I could have him :meow:
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ANIMAfelis Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
OMG!!!!!!
I absolutely love it!!!!!!!
:+fav: :wow:
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:iconmrkd4life:
Mrkd4Life Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this. You are very talented. :boogie:
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
This is just perfect! Allll those rings and suckers and colours! It's astounding! I love the shape of its head, and the eyes, and the fact that you made it sooo life-like (even gave it these breathing tubes I don't know the english name of)! :+favlove:
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esmethemaskedowl Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG ITS A FREAKIN OCTOPUS!!!!! XD :headbang: OCTOPUSES ARE ONE OF MY FAV ANIMALS (espessicially owls and penguins the most though)
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ArtisticMoose Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
That's amazing!
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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
What an unusual design. :heart:
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
:) Thank you!
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Aura-BleedingHeart Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh... I looooove octopi. :love: And the detail here is stunning.... fantastic job!!!
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :hug: Octopi are so lovable! :heart:
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Aura-BleedingHeart Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree!! :heart: and you're very welcome!
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senoritafish Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
This is wonderful! And the detail, down to the siphon, spots, and suckers...wow.
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:iconfamiliaroddlings:
FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
This is so awesome!
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconvicenteteng:
vicenteteng Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so fascinating! I was like i have been staring at this for an hour. LOVE THIS! I'll try to make like this. XD
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow, an hour! Thank you! :heart: I'm glad you like it!
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vicenteteng Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem! :)
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pinkchunky Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
pure awesomness!
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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pinkchunky Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
you're welcome! :glomp:
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wildchild-sillygirl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
OMFG!!! I waaannnnnt onnnee!!!! I'm soo gunna have to save up for this...how the f**k did you to the rings...if I get one I want it to be hot pink and lime green....can't you like, teach me or sumthing??
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
:D The rings were painstaking! I love the rings because they just beg to be made in so many different color-combos, like pink and green. :)

I'm going to try making a tutorial sometime...
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madnezz344 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
NEAT :D
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:iconfamiliaroddlings:
FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Hellsing-S-cry-ed Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my God, I want one! But I don't have anywhere NEAR enough money... ^^;
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
:D I'm glad you like it! Yeah, it is a lot of money, but it's a lot of work for me so...

Thanks for the comment!
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UnderTheDarkMoon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
soooo pretty, and real, the size the colours the movement, perfect!!
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FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconkitishane:
Kitishane Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
That is darned impressive! I love it!
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:iconfamiliaroddlings:
FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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Kitishane Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
You are so welcome! :)
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Unsapient Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Truly, you are a master of your craft.
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:iconfamiliaroddlings:
FamiliarOddlings Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
:bow: Thank you! :D
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Raysaaark Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow and Wow. There a cute species alright in real life, but this one you can at least cuddle up with! So Awesome!
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SharkNinjaBlueStar Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
D: This is WOVEN!?
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FuneralEtiquette Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
the details on this are AMAZING i am blown away!
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MomaySpaceCowboy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
just amazing, love the resemblance!!!
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KalliaModel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
OMG!!!! How big and how small can you make one? Could you make one small enough for a pendant?
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StilusMortuus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Aww! So cool! Those kind of octopi are amazing
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