Dr. Zoidberg: Cthulhu pumpkin

Homyachok challenge blog has a new challenge: Halloween!

Frankly speaking, I'm not celebrating this holiday. Well, when I was in school we were obliged to make costumes and such for the English class, it was kinda fun, but never inspired me much.
And this time I was lucky enough to combine DT plans with my own =) My husband is a fan of Futurama, so for his birthday I made a character plush toy for him. And since Dr. Zoidberg reminds me of Cthulhu - I thought it wasn't a bad idea to have fun with him =)
So, there's a little story:
Dr. Zoidberg decided to make a Chtulhu pumpkin for Halloween and started cutting the pumpkin with his claws, comparing his creation with Cthulhu image on the card (from the board game Call of Cthulhu)

And brain slugs help him a little =)

When he's done, he feels proud of his creation!

But then he starts thinking: "Hm... this pumpkin looks like me!!! Or like Cthulhu? Hmmm..."

Brainslugs agree =)

Speaking of Dr. Zoidberg - it's my own creation, I designed the pattern and have sewn him with my own hands. I made this guy from pink plush, his legs and arms have wires inside so they are bendable. And all clothes are real:

The scrubs.

And that's naked Zoidberg =))) With all his... hmm... how do you call those "skin-folds"?..

My husband says that this toy looks awfully scary =( But well, he's part of our Futurama collection:
plush Bender, felt hypnotoad, brainslug.

And Cthulhu pumpkin was processed and cooked =) And put into millet porridge. Yummy!!!!

but looks a little scary too =))) Cthulhu porridge :-D

If you're somehow inspired by Halloween theme, join us for the Halloween challenge till the 23rd of October!

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  1. Прекрасный профессор и тыква похоже! Вот это креатив!!!!

  2. Спасибо, Тамара! =)

  3. Класс! Это надо же, тыкву такой формы отыскать... :)))
    Ален, все так здорово получилась. Ты так прониклась этим праздником...

  4. How unique and groovy!


  5. Хорошая история и вкусный финал)))

  6. Катя, спасибо =) Ну я не то, чтоб прониклась, я скорее поприкалывалась =) А тыква сорта "гитара", как ее продают у нас на рынке даже чаще, чем традиционно круглые; они такие длиииииииинные, я их люблю - они сладкие и небольшие, удобные, можно купить целиком, а не кусок от тушки в 50 кг, который не ясно кто, где и как резал...

    Sonia, thanks a bunch! =)

    Таня, спасибо за комментарий =) Финал, кстати, правда получился вкусным, даже мой брат, презирающий "гнусные овоши" умял кашку и мне хватило только одной тарелки, хотя думала, что всю неделю есть буду одна! =)

  7. Ты меня снова сразила!

  8. Спасибо за комплимент, Оль =)

  9. I always loved your ideas, Aljona! Unfortunately I don't know anything about Dr. Zoidberg, just that he looks very scary naked =))

    Cthulhu pumpkin reminded of the times when I used to read H.P. Lovecraft. I hope the cooked Cthulhu was delicious =))


  10. Thank you for your kind comment, Manu!
    Dr. Zoidberg is one of the characters in cartoon series Futurama (created by Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons). Actually he's an unlucky and miserable doctor, harmless and ridicuous =) only looks scary =)
    Yeah, it was inspired by Lovecraft's art ;) Thanks for commenting indeed!

  11. Hello again, Aljona! Thank you for the reply! I will surely check the cartoon series Futurama, especially because it was created by Matt Groening (my boyfriend and I love The Simpsons!)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. I guess you gonna like Futurama =) It's really fun sometimes =) Have a great week!