This is Octavio.
He is a young octopus, just trying to figure out his place in the big blue sea.
He has eight tentacles. He uses them to move around, interact with his environment, and wave hello.
When it gets dark, his bioluminescent spots make him fun to be around. Here he is with a jellyfish, a recent acquaintance and new friend.
He is also very soft. So, even though he does not think of himself as a pillow, he will sometimes let you use him as one—provided you ask politely.
Thanks Octavio! And good night, Octavio.
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Now, for some BONUS *~*MaKiNg PiCs*~*
the pattern (internal lines were for measuring in Illustrator):
tracing on our stretchy velvet…
all cut out…
and stitching is underway!
not shown: some soldering, tedious insertion of LED wires and stuffing into eight separate legs and a plastic orb. But now, the finishing stitches…