When Pacific Rim came out last year I became completely enamored with it. Just. I absolutely loved it! Giant robots... giant monsters... what more could one ask for?
The answer to that is of course, a crochet kaiju! I chose the kaiju that got the most screentime: Otachi. She's kind of like a flying-lizard-ninja or something. Absolutely fab.
Of course there were no patterns to follow at the time so I just... winged it. ;) It is one of my bigger projects, as I've said before. I actually did a draft of Otachi before hand resulting in my room being littered with various kaiju parts... much like a certain scientist.
She took quite a while to make. And physically she's one of my largest amigurumis to date. While not too complicated she does have a couple tricks. Toes. Those crocodile scales on her back. Moving joints in her wings. All a challenge.
But she turned out fantastic! And fabulously floppy, she's a joy to play around with, and a good travel companion.
I also went out and got some nice yarn for her. No Red Heart for mama Otachi. I forget the brand but it was a nice pretty wool. uwu
Now, part of the process of amigurumi is simplifying the design of the intended product. I can certainly say she's been simplified! The real otachi has so many spikes and glowy spots... I tried to capture the overall feel with the more prominent ones. The parts that helped make Otachi's design feel so awesome.
Still... there were sew many parts to so on! Of course this is probably because of those dang blue spots. I could of embroidered them on... but I'm not comfortable with my embroidery skills.