Meet Kraker ! He’s a bit different from anything else I’ve done so far, and I have to admit I had a lot of fun creating it :p As I did last year with the circus theme contest, I entered the new amigurumipatterns.net monster contest this year ! Once again, there are plenty of entries (427 to be precise) from all over the world, some of which are really really beautiful !
What I do love too is to read the stories of all these little monsters. Mine is cut on amigurumipatterns (oops), so let me tell you the story behind Kraker here ! :)
Kraker was born in the ocean, a long time ago (in a galaxy far, far away… Oh wait no, that’s not the story, I’m 1 week ahead there :p). At the time, he was just a white ball full of eyes, and he was called Oculus.
He was pretty funny to look at, and didn’t scare anyone.
That being said, he was very smart and thanks to his numerous eyes, he was a very curious monster. He used to roam in the sea bed, looking for wrecks where he would eventually find precious old books. He read thousands and thousands of them.
One day, he ran into a very very old one, illustrated with sketches. It was the story about a gigantic octopus monster : the Kraken.
Fascinated by its story, Oculus managed to make himself a kraken cosplay. He wanted to look like it at all costs.
Pretty happy with his new fancy costume, Oculus also decided to borrow his new idol’s name.
Oh yes… You’re right, I said his name was Kraker, not Kraken… Well, unfortunately, the book was handwritten… And our little buddy there misread the final “n”…
So… Kraker failed to be taken seriously by his monster mates… Indeed… But now his new tentacles enable him to read 8 books at a time… I guess he hasn’t said his last word yet ! ;)
If you liked Kraker’s story, you can vote for him here: http://www.amigurumipatterns.net/designcontest/vote?id=1319
To do so, you’ll need to pick 5 entries (mine is in the upper left corner) by clicking on the hearts. Then you’ll have to enter your name and email address for it to be validated.