If you are a fellow crocheter and haven't yet checked out Christen Hayden's Creepy Cute Crochet book of patterns, you are doing yourself one hell of a disservice. I've already made a handful of these little ones for friends and family. . . and get laughs and thanks every time.
Tomorrow, I'll give my brother Kevin my most recent creation. . . HIM as a corporate zombie:
(Sorry, Kevin: I HAD to overdo the red hair. That's what sisters are for, right?;)
Granted, the pattern calls for a pool of brain blood to drip from his mouth; however, I tend to think that I'm often surrounded by slews of subtle zombies--it's more likely that I'd sit next to a zombie on the train if he's not chewing hunks of someone's bloody brain like bubblegum.
I've been a "Needle Noodles" pattern fan for quite some time. My first attempt was one of her Etsy patterns:
This Samurai was for my dear friend Thomas Spanos. We dated very briefly while in college. During that time, he gave me two pictures of himself: one with a special message written in runes on the back and another of him dressed in self-designed and created Samurai armor made exclusively out of cardboard.
(NOTE: The photo on the left was taken by Thomas Spanos and can be found with all of Thomas' other incredible costume creations on his website.)
I've also made a grim reaper for my sister-in-law Sarah, in honor of her 30th birthday:
I made my ex-now-friend Bob a fez-festooned monkey for Christmas/winter holidays:
. . . and I also made my Uncle Dean (a classics and humanities college instructor with a passion for Greek and Roman history/mythology) a Trojan:
Next week, I need to make a Nosferatu for my hair designer (she asked for the little baldie!), so I'll try to share that one with you, too.
Overall, these are super-easy to make, and I've made nearly all of them in under five hours.
Happy birthday, Kev! Glad you haven't sold out all the way! :)