Let’s talk about Krakens! People sometimes ask us how an octopus is Steampunk. That’s because of books like “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea” which was published in 1870. Some authors back in that time liked using Krakens in their stories. Krakens are said to be giant legendary sea monsters that live off the coasts of Norway and Greenland. The legend of the Kraken may have originated from sightings of real giant squids! So, a Kraken could be a squid or an octopus (or some other giant sea monster)!
If you want your own Kraken, you can commision our BIG KRAKEN SQUID from Cpt. Coppertop, or our friend Jesse Thaxton’s BIG CUDDLEPUS! In the below photo is our Captain, Amelia “Coppertop” Reinier, with our little mascot Toki, Dickie (our kraken squid made by the Captain), and Hugo (made by Jesse).
We make smaller squiddies too! We sell our squids on the table with several other toys, so check us out if you see us at a convention. Here’s some fun photos with Dickie and Hugo:
Now, if you can’t afford a Kraken commission, you could always make one from the pattern created by the talented Emily G.! She shares her GIANT SQUID pattern for anyone who would like to make a squid for personal use. Emily loves seeing the squids that people make from her pattern, so please drop by her facebook! Thank you so much Emily ❤