[monotonous] "I got you an official Bender hat."
The Brain Slug is one of my favorite creatures on Futurama, and quite possibly one of the easiest and most fun Halloween costumes I've done in a while. What's not fun about talking in a monotone voice, and if it falls off your head you can loudly exclaim, "I'm free of that nightmare!"
You'll need a few hours of time, and a basic knowledge of sewing to complete this cute little Brain Slug plushie.
Step 1: Materials and Pattern
- Fleece (bright green)
- Black and White scraps for the eye
- Green thread
- Sharpie marker
- Sewing Machine (optional)
- Printer (for the pattern)
- Stuffing (Poly-Fill)
When you print out the pattern be sure that you don't shrink the image in any way. The image is already sized to 8.5 x 11, and reducing the size to "fit to margin" or anything like that will make things smaller than we want. Once you have the pattern printed out and cut up, you need to cut out some fleece for your Brain Slug.
- (14) Feets
- (1) Bottom
- (2) Side Piece
- (4) Antenna
Step 2: Antennae and Feets
Start out by sewing two pieces of the Antenna together by using an overcast stitch. These are really skinny, and we wont be able to flip them inside out, so I decided to use that stitch since it's somewhat decorative, and I just like how it looks. I did the same thing for the Feets, except I wound up flipping those. These should all be done by hand, since they're so small.
Once you're done, you should wind up with a pair of Antenna for the Slug, and seven little nubby feet thingies (which I will still call Feets).