I'm not sure how I would have done had I been given the task to create his monsters then, but I certainly utilized a few tricks picked up over the years to make these guys. I even ordered special eyes for a couple of them, which has inspired me to create more pieces with colored eyes as well!
Cruel: An octopus was the first amigurumi I had ever made, and I would enjoy making more of them if they didn't have so many legs! Thus, I tried to simplify the design by making his head and body one piece, but I am so terrible at that, so I ended up doing a few pieces to construct him.
Zillabong: I actually went back and forth with giving him an open mouth and a closed mouth. It was difficult because his head just kept getting bigger and bigger because of it, but in the end, I decided that since he always has this dopey look on his face, his mouth needs to be ajar.
Maulister: I ended up using triangular animal noses for the eyes rather than big rounded eyes to pull off a better insect look. I tried using fabric stiffener to keep his antennas up, but it didn't work out. I still think he pulls off the mischievous insect look without them up, though!
I am really glad and thankful to have made these guys! With all the drive, imagination, and creativity, I can't wait to see what Dane makes next. I hope you get a chance to watch the film or at least support him by liking his movie Facebook page here!