Progressing from the miniature experiments I had made earlier, I decided to scale them up into giant versions.
Made from metres of calico and edged with black ink and blanket-stitched thread, the three monsters I chose were unique in both form and features, yet similar in style and material.
I wanted them to retain a child-like quality. I chose soft fabric and filling to loosely resemble a soft-toy whilst keeping their features basic but playful, mimicking negative facial expressions in a cartoon appearance.
The seven-legged monster had wire legs to allow them to move or be positioned in a less rigid stance, adding more life to the structure.
The bigger monster was a more complex build, with an internal wooden frame that had to be assembled in the space before being padded out with cushions and stuffing.
The floor Monster used a lot of stuffing, with additional bean bags to allow people to sit or lie comfortably on the monster’s stomach.