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Wildcard week - inflatables

Alex Waller and I made this ridiculous thing

Since tentacled forms seem to respond well to inflated material, we embarked on a very efficient system for making many tentacles. We cut four pairs of rectangular ripstop nylon, maximizing the use of available bright orange material.

To make the fabrication efficient, we sewed the material before cutting, avoiding having to make separate cone-shaped parts and attaching them to a body. Each pair of nylon sheets makes eight tentacles: four long fingery ones and four short stubby ones.

How to make tentacles efficiently
We inflated it in the computer and it looked nothing like real life
Quick measurements by hand
Production mode
Cutting out the tentacles after sewing
All the tentacles are attached to each other now
Inflation: stubby tentacles
Inflation: fingery tentacles