With Halloween fast approaching, I needed a subtle costume for me, and my faithful canine sidekick Raffi. I’m really into Futurama at the moment, so I figured demure matching Brain Slugs would do the trick.
Brain slugs are space parasites that stick to your head and control your every action. If you suspect a brain slug infestation is in the works, switch to a garlic shampoo.
There are many patterns available for brain slugs, but I felt I should try make my own. I made a big slug (for moi), and a small one (for Raffi).
These are fairly easy to make (check out my Amigurumi Tutorial 1, 2 and 3), but you do need to know how to single crochet around the post (see this video, just keep in mind that you’d be doing single crochet, not double crochet like in the video).
Once you finish them, you can sew them to a headband, or just attach a length of yarn (or long chain) to keep them in place.
Update (Oct. 31, 2008): I put some pictures of Raffi wearing his slug here.