Someone recently showed me Lana Crooks art book, and I was completely blown away by her amazing soft sculpture. And what is her favorite topic? Cephalopods! Made in all sorts of themes and looking soft and cuddly, there's an octopus with a skull, a peg legged squid contemplating the sushi made from his missing limb, a squid hugging a plush diver, and oh so much more! Stop by her blog: http://crookedart.blogspot.com/ For info about shows, and lots of images of new plushes.
You can also browse her website: http://www.crookedart.com
Zoology a class of active predatory mollusks comprising octopuses, squids, and cuttlefish. They have a distinct head with a ring of tentacles around a beak mouth and are able to release a cloud of inky fluid to confuse predators.