Costume Designer Is ‘Longifying’ Furbys And They Look Like Cute Centipedes
Furbies – it’s either you find them cute or you find them creepy. But you’ll absolutely agree with the latter when you see this cute Furby centipede. Rewind 1998, Tiger Electronics released the Furby, an electronic robotic toy that looked like a hybrid between a hamster and an owl. Despite its baffling appearance, it became one of the best-selling toys in the year 1999 to 2000.
One of the reasons why it became so popular among kids is its awesome technological capability to develop language skills. At first, a Furby starts out speaking ‘Furbish’ language. It would say ‘day-ay-loh-oo-tye’ for ‘good morning’ and say ‘may-lah’ if it wants some ‘hugs’. But as they grow, they are programmed to develop the English language as they begin to speak less Furbish and more English phrases.
Their language-developing capability is indeed impressive. But we can’t just brush off the fact that these toys still look terrifying. Admit it, you certainly had a bad dream where you’re being chased by a group of menacing Furbies. Furthemore, the updated Emo-Tronic Furbies with more complex facial movements only made our fears worse.
But since Halloween is fast approaching, perhaps we’ll give these scary-looking toys a pass. As a matter of fact, a crafter even made Furbies a lot creepier by turning them into centipedes. Heck, we can’t even handle the creepiness of the tiny, round Furby. And now, this. But who’s the mind behind the Furby Centipede?
Costume designer Boots and Mothball has been making Furby Centipedes by modifying the toy’s entire body and giving it a new longer body. First, the crafter disassembles the toy by removing the skin cover and replacing it with a new fur coat by sewing the parts together.
The crafter also refurbishes Furby’s eyes and beak to achieve a more nightmarish effect. You can find the comprehensive step-by-step procedures on the crafter’s Instructables account if you wish to create your own Furby Centipede. Take a look at the crafter’s creations to give you some ideas on the design of your Furby Centipede.