You don’t know who Tentacle Kitty is? Please allow me to educate you in her particular brand of cute.
Tentacle Kitty, also known as Pink One, is from another dimension where being a rainbow of colors and having tentacles instead of legs is perfectly normal. Through a series of events that can be read here (Tentacle Kitty’s first adventure!), she comes to this planet and is befriended by a girl named Violet and a pair of kittens names Pirate Kitty and Ninja Kitty. You can find out more about Tentacle Kitty and her friends over here!
I first stumbled across Tentacle Kitty when I was attending WonderCon in Anaheim CA, back in April of 2014. My husband and I were perusing the seller’s booths, and found ourselves at a table filled with small, pink creatures with a lot of legs. My immediate response was to turn to my husband, grab his arm, and tell him that whatever those were, they were too cute and too pink to not take over the planet. A short while later, I had one in my possession, and it’s been love ever since.
I adore my Tentacle Kitty. She, along with a stuffed Stitch (also a gift from my husband) have been my travel companions over the past few years. She has been to Disneyland with me multiple times, accompanied me on road trips all over the United States, been my sidekick at multiple conventions, and has even completed a circumnavigation of the world with me this past year! I absolutely adore her!
In the fall, there was a KickStarter for creating a purple version of Tentacle Kitty! There were stretch goals to unlock other colors as well, and by the end of it there were purple, blue, black, and calico options. Naturally, I got one of each. And the t-shirt. And the bumper sticker. Did I mention that I adore Tentacle Kitty? After months of waiting for everything to be ready and clear customs, I finally got a shipping notice! I may or may not have spent a lot of time refreshing the USPS tracking page. And waiting on the front steps at unreasonable hours.
But finally, the day came!
And my wonderful husband took a video of the whole unboxing, which I didn’t realize for a few minutes.
But that’s not all!
When the KickStarter went live one of the donation options allowed me to design my own custom Tentacle Kitty, there wasn’t a whole lot of debating with myself involved. Of course I wanted that opportunity! It did take a good deal of time to come up with a design that I wanted, but finally settled on a design and color scheme that represents my love of travel and is also in keeping with the name of this blog! When she arrives, I will tell you all about her.