Kristen McQuillin made a plush kiwa hirsuta lobster, and a pattern so you can, too.
Inspired by the recently reported kiwa hirsuta lobster, I designed a plush toy. Although she’s not anatomically correct in every detail (PDF), I think she is an identifiable member of this new species.
For anyone interested in sewing one of their own, I’ve developed a pattern with instructions and released it under a Creative Commons license. I don’t recommend this project for people averse to hand-sewing or turning things inside out–there’s plenty of both involved. But it’s all simple sewing and assembly if you understand the basics of seaming and stuffing.
Here’s a comparison of the plushy (top) and real deep sea lobster. (Thanks, Shannon!)