In the course of my nerdy sock monkey making endeavours I determined that Doctor Who sock monkeys and Castiel sock monkeys were not a thing. However Batman sock monkey is a thing. In fact most superheroes have sock monkey versions, I found out. I thought this was strange.
But by searching out these Batman sock monkeys I was provided with plenty of inspiration in order to create my very own version.
I made this as a Christmas gift for a friend. For the other nerdy sock monkeys the choice was obvious. One was a big Doctor Who fan and the other a big Supernatural fan. For this friend…well… she’s a huge nerd. And I say that in the nicest way possible. But I couldn’t decide what nerdy sock monkey I could make for her. I mean, she likes Doctor Who. She likes Supernatural. Plus I know she’s into Anime, but I know absolutely nothing about Anime and wouldn’t even know where to start so I vetoed that idea early on. Finally I decided on Batman. Because, really, who doesn’t like Batman? Batman’s awesome.
For this sock monkey, I am especially proud of the Bat logo. It turned out beautifully. I was a little afraid I wouldn’t be able to cut out the felt so that it looked right, but I shouldn’t have worried because it’s perfect.
And, if you want to be a huge nerd? The bat logo is attached to a safety pin so you can remove it from the sock monkey and wear it as a brooch. That’s probably saying something about me that, that idea would even enter my mind. I admit it. I’m a huge nerd. Batman is awesome. Which I may have already mentioned o.O
I discovered something interesting after making this sock monkey. Batman transcends geekdom. He really does. When I was making the Doctor Who sock monkey I would show it to people and they would be like “aww cute, the sock monkey is wearing a bowtie and suit jacket” and they wouldn’t realize that it was a character from a show. But with the Batman sock monkey, I would show someone and didn’t need to say a thing and people would be like “Batman!!!! That’s so cool!”
Then there’s the Castiel sock monkey. My mother didn’t believe that my friend would recognize who the sock monkey was supposed to be. She’s never watched Supernatural so why would she know? So I actually filmed my friend opening the present so I would get her reaction and prove to her that it wasn’t just a random flying monkey wearing a trench coat. Thankfully my friend proved me right. But everyone loves Batman. Everyone knows who Batman is. Batman defies nerdy boundaries.