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Mimic octopuses are an as-of-yet scientifically undescribed species of octopus hailing from the oceans of Indonesia. While very little is known about them, it's been discovered that they purposefully imitate the shapes and look of a number of more deadly animals that live in their vicinity, presumably to avoid being eaten.

I held an art contest in April 2006, the grand prize of which was a custom of the winner's design. MSKing was the winner and requested a cephalopod pony. When we were discussing possible designs, I told her about mimic octopuses and she loved the idea. We talked about several possible designs, but she finally chose to have the inspiration be a mimic octopus imitating a basket star. Another possible design had very much caught my fancy, however, and I ended up by making my own mimic octopus custom, this one imitating a sting ray.

Mimic Octopus 2 was made from a Silver Glow. She was painted in artist-quality model paints to have an octopus mimicking the form of a sting ray as her symbol and a striped heart on her magnet hoof. Her eyes were repainted an aqua color that matches Mimic Octopus 1's eyes. She was rehaired in brown and white silky kanekalon hair. Like on her sister, the stripes alternate in size. Her features were designed to be similar to Mimic Octopus 1's, but with her own twist. For example, her hair starts with the dark color. Also, the stripes on her symbol are more brown to match her hair as opposed to the reddish stripes Mimic Octopus 1 has.

The two Mimic Octopus Ponies together.

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