Oscar the Sock Monkey

Oscar the Sock Monkey

2003

For my very first Oscar contest, I made this sparkly formal sock monkey who carried his very own little Oscar.

Trio of Sock Monkeys

Trio of Sock Monkeys

2004

For 2004 I decided to award monkeys for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. That's a lot of monkeys!

Soctopus

Soctopus

2005

After a couple years, I felt the need to stretch myself. My friend Christopher suggested I make a Soctopus, so I did! He has a necktie and a jaunty hat.

Gay Sock Monkey Cowboys

Gay Sock Monkey Cowboys

2006

Possibly one of the best ideas I ever had. In honour of Brokeback Mountain, I made a pair of gay sock monkey cowboys. They were stoic and in love.

Dream Monkeys

Dream Monkeys

2007

For my fifth year of the contest, I made a trio of Dream Monkeys with sparkly dresses, long eyelashes, and beehive hairdos.

Striking Writer Monkey

Striking Writer Monkey

2008

The 2008 Oscars were nearly derailed by the Writers' Strike, so I celebrated with a Striking Writer Monkey. He had hipster glasses and sneakers.

Batman and the Joker

Batman and the Joker

2009

WHY SO SERIOUS? It was finally time to create some comic book monkeys. For 2009, I made Batman and the Joker.

Sparkly Emo Vampire Sock Monkey Playset

Sparkly Emo Vampire Sock Monkey Playset

2010

In 2010 I pandered to the Twi-hards and Buffy fans with a set of three monkeys: sparkly Edward Cullen, Jacob the Werewolf (with interchangeable long and short hair), and Bella Swan - who, with a change of wig and the addition of Mr. Pointy, became the Slayer herself.

Black and White Swan Monkeys

Black and White Swan Monkeys

2011

I was feeling arty, so in 2011 I made a pair of ballerina monkeys - the virginal, repressed White Swan Monkey, and the crazy-eyed, sexy Black Swan Monkey.

The Monkey with the Dragon Tattoo

The Monkey with the Dragon Tattoo

2012

My homage to Lisbeth Salander is the Monkey with the Dragon Tattoo. She comes complete with razor blade necklace, Macbook, and golf club.

Avenger Monkeys

Avenger Monkeys

2013

Avengers, assemble! In 2013 I made Thor (with Mjölnir), Captain America, Iron Monkey, and the Incredible Hulk.