For my very first Oscar contest, I made this sparkly formal sock monkey who carried his very own little Oscar.
For 2004 I decided to award monkeys for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. That's a lot of monkeys!
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.
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.
For my fifth year of the contest, I made a trio of Dream Monkeys with sparkly dresses, long eyelashes, and beehive hairdos.
The 2008 Oscars were nearly derailed by the Writers' Strike, so I celebrated with a Striking Writer Monkey. He had hipster glasses and sneakers.
WHY SO SERIOUS? It was finally time to create some comic book monkeys. For 2009, I made Batman and the Joker.
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.
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.
My homage to Lisbeth Salander is the Monkey with the Dragon Tattoo. She comes complete with razor blade necklace, Macbook, and golf club.
Avengers, assemble! In 2013 I made Thor (with Mjölnir), Captain America, Iron Monkey, and the Incredible Hulk.