My friend Jenny posing with her giant Cacturne plushie.
She designs and makes all her plushies by hand.
I asked her to build me a giant Articuno.
I'll probably get it next year or so...
For reference, Jen is 5'9" so cacturne is about 2 1/2 ft tall.
She also turned me on to papercraft and built me the tiny Lugia plushie that I carry to every con as a good luck charm.