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Another Muppetlab Replica :-)

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by Muppetlab, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Muppetlab

    Muppetlab Well-Known Member

    Quick update for tonight..
    Im busy working on his skull.

    Still experimenting...
  2. Muppetlab

    Muppetlab Well-Known Member

  3. Muppetlab

    Muppetlab Well-Known Member

    Starting to pattern the fur now :)
  4. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

  5. Muppetlab

    Muppetlab Well-Known Member

  6. ashkent

    ashkent Well-Known Member

    I didn't think the fur was too bad to do on my first Fozzie - starting with a fawn fabric and dying it to make it darker and with the orange tint - Eyes on the other hand...just couldn't get them right at all. He looked either angry or stary.
  7. SweetPiggy

    SweetPiggy Active Member

    Wow thats pretty good!
    Nice job. Hope you show us what he looks like when hes finished! :o
  8. wembleyfraggle

    wembleyfraggle Well-Known Member

    This honestly looks better than the "real" Fozzie these days. It doesn't look like him anymore. Same with Gonzo. The builds have changed and I don't like them! This is amazing and looks classic Muppet Fozzie. Not the new Fuzzy Fozzie
    stephen murrell likes this.
  9. Derek Thompson

    Derek Thompson Well-Known Member

    question to all the Fozie fans out there. How much fabric is a safe amount for a Fozie replica? I have a lead on some good fabric and I want to order enough but not too much.
  10. Muppetlab

    Muppetlab Well-Known Member

    2 1/2 meters should do it and have some left over to correct mistakes etc..
  11. ashkent

    ashkent Well-Known Member

    I'd agree. I think the piece i used was about 1.5m x 1 m and it was just enough and didn't allow for fabric overhang around his base.
  12. JonnyBMuppetMan

    JonnyBMuppetMan Well-Known Member

    Terry, your Muppet replicas never cease to amaze me! :)
    I've been getting tired of reading complaints about the new official builds for Fozzie and Gonzo (really just of how prevalent it is right now), and while I admittedly like how the current Fozzie looks, this can really make one think of how well it can be done.
  13. Derek Thompson

    Derek Thompson Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. Your input is very appreciated. I am ordering a sample to see if the color and pile is what I want and then i can order enough to start making a Fozzie with some confidence I am on the right track. I found a mongolian Faux fur in Butterscotch. The color online looks dead on but you never know until you see it in person. I have the luxury of being close enough to LA to go to the Garment/Fabric District downtown and get my fur from the same people as the studios. Its fun but also a little overwhelming. A lot to look through. Like a treasure hunt.....Plus no shipping. Just gas to drive down there. I will post the sample when I get it and get feedback. Thanks again. DT
  14. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Dangit, why they no sell that butterscotch fur online? Me need.
  15. Derek Thompson

    Derek Thompson Well-Known Member

    If some one wants me to pick some up I could figure out a way to get over there. You all have helped me so much and if there is a way to give back I will. Like I said when I get the swatch I will post a pic and give you my honest review. I am also going down to the garment district hopefully next week to look for Gonzo fabric.
  16. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    How much is the fabric per yard? Perhaps I could bribe you to buy me some and mail it to me.
  17. Derek Thompson

    Derek Thompson Well-Known Member

    i believe its like 25 dollars a yard. its not cheap but that is why I am getting them to send me a sample. If its not the right I will drive down and hunt through the hundreds of stores in Downtown LA farbic district. I would hate to always wish I had the right color fur. I got My Elmo fur down there at a random dealer and it was perfect. I will keep you all posted. DT
  18. Derek Thompson

    Derek Thompson Well-Known Member

    But in answer to your question. I could pick up more and send it to you. I dont know how much they have but lets see what the color looks like. Ill keep everyone in the loop. DT
  19. los

    los Well-Known Member

    I would love to get into building replicas. What is the average cost to build one?
  20. ashkent

    ashkent Well-Known Member

    On my Fozzie replica I used a thick shag fur in fawn but I boiled it in strong Sunshine Orange Rit dye (I think the concentrate was double the usual amount to get it to take) and it did just enough to turn the fawn into an orange brown. Obviously the boiling made the fur course like old Fozzie as opposed to new fluffy Fozzie.

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