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Avenue Q- Lucy Replica Help?

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by FoamAndFleece, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. FoamAndFleece

    FoamAndFleece Member

    I'm trying to build a Lucy (the S***) replica, and I need help with her body. How should I make the hourglass figure out of sheet foam? On another note, what are the tubes that go through the puppet body for? What are they made out of?
    Any help would be appreciated!!!! Thanks!!!
  2. TheCreatureWork

    TheCreatureWork Well-Known Member

  3. FoamAndFleece

    FoamAndFleece Member

    Thanks, but I meant a pattern of sorts or where to cut in darts to make the waist skinnier? Also, the tubes I meant were for all the Ave Q puppets. It's like it's attached from the head, forming a "neck" going through the body. It's really weird. I dunno. :/
  4. davidmartiste

    davidmartiste Well-Known Member

    The neck sleeve is so the head can move independently of the body. If the head were sewn with a small neck directly to your body form, you would have to move the whole body in order for the puppet to look side to side. With a neck sleeve, you can have more subtle movements of the head without moving the whole body. Make sense?
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  5. FoamAndFleece

    FoamAndFleece Member

    OH! Ok... Wow... Thanks! Can you just make it out of the fleece, and then just attach it to the bottom of the body?
  6. davidmartiste

    davidmartiste Well-Known Member

    Indeed. Some builders will make the top of the neck sleeve in the fleece and the bottom in a cheaper fabric but, you can certainly use all fleece if you prefer. Attaching to the bottom of the body is the way to go.
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  7. Melonpool

    Melonpool Well-Known Member

    Also -- make sure the stretch of the fabric goes HORIZONTALLY. If it goes vertically, then the neck will get longer as the years go by. If the stretch goes horizontally, it'll be easier to get the puppet on and off as well.
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  8. FoamAndFleece

    FoamAndFleece Member

    I didn't see this until AFTER I put on a tube for my Rod replica- by chance I did it right! Thanks! :D

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