Since making my replica of Animal, which was a working puppet but due to me going a bit large is better suited as a poser, I didn't know which well known puppet to have a go at next. My 1 year old decided for me as she fell in love with Cookie Monster after I let her watch Share it Maybe on YouTube. So...Having gone though about a dozen different blue fur fabrics - none of which match Cookie's fur exactly - I found a tight curly fur that with a bit of a brush is still a bit short but isn't too bad. Just as hard to match was the colour. I'm 30 so I remember Cookie before he became a vivid royal blue colour, so after a little bit of old footage hunting I found the really old Cookie, who was a greyish colour, and then "my" Cookie, who was a dull blue. Based on all that, my replica is similar to the new build, with more defined head shape and rounder jaw, but the colour of the older Cookie's. I've taken a couple of photos but they haven't come out too well...There's also a very quick rough video which at least shows his shape better although it was taken tonight with the house lights on so again it doesn't show his colour too well and i also realised that I made the classic mistake of saying "I" instead of "me" when doing the voice. I'll do something a bit better soon. Hope you like him...he's the reason I finally decided to start my own puppet business in the UK and will be selling original professional puppets and other creations there soon. Watch out for the website coming soon at www.oldenoughtoknowbetterpuppets.com "