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Help Making Bert and Ernie Puppet Noses

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by The moog, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. The moog

    The moog New Member

    Hi folks,

    I'm new on the board and am just working on my first puppet. I'm doing ok but could use a little advice on getting a really professional 'Bert' (bert & ernie) style nose made.

    Who nose how to do that... (sorry - kinda had to ;) )



    Cheers,

    Moog
  2. TheCreatureWork

    TheCreatureWork Active Member

    Do a search for "Puppet Noses" in this forum- look and you shall find :)
  3. The moog

    The moog New Member

    I did a quick search before posting, but couldn't find anything specific. Guess I'll did down deeper.

    Thanks
  4. The moog

    The moog New Member

    And strangely, a search today throws up good results... Must have been having a bad search day :)
  5. TheCreatureWork

    TheCreatureWork Active Member

  6. Rymoore21

    Rymoore21 Active Member

  7. Coz UK

    Coz UK New Member

    Hi! Hope that pattern worked out for ya! Love to see pics!
    The back piece can be made of stretchy fabric (i.e. fleece) and without the slit if you henson or ladder stitch it closed after stuffing.
    BTW, I blew up the pattern and cut them out of 1/2 inch upholstry foam and contact glued the seams. Worked like a charm with a bit of fibrefil stuffing.
    Is about 4 1/2 inches from top point to bottom. Handy to know for extra-large shnozzes. ;)
    C.
  8. Rymoore21

    Rymoore21 Active Member

    Here is my Bert--He isn't finished yet but you can see how I did the nose. It is a little more round than the real Bert's nose, but I almost like mine better![​IMG]
  9. kumakami

    kumakami Member

    I look a that pic, and I hear him talking in my head. amazing job!
  10. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    This isn't really productive, but I had a field day reading this thread title...at first I misread it as "Help Making Bert and Ernie Puppet Notes" and then "Help Making Bert and Ernie Puppet Noises"...
  11. Rymoore21

    Rymoore21 Active Member

    Thanks KumaKami! I think he will be my final replica. I am starting my own show and it is original characters from here on out....at least for a while:(
  12. kumakami

    kumakami Member

    funny enough as much as love the replica's I'm more of a orginals person...I've never tryed a replica and not sure if I ever will. that being said it takes real talent to recreate known characters as, anyone can tell when your off/wrong. it looks amazing and I hope to see some of your own creations.
  13. scandell

    scandell Member

    These 3/4 egg shapes are PERFECT for bert/fozzie noses:

    http://www.smoothfoam.com
    10104 (Item# 218-12) Smoothfoam 1 3/4" L x 1 3/8" W x 2 1/2" H Panorama Egg - 12 pack - Good Alternative
  14. Rymoore21

    Rymoore21 Active Member

    Thank you so much. I have one original known as Hector (the name may change upon completion.) I can't decide if he should have a mustache and hair (picture 2) or bald with no mustache (picture 1). I am open to suggestion. I have yet to permanently attach his features, but anyway, here is a pic:
    [​IMG][​IMG]


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