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Kermit in my Wedding?

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by Hat Sharpener, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Hat Sharpener

    Hat Sharpener New Member

    This may be pushing my fiancée a bit, but it's worth a shot...

    I've got to get Kermit (Replica) in my wedding... admittedly, he is a little shy and therefore could not take a very active role (the whole not-being-able-to-move thing limits the possibilities), but I'm looking for ideas on how I could:

    A) Use him in the wedding photos
    B) Convince my fiancée that this is a good idea... :)

    Any thoughts?

    First order of business is to get him dressed like a groomsman... I assume he's not a standard size, so there may be some custom tailoring involved. Has anyone made clothes for Kermit?

    Thanks!
  2. Telly

    Telly Active Member

    What if he was holding the rings?
  3. Hat Sharpener

    Hat Sharpener New Member

    I remember someone posting about toddler clothes for Kermit, but I can't seem to find it in the archive... Anyone remember what size he wears? Obviously, would have to do a lot of alterations...
  4. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Oh, God, you are SO like me. I would totally want the Muppet presence at my wedding (dreamily imagines a Janice cover of As the World Falls Down)....

    I like the ring idea. It might also be amusing to have a gag photo with Kermit as the priest/pastor/rabbi/whoever officiating. Have a pic with him about to cut the cake, if you're gonna have one. The Muppets are big on parody. Your fiancee might be more into it if you explain you'll have 2 pictures ... a real one and the parody one.
  5. Krazedmuppet

    Krazedmuppet Active Member

  6. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Adorable!
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Here's a thought. Dress Kermit up as a groomsman...er...frog as suggested and have him sitting on the table guarding the wedding gifts. It gets him there but also up and out of the way as not to steal the spotlight.

    Incidentally I remember touching up a bride and groom Miss Piggy and Kermit photo from The Muppet Movie for a certain MCer's groom's cake. I couldn't find a link to a photo. :)

    Good luck! ;)
  8. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Oh I love the idea...but maybe not wedding photos, chances are you'd maybe be annoyed with his being there in years to come. Especially if you couldn't get his face just right.

    I love the idea of his guarding the presents though. Do you have Animal? You could have him ripping one present open at the back of the table.
  9. Hat Sharpener

    Hat Sharpener New Member

    Thanks, those are some good ideas. I'll keep you posted. I'm off to take Kermit's measurements for dressing him as a groomsman.

    Good point not to let him steal the spotlight... Gotta remember what's truly important! :)
  10. Hat Sharpener

    Hat Sharpener New Member

    Kermit's Measurements

    For people who are interested, here are Kermit's measurements for clothing...

    Shirt:
    Neck: 10.5"
    Arm (from base of neck to cuff): 11"
    I didn't take his chest measurement, but from his neck to the top of his pants would be 4"

    Pants:
    Waist: 20.5"
    Inseem: 11.5"
    "Out"seem (From waist to cuff): 15"

    Feet
    Length: 5"
    Width: 2.5"
  11. Davina

    Davina Member

    I wish we'd had the muppety options we have now when I got married back in January of 2003.. *sigh* hubby would have been all over the idea... *sigh* cake toppers are a good idea (and has been done often enough to give you lots of ideas.. and can occasionally be found on ebay, as well..) I love the idea of Animal ripping open presents... I'd probablly have Kermit at the guest sign in book.. now, as for Gonzo.... i've no idea where I'd put him... if you had a coat check, maybe put him there.. though I'd put stuffed penguins there, myself..(ok, so there are no good large muppet penguins, there are still stuffed penguins and sometimes you just have to make due...)
    All sorts of ideas can be come up with depending on what sorts of stations you'll be having at your reception, though I'd keep them away from food or beverages, and high enough up to be out of the reach of children (and possibly adults..... may want to post little signs asking everyone to keep hands off...)
    good luck and let us know what you wind up doing
  12. Mongoose

    Mongoose New Member

  13. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie New Member

  14. Hat Sharpener

    Hat Sharpener New Member

    Did It!

    Ha!

    I'm still waiting to get photos from the photographer and most friends, but here are the first bits of proof that Kermit the Frog attended my wedding. He's even in some of the formal "groomsmen" shots...

    Here's the outfit:
    http://www.derekandelizabeth.com/KOutfit1.jpg
    http://www.derekandelizabeth.com/KOutfit2.jpg

    And some of my uncle's (large) photos:
    http://www.derekandelizabeth.com/KCeremony.jpg
    http://www.derekandelizabeth.com/KReception.jpg

    One very young boy in the audience shrieked and pointed as if he'd just seen a huge celebrity... which he did! :)

    At some point in the evening, an appointed frog-wrangler in the wedding party rescued Kermit from his various posing and from the less than delicate hands of my younger cousins.

    I'll post more as I get good photos...

    - Derek
  15. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Oh my...That is amazing! Wow! That is so cool, Derek! Be sure to show us any other pics that may come up!
  16. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    He looks really nice!
  17. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    *squeals with delight*

    Kermit looks so HANDSOME in that outfit!

    *sigh* Had I been there, I'd be fighting the kids for squealing rights. :D
  18. Hat Sharpener

    Hat Sharpener New Member

    Just for the record, my mother made the outfit out of clothes found at Goodwill.

    The shirt is a dress shirt for a baby. She used some old pillow cases to extend the arms in the cuffs. The pants were a toddler's shorts that were exactly the right length, she split the seams on the sides and cut about 2/3 of the width of the leg off, though she somehow managed to save the pockets... The tie is the tail end of the same tie that the guys in the wedding party wore - the other part of that tie ended up being worn by the ring-bearer! Don't remember the shoe size. I'll see if I can find it, but it was a little tight.

    Just a continuation of all the great Muppet costumes my mom and I made together for various Halloweens when I was growing up! Only this time she was dressing a Muppet like a person instead of the other way around! Gotta see If I can find photos of those someplace, they were great......

    - Derek


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