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Need help for avenue q puppets replicas

Discussion in 'Puppet News' started by darkranth, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. darkranth

    darkranth Well-Known Member

    Hi, I just wanted to give an update of my puppets building process.
    I just finished a foam base for kate monster. So the next step is to find all the fur and the fleece. That's what I found;

    For Trekkie Monster fur

    For Kate monster hair

    for nicky and other characther without fur...

    For Trekkie's Hair

    for kate monster fur

    I'm not sure for the kate hair. I looked at pictures of her and it look more like a wig...

    Can you tell me if these are good material choices?

    Thanks again!
  2. Puppetfur

    Puppetfur Well-Known Member

    They look like some nice choices. The Kate monsters hair, however, you should use a wig. Go back on ebay and you will find some great deals on womens brown wigs. A medium length is about what you need and you can give her a hair cut when you get it.
  3. Greedo

    Greedo Active Member

    Yahyahyah, Rick Lyon sed he used REAL hair for KM's hair. of course, a wig made of real hair. U don't need to go that far, but just some fun facts that may come in handy.:halo:

    Everything else looks like it would be fabulous, but the Trekkie fur would also work for KM (maybe a little better too), just trim her fur.
  4. jcnegron

    jcnegron Well-Known Member

    I think you should use a lighter shade on KM otherwise you won´t be satisfied with the final result, I believe, because you probably won't like to put KM & TM together looking like relatives.
  5. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    I don't think anyone mentioned this, but I once spoke to Rick about eyes, and he mentioned that Trekkie's eyes are just 2 large, plastic spoons.
  6. Hack2112

    Hack2112 New Member

    Actually, the workshop was done at Stagedoor last summer. My friend was in it.

    And no, I don't go to that camp. Just a fun fact.
  7. darkranth

    darkranth Well-Known Member

    I realised that I'm supposed to sew to fabric (sew: is that the right word?) on the puppet and that glue it is not a good idea. What do you think about that? Is sewing really hard? How long does it takes?
    Also did someone have an adress for a fur similar of kate's. And I can't find a wig that look enough like the originals...
  8. staceyrebecca

    staceyrebecca Well-Known Member

    Sewing is not difficult at all! There are a lot of tutorials on youtube that will make it that much easier, too. Good luck!
  9. Greedo

    Greedo Active Member

    Sewing ain't hard, per se, but sewing good takes a whole lotta practice I tell ya. I'm learning something new everytime I mess up on a puppet's construction (which is often!). It just takes practice, patience, and more sewing.
  10. Lab Rat

    Lab Rat Well-Known Member

  11. darkranth

    darkranth Well-Known Member

    These are awesome puppets but there is something annoying about the new princeton's design. I think you could give him a smaller nose to make him cuttier. The bears have something strange but I really like nicky! Don't think I don't like the puppets it's just that the new design are weird when we know the originals... Good work!
  12. Lab Rat

    Lab Rat Well-Known Member

    It's been a weird job for me cos they had to be quite different to the originals but still kind of recognisable.
  13. Onath

    Onath Well-Known Member

    I like the rod you have even better than the original. Awesome work Phil.
  14. Lab Rat

    Lab Rat Well-Known Member

    Cheers i think i prefer this design of Rod to the original.
  15. darkranth

    darkranth Well-Known Member

    I bought fleece on friday and today I covered my Nicky foam head with it. You were right sewing is not hard. Once I learn the way to do it it was really easy.
    So now I need fur for the hair. Where did you get yours Lab Rat?
    And how am I supposed to make the eyes (the white part)?
  16. Lab Rat

    Lab Rat Well-Known Member

    I get most of my fur from e-bay and the eyes are made from plastic spoons.
  17. jcnegron

    jcnegron Well-Known Member

    I also liked your Rod design. Princeton with a purple hair looks good. Maybe what Darkranth misses are the eyelids which are characteristic of Rick's princeton. What I am not sure is if the two bears would work together well, because the color of one is very bright and the other is pastel. Maybe if you add a bright tie for the blue bear and some pastel ornaments to the other it would compensate.
  18. darkranth

    darkranth Well-Known Member

    I already knew for eyes made from spoon but nicky's eyes don't have the shape of a spoon actually. Maybe I should make it with wood?

    And I still can't find Nicky's hair... I think I could buy it from clothdollsupply.com but I'm not sure if the fur is 3" long so I sent an e-mail. I'm waiting for the reply...
  19. Lab Rat

    Lab Rat Well-Known Member

    do you have any pics of your puppets so far?
  20. darkranth

    darkranth Well-Known Member

    Yes I can take some photos. I could use a photohoster tomorow.
    I received my response for the fur and it's 2" long. Do you think it's enough?
    Today I made the first hand... It's cool! I felt for the first time that I was really manipulating a real puppet!

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