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Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by Fozzie Bear, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    You're kiddin' me? "I" was HELPFUL!? I better be carefule or I'll lose my 'underachiever' status...

    Okay, so I'm still researching this whole feather hair option. I've been staying away from it because I can't figure this whole thing out, and I'm finally tired of trying and need advice (c'mon, SOMEONE knows).

    So, I'm digging around here: http://www.americanplume.com/index.asp and I'm trying to discover which one of these is the proper product for, say, Animal's hair? Long or short Nondu? http://www.americanplume.com/index.asp

    I also found this link at: www.tonyhill.net
    Nondu feathers: http://www.tonyhill.net/productCat96521.ctlg

    Or have I totally missed the boat?
  2. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Here's some of the links I have in my computer, and I dunno (but I doubt) they are double-posted here (if so, forgive me, but I tried to double check all that):

    I've just posted the 2 links I have for ostrich feathers.

    This site has good fur, but for the cost and the amount you get it seems like it's rather expensive:



    Armslength.com's Workshop Videos:

    A site with various links and resources:

    Rit Dye Chart:

    Organizations and Such:
    Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry: http://www.sp.uconn.edu/~wwwsfa/bimp.html
    Puppeteers of America: http://www.puppeteers.org/

    Consumer Monster
    From one of our own here at MC:
    This was the pattern I used to make my Mahna-Mahna puppet:
    These are patterns taken from the plush and posted online:
    Kermit: http://www.innisanimation.com/puppets/kermit.htm
    Scooter: http://www.innisanimation.com/puppets/scooter.htm

    Doll and Bear Supplies:

    Posted in another thread by Andrew: (it's in 4 parts)

    The Making Of A Puppet:


    I haven't quite figured this one out yet, but it looks like either fan scripts or transcriptions of the skits on TMS etc:

    If you're looking to make eyes, maybe teeth, or even maquettes of your characters, you might want to check this site out here (better than Super Sculpey):
    http://www.sculpt.com/catalog_98/CastingMaterials/magicsculp0001.htm is the product you need, 2-part resin with no baking required. Hard as a rock! Lin uses this to make maquettes and sculpts from all the time...or, you know, when he has time...
  3. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member


  4. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member


    FOZZIE HORROR! Brrr....
  5. Camellia

    Camellia Well-Known Member

  6. puppetmancan

    puppetmancan Well-Known Member

    very helpful. also puppet 101
  7. Squigiman

    Squigiman Well-Known Member

    Just to let you know, after searching through the internet archive for a saved copy of this site, I was browsing again on these incredibly helpful threads, and found this site does, indeed, still exist on her site, at http://www.puppet-planet.com/buildyourown.html . Glad to have found the site, alive and well. Hope this helped.

  8. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    It was offline for awhile, but it's since been brought back.
  9. Arislan

    Arislan Active Member

    Any experience purchasing from GA Stage internationally? I'm about to move out of America.
  10. thedoogles

    thedoogles Active Member

    Great guys... this is really useful especially for a puppeteer like me from oz... not much here
  11. Fuzzhead

    Fuzzhead Well-Known Member

    I'm not by any means an experienced foam puppet builder, but I know you can get some pretty cool things at sporting good stores in the fly fishing section. Tying flies uses a variety of marabou, ostrich, peacock, and all sorts of other feathers. They also have a product called crystal flash, which is like a fine sparkly tinsel in all different colors. If you need a small amount of feathers, you might find what you are looking for. Try Cabellas website or other fly tying resources. I used to tie flies, so I have a bunch of catalogs somewhere. I could post some links later if anyone is interested.
  12. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Yes, links would be awesome.
  13. Fuzzhead

    Fuzzhead Well-Known Member

  14. Fuzzhead

    Fuzzhead Well-Known Member

  15. gfarkwort

    gfarkwort Well-Known Member

    whoa....if I ever wanted to make a realistic rabbit...I would use those rabbit mask's....woooo!....Creepy!.....*shudders*
  16. Fuzzhead

    Fuzzhead Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I agree. They are a bit creepy looking. Animal lovers may object to some of the items. I also want to add that a lot of this stuff is also available in the Cabelas brick and mortar locations. Also Gander Mountain stores if there are any in your area. I think a lot of those synthetics would make great puppet hair.
  17. roastnebrie

    roastnebrie Active Member

    Puppet Hair!

    If anyone has a Claire's in there mall they sell hair extentions that are attatched to scrunches that make great puppet ahir some of them come in different colors and some have maribu feathers attached to them. Just wanted to share that with ya.:)
  18. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

  19. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Speaking of eyes: What about any information for oval shaped eyes? Something that can be purchased online? I am needing something about 2 inches tall.
  20. pherzmom

    pherzmom Member

    I found these links very helpful (YES YOU, Fozzie!) awhile back, as I made my first soft potrait doll(Rockin' Ralph--Ralph Covert/Ralph's World). I'm Stuffed Fur had the "mongolian lamb" I needed for hair and Beverly was super helpful! I had to make smaller eyes than what most puppets would take, but had a blast creating them, using a clear "animal eye" and painting the back with nail polish.
    Another toxic product that might be useful is a nail polish coated pipe cleaner that I bent into glasses.

    doggone! I'm trying to get 10 posts, so I can send a private message, and now I also find I'm not yet allowed to post a url so you can see my doll. oh well:eek:

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