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

  1. Fireyes

    Fireyes New Member

  2. TommyTheMad

    TommyTheMad Active Member

    National Fiber Technologies


    Fake Fur, Real Fur, All the fur you could want.

  3. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that!
  4. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

  5. NEW to the town :)

    Hello to all I have been reading for sometime now.love this place I have had a love for muppets/puppets all my life. Now I have a son and the mind set. I have made one puppet so far and building #2 wish I could show you all. I see alot of books out there about building, what are the best ones? I like the foam ,hand/rod pupppets the most "so far". My biggest cross to bare is the mouth of a puppet.I need to buy some patterns .

    Talk to you all soon

    P.S. If there is someone by philly that might like to show me some in's and out's that would be sweet.
  6. staceyrebecca

    staceyrebecca Well-Known Member

    I think the glorified sock puppet pattern is a great one. its easy to follow and gives a great result even the first time you try it.

    Also take a look at the foam book & Puppet Planet by John Kennedy. They're different styles of building. The wonderful thing about puppetry is that your end result is the goal, not how you got there or what you got there with (unlike teddy-bear making).
  7. Nojoy

    Nojoy Well-Known Member

  8. The Projectpuppet is like crack to me right now I fight the need to buy one more,maybe just one will hold me over for a bit
  9. batjimi

    batjimi Member

    Puppet Materials Needed

    Hello I am a new puppet builder and I wanted to know what material fossie:o
    and oscar :grouchy: are made of? ( the shaggy material and where to get it) now I know about fleece ( the stuff kermit and most of the other muppets are covered with) but I could not find the shaggy stuff of fossie and oscar any help would be great ohhh this is my first post! Jimi
  10. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Those exact materials probably can't be bought anymore...the Muppet workshop purchased the original materials decades ago and now if they are not still using the original materials they likely get the fur custom made and/or dyed. If you search the archives here there are probably old threads discussing how members here have made Fozzies and Oscars before.
  11. propologist

    propologist Well-Known Member


    Hi Guys,

    What kind of things would you want, to make it easier to make your puppets?
    Like hollow eyes or eye mech.? I am just asking as I am working on some parts for some one and thought that some of you may need something as well. I can make vacummformed plastic eyes, solid plastic eyes, cast rubber parts, etc.
    Just post here with your ideas or wants and I will see what I can do.


    HMS Mike
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  12. staceyrebecca

    staceyrebecca Well-Known Member

    Can I just keep you in my closet with your magical powers for when I think of something? That would certainly make things easier.
  13. Gaskett

    Gaskett New Member

    Whats the best way to dye Fake Fur Fabric using Dylon Multi Purpose Dye

    Help ! I have been building puppets of the muppet variety for years now, and have been lucky enough to rely on lots of fancy fake furs, generally getting what i want. But recently, I have decided to dye my own furs.

    I was told that Dylon Multi Purpose would do it, but what the correct technique ? Can anyone help ?
  14. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Do you know what your fake fur is made of? If it's acrylic then the Dylon dye won't work. I believe that Aljo works on just about anything though.
  15. Bear Man

    Bear Man Well-Known Member

    I'd certainly love to find some oval eyes and large spheres for some replicas I'm planning...
  16. Reginald Rabbit

    Reginald Rabbit New Member

    Where to Find Antron Fleece in Los Angeles

    Does anyone know where I can purchase Antron Fleece in Los Angeles, as well as Scoot Foam?
  17. mercuryss

    mercuryss New Member

    Looking to rent or buy puppets for production

    I run a non profit summer stock in Cleveland OH and I am producing Blues Clues Live and looking to rent or buy some puppets for the show this summer. Please advise or email mercuryss@mac.com. Thanks

  18. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    You might consider buying a large version of the Blue doll and converting it to a puppet.

    I did that with a large Cat in the Hat plush for a bookstore reading once.
  19. propologist

    propologist Well-Known Member

    Hi guys,
    So I thought that I would show you some of the eyes I have been working on.
    As to other shapes I do have a few but can make any size or shape.
    Bear man what sizes are you looking for?

    Some of the eyes that some of you have been asking for are as easy to find as going to the local K-Mart or Walmart and go to the Easter section and get the plastic eggs. Now some of you are looking for very large ovals, There are some of the large plastic eggs that split down the sides in these same sections That have some fax grass and candy in them. I think that they are about 6-8 inches long.

    If any of you need special eyes I will try and help if I can.

    Here you go:
  20. staceyrebecca

    staceyrebecca Well-Known Member

    ohhh! Those are fun!

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