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Putting FUR on a Puppet

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by gfarkwort, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. gfarkwort

    gfarkwort Member

    I am building a Labrodore Puppet and because it is a dog I need to put fur on over the foam. In my design the dog has foam eybrows and my question is should I put fur on the eybrows seperatly or include it on the whole Furiazation of the head?
  2. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    What I would do is not include the foam eyebrows on the foam head. Cover the head in fur, then make the eyebrows separately in foam and have some wire running through them and have two long pieces of it sticking out of the back of the eyebrow (the part that will be up against the head). Then cover the eyebrows with fur and insert the wires through the head; bend and glue them down inside the head to secure the eyebrows in place.

    This makes it easier to cover the puppet and makes it possible to pose the eyebrows too.
  3. Puppetplanet

    Puppetplanet Member

    Yeah, what Buck said! :p
  4. gfarkwort

    gfarkwort Member

    Awesome!!!!!!!! I never thought of posing the eyebrows....But what kind of wire should I use? like a paper clip or Aluminum wire? Again Thanks a lot!!!
  5. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    I think I use twenty gage. I buy it in spools at a local hardware store.
  6. gfarkwort

    gfarkwort Member

    Lucky I have to special order it and wait for a couple of days.

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