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Square puppet

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by buckshot, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. buckshot

    buckshot New Member

    i finally got my lazy tail in gear, and finished up my second puppet a few months back. and i finally have a few pics to show. she was totally experimental. i wanted to make a puppet w/ a square head, so i made a box out of foam, and sewed the head to fit it like a sock. criticism is welcome (positive or negative).

    square puppet1

    square puppet2

    (if those links don't work, go to http://photos.yahoo.com/isaacdeaton and click the puppet album.)
     
  2. gfarkwort

    gfarkwort Member

    VERY nice...what did you use for eyes.....I like your square head girl it is unique and hasA LOT of character.
     
  3. puppetpackpepe

    puppetpackpepe New Member

    looks like the mouth is hard to move. how does it?
     
  4. buckshot

    buckshot New Member

    thanks. the eyes are actually from one way street. i'm not too big a fan of their puppets, but they have some decent, cheap accessories.

    it doesn't have a lot of range, but it's not hard to move. i glued the mouthplate to the foam head, sewed the red mouth to the head covering, and slipped the covering over the foam. i put some elastic bands on the back part of the mouthplate for my hands to slip into. easier to control. still learning. :D
     
  5. thatonekid

    thatonekid New Member

    that's pretty cool lookin'.
    what gave you the idea to make a square headed puppet?
     
  6. buckshot

    buckshot New Member

    a lot of my sketches are reeeeally angular. i thought, why not make a puppet based almost exactly on some of those sketches? so i tried. it was a good learning experience. the hardest part for me was getting the covering over the square foam. the covering was cut to fit it, but the neck, is obviously much smaller than the head. trial and error, right?
     
  7. Bert & Ernie

    Bert & Ernie New Member

    :crazy: Interesting Puppets you made there! Its good, and ... square! Keep up the puppet making man!
     

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