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The Glorified Sock Puppet Pattern

Discussion in 'Puppet News' started by bezalel, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. bezalel

    bezalel Well-Known Member

    That's cool, mrhogg. The mouthplate was meant to be experimented with. The posterboard or stiffened felt pieces in the instructions were meant to be a starting point. I meant the basic shape of the head and body should not be altered for the contest.

    And as far as being generous, hey if you enter a contest you want the prize to be something worth winning right? :) I hope the prize will be an incentive for a lot of submissions.
  2. mrhogg

    mrhogg Well-Known Member

    That's cool about the mouthplate, and you're definitely right about the prizing.

    The great thing about the sock puppet pattern is that it's quick to assemble the basics. You get a great sense of accomplishment in a very short time.
  3. puppetise

    puppetise Well-Known Member

    that sounds awsom i am so in
  4. seanomalley

    seanomalley Active Member

    :) I'M IN!
    -I've already started my character design!

    PS this is a great Idea!
  5. rtgentry

    rtgentry Well-Known Member

    That prize sounds awesome!@

    I will be placing my order for my sock puppet soon. I cant wait..

    Thanks Pasha
  6. seanomalley

    seanomalley Active Member

    Me Too!
  7. Dagger Claws

    Dagger Claws Well-Known Member

    I'm in!!

    I just bought my own glorified pattern yesterday and am waiting for my payment to clear. So I should be getting it very soon. I'm totally in for this and would be willing to enter. Just as long as I can get my pattern in time for the start of things off. Quick questions, though. ONE: Do you want drawings or illustrations included with the pictures that are sent in of the puppets? TWO: Is there going to be a specific amount of folks who can enter the contest? A cut off number? THREE: Do you have any idea about how much time you are willing to give for entries to be sent? I ask this because for folks who either just got their pattern or are waiting or just bought theirs, can we have enough time to get our patterns, develop an character, and sent it out to you?

    Thanks alot, and great idea!

  8. wes

    wes Well-Known Member

    What a great way to get people to order your pattern I know I will. I have to get my Wife to give me some money for the pattern I like it. lets get it on!!
  9. bezalel

    bezalel Well-Known Member

    Hi guys. So it's settled then, Project Puppet will be holding "The Glorified Sock Puppet Contest" in the very near future!

    Dagger Claws, I would say a character sketch/drawing would not be necessary for entry into the contest. Some are better than others in the drawing department, so I think the emphasis should be on the final character - the puppet. That way, no matter what the technique of the builder is for character creation (some may just be able to imagine it and build it, some sculpt, some draw), the resulting character should speak volumes of the thought put behind it.

    I don't think there should be a limit on entries. There will be a time limit. I'm thinking two weeks. But the two weeks hasn't started yet, so don't worry you have time, Dagger Claws.

    I'm working on the "official rules" and should have them done by next week. Once that's done, the games can begin. I want to make sure everything is fair and set up so everybody has a great time. This is very exciting!
  10. Puppetplanet

    Puppetplanet Well-Known Member

    I'm In!

    Even though I already have all of the patterns you have available.... but It'll be great to join the fun.

    Awesome idea guys!
  11. whatadoddle

    whatadoddle Well-Known Member

    Hi, count me in, I just bought the pattern tonight, please may we have enough time to produce our best effort (within reason!) Looking forward to hearing about The Glorified Sock Puppet Contest soon!
  12. MGov

    MGov Well-Known Member

    Finally got all my online bnking stuff straight and ordered the pattern.

    Very excited about it and looking forward to working with it!
  13. SesameKermie

    SesameKermie Well-Known Member

    Count me in too!
  14. bezalel

    bezalel Well-Known Member

    Hello all! This contest is going to be great! Thanks for all the support.

    We've got the "official rules" down, just not posted yet. But here is basically how it's going to go to keep everyone up-to-date on the progress. Submissions will consist of 4-6 digital pictures of an original puppet character made from the Glorified Sock Puppet Pattern along with a one to two paragraph description including the puppet's name and personality profile.

    Submissions will be gathered for about a month from the time the contest is posted on Project Puppet. We wanted to give everybody enough time to create, build, take pictures, and enter.

    In the event, that there are more than ten submissions - which I have a feeling there will be - a panel of pre-selected judges will vote for the top ten finalists. These top ten will then be posted on the Project Puppet website for the public to vote.

    Who are the judges? We'll refer to them by their MC code names for now. We are very excited that these fine people have agreed to help out and we can't thank them enough. The judges are...drum roll please...Blink (Canada), Hennesprod (United States), Keeermit (Australia), Lab Rat (United Kingdom), and SJohnson (United States). An international panel of judges! Hopefully we'll have submissions from all over the globe as well.

    The prizes for the Grand Prize Winner and First Runner-up are as stated earlier in this thread.

    So everything is coming together. We are working on getting things ready to be posted on the Project Puppet website. We'll keep everyone here on MC informed and look forward to getting the contest under way!
  15. puppetise

    puppetise Well-Known Member

    set to go with it we have it here im building a test one now thanks guyz
    projectpuppet Rocks
  16. wes

    wes Well-Known Member

    Im going to get on I promise!!
  17. puppetise

    puppetise Well-Known Member

    ohh question how do you make hair like thee fragles i know ostich feathers but how do u bunch em
  18. bezalel

    bezalel Well-Known Member

  19. puppetise

    puppetise Well-Known Member

    thanks its for my test puppet
  20. bezalel

    bezalel Well-Known Member

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