Hi! I'm going to comission a puppet in the next few months - I'm currently in the research phase. As I've previously posted, I know diddily about puppets. I'd like to have one to use at a Renaissance Festival in Fl. Its hot, muggy and painfully dusty on site. Obviously, I want the puppet to last more than one six-week season. What sort of materials should I look for or avoid (assuming a $500 budget). Thanks!