File puptcrit/puptcrit.0603, message 93


Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 19:51:51 -0500
To: puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: [Puptcrit] New Hand Puppet and Costume Puppet Characters


Just wanted to share pictures of my newest creations: a full-body red fox 
hand puppet, and a seven-foot-tall stork costume puppet:

 Fox:    http://www.forestpuppets.com/puppets/sheldon/
 Stork:  http://www.forestpuppets.com/costumes/roarke/

Here's a few notes on each character, for those who might be interested:

I built the fox specifically to do stand-up comedy routines, sitting
or standing beside me on a table or stool, though he may end up making 
some stage appearances as well.  He has snap-closable openings on both his 
back and his belly, allowing me to use him in either an upright (standing 
on hind legs) or realistic (standing on all-fours) position.

The stork has a fully articulable beak, operated by a cable control running 
down to my left hand inside the left wing. The beak and legs are made from 
swimsuit nylon, while the body is made from a feathery white fur.  The neck 
is a solid foam core surrounded by a layer of 1" foam (all high-density 
'green' foam), allowing for a lot of controlled swaying of the head.

Kevin

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Kevin Pittman    info-AT-forestpuppets.com    www.forestpuppets.com

Professional puppeteer and costume character performer
Specializing in fun, fairy tale style puppet shows, featuring
Personally designed, lovable and lifelike animal characters.

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