I've got all my body parts scattered all over my desk. XD I wish my Joanns had had a better flesh color, but this color works for the character I'm making. He looks dirty, and that's just as well. Does anyone have any ideas on how to make a bowler hat for my poppet? And short hair? (I'm still hunting through this thread, but it's taking a while!!)
I am not sure about a bowler hat, but may be able to help with short hair.
There are a few ways you could do the hair.
I have done short (and spikey) hair before by just wefting short lengths of yarn and then attaching that.
You could make a wig/cap out of felt or fake fur
you could crochet a cap out of a fluffy yarn
you could glue on some fluffy stuff (there was a poppet with a receding hair line done like this, not too long ago)
With the hat, find someone who has done a ring master poppet as they should be able to give you general hints and tips on the hat making process.
goodluck with it