i guess he belongs here.
i built this puppet for a show called Neo Tokyo Girl Crush 2040 (www.girlcrush2040.com
) at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. i'd never really built a puppet before (well, other than sock puppets) so it took a lot of experimenting to get him right. his body was easy, just like making a pillow, but the head kept giving me problems. i ended up using a styrofoam sphere for the shape and papermache reinforced with fabric for the mouth mechanism. i made the inside of his mouth like a mitten for the performer's hand. what do ya think?
he's a little dirty from 2 months of performances. i had to make a few repairs to him (his right eye and star were loose) so i figured i'd take his picture and share him. what do ya think?