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Topic: Puppets Puppets Puppets! for an Improvised Puppet Musical!  (Read 1539 times)
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« on: March 05, 2007 12:31:13 PM »

Hee hee hee! I made puppets. I am so excited.
My improv theater company in San Francisco is trying something new: a full-length improvised puppet musical. Neato! This came about largely because last year I was sitting around and suddenly thought -- hm. I'm gonna make a puppet. Made two, brought them to rehearsal, where everyone freaked out with joy. Flash to a year later; now I'm directing a whole show with them! So gosh dern it, I better make some more.

This is three or four of them that have been made, thus far--can't post pictures yet because I'm a longtime lurker but I'm slow to post (not for want of a huge backlog of crafts TO post). Marcel, the cheeky fellow in green and yellow, is the second of my two original puppets from last year. He really seems to be a hit with everyone.

Pictures pictures! Can't you just picture these guys singing and dancing?

(Update 2011 -- hahaha, I posted this FIVE YEARS AGO and *just* got PMed for, I guess, having some sort of off-craftster link? . . . that is kind of hilarious! Sorry guys, didn't mean to promote; I just wasn't allowed by Craftster to post any pictures then! ;o)  Here are the pics . . .

Along with lots of other inspiration, I made some of these puppets based on a series of nicely-made video tutorials here: http://hobbies.expertvillage.com/videos/building-a-moving-mouth-puppet.htm

AND, I'm working on some techniques outlined in "The Foam Book," by the guys at Grey Seal Puppets. (foam book, get it! it even has "yellowed pages." ahaha.) And let me know if you might have any other construction questions . . . I've really just started doing this, but I *am* learning fast.

Woo hoo! And have a great day.  Smiley

« Last Edit: March 15, 2011 02:20:29 PM by jungrrl » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007 02:16:04 PM »

I Love Poodle  he is  to adorable...  Awsome  Job by the way

« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2007 04:21:49 AM »

    I'm new to this forum but thought I would offer a great place to post your pics and even your site. www.puppetsandstuff.com
maybe you can get some inspiration. Your little guys are very cute. If you need some free patterns search and you will find them. "IF YOU SEW IT THEY WILL LOVE IT."  Lips sealed
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2007 01:43:01 PM »

Oh my gosh, those are hilarious! I absolutely adore them! That is going to be one fun play. It would be an improv group that would come up with that idea :b

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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2007 01:38:08 AM »

Thanks for the comments, guys!  Shocked)

I totally visited puppetsnstuff.com, and definitely watched some video tutorials by the guy who runs that site. Very helpful.

The show is open now, and I'm really really pleased and excited by how it's going so far. Four shows down, as of tonight; eleven more to go! Yeahhhh!

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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2007 01:08:33 AM »

Those are awesome! Great job!
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2007 07:58:33 PM »

congratualtions... make money on something you love doing...
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