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« on: September 28, 2007 09:57:48 AM »

Hi!
I've been asked by the Amateur Theatre Company I belong to to make... two fake dead rabbits for the next play. Huh  They have to look as real as possible, apparently they are very important in the play. Smiley

I found some pretty good fake rabbit fur, and some velvet for the head and feet.
I had to make a "real size body" first, then wrap it all in the fur. Just about every thing is handstitched, it took me ages! Here is rabbit one half done:
http://www.editionslm.co.uk/crafters/rabbits_body.jpg

The heads are carved in polystyrene balls, and I put a piece of table protector plastic in the ears.
http://www.editionslm.co.uk/crafters/rabbits_heads.jpg

I painted the inside of the ears and the white around the eyes. I need to find real horse hair for the whiskers though, I don'tlike my plastic there.
The last pictures were taken with the flash, so the fur looks really shiny.
http://www.editionslm.co.uk/crafters/rabbit_head.jpg
http://www.editionslm.co.uk/crafters/rabbit_finished_head.jpg
http://www.editionslm.co.uk/crafters/finished%20_rabbit.jpg

Rabbit 1 was used in the rehearsal yesterday, but it is too light, so I am in the process of emptying the body and stuffing it with dry rice bags instead!

Wonder what the rabbits get up to in the play (Perfect Pitch by John Godber). I just love how soft the fur is.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2007 10:08:32 AM »

im really  impressed... nice job.. i have no idea about the play but i bet they are going to get so stoked you did such a great job... you should update later with  "in play shots"
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2007 12:37:48 PM »

He is ADORABLE!  and I think he looks very life-like.

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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2007 09:07:36 PM »

Impressive! I bet they're very soft too, I'd try to run off with them after the play is over.
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2007 09:29:45 AM »

They are very rabbit like!! And having recently had a bunny die, I can unfortunately tell you they are very bunny-deathlike-Thumpy died all stretched out and with her eyes open Cry
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2007 05:16:13 PM »

Hmmm...I know there's a dead rabbit in Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, but I don't think it's uber-important.
Your bunny looks great (for a dead one...sad...).
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