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Topic: Girly puppets -- For Puppet Bollywood!  (Read 1457 times)
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« on: October 22, 2008 12:43:41 PM »

Woot! New puppets!
I'm directing a show for my theater company -- it's The Great Puppet Bollywood Extravaganza! And because the gender balance for this show is surprisingly leaning toward the male side, we therefore need more female puppets. I've been learning as I create, so these two new lovely ladies are the best puppets I've made so far, both externally and internally -- mouth mechanism etc.

It's amazing how there aren't that many female puppet characters, so I'm trying to actually develop different *kinds* of women, rather than just Token Girly Puppet. So, I hereby present:


Rita:





AND, Nila:

Look! Puppet Cleavage!


They're both made from foam internally (we got it donated last year from a local company), and externally it's good old anti-pill polar fleece. Rita's hair is an actual wig, cheap cheap from a pre-Halloween Joann's sale, and Nila's hair is yarn, partially wefted as per the poppet hair tutorial, and partially (because her head is so ginormous) sewn to her head like a center part, and covered with the updo.

I made some puppets last year for the first improvised puppet show we did. They're starring in this show too -- wow, puppets are fascinating. And addictive. Here are:

Evelyn & Poodle:


Petal, all wrapped up in her pinky plaid sari:


AND, ME! With Dungeon, still my favoritest puppet ever with his endearing underbite and monster teeth, and Hidalgo with the awesome creepy eyes and devilish soul patch. And just a few of my fellow improvisors and puppeteers. We're all dressed up Bollywood-style for the photo shoot.


Thanks for looking! Comments welcome, plus any puppet questions you might have. Woot!
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2008 12:57:45 PM »

Great job...& we totally agree; puppets can get addictive!!! So much fun to create different caricatures! Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2008 12:59:03 PM »

By far, my favorite puppets on Craftster!  Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2008 01:50:12 PM »

I LOVE Evelyn and Poodle - so funny!
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2008 02:15:37 PM »

 Huh
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2008 04:37:32 PM »

Whee! Thanks guys! Thanks teapotdnky! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2008 02:37:14 AM »

They are amazing!
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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2008 10:45:33 AM »

OMG!  You've made my day.  Your puppets are wonderful.  I've even bookmarked your site so I can go back to it.  I hope all of your performances are successful.
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