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:
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!