A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 295,084
Currently Running With Scissors:
546 Guests and 14 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2 3  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Monster Puppet  (Read 4157 times)
Tags for this thread: puppet , monster  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
practicecactus
Five Star Ranting
Offline Offline

Posts: 24
Joined: 15-May-2006


View Profile WWW
« on: August 17, 2009 08:47:34 PM »

Hullo Ladies, thought I'd post my new Gerald Puppet in an effort to visit this fine forum more often and also just cause everyone loves puppets.
This is my updated version of my Gerald puppet, as seen in this thread. Updated and improved a lot of things I have learned about puppet making, and he was getting worn out due to my..umm, relaxed attitude toward storing him, ie; throwing him on my bedroom floor.


I made a proper sculpted foam skull for him and gave him an improved eyeblink. The angle of his eyelids was a pain in the arse to do the mech, but after three or four attempts I ended up with a comfy reliable mech.






Wire skeleton in the hands for posability, and removable arm rods.
The hand grips inside the head are covered with leather for comfort and also cause the hand tends to sweat a bit inside a foam head covered with fake fur, so those offcuts of leather I nicked from a bin where I used to work, came in very handy..so to speak.
Few more pics of the process Here.

THIS ROCKS   Logged

"She's Crafty, and she's just my type.."
My DeviantArt
My Livejournal
thisbirdsabsurd
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Online Online

Posts: 2831
Joined: 16-Sep-2008

Be Happy!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009 09:04:46 PM »

I LOVE him!!!!!  -Always wanted to try my hand at puppet making - he is awesome!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Etsy shop is here!  www.thisbirdsabsurd .etsy.com
KrisCreates
Offline Offline

Posts: 699
Joined: 15-Mar-2007

Keep on rockin' in the craft world!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2009 09:06:01 PM »

Oh wow!  He looks awesome!!!  Cheesy  Very muppet-esque!

I really want to get into making puppets, can you recommend me any good books or websites???
THIS ROCKS   Logged

practicecactus
Five Star Ranting
Offline Offline

Posts: 24
Joined: 15-May-2006


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009 09:48:54 PM »

Cheers guys.
As for recommendations, iunno, I suck at recommending things. There's muppetcentral forum's puppetry section. That has a lot of useful info but it's pretty extensive stuff to sift through. There's also the puppetsandstuff forum too. For a beginner, the project puppet kits are pretty handy. Haven't bought any yet, but by all accounts they're pretty good. Patterns and handy tips and stuff. For a beginner not sure where to start they'd be perfect.
As for books, there are a couple that I can't remember at the moment.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2009 10:29:19 PM by practicecactus » THIS ROCKS   Logged

"She's Crafty, and she's just my type.."
My DeviantArt
My Livejournal
uluru
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2009 12:16:33 AM »

Wow! He's amazing!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Seraphina_de_Sangre
The Daredevil Sky Pirate
Offline Offline

Posts: 2529
Joined: 28-Oct-2007

Down to a 12 and shedding more lbs. everyday!


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2009 12:35:03 AM »

He's so awesome! I love the first shirt, his fingers, and his rockin red 'do  Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Swaps
Multi-Themed Steampunk Swap

Wist
Rheatheylia
Offline Offline

Posts: 414
Joined: 28-Jun-2006

...I think I could make one of those...


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2009 01:25:18 AM »

Oh, he is all kinds of awesome. He's a perfect mix of freaky and adorable that makes the best monster, he has a lot of personality too, looks like a troublemaker Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://www.rheatheylia.com/index.php?page=patterns
Crochet Patterns, hats and amigurumi
sallyb
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2009 01:27:43 AM »

He is one awesome puppet!  There's so much character there in all that fur, foam and... other stuff...  Kudos to your mad skills!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

MariskaLovesCrafts
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2009 05:58:31 AM »

He is amazing, great job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

pioneer9
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2009 11:23:49 AM »

Wow! Very cool.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Acoustic Guitar Lesson
With a Little Help from My Friends Acoustic Guitar Lesson
Things We Said Today Guitar Lesson
Yesterday - Easy Beatles Acoustic Guitar Lesson
How to Play Basic Card Games - Hearts
Latest Blog Articles
CrafTATstic Crafty Tattoos: 30th Birthday Tattoo
April 17, 2014 Featured Projects
Spotlight On: Amigurumi

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.