Cardboard, polyester fur, rubber bands, wooden dowels, string and a plastic water bottle all painted retro with acrylic.
Blender Herzog is one mean S.O.B, but he sure loves to interview people.
Jackson is a marionette. Made of wood and acrylic paint blown through a straw. The string is wax coated fishing line of some type…
The mechanism controls the arms legs and pelvis. holes are drilled through the arms and knees to give a more realistic and controlled movement.
Luminaria was part of a melodramatic love triangle with a side table and arm chair.
She ended up losing out…
shes made of a wooden dowel with a wooden mouth pice that moves on a string controlled spring mechanism.
Her shade is made of a manila envelope and cardboard and some of Coco Domingo’s fringe.
Her angry eyes are LEDs on a 9Volt circuit controlled by a momentary switch.
COCO DOMINGO LIVES!
Sewing has begun – i made the pattern by hand! it was like origami, but completely different
Look at that fringe, thats some serious fringe
Coco is made from hard blue foam, glued and shaped. Mechanical mouth made from hard foam, copper wire, washers and hot glue.
ears made from cardboard and pins, eyes made from halved ping pong balls covered in black nail polish. Fur is this soft fuzzy brown fabric i found for cheap at this place.
The neon thread is from a hardware store in brooklyn.
Skills earned: sewing +3, sewing pattern making +5, fringe design +10, puppet mechanics +2 (the mouth doesn’t work that well).
After this experience, I would suggest against making a puppet with the blue foam. Its hard to work with and doesn’t have much personality. For a creature with a small mouth, always exagerate it some. I wish my jaw was made of foam rubber and bigger so you can tell he’s speaking with ease.
The Doc is made from painted Paperclay around a cardboard tube covered with some foil. Pip cleaners for facial hair, and lead-free solder for glasses. Some black thready fabric for hair.
His suit is cut, sewn, and hot glued felt.
Yes I burned my fingers many times.
Skills earned: Sewing by hand +1, sewing by machine +3, sculpting expressive faces +5