There are roughly 18 puppets in the "Trash" show. Seven (7) are human looking characters. For these we are using Project Puppet's "Forma" pattern series, and their "Glorified Sock" pattern. For the "Neighbors", we will be using TP rolls and creating several rod puppets, hopefully that can either be operated as one unit, or separately. For the "Heap", we will be using a "hoop-skirt" type of design (design posted in earlier blog post [here] )
Making a prototype for our "Neighbor" characters.
And here are some photos showing progress being made on the Forma puppets.
The pattern cutting table
Pinning felt scraps over foam head to find the pattern
Cutting and laying out the felt
The Project Puppet "Rotondo" pattern
This shows the crazy way the seams need to be aligned to make the fleece covering work
Here are the parts all laid out before assembly
The body foam tube slips over the fleece
The fleece wraps up over the foam body.
Gluing the fleece to the mouth plate
Gluing the mouth fleece into the mouth
Anyone need a hand?
The "scrap" bin -- a great resource for eyelids, noses, ears, etc