Fun Stuff

Why I Don’t Dye Antron Fleece

I use to be proud of the fact that every puppet I built I made by hand. Vacuum forming eyes, stripping feathers for individual hairs, cutting foam and dyeing fleece; I knew every square inch of that puppet before it was shipped. I had time …then I had kids. Having kids totally changed my perception […]

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Starting anew…

So I managed to integrate the old Puppeteers Unite! Blog on my personal blog. It would be a shame to have years of blog posts be obliterated. This Blog will be a little more personal and not only dabble in other topics but also showcase more of the behind the scenes projects we work on […]

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The Unsuited Podcast

A Podcast for those who are Mascots characters or have ever dreamed of becoming one! The Unsuited Podcast is hosted by Matt, John and Morgan and is a great resource for anyone interested in Mascot work. They cover latest news, teach what they have learned as Mascots and have hilarious stories when in character. An […]

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Mastering the Marionettes!

The Stan Winston School of Character ArtsĀ announced they are running a 2 day web course on Marionette building by none other than Scott Land!! I’ve signed up immediately for the course and hope to see you all there! SIGN UP NOW!! Also remember that SWSCA is also running a Puppet Mechanisms course by BJ Guyer […]

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Beyond the Sock 2015: In Review

Fellow puppet enthusiasts, I wish you had been a fly on the wall at Beyond the Sock. If you had, then you would know that the $1350 price tag for attendance would be worth saving for. I can’t think of any place better to enjoy myself while developing my professional skills than this program hosted […]

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Dressing The Naked Hand

Book Review In 1997, Drew Allison of Grey Seal Puppets along with Donald Devet created The Foam Book (now on Kindle). I probably purchased my copy around 2006. It was one of the first guides for creating polyfoam mouth/rod puppets geared for the newly minted puppet-making enthusiast. The book was filled with practical tips and […]

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Terry Angus and Jim Henson

Terry Angus recently posted a video I’ve never seen before. In 1989 both Terry and Jim Henson made an appearance on a show called “From The Heart: International Very Special Arts” It showcased people who had different disabilities that had very special talents. The opening of the show hasĀ Jim Henson come out and talk about […]

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