Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Jungle Book

Right now I am working on making large-scale costume puppets for Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book."  My first costume is of the bear, Baloo, who when finished will be between 7-8 feet tall.  Here are a few photos of the process, thus far.  The head is my favorite.  Right now it's more fox-like than bear-like, but with modifications and fabric it will become more like a bear.   With the neck it is 2 feet tall and fits comfortably on a head.

Here is the start of a bear paw.  The paws will be worn around the ankle above a shoe.  Right now I am working on claws.

The beginnings of the body structure.  Thanks to Joy for patiently modeling for me.  :)
The waist and leg area will very soon be created and attached to the torso.

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