The monkey was one of the sketches I made for "The Jungle Book" costume puppets project during my last semester at Pratt. It was one of the designs that I never got around to building. Finally got the chance to build a mock-up of the design. The goal of this puppet is for it to be worn hands-free to move mimicking the natural movement of the human body. Not a perfect design but it's a start. It was fun to prance around in...on my porch, among other places!
Some fun examples of its versatility of movement:
(nothing like posing awkwardly with your artwork)
(great for dancing and prancing)
What a GiggleFritz!