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Ping Pong's Puppet Workshop

August 18, 2001- (Page 2 of 4)

It's strange to finish a project like this one. It's involved the whole summer, and a lot of talented people. We still have the Quilly the Quail show to get finished, and we will start back on that one next week. But first, more of the finishing of Perseus. Let's start by building a body for Atlas. Then we'll start on the costuming.

PVC Skeleton & Fabric Skin ready for assembly

First we need some sewable foam and some PVC pipe. Sewable foam is a material used by automobile repair shops above the headliner. It is fairly soft foam rubber with a nylon mesh on one side. The mesh allowsa sewing machine to sew it. We use the half-inch thickness. Above you can see the traced lines that will be sewn to give definition to Atlas' torso.

The sewn torso showing the muscle definition

The sewn torso showing the muscle definition. The PVC frame will support the torso as well as the head and the arm attachment point.The PVC frame has a twist in it since one shoulder leans forward of the other. Hey, its hard work holding up the world!

 

 

The PVC frame goes into the torso

The PVC frame goes into the torso. The torso gets stuffed with polyfill and stitched up the back.

Another view of the PVC frame

Another view of the PVC frame. The cardboard was added to the top so that the sewable foam can be tightly stitched to form the neck. Atlas' head is attatched to a spring like the Graeae Sisters, and will fit where the cardboard is.

 

Medusa's costume starts to take shape.

Medusa's costume starts to take shape.

 

Morgan ponders Danae's Costume

Morgan ponders Danae's Costume.

Danae's costume a lot more done

Danae's costume a lot more done.

Danae's finished costume

Danae's finished costume. Morgan is doing some last-minute accessorizing while Steve is holding William Earl's original sketch of what she was to look like.

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