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Any Big Bird replica puppets?

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by SomePuppetDude, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. SomePuppetDude

    SomePuppetDude New Member

    Hey there! I'm new to the forum. I build a lot of puppets, but I mainly build body puppets and costume characters. I was curious as to whether or not anyone on here has ever tried to roll up their sleeves and build a Big Bird replica? If so, how was it? What did you discover about working with the feathers? Did you use hoops? I wanna hear the details!
  2. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    If you're lookingfor tips on Big Bird's construction, you might get a copy of Carroll Spinney's memoir, The Wisdom of Big Bird. He goes into some detail on the construction of the Bird.
    Plaid Fraggle and Muppet fan 123 like this.
  3. Plaid Fraggle

    Plaid Fraggle Well-Known Member

    I remembered seeing this a while back. This is at least how this guy pulled off his own version! (Gets me really wanting to build my own now...!)


    *there are other videos of this guy's Big Bird, this is just the first.
  4. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Active Member

    Jarrod Boutcher (who posts here on the forum sometimes) has built a Big Bird before. I can't seem to find photos of it with a quick search, but it sometimes shows up in the background of photos and videos in his workshop.
  5. Buck-Beaver

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