The puppet itself wasn't that difficult. The costume, however, is proving to be a beast. I thought it'd be simple altering a pair of toddler shorts for him. Hah! He ain't shaped quite the same. The shirt he has on is a tester, sewn out of some scrap I had on hand; he'll get his yellow tee soon. I'll buy him some red sneakers as soon as I figure out what size he wears. (But don't he got cute tootsies?) As for the jacket... *whimper*
Thanks! I've had so many false starts with this guy. I made 8 or 9 foam skulls before I got the shape right. His first pair of glasses used two halves of a ping-pong ball as lenses. I had to make another pair using a smaller "dome" for the eyeballs, as I didn't want him to look like he had glaucoma. And next time I'll create a pattern for the pants from scratch rather than try to alter toddler pants!
He looks soooooo good, Slackbot Love him! I truly can't wait to see that finished jacket, though--with all the perseverance you had to get through all of your other projects' respective signature outfits, I have complete faith that it'll be perfect
Perfect? Get outta here! I've learned not to expect perfection from myself 'cause I won't get it. But I can do pretty darn good, which is what I'm shooting for here. If I can make a puppet that looks just like Scooter to all but the really intense Muppet nerds I'll be happy.
At least I wanna do better than Flat-face Scooter.
Scooter is coming along. Rather, his wardrobe is. Lookit that jacket! Is that utterly snazzed-up or what? Even if it's pinned together because I haven't put the fastens on yet.
Still to do: shoes, socks, and a belt of course. Gonna resize his tongue and throat because I made them too small, as you can see in the head-on-a-stick photo. His pupils seem a bit big, so he doesn't look as alert as he should. I may redo his pants from scratch, but that'll come after I get everything else squared away.