Surros Gallery - Halloween 2017 at Surros Gallery Halloween 2017Begun 10/1/2017I often make my own costumes each year. This year I made a baby dragon hand puppet! Back to ProjectsOut in the pumpkin patchAdded 10/14/2017The finished product!The armatureAdded 10/7/2017The most important part. It has to be right!Not scary at all!Added 10/14/2017Well, as long as I don't lunge at them making angry gutteral noises.Giving it skinAdded 10/8/2017I used a type of thermoplastic (Worbla) to cover the armature and give it skin. Later I used hot glue to create scales (not pictured).GessoAdded 10/9/2017I went with black gesso to help the bright colors I wanted to pop.Hot Glue ScalesAdded 10/10/2017The type of hot glue I used was actually meant for wood projects, but it worked well for this. I used at least 8 little sticks of it. The puppet gained about a half a pound when I was done.PaintedAdded 10/11/2017The painting in progress. Later I added interference paint to make it shimmer in the light.Finished paintingAdded 10/13/2017I added a satin varnish to the eyes so they were a bit shinier than the rest of the puppet.