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Halloween 2017

Started 10/1/2017
I often make my own costumes each year. This year I made a baby dragon hand puppet!
      • Out in the pumpkin patch
        Added 10/14/2017
        The finished product!
      • The armature
        Added 10/7/2017
        The most important part. It has to be right!
      • Not scary at all!
        Added 10/14/2017
        Well, as long as I don't lunge at them making angry gutteral noises.
      • Giving it skin
        Added 10/8/2017
        I used a type of thermoplastic (Worbla) to cover the armature and give it skin. Later I used hot glue to create scales (not pictured).
      • Gesso
        Added 10/9/2017
        I went with black gesso to help the bright colors I wanted to pop.
      • Hot Glue Scales
        Added 10/10/2017
        The 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.
      • Painted
        Added 10/11/2017
        The painting in progress. Later I added interference paint to make it shimmer in the light.
      • Finished painting
        Added 10/13/2017
        I added a satin varnish to the eyes so they were a bit shinier than the rest of the puppet.