Puppets and Stuff
Pages: [1]   Go Down
Sock puppet costumes  (Read 5396 times)
Na
No Avatar
« on: August 21, 2012, 03:39:16 pm »

As part of my work for the School of Puppetry site I'm redoing my sock puppet tutorial/pattern. It will be completely new and far more in-depth than the old (crappy) one.

The sock puppet will be based on this one (more pics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/66356835@N00/sets/72157610670551469/):

The instructions are fairly simple, so I thought to make it better value I'd also include info on attaching arms, and a few costume/accessory patterns. So my question to you guys is: what kinds of costumes would you most like to see?

My thought is maybe a shirt or vest, and perhaps a skirt. Accessories might include a hat. I'd like to have both male and female options covered...
« Last Edit: August 21, 2012, 03:42:47 pm by Na »
Shawn Sorrell
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2012, 04:24:58 pm »

Well the princess with a crown is a no brainer. Smiley She is very cute. Perhaps a prince would be a nice compliment to here.

Shirt maybe... vest for sure. How about a tutu.  I realize that would not be that hard really but hey... well you know.  Also  a sash could actually work for either a prince or even a beauty queen.  Cowboy or top hat.... the top hat would be the simplest.
Na
No Avatar
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2012, 07:22:18 pm »

Not sure about doing the princess - it was a custom order a few years ago. I might do something similar though.

I like the idea of a tutu. Maybe I could do a Swan Lake style ballerina or something.

A cowboy could be cute. That would take care of the vest, and then I could do a sheriff's badge and the cowboy hat. Maybe a mini lasso?

...Just had a thought. I could pick two or three themes and then do costumes for both genders. That would ensure that there's some diversity without being too all over the place.

Of course, these are done with socks that are purple, pink or blue, so maybe I need to worry about colour scheme too.
Shawn Sorrell
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 04:32:08 am »

Don't think you should count on color schemes. What if folks can't get those colors. Smiley
Billy D. Fuller
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 07:41:26 am »

What if you did a sock puppet with the same concept as build a bear or what nots............. build a sock puppet or knock knock sock puppets. A kit per say with everything needed to build a sock puppet including a outfit ? I did a sock puppet kit but never promoted them, wasn't happy with the finished product so I just gave them away to family and friends.
Na
No Avatar
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2012, 09:38:05 am »

Don't think you should count on color schemes. What if folks can't get those colors. Smiley

Great point - at the same time, I want it to look good so people will actually buy the pattern. A crazy colour scheme might put people off.
Na
No Avatar
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2012, 09:41:30 am »

What if you did a sock puppet with the same concept as build a bear or what nots............. build a sock puppet or knock knock sock puppets. A kit per say with everything needed to build a sock puppet including a outfit ? I did a sock puppet kit but never promoted them, wasn't happy with the finished product so I just gave them away to family and friends.

Because a kit is far more money than I can spend (materials-wise); requires a lot more work; isn't a downloadable pattern; and I'd still need to come up with a few costumes/accessories to add in.

I've also discovered over the years that my skill/marketing is best left for patterns rather than videos or kits. (At least when it comes to non-shadow puppets)

I am literally broke right now so downloads are the only way forward.
Pages: [1]   Go Up

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines

Copyright © 2000-2017 Puppets And Stuff, All Rights Reserved

Privacy Policy - Terms of Service

Page created in 0.148 seconds with 25 queries.

Puppets and Stuff