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Building a puppet, having trouble with mouth/snout , any tips?  (Read 147 times)
CutToTheChase
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« on: December 23, 2017, 10:50:55 am »

Hello there!

I'm currently building a puppet that I'm having to make a completely from scratch pattern since the design is so weird, and I am having a particularly hard time figuring out how to get the mouth to be attached/designed to look right.

So the puppet I'm building is going off of this design of Temmie from the video game Undertale, which looks like this:


Now this design has a lot of simple shapes in it, but one thing I can't seem to figure out how to do is if I want to give this puppet a small snout which would be  around the middle of the huge round head and come out a little bit. The snout wouldn't come out that far, and as you can see the mouth is rather small compared to the head, and it would just be big enough to fit my digits in the top snout and my thumb in the bottom. The top of the mouth would be designed to look like those tiny cheeks that you see from the front :3 .

Any tips? I've never really had experience making a snout before, and it's rather difficult for me to figure out what pattern I need to make to have it look right
« Last Edit: December 23, 2017, 10:58:57 am by CutToTheChase »
Snail
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2017, 01:26:59 pm »

My first thought was if the face fabric was very stretchy your fingers would form a small snout when inserted. But swim wear fabric type stretch is difficult to sew because it stretches so much. Second thought is to hand sew on the snout as separate piece if the fabric has enough pile to hide the seams. Third thought is that the mouth in picture looks like it could be the type where the black inner mouth piece is pulled straight down by string and elastic at top closes mouth when relaxed.
Floydaroo
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 08:03:31 pm »

you could always make a pattern for it. Take a bit of clay, sculpt it, cover it with duct tape and peel it off flatten it and wherever it wrinkles, cut a dart. new pattern. Use a henson stitch to stitch it on if it's fuzzy, or use contact if it's not. I cover the pattern making process on my patterns page at joshinshaker.com
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