Hemsworth Arts and Community College wanted a Zero the Dog puppet for their production of Nightmare Before Christmas.
Because I didn’t know the name of the puppet before I started it will forever now be called Floatyghostdogpuppetthingy.
The ears were to be added later so plasterzote pieces where used just to give an idea. Finished puppet would also have a glowing pumpkin nose so that was placed on also.
This picture shows the mould when the sides have been taken off and the whole mould removed from the box. The peak is where I scooped drying plaster onto the nose. You can see I’ve added sacking to the wet plaster to add strength.
a base coat of white paint was added – 50/50 acrylic paint and latex.
Plasterzote ears added. Body made out of a sheet of plasterzote shaped using a heat gun. White cloth draped over the body giving a floaty feel. Puppet attached to a long black pole to give the appearance of floating against a black backdrop.