Charlie Brown Christmas

Lexington Children's Theatre

Woodstock was build by patterning a flat pattern that was used to cut out a foam shell for the head and body of the puppet. Then a plastic boning skeleton was added inside the foam to give more support. A fleece skin was patterned and pulled over the foam; the loose fleece neck was anchored to the base of the body, attaching the head to the body, while still allowing full range of movement. Details like the fleece wings, cockscomb and feet were outlined with black piping to add the 2-diminticanal-cartoon effect of the original cartoon.  

 

 

Woodstock Puppet

Woodstock Puppet

Woodstock Puppet

Woodstock Puppet

Woodstock Puppet

Woodstock Puppet

Woodstock Puppet Concept Sketches

Woodstock Puppet Concept Sketches

The original idea was for the arm to go up the body but it was decided later through discussions with the director that for the movement desired the puppet would be operated through the head and under the tail to add to the visual of flying.

Woodstock Puppet in Process

Woodstock Puppet in Process

Flat pattern in paper before cutting out the foam

Woodstock Puppet in Process

Woodstock Puppet in Process

Inside of the snout and the back of the head - showing how the numbering and tick mark system worked.

Woodstock Puppet in Process

Woodstock Puppet in Process

The inside of the foam was lined with a light skeleton structure of wriggling boning.

Woodstock Puppet in Process

Woodstock Puppet in Process

Foam head assembled before fleece was applied

Woodstock Puppet in Process

Woodstock Puppet in Process

Fleece skin before stretching over foam base

Woodstock Puppet

Woodstock Puppet

Woodstock Puppet

Woodstock Puppet

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