Anatomy of a Giant Puppet with The Museum Proper

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The Museum Proper is a contemporary performance company putting on free, public puppet shows, and they’re planning to create a giant (over twelve feet tall!) puppet for their upcoming festival debut. Blame our curiosity on a lasting affinity for Jim Henson, but we just had to know: how exactly does one build a giant puppet?! Lucky us, founding puppeteer Dax Tran-Caffee was happy to provide a glimpse of the creative process.  Check out the creature’s evolution from diagram (above) to full-color illustration to working prototype. Very cool stuff!

You can see more puppets-in-the-making here. Support the project here.

Watch the complete prototype demonstration at his project blog here.

    1. Compañía Pirata on

      Our Samita (over thirteen feet tall!)
      Happy to share advice and help in any way!
      /Felix, Compañía Pirata