Sack Puppets are the puppets YOU customize! With Sack Puppets and your imagination...the possibilities are endless!
Hey Kickstarter! I am Johnny Coffins and I want to take this opportunity to introduce to you my newest creation- SACK PUPPETS! So, what are Sack Puppets? Well, very simply put: "Sack Puppets are customizable puppets...in a sack"- but they are really so much more than that. We give you the tools to create a great, one-of-a-kind professional grade puppet. Your imagination is the only limit to what you can make!
Every Sack Puppet comes with a hand-signed adoption certificate and arrives in a branded burlap sack. Untie to the top and the fun is ready to begin! Inside is the puppet. Our Kickstarter run of puppets will allow you to choose from two different color puppets: blue and orange.
We are making each Sack Puppet with only the best materials and an unwavering attention to detail. Every puppet has a soft foam skull and foam under body. Both arms contain a wire armature for easy posing and are attached to the body with doll joints instead of being sewn onto the the puppet. This allows a wide range of movement and expression!
The mouth plate is made from a two piece rigid and durable board design. On the front side of the mouth plate, we have chosen to use a light weight rubber foam instead of using felt like most puppets usually have. This foam is more durable than traditional felt and will not fuzz or ball up after long term use! The back of the mouth plate is covered in a soft fleece, and we have also sewn elastic thumb/finger straps to make the mouth easier to manipulate and for extra comfort. Getting those hard to pull off expressions are a breeze with the extra control you get from these straps! The tongue is also made of the same rubber foam as the mouth and each one is individually airbrushed to add extra depth and character.
Tucked inside the puppet is the accessory bag! Inside the bag we have all of the parts to customize your Sack Puppet! Every kit comes with four sets of eyes, four noses, a set of ears, three hair pieces, a mustache, a beard, and lips. On the back of each piece is a high quality velcro attachment which allows you to swap and move them around over and over again. Your imagination is the only limit to what you can create!
Swapping pieces makes a whole new puppet! Heck- even using the same pieces and changing their position can drastically change the appearance of your Sack Puppet! (And just because every piece comes with a velcro attachment doesn't mean you have to swap out pieces. Want a fixed look for your creation? Carefully apply glue on the back and you have a permanent look for your professional puppet!)
If funding is successful, we are eventually planning to offer theme accessory packs which will be available through our website. These extra parts will extend the versatility of your puppet and allow you to create whole new looks. A "Monster Pack" with horns, glow-in-the-dark eyes, crazy noses, ears, and fangs is just an example of what we have planned for the future of Sack Puppets!
So who are Sack Puppets for? That's the great thing- they can be for everyone! The young, the young-at-heart, parents, kids, families, teachers, students, church groups...you name it. Have a theater group that wants to put on a local production of Avenue Q? Order a few and you've got your cast! YouTubers or amateur film makers can throw up a green screen and put their Sack Puppets anywhere! The one thing we are really looking forward to is seeing what you can come up with! Anyone who purchases a Sack Puppet is encouraged to send us photos and videos of their hard work. We plan on featuring the best of the best on the official website and can't wait to see what you will create!
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We are a dedicated but small team. That being said, our size would be our only challenge...but a challenge we have already thought of and prepared for! If funding/demand goes above and beyond what we are able to produce ourselves "in-house," we already have a qualified and energetic backup bench of skilled crafts people ready to help fulfill orders!
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