I am so excited. I got kinda recharged with classic horror movies of my teen years recently, namely the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. So when I heard that Robert Englund would be appearing at Walker Stalker con OVER HALLOWEEN, I was all over it. And since my dear husband started me on a tradition of making little funny puppets for famous actors when I meet them at cons, of course I had to get started on a Freddy Krueger puppet.
So first comes the basic hand puppet, or “glove puppet” as I specifically call it. Your fingers operate the two hands and the head. This kind of puppet usually cannot have a moving mouth, but it can do so much gesturing with its arms and hands(however short they may be :D) and it can pick up things with its hands. They are also easy to make and so cute and small.
I’m making Freddy in red cotton and painting flesh over it,leaving gaps where the red muscle shows through. Later I will add more detail with markers.
Working on his sweater. Painted red fleece. It’s a bit crude, but once it’s all together the crude stripes may add to the grunginess of the character.
While the body and head are drying I do a quick fitting to make the hat. I also have him a small pompom nose,like a Muppet nose.
Stay tuned for more progress!