In a few short weeks, I fabricated this puppet for a stop motion animation at the Arts University Bournemouth. Firstly, I built up the plump body by carving upholstery foam around the armature. I then pieced together the spacesuit from stretch PVC and jersey fabrics, using both hand stitching and sewing machine methods. The hands, slippers and suit bands were sculpted from Sculpey and silicone moulds and casts were made of them (small armatures were suspended in the hands before casting). The helmet and visor were devised from plastic hemispheres, sanded and sprayed to white and blue. 

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