Step 3: This Dragon is a Chicken!

Once the supporting frame was made it had to be covered in something light weight and supportive for what will be the skin.

There was a large amount of chicken wire in the materials cupboard that was perfect for this. Using thin wire I was able to attach panels of the chicken wire over the whole head. I could manipulate the wire and 'flesh out' the form.
<p>fantastic!! I wish the teachers at my kids' high school were as creative! Hope you get your laser cutter....I would sell my kidneys on the black market just to buy one lol!</p>
<p>Hi</p><p>It was a huge hit with all the students and families :)</p><p>and we did finally get a laser cutter! Its great to be able to get the kids with completed projects so quickly :D</p>
The Body.....?!?!?!!?
was a huge piece of pink/purple shimmery material to cover a person. Was perfect as the school only has a small stage
This looks great! Do you have any pictures that you could post of the person actually wearing the costume? We're doing Shrek the Musical and I'm just trying to figure out how we can make a dragon too.
Sorry I havent but inside behind the eyes is where a persons head goes and the puppet comes to around their shoulders. There is soft fabric and foam so it can actually rest on the head. The wooden dowels are attached parallel further down the nose so can be controlled easily. And then just a large purple shimmery piece of fabric draping over the persons back covers them (they wear colour appropriate clothes to blend in). <br>
It was beautiful! I would like to see her flashing eyes.
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That's fantastic! I love seeing how big pieces like this are built. :)
thank you!<br>got a couple more things am going to post up :)

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