Step 9: Finishing touches
Where the cut out irises and nostrils were I found some fine black mesh to cover these from the inside so that the person wearing the head could see out and the audience couldnt see in.
So the head could be held and controlled I attached two thick wooden dowels across the head inside.
The inside of the head was also lined with purple and dark pink fabric to make sure the person wearing it was safe from the wire (and vice versa) and so that when the head was on stage there wasnt any of the inside glaringly visable.
The costume was finished of by a huge piece of purple/pink shimmery fabric that went from the back of the head over the person carrying it.
It was a great moment when the dragon first came on stage and the whole audience gasped with awe and surprise at the costume. The kids and staff at the school loved the puppet and it is currently on display in the art dept.