(a twisted version of the White rabbit from 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' by Lewis Carrol)
It all came about because I was creating allot of rabbit characters for a company coming up to Easter and something just clicked inside due to the cuteness of the illustrations, and out of that glitch the Not so white rabbit was born. I am hoping to have an exhibition with other 'twisted' characters from the book.
Step 1: Materials and Sketchs
I am not sure if this will be a useful instructable due to the lack of visuals for important parts like construction of body, head, jacket and waist coat.
I made this with a rough idea, what I wanted as a result there was no exact plan except a sketch to start with.
Shown here are the primary sketches which stared it all off and materials.
Materials in sections.
Art store materials.
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
A tub of Quick Drying Air Dough. (primary school art material)
Acrylic Paint (flesh colour, brown, black)
Plush toy stuffing (used for body, legs and arms)
Gloss Art paint
Marker for marking
Sand paper (for papermache head fore paws and hind paws)
Fake gray fur 1.5 meter square (bought from a material shop) There will be quite a bit of left over.
Lace 40 cm width (scrap material from a second hand cloths store)
Thick black thread
Fine thread for detailed
Velour scrap orange red ( Thanks PKM for the spelling)
Canvas 1.5 meter square rough estimate
Sewing machine ( I had a hobby toy thing, not great but got the work done)
Assorted beads Red beads & heart shaped clasp, button like metal beads, mother of pearl shards for teeth.
Heavy / strong Card board (stronger the better so it wont bend)
Scrap of goat hair (for detail)
Sack cloth 40 cm square
Mixing bowl for papermache
Step 2: Fore Paws and Hind Paws
Shredded paper and wallpaper paste (strong mixture double or triple the normal amount indicated) mixed in to a mush in a bowl.
Molded in to the fore paws(8cm long) and hind paws (20cm long),
Left to dry (on a radiator to speed up the process).
Sanded with sandpaper to smooth enough finish
Mold inner paw from Air dough (when dry and hot glue to the inner paw)
Step 3: Head Case
Hot glue Gun
Paper mache & the wallpaper paste (pus extra paper strips to cover rough patches)
Mother of Pearl Bead shards
Shape and cut cardboard and into pieces for skull structure. Use Hot glue gun to secure in place (the hot glue gun will be used allot in this project)
Add Sack cloth to cover cardboard sticking it down.
Mold paper mache in the form or a rabbit head (eye mounds, features etc.).
Mold air dough into gums (add shards of mother of pearl as teeth) and nose piece (when dried it will be stuck with hot glue in place)
Eyes are shaped from Air dough, smoothed out and glued on when dry.
Step 4: Body Shape
Between the layers add plush toy stuffing in the arm and legs. To bulk them up and add ridged form.
Thick thread to add structure to the body by 'pinching' it together.
In these images you can see the hind paws and fore paws added and covered with strips and pieces of canvas.
Attached to the body with the hot glue gun and strips for flexibility.
Goat fur added between some toes & spats covered and glued into place.
Fur is cut and added in to shape
Paint and colour air dough on the paws, nose, gums, skull rings.
When dry, coat with acrylic gloss
Step 5: Final Steps
Rough Information of suit make up and Velour vest.
Sorry no measurements due to the fact I judged it with the body shape in the previous section.
Rest of the fur is added to the head and belly, chest, and tail area stitched on and glued on.
Adding fur to the head was a slow and careful task. Adding fur to the ears was difficult.(and trimmed for visual reasons)
Before adding fur it was sized and re-cut and double checked before gluing.
Eyes carefully painted on and painted over with acrylic gloss multiple times to give a bit of depth.
Step 6: Evil White Rabbit Puppet
Painted skull rings Hot glued in to place on finger digits.
Bracelet with red beads and a red heart crystal (showing his dedication to the Queen of Hearts)