I made Rowlf and he's awesome!

Hello lovely people. I hope your week was awesome and that your weekend is gonna be just as awesome if not more awesome.

I've been busy as usual, working on patterns, making some costumes I hope to be able to talk about in the next month or two, and oh, I made this Rowlf puppet.



I can't really tell or show all the deets (trade secrets and all) but this was a stressful project for me. It was for a collector. He did the hardware and I did all the soft goods fabrication. That's fancy industry talk for sewing.


The largest challenge was the shape of him and coming up with an amalgam of a definitive version of Rowlf because he varied through the decades.


I don't think I was this anxious about a project in a looooong time. I wanted to do it right. Not to mention working with faux fur us a nightmare, AND about 90% of this project is hand sewn. 


The tape here is marking some corrections.

Photo by Mark Fullerton
And here is the final! That's Wally, he's the puppeteer!
Rowlf was a hit and I was so elated to have worked on this project! Someone commented that this was professional Muppet making still there. That was the best compliment I'd had in a long time. Mmmm, that felt good.

Wally liked the Muppet so much he came up with the idea for this hat! HA!


That's it for me right now. Hope you all have a great weekend!!

3 comments:

  1. Rowlf was always one of my favorite characters. I liked his floppy looking body and his growly voice. You did a great job Shelly.

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  2. He looks fantastic, great job!

    I work as a stitcher for a costume designer and she does all sorts of shows, back in Autumn she texted me about a job "making cat puppets, I hope you will have fun with it!" and I was kind of --you do realize I've never really made a puppet? She was happy with what I did, but it was pretty stressful and yeah, fake fur.

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