Focal Press Book: The Well-Dressed Puppet: A Guide to Creating Puppet Costumes (Paperback)

Focal Press Book: The Well-Dressed Puppet: A Guide to Creating Puppet Costumes (Paperback)

Focal Press Book: The Well-Dressed Puppet: A Guide to Creating Puppet Costumes (Paperback)

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  • Author: Cheralyn Lambeth
  • Pages:184
  • Format: Paperback
  • For Beginners and Advanced Costumers
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Date Published: August, 2014
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The Well-Dressed Puppet: A Guide to Creating Puppet Costumes from Focal Press is a book that will show you how to create costumes and accessories tailored specifically for your puppet, enhancing any performance. Gone are the days of ill-fitting store-bought clothing that restrict the movement and use of your puppet. Author Cheralyn Lambeth walks you through every step of the costume-making process with detailed lists of the necessary materials, equipment, and patterns required to create a costume from scratch. She also shares multiple tips and information on how to modify off-the-rack clothing to fit any puppet. Suitable for both beginners and more advanced costumers, The Well-Dressed Puppet demonstrates basic sewing and construction techniques while still providing advanced projects for customers who have already mastered those skills.

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: How to Get Started
  • But First…A Basic Glossary of Puppet Types and Puppet Theatre Terms
  • List of Supplies-Tools, Building Materials, and other Helpful Items
  • As You Think About Creating Your Puppet's Costume
  • Basic Sewing Techniques and Helpful Hints
  • Straight Running Stitch
  • Back Stitch
  • Basting Stitch
  • Gathering Stitch
  • Hem
  • Types of Fabrics You Might Want to Use
  • Chapter 2: Types of Costumes (Or, How to Costume For Your Type of Puppet)
  • Permanent Costume vs. Removable
  • Using Store-Bought Clothing
  • Things to Consider When Costuming…
  • …Marionettes
  • …Hand/Rod Puppets (and Puppets With Practical Hands
  • …Hand Puppets With Legs
  • Chapter 3: Creating Costumes For Non-Human Puppets
  • Costume Odd-Shaped Puppets (And/or Those Without Arms and Legs)
  • Costuming Puppets With Multiple Limbs
  • Chapter 4: How To Create and Construct Basic Patterns
  • How To Use The Patterns In This Book (and How to Do the Photocopier Trick
  • Constructing The Patterns:
  • Shirt/Bodice with Sleeve
  • Vest
  • Robe
  • Dress
  • Jacket
  • Pants
  • Cape
  • Chapter 5: Accessories
  • Wigs/Hairpieces
  • Hair Construction Techniques
  • Glasses
  • Jewelry
  • Gloves
  • Ties (And Other Neck Adornments)
  • Hats and Other Headwear
  • Chapter 6: Props
  • Ladies' Fan
  • Drawstring Bag
  • Broom (and Tiny Tim's Crutch)
  • Books
  • Chapter 7: Some Costume Ideas To Help You Get Started
  • Fairy-Tale Princess
  • Fairy-Tale Prince (or Pirate)
  • Witch
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Chapter 8: The Patterns
  • Basic Shirt/Bodice Front
  • Basic Shirt/Bodice Back
  • Robe
  • Robe Extension
  • Basque Bodice
  • Fitted Sleeve
  • Gathered Sleeve
  • Robe Sleeve
  • Pants
  • Tie
  • Basic Hat
  • Pointed Hat
  • Crown
  • Shoe
  • Cape with Hood
  • Pointed Hood
  • Angel Wing
  • Beard
  • Basic Hand Puppet Body
  • Resources
  • Bibliography
  • Author Biography
  • Index
  • Table of Contents
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    Author Cheralyn Lambeth
    Publisher Focal Press
    Pages 184
    Format Paperback
    Date Published August, 2014
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