Although stop-motion can be an expensive hobby (animation armatures cost a bomb), I love making puppets and small costumes. This project allowed me to choose what aspects of puppet-making I wanted to focus on and I learnt a lot during the process.
About 60% of the work for this is actually hidden under the skirt as a mechanism that makes the character appear to “bob” up and down as she walks by twisting a key at the back.
(Approx. 25-30cm tall)