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Costumes and Characters
Here are some of our costumes and characters.
Picture of them can be found on the Pictures Page!
- Big Heads
- Adults Dressed Up
- Kids Dressed Up
We use many costumes and characters in our programs. They help us do songs, tell stories and even play games! Here is a brief description of each:
These are full body furry costumes, made from fake fur, and the head is similar to a puppet, only much larger. Some characters I have made include look alikes of "Elmo", "Big Bird", "Oscar", an Elephant, and a Gorilla. The look alike guys are very similar to the real thing, but with a few differences, so I don't get in big trouble for copyright stuff!
They have a people body, dressed in a costume such as a housecoat, but they have very large heads, and oversized shoes. These I made using One Way Street's people puppet pattern, and enlarged it on the photocopier 200%. I had to make a few minor adjustments due to the size difference, and I made the mouth using black plastic canvas and some sceen. I'd be happy to share my experiences, if you are interested.
Adults in Costumes
This is much like a typical "skit". A story is told by adults, who are dressed in appropriate costumes, and they say their own lines. Nothing new about this method.
Kids in Costumes
I have found that kids love to be a part of the action! One of their favourite ways is to be an actor in the story. This works by me narrating the story, and they do actions as I say them, e.g. "and the king was excited!" (the kid jumps up and down etc.)
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