Monday, July 02, 2012

Creative week at the Big Ugly House

My parents are in town all week which means 1) to not expect any posts of deep insight, I'm on vacation 2) we'll be having lots and lots of fun and 3) there will probably be lots of creating going on because my mom kind of inspires that sort of activity. So, why try to interfere with a force of nature? It's much easier just to go along with it.

For day one of Creative Week, then, I'm going to share M.'s latest creations. These are what she has been working on pretty much non-stop for the past two weeks. Through a contact in the Chicago theater world, she was asked to create life size dinosaur puppets/costumes for a small stage production of Jurassic Park. It being the theater world, she did it out of the goodness of her heart (and for the contacts and 'intern' line on her resume). I'm really impressed with what she created merely out of foam core, duct tape, milk jugs, cardboard, and one lone sock.

Here are a few of the many dinos she created. (B. is modeling.)

The T-Rex. His mouth opens and closes using two handles on the inside.

T-Rex's feet.

And the baby velociraptor. He is a puppet and completely movable and also has an egg which he hatches out of. Who knew you could make a baby velociraptor out of milk jugs, duct tape, and a old sock?


Anonymous said...

I was curious to how you made the velociraptor 030

thecurryseven said...

I wish I could answer your question! The T-Rex was made by my oldest and even though I've watched the process, it still baffles me. I do know it was made out of cardboard. The two halves were hinged together so that the handles that are inside the head can make the mouth move. The same stage version of Jurassic Park was mounted a second time, with new and improved dinosaurs, which are much more complicated and I can't even begin to describe how the velociraptors for that were made, but you can see pictures here:

Sorry I can't be more help!


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