Thursday, May 16, 2013

Simple Style Puppets

In a previous post I described the Deluxe Style puppets and their various features. In this post, I will similarly describe the Simple Style puppets.


Like their Deluxe counterparts, these puppets are stock-shape based, which means that characters are built from a combination of ready-to-go shapes.

As their name suggests, the construction of Simple Style puppets are simpler than their Deluxe counterparts, though they are built to the same standard of quality.

Due to their smaller size and simplified build, Simple Style can be assembled more quickly if you need a character in a hurry.  Due to these factors, the Simple Style puppets are our most affordable puppet style.

Simple Heads:
Simple Style puppets have the same head shapes options as the Deluxe Style:

Round,                         Egghead,                Long (or Sock-head)

The Simple Style puppets have less foam structuring inside them, which makes the character much more flexible and expressive, and considerably lighter as well.
Only the top part of these puppets’ heads have foam structure; the rest of the head is supported by the puppeteer’s hand. (And in the case of the Simple Sock-head, all of its head.)

Simple Arms and Body:
Due to their smaller size, Simple Style puppets typically are given rod-controlled hands, since live-hands would be unusually large in proportion to the rest of them.

"Why they so big?"

Optional foam body on the left, Standard on the right

Simple Style puppets’ bodies are typically a fabric sleeve, though we do offer an optional foam body to round your character out a bit.

Monster Variant on the left, Standard on the right

Another optional body available to Simple Style puppets is the “Monster Variant,” which replaces the puppet’s body and rod-arms with a sack-monster body and live-hand gloves.

To request your own Simple Style puppet, click here and submit a request!