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Dark Crystal: Fizzgig Puppet by Risachantag Dark Crystal: Fizzgig Puppet by Risachantag
I'm not sure if many of you will recognise this one. ^^ It's a puppet I made back in 2002, of Fizzgig from The Dark Crystal (Jim Henson film!). You can see some reference pictures here: [link] and [link] He's not as accurate as he could be; when I made him, it was extremely difficult to find reference pictures. I ended up having to go through our old scratchy tape to try to find frames of him. (though yes, he does have that tail in the movie; there's only one shot where you see it though ^^; )

I made him to go along with my sister's Kira costume for the Swancon 2002 masquerade. So much fun! Many a finger were nearly bitten off. =P I brought him along to Swancon this year too, and had got to amuse some little kids. You'd be amazed how much of a novelty a puppet with teeth can be.

He's made using chicken wire as a frame, which I covered in paper maché. I then made his fur, eyes, nose and such and sewed it to the frame (^^ he's also got a little stuffing too, so he's nice and huggable... if he's not in a bitey mood). I painted the inside of him mouth; the teeth are made out of icecream container plastic, and the tongue is a fake leather material.

EDIT I also have a little video clip of him in action in my scraps: [link]

-Can't remember how long it took, most likely a week
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:icongwennyp:
gwennyp Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i recognise the cute dogg wth too many teeth! great one!!
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:iconaardbeix3:
aardbeix3 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
now THIS is a good fizzgig! I've seen many tries, you're the the only one who succeeded! awesome!
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:iconravenwing1313:
Ravenwing1313 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
So cool
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:iconlimoncello2:
LIMONCELLO2 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
I WANT A COUPLE OF THOSE TO PLAY WITH !!!!
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:iconotaku4life2010:
otaku4life2010 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Fizzgig! He is SO adorable! Haha, he made me jump when he first appeared in the movie though. (then again I was 4 when I first watched it)
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:iconmrpickleshtf:
MrPicklesHtf Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love Fizzgig!
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:icontrelane2:
trelane2 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
One of the best Fizzgigs I have seen here. ^_^
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:iconmadstar555:
Madstar555 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Can you buy them or do you have to make them
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:iconinspiredbyjimaswell:
InspiredByJimAsWell Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Check out my Fizzgig. I did a re-creation project for the 1984 World Science Fiction Convention, and did re-creations of Jen, kira, Fizzgig, a Skeksis and a Mystic. In my retrospective site, I show how I did each of the re-created characters. The presentation won Best of Show for the Re-creation category for a group.
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:iconkillerofthesouls:
KilleroftheSouls Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student General Artist
omg i need one of those :D
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:iconarcticicewolf:
ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So adorable! Love that movie!
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:iconask-nekozawa-senpai:
Ask-Nekozawa-senpai Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
How much is that puppet?
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:iconbadpooka:
badpooka Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
I love him!
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:iconpeaceblossom262:
Peaceblossom262 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg, love it, want to make one,
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:iconlilacincrement:
LilacIncrement Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student Artist
HOLYJIZDIGS. I LITERATLLY WATCHED THIS AGAIN 30 MINUTES AGO, AND DECIDE TO GO THROUGH YOUR DA, AND HERE IT IS, THE MOST AMAZING DOG-OID IN THE WORLD. ABDJLKH(UVNSHRFUSAO I LOVE YOU FOREVER IN THE MOST INTENSE OF WAYS. FOREVER. AND EVER. I CAN'T BREATH FOR MY LOVE.
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xXSeriphiaXx Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm about to try my own hand at making a puppet. How did you get the definition around the nose and eyes?
I'd really appreciate the help. ^^;
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:iconkdaanimefan:
KdaAnimefan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Writer
hand puppet?
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:iconcasandraelf:
Casandraelf Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh god! i love that scene where fizzgig raged!
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:iconsarethonastring:
SarethOnAString Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
WANT!!
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:iconanotheryinyangmanga:
AnotherYinYangManga Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist
oh i watched that haha fizzgig was so vishis and adorible
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:iconfriend-of-clouds:
Friend-of-Clouds Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool! I love that little chomper. :P
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:iconburtonsbeardedlady:
BurtonsBeardedLady Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
FIZZGIG!
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:icontrancemonger:
TranceMonger Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
8D Oh I wish I had one I wish I had one I wish I had one...
Fizzgig is super awesome, and your fizzgig looks pretty good. Thumbsup
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Balerog Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
lol Fizzgig's best part in the entire movie is when Kira tells him to stay and he screams his little head off. I love that movie, i haven't seen it in years but i think after seeing this i might have to make a point of doing so. Thanks for sharing!
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:iconcfwarrior:
cfwarrior Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
I'm in love!
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:iconnight-forager:
Night-Forager Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011   General Artist
Amazing puppet! Fizzgig is my favorite characters, and one of the best puppets they used.
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:iconfreakmylife:
FreakMyLife Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE THAT DOGGEH THINGY! he is so cute ^^ Great job!
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:iconcavylover139:
cavylover139 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Student General Artist
this little fluffball always reminded me of my perpetually angry cat.
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:iconcavylover139:
cavylover139 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh I remember this lil fluffball! One of my favorite movies!!! For some reason Fizzgig reminds me of a Pomeranian.
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RoseInTheTwilight Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
FIZZGIG!!!!:DMINE!! *glomps Fizzgig* aaaw... its trying to eat my hand ^^
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:iconyaoifanatic:
Yaoifanatic Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
WAHHHHHH! Cuteness Explosion!! Do want! Certainly brings back memories. =3
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:iconyasual:
yasual Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
OMG YES!! DO want!! :heart: I loveth de Fizgig.
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WerewolfLupita Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
I REALLY WANT A FIZZGIG! *Dances*

This is so adorable! Even when he's vicious in the film, I just wanted to hug him as I find him so funny and cute.
You did a wonderful job with this! How ling did it take you, and how much did it cost in total?
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Risachantag Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Hmm, it was quite a while ago that I made him, but I made him out of paper mache, chicken wire and toy fur. I think it took a week or so, and wouldn't have cost me more than $70.
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Winged-Creations Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
AHHHH!!! that was my favorite movie as a kid!!!! He is soooo cute i want one!!!
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EvilMay Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student General Artist
FIZZGIG ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Neko-Chan8 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG this is amazing would you possibly make one for me if I paid you? I love Fizzgig and have been looking for someone who could make him for a long time.
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Neko-Chan8 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG this is amazing would you possibly make one for me if I paid you? I love Fizzgig and have been looking for someone who could make him for a long time.
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:iconthe-drawn:
The-Drawn Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
My favorite character in the whole movie :D You did a great job!
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:icontrolice:
Trolice Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
OMG I love that movie!! i was just thinking about trying to buy a replica on ebay or something this is adorible!
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:iconjaiharock:
jaiharock Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
I LUV FIZZGIG! Great work Risa:D
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:iconravean:
Ravean Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
I love you for making this.
The Dark Crystal = pure awesomeness on a bun. <3 <3 <3
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NezumeGamakaeru Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH my Gah! It's Fizzgig! I haven't seen taht movie Dark Crystal in Forever! I surprised it's even remembered! He looks aborrable!
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:iconmeimurphy:
MeiMurphy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I want's a fizzgig!!
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:iconsoryaseroth:
soryaseroth Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
TOO CUTE! I WANT IT!!!
XD
XP
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daynightDreamer Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Mmm, I love that movie. And Labyrinth...that's also a good one. Fizzgig is the best. Ever. :D
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:iconkitten-red:
kitten-Red Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i have an official one of these, and yours really is spot on!
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:iconkanahyde:
KanaHyde Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMGGG XD I love itttt you're genial u.u
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:iconimadork007:
Imadork007 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
He looks so alive...like as soon as you threaten to leave without him he will start a tantrum! LOL XD
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:iconkyasarin131:
Kyasarin131 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So THAT is the creature that my cat is named after! Lovely puppet!
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