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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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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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Ravenwing1313 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
So cool
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LIMONCELLO2 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
I WANT A COUPLE OF THOSE TO PLAY WITH !!!!
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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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MrPicklesHtf Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love Fizzgig!
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trelane2 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
One of the best Fizzgigs I have seen here. ^_^
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Madstar555 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Can you buy them or do you have to make them
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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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KilleroftheSouls Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student General Artist
omg i need one of those :D
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So adorable! Love that movie!
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