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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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:icontishalee133:
Tishalee133 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Mah introduced me to Dark Crystal and it makes me sad people at my school don't know about this beautiful movie.
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reptargoesrawr234 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
oh my gosh I WANT this!!! <3 so cute!
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:icondeidara600:
Deidara600 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 28, 2015
Do you sell them?
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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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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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: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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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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SarethOnAString Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
WANT!!
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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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BurtonsBeardedLady Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
FIZZGIG!
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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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cfwarrior Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
I'm in love!
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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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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  Professional Digital Artist
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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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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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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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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