But sock puppets? bleh. So, I've been working on some real puppets (with some help from Joss!). I've got 8 heads ready to put faces on, most of the bodies sewn up (basic bodies by the way, just like a glove), and a few of the accessories done.
I'm trying to make them as generic as possible so that they can be all sorts of history characters. Some will be black, some brown, some pink. They will have changeable hats, clothing, and I'm hoping facial hair (just need to figure out how to do that one first).
I've drawn out the hats I think we'll need - a stovepipe, tricorn, pilgrim, feather headdress, crowns, etc.... I'll stich up some kingly capes, an apron, ties, throw in a few pieces of jewelry and maybe a pipe, and I think that'll do it.
Am I missing anything too obvious?