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I thought it was about time I rewrote this article as my original one is no longer as up-to-date as I’d like it to be. I’ve not only listed the various common glues that I and other puppeteers use, but also added in a little bit about figuring out what glue to use with what materials. Sometimes you may not know what glue you need, so I’ve got a great suggestion for working that out. And there’s quite a bit on glues for foam as well.
As mentioned in my short post about what materials to use when making a puppet, there’s no hard and fast rules as to what to use when building a puppet. However, there are many things that tend to be favourites of puppet makers and the following will list a few suggestions for you.
This is yet another one of those posts that doesn’t really have a distinct answer. Costuming for puppeteers can be extremely varied, dependent entirely on the director’s vision, the blocking (theatrical term for "movement"), the content of the show, and whether or not the puppeteers are seen on stage. However, there are some general concepts which are good to keep in mind. The following is split up into sections: general principles; visibility; gloves; shoes; hoods; and more suggestions.
Australians may want to buy locally. Where? I explain here.