David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines

Sock-puppets ahoy! plus, a challenge

I may or may not have mentioned this: back when the puppet episode of ANGEL aired, I watched it with my friends Ash, Denise, and Amy at Ash's place. We were so excited by the concept of Angel turning into a puppet that we decided to commemorate the episode in the appropriate way. Namely, building sock puppets of ANGEL's regular cast.

I was at Ash's place this weekend, and we uncovered the box where they were stored. At the time of the build, I hadn't had a digital camera.

I do now.

Without further ado, I present the sock puppet cast of ANGEL.

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Yay for Scientist Fred!

Fred has a clipboard, for research stuff. She also has a lab coat, and wire glasses.

There were fights over who got to make Fred. I'm just saying.

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I took a profile shot of Fred, because I wanted to show you that her hair is in a cute little bun. Adorkable!

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Krevlornswatch, of the Dethwock Clan! ... Lorne to his friends.

Lorne is in full LA power player mode here; his ever-present cell phone is firmly in hand, and he's ready to take (or make) the next call that could change everything. But the old host is still there: his jacket is sparkly, and his color sense is impeccable. (Dig that lavender! And the buttons!)

The horns are pipe cleaners. Just so you know.

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James Marsters fangirls, front and center! Man, he looks way younger than he really is. You don't suppose he's really undead, do you?

Dunno if you can see it too well, but that splotch of red on Spike's hand is actually the end of his cigarette. The fangs? Pipe cleaners.

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And here's the star of our show. Broody McBroodypants himself! Angel has a wooden stake in hand, ready to squash other vamps should the need arise (and it usually does). Sadly, we didn't think to give him his grappling hook, probably because he'd quit using it halfway through season one. His hair doesn't quite stick up enough, but that's because Ash was all out of hair gel.

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Wesley's face SCARES ME.

He has a book of important research. Also, a cross. (Though the latter is slightly turned in this picture.)

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Gunn, wearing his power suit.

Gunn was one of the puppets I made. Getting the tie right was a little tough, but the hardest part was definitely his haircut. Surprisingly, the close-cropped look is really tough to pull off in yarn. It would've been much easier if he'd let it grow out a little more.

I'd show you a picture so you could see what I'm talking about, but puppet!Gunn doesn't have much hair left, as he was attacked by a fierce kitten. Who ate it.

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And Cordy! Ah, Cordelia Chase: the hair! The lips! The cleavage!

(I made Cordy, too. Since you asked.)

And now for THE CHALLENGE: make a sock puppet for one of your fandoms! Any fandom, any character: Pottermaniacs! SGA mavens! Bandslash fanatics! Comics geeks! Run wild! Comment here with a link, so your work may be seen by all.

Prizes are a distinct possibility. I'm just sayin'.
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