Monday, October 31, 2005
For people just starting out, making puppets can be a tall order. I firmly believe that making your own puppets, or having them custom made is best - if you are getting paid to perform, and the shows are public, it's a must. But for new puppeteers looking to get their hands on some great puppets, I recommend Folkmanis Puppets. These are the best store-bought puppets you will every find. They have so many designs to choose: bugs, dogs, dragons, dinosaurs, kittens, and more.
The above photo was taken outside of their main office, which happens to be right across the street from Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, CA.