she's the first puppet i've made by myself all the way through, from design to finish, so i've got a special fondness for her. (though i feel like she had more to do with the "design" than i did.....i just followed the clay and then the paint.)
she's foam latex with a wire armature and i even put wires in her hairs, so that might be fun to play with. i made her dreads short enough though that hopefully i won't have to animate them if i don't want too [i have enough issues just keeping track of 4 limbs, 8 fingers, a spine, a head, eyebrows, eyeballs, etc!].
her hair was tricky to figure out how to mold (cuz i didn't want to worry about deep tubes in my mold to have to dig the clay out of or to figure out how to get the foam into) so i just pushed her dreads all straight up and molded them together and then after they were foamed, cut them apart and pushed wires through them (with the pliers) and down through her head so they would stay put when i pulled them back down.....risky......i really had no idea if it would work or not......but it did!!! that's one of my favorite things about this whole stop mo obsession, is getting to come up with hairbrained (in this case literally!) solutions for strange problems.
LOLA feels a bit spunky to me.....i'm curious to see what happens when i start pushing her around (and to see why she's wearing a bright green super suit with silver boots!).