REALLY BIG MONSTERS!!!

Often times I am commissioned to build the impossible...

Be it for theatre, film, theme parks, parades, conventions or in your own back yard: NOTHING is impossible.

Here are some examples of large scale puppets and walk around monsters I have designed and built for past clients. Many of the large puppets require engineering of mechanisims to create movement beyond the reach of the performer. In all cases, these improvised contraptions add to the overall "wow" factor. Enjoy!

she kills monsters tiamat dragon puppet

she kills monsters tiamat dragon puppet

FIVE HEADED DRAGON the Tiamat was built for The Flea Theatre production of "She Kills Monsters"

Happy Dragon

Happy Dragon

This 11 foot dragon was built for MaYi theatre company's production of "The Wong Kid in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra GO!"

Green Dragon

Green Dragon

This 11 foot dragon was built for MaYi theatre company's production of "The Wong Kid in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra GO!"

agent+G+dance

agent+G+dance

Gookie Monster is a 7 foot tall walk-a-round monster puppet. He is a satirical mascot for all "yellow" children. Built for the off broadway production of "The Inexplicable redemption of Agent G"

beholder puppet she kills monsters

beholder puppet she kills monsters

The Beholder! is a 3 foot eyeball monster built for The Flea Theatre's production of "She Kills Monsters"

Wendigo

Wendigo

The "Wendigo" in tech rehearsals. Standing over 12 feet tall with a wingspan of over 14 feet.

aluminum skeleton

aluminum skeleton

the inner workings of the "wendigo" monster for Vampire Cowboy Theatre Company.

Big Dog

Big Dog

A huge demon mastiff dog puppet for Fordham University's production of The Orphan of Zhao.

Look at this dawg

Look at this dawg

A huge demon mastiff dog puppet for Fordham University's production of The Orphan of Zhao.

test driving the legs & arms

test driving the legs & arms

The "wendigo" test runs with stilt legs and upper skeletal exoskeleton aluminum structure.

the bottom half

the bottom half

first test in the stilt furry legs

mock-up for the workshop

mock-up for the workshop

proto-type mock up of the wendigo in PVC

Red Monster

Red Monster

HUGE red monster hand puppet

Demon Wings

Demon Wings

Functional flapping wings for a fight choreographed actor.

Demon Wings skeleton

Demon Wings skeleton

the mock up of functional flapping wings for a fight choreographed actor.

Dot's Dress

Dot's Dress

Sunday in the Park with George... Dot's dress opens, barn door style, as she steps out while it stays standing.

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Look at this dawg

A huge demon mastiff dog puppet for Fordham University's production of The Orphan of Zhao.