My friend Loretta came by last week to cut and style all the puppets’ hair. There are no hairdon’ts here. Nosir. I think they’re looking great.
First of all, this character absolutely slays me. Is she not insanely cute? She’s not the main character though — she’s her sister, Abigail:
Here’s the Dad, Xosé Luís. We’re not 100% sure yet about his long 70s shag haircut; this might be cut shorter and more traditional once he’s wearing his costume…
Loretta gave the Mom, Liberdade, just the right type of look, I think. Not 100% sure about the wire at the back; I might paint this to knock it back a bit. Have to wait and see, again, once she’s in costume:
Finally, there’s Sabela, with her new ‘do. Similar to the old one… it’s meant to look like she did it herself. It’s a little-kid-ponytail.
And here’s Loretta’s fancy toolkit, and Loretta at work. She’s brushing boiling water on the puppet to try and hold the nylon hair in place. We later fixed the hair with some glue called “scenic cement” that’s intended for model railroad foliage. So the up-dos are not coming down — they’re rock solid.
Thanks Loretta — you are a genius!