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Skeeter puppet by Negaduck9 Skeeter puppet by Negaduck9
Here's the puppet I've been working on since Dragon*Con, Skeeter Grosse. If you watched Muppet Babies, you'll remember Scooter's twin sister who never appeared anywhere else (aside from a few kiddie books)... until Boom! Comics published "Family Reunion," an arc of their Muppet Show comic in which Skeeter, now all grown up, returned. She was redesigned by Amy Mebberson, who from all accounts spearheaded Skeeter's appearance in the comic. This is the Skeeter who won my heart, and I just had to try building her. I dedicate this to you, :iconmimi-na:!

This isn't quite the final version. I'm going to improve on her glasses, make her a sturdier pair. And this costume is frankly not there yet. I shwacked it out of stuff I got at Goodwill, and it'll do until I get the supplies to make her real getup. Yes, she will have her gloves!
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yaytime Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
This is super rad!
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atomic-cherrywolf Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Writer
cute
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mimi-na Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
OHMAHGAWD THAT'S MY GIRL!!!! :D:D:D:D

Can I tweet this and tumble this cuz it's awesome? :)
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
I can't tell you how pleased I am that you like my Skeeter puppet! You did a great job of designing her as an adult, and I was hoping I'd do her justice.

I have a finished version of the puppet over here. Her skirt is shorter (no more elastic waistband, ugh) and she has a necklace and striped gloves. You can tweet & tumble this picture, or that one, or both, whichever you like, just so long as you give credit to me. :)

I wish I could pose her better. Problem is, I can either hold the puppet or the camera. When I can get someone to take pictures I'll post shots of her "in action" rather than stuck on a dowel.
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mimi-na Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Yep, this was the photo I posted to my tumblr. I posted it straight from here, so you're fully credited.
Can't tell you how thrilled I am with her. Well done again!! :D
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jrartist1229 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
if you ever do commissions hit me up
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:iconnegaduck9:
Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I'm willing to do commissions. However, because puppet-making is a very labor-intensive task, it would not be cheap.
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jrartist1229 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thats fine by me i know all about puppet prices...shoot me an email lets talk scrapstv@gmail.com
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jrartist1229 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is awesome..she belongs in the next Muppet movie you did her justice
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Thank you.
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WaterLily-Gems Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Simply amazing. I just can't get over the fact that you can make muppets. Stunning work!
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Technically I'm not making Muppets, that being a trademarked term and all. I'm making replicas of Muppets. But if they're close enough for people to confuse 'em with the real thing (and some people did at Dragon*Con!) then I'm doing something right! :)
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Newsiefan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it! Her glasses/eyes especially are absolutely gleaming with mischief. Very well done!!!
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Thank you! Heh, she does like her mischief. And roller derby.
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mbaboon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
This is awesome. Seriously great work.
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Thank you! Puppet making is labor intensive as all heck, but when things turn out well it's all worth it. :)
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IDontLikeCoffee22 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AWSOME!!!
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Thankee. :)
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IDontLikeCoffee22 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconkermityayplz:
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IamAllyBallyBee Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student General Artist
She looks fantastic! :)
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Thanks!
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rocketdave Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
My esteem for you goes up several more notches due to this; it is so cool you made a real Skeeter puppet. She already looks fantastic- good enough to be the final product in my estimation. However, I'm glad you plan on completing her wardrobe. It's stupid, but I might have been just the tiniest bit disappointed if you hadn't added the gloves.
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Awww, gawrsh, thanks. Don't worry about the gloves, I've already sewn 'em and put 'em on her, and when I fix up a few other things I'll post an updated photo.
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EffieQuisquilla Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student General Artist
That is so awesome. :D
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Thankee!
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Takoyamafan23 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Those guys at Disney and the Muppet Studios really need to make a Skeeter muppet.
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Shoot, I'd give 'em this one if I thought they'd actually use her!
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Rumtar Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks good. :)
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Thanks.
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Rumtar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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mightyfilm Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
How did I know it was your work just from the thumbnail? Great job.
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I don't know how you knew, but I take that as a compliment. Thanks!
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TrulyOutrageousJem Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
She looks great!
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Thank you!
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TrulyOutrageousJem Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
You're welcome ^^
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MakiLotus Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! 8D This is great work! I kinda want you to make me one now but I don't have any money.. >.<
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
After making this puppet and Janken I understand why puppets cost so much. The materials aren't cheap, and the making of 'em is hugely labor intensive. Whew!
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MakiLotus Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I know what you mean. >.<" I make puppets myself, so.. (Of course half the time I'm too lazy to upload pictures of them because of all the wires and stuff I have to deal with...)
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