A giant puppet designed for festival walkabout performances.
Inspired by insects such as the praying mantis and wasp, we wanted the puppet to come across as both creepy and friendly to appeal to all ages of festival goers.
The puppet is largely made out of recycled materials sourced from scrap stores such as; gas piping, clingfilm, foam, tights, lighting gels, netting, bubble wrap, wire, old parts of hoovers and industrial thread bobbins.
It has fully articulating leg joints, head and pincers. It also has the ability to flat pack into 13 pieces for easier transportation and is filled with LED strip lights for colourful light-up evening walkabouts.
This is the first PoCo Creations project in collaboration with Poppy Hargreaves. Please see additional PoCo Creations page for more information about our newly established company.
The Colossal Critter by PoCo Creations
Design + make in collaboration with Poppy Hargreaves
Walkabout performances at;
Pete the Monkey Festival, Normandy, July 2017
Nozstock Festival, Herefordshire, July 2017
Festival No.6, Portmeirion, September 2017
Greenman Festival, Crickhowell, August 2018
Botany + Other Stories, Hay-On-Wye, September + October 2018
Above + Beyond Children's Festival, Plymouth + Plympton, October 2018
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