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Puppet Closeup: “This device is called . . . A Nutcracker!” This little guy is another honorary Halloween Town Christmas Toy, having been haunting the Seance Room with Madame Leota in Disneyland’s Nightmare Before Christmas-inspired Haunted Mansion Holiday. Like the Demon Train a few posts back, I made him a few years ago for my own personal collection, but now he’ll be joining in the madness of the Village Halloween Parade with all the other frightful toys this year! #Nutcracker #Toy #EvilToy #ArtistsOfInstagram #HauntedMansionHoliday #Disneyland #NYCHalloween #TheNightmareBeforeChristmas #NightmareBeforeChristmas #VillageHalloweenParade #Puppet #TimBurton #Halloween #NightmareBeforeChristmasPuppet #HalloweenNYC #PuppetDesign #NBXNYC #DaysToHalloween #ParadePuppet #JackSkellington #Sculpture #Art #ThisIsHalloween #MakingChristmas #Halloween2018 #CitizensOfHalloweenTown #HalloweenCostumes #Cosplay #25YearsOfNightmareBeforeChristmas #Nightmare25

Puppet Closeup: The Black Cat In The Box completes the trio of strange “things-in-the-box” that were created by the citizens of Halloween Town as presents for Jack’s freaky Christmas. I made this one out of black velvet, wire, and scraps of fabric from other puppets in our collective. It’s important to me that all the Evil Toys in our @nychalloween parade group look like they were made from materials that could have been found in this interpretation of Halloween Town. That means using fabric that is old and tattered, heavy looking with strong textures, and often dark on the value scale. In some cases they even incorporate bits of material that were pulled from other puppets to imply the improvisational nature of these creatures making their first Christmas and suggest a link to the character that might have made it! This Cat features snippets from The Clown With The Tear Away Face, The Harlequin Demon, and The Big Witch, who I’ve imagined might have teamed up using what they had to make this toy as “nice” as they could for one “lucky” child. #Cat #BlackCat #Toy #Box #Spooky #TheNightmareBeforeChristmas #NightmareBeforeChristmas #VillageHalloweenParade #Puppet #TimBurton #Halloween #NightmareBeforeChristmasPuppet #HalloweenNYC #PuppetDesign #NBXNYC #DaysToHalloween #ParadePuppet #JackSkellington #Sculpture #Art #ThisIsHalloween #MakingChristmas #Halloween2018 #CitizensOfHalloweenTown #HalloweenCostumes #Cosplay #25YearsOfNightmareBeforeChristmas #Nightmare25

#TransformationTuesday: 2014 was a rough year for Oogie Boogie, as seen on the Left. I threw him together at the last minute to join my Jack, Sally, Zero, Lock, Shock, and Barrel Puppets for our first march in the @nychalloween parade. Nine feet tall but not particularly impressive, he was saggy and misshapen, never really capturing the character in a way that was either accurate or interesting. I promised myself after that I would make a better effort for him in the next year. That has now turned into a perennial promise, and Oogie Boogie has seen updates every year since that push him to a new level. The photo on the Right is from Halloween 2017. He is now a lucky 13 feet tall and towers over our group like a monstrosity, a grimy confabulation of fabric built from old versions of the puppet and found materials. All that is then mounted on a Cargo Bike which is pedaled up the Parade Route by his performer, enabling him to walk in the streets. I still manage to find some “bugs” every year, which seems true to the character, but in tradition I try to work them out by the next Halloween! #OogieBoogie #BeforeAndAfter #Burlap #ArtistProgress #ArtistsOnInstagram #TheNightmareBeforeChristmas #NightmareBeforeChristmas #VillageHalloweenParade #Puppet #TimBurton #Halloween #NightmareBeforeChristmasPuppet #HalloweenNYC #PuppetDesign #NBXNYC #DaysToHalloween #ParadePuppet #JackSkellington #Sculpture #Art #ThisIsHalloween #MakingChristmas #Halloween2018 #CitizensOfHalloweenTown #HalloweenCostumes #Cosplay #25YearsOfNightmareBeforeChristmas #Nightmare25

Puppet Closeup: This photo of the Skull In The Box was not meant to be blurry, but I kind of loved how it turned out! A fun fact about this evil toy is that he actually doesn’t appear in the film, but he does appear in The Nightmare Before Christmas Illustrated Children’s Book that published the original poem the story came from, and also makes an appearance in the attic of The Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland! He’s endeared himself to me over the years, and I think he’s earned a place among the evil toys that will appear with the Citizens of Halloween Town in @nychalloween this year! #Skull #JackInTheBox #Toy #EvilToy #Disneyland #HauntedMansionHoliday #ArtistsOnInstagram #TheNightmareBeforeChristmas #NightmareBeforeChristmas #VillageHalloweenParade #Puppet #TimBurton #Halloween #NightmareBeforeChristmasPuppet #HalloweenNYC #PuppetDesign #NBXNYC #DaysToHalloween #ParadePuppet #JackSkellington #Sculpture #Art #ThisIsHalloween #MakingChristmas #Halloween2018 #CitizensOfHalloweenTown #HalloweenCostumes #Cosplay #25YearsOfNightmareBeforeChristmas #Nightmare25

Puppet Closeup: The Demon Train is a toy that I built a few years back just because I wanted to have my own life size version, but he’s never made it into the parade because he didn’t have enough evil toy company to join him! This year he will finally march with us on Halloween, along with the other spooky gifts from Halloween Town #DemonTrain #Train #Spooky #Teeth #Toy #EvilToy #ArtistsOnInstagram #TheNightmareBeforeChristmas #NightmareBeforeChristmas #VillageHalloweenParade #Puppet #TimBurton #Halloween #NightmareBeforeChristmasPuppet #HalloweenNYC #PuppetDesign #NBXNYC #DaysToHalloween #ParadePuppet #JackSkellington #Sculpture #Art #ThisIsHalloween #MakingChristmas #Halloween2018 #CitizensOfHalloweenTown #HalloweenCostumes #Cosplay #25YearsOfNightmareBeforeChristmas #Nightmare25

Omg. It's almost that time again... hello Halloween 2018. I like to see summer out..but ...everyone else on earth seems to be banging the Halloween drum! Rightfully so, best holiday ever.
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Puppet Closeup: I’ve always had a soft spot for the Jack O’ Lantern in a Box, so I’m thrilled that he’ll be joining our Nightmare Before Christmas group in @nychalloween parade this year! I’ve actually had this pumpkin picked out just for him since our first year in the parade, knowing that one day I’d make a point of including him. The time has come! #JackOLantern #Pumpkin #Box #Toy #ArtistsOnInstagram #PuppetCloseup #TheNightmareBeforeChristmas #NightmareBeforeChristmas #VillageHalloweenParade #Puppet #TimBurton #Halloween #NightmareBeforeChristmasPuppet #HalloweenNYC #PuppetDesign #NBXNYC #DaysToHalloween #ParadePuppet #JackSkellington #Sculpture #Art #ThisIsHalloween #MakingChristmas #Halloween2018 #CitizensOfHalloweenTown #HalloweenCostumes #Cosplay #25YearsOfNightmareBeforeChristmas #Nightmare25

Puppet Closeup: This year our Citizens of Halloween Town will be sharing some Holiday Cheer in the form of their handmade Christmas Toys . . . made for Christmas, yes, but perhaps better suited for Halloween. This Shrunken Head is one of the first opened on Jack’s strange Christmas, made here from a stitched up collection of muslin #ShrunkenHead #ChristmasToy #Head #Toys #EvilToys #Creepy #ArtistsOnInstagram #TheNightmareBeforeChristmas #NightmareBeforeChristmas #VillageHalloweenParade #Puppet #TimBurton #Halloween #NightmareBeforeChristmasPuppet #HalloweenNYC #PuppetDesign #NBXNYC #DaysToHalloween #ParadePuppet #JackSkellington #Sculpture #Art #ThisIsHalloween #MakingChristmas #Halloween2018 #CitizensOfHalloweenTown #HalloweenCostumes #Cosplay #25YearsOfNightmareBeforeChristmas #Nightmare25

Puppet Closeup: The Bat Boy, despite his fantastic wings, never flies in the movie. Perhaps he is meant to be a flightless character . . . but for our purposes in The Village Halloween Parade, fly he does! His diminutive stature would keep him from being seen, otherwise. I’ve made his wings from a grunged-up two-tone silk to catch the light as he flaps them, and his funny head and body are made from old cardboard #BatBoy #Wings #Cardboard #Flying #Bat #PuppetCloseup #ArtistsOnInstagram #TheNightmareBeforeChristmas #NightmareBeforeChristmas #VillageHalloweenParade #Puppet #TimBurton #Halloween #NightmareBeforeChristmasPuppet #HalloweenNYC #PuppetDesign #NBXNYC #DaysToHalloween #ParadePuppet #JackSkellington #Sculpture #Art #ThisIsHalloween #MakingChristmas #Halloween2018 #CitizensOfHalloweenTown #HalloweenCostumes #Cosplay #25YearsOfNightmareBeforeChristmas #Nightmare25

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Looking for costumer designers, cool horror crafts and more.
Looking to feature some other artists that do designs for costumes/clothing

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You dont have to live in NY or the tri-state area.. Also, possibly have a selling arrangement for your custom work or goods.
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Puppet Closeup: There’s a joke about keeping this puppet under wraps, but I’ll spare you - The Mummy Boy is an example of one of the Nightmare Before Christmas characters that was begging for translation to a life size puppet. The elements that compose him in the movie are so ready to translate into rich textures in full scale, with tattered wrappings and his shiny, single eye. He was an obvious choice to build in the ragged, weathered style of these Village Halloween Parade puppets, perfect for a character fresh out of the sarcophagus #Mummy #Wrap #Texture #Textile #Eye #ArtistsOnInstagram #PuppetCloseup #TheNightmareBeforeChristmas #NightmareBeforeChristmas #VillageHalloweenParade #Puppet #TimBurton #Halloween #NightmareBeforeChristmasPuppet #HalloweenNYC #PuppetDesign #NBXNYC #DaysToHalloween #ParadePuppet #JackSkellington #Sculpture #Art #ThisIsHalloween #MakingChristmas #Halloween2018 #CitizensOfHalloweenTown #HalloweenCostumes #Cosplay #25YearsOfNightmareBeforeChristmas #Nightmare25

Puppet Closeup: I’m not kidding when I say we’re adding some obscure characters to our group - this little Rat has a small but memorable moment (to me, at least) with Santa Claus when he first arrives in Halloween Town. We see him in closeup for a few seconds, and . . . poof! Never seen again. But this Rat is a clear sign to Santa that he’s arrived somewhere very strange, and that will be especially true when both Santa and the Rat arrive on the @nychalloween parade route this October #Rat #Cheese #Party #Christmas #Animal #PuppetCloseup #ArtistsOnInstagram #TheNightmareBeforeChristmas #NightmareBeforeChristmas #VillageHalloweenParade #Puppet #TimBurton #Halloween #NightmareBeforeChristmasPuppet #HalloweenNYC #PuppetDesign #NBXNYC #DaysToHalloween #ParadePuppet #JackSkellington #Sculpture #Art #ThisIsHalloween #MakingChristmas #Halloween2018 #CitizensOfHalloweenTown #HalloweenCostumes #Cosplay #25YearsOfNightmareBeforeChristmas #Nightmare25

Puppet Closeup: And now, the character you’ve all been waiting for, The Halloween Town Gatekeeper! What? You don’t remember him? That’s okay, he gets practically no screen time, and when he does he’s hidden in a corner - I pored over the movie for YEARS without even knowing that he was there - but I mean it when I say that this year no character is too small for our puppet group! Part of the fun in building him was that he IS so obscure, so I felt the freedom to interpret him as loosely as I wished knowing that he was hardly a recognizable character anyway. It’s a testament to the craft of the film how even characters like The Gatekeeper were so fleshed out whether they catch your attention or not. It’s worth a minute in Google to see how little there is to find about this guy. All that said, I really enjoy how this character turned out, and I hope he inspires you to watch the The Nightmare Before Christmas even more closely next time, there’s always something new to see! #Gatekeeper #Scary #Cardboard #Spooky #Teeth #ArtistsOnInstagram #PuppetCloseup #TheNightmareBeforeChristmas #NightmareBeforeChristmas #VillageHalloweenParade #Puppet #TimBurton #Halloween #NightmareBeforeChristmasPuppet #HalloweenNYC #PuppetDesign #NBXNYC #DaysToHalloween #ParadePuppet #JackSkellington #Sculpture #Art #ThisIsHalloween #MakingChristmas #Halloween2018 #CitizensOfHalloweenTown #HalloweenCostumes #Cosplay #25YearsOfNightmareBeforeChristmas #Nightmare25

Puppet Closeup: The Black Cat is actually one of my favorite puppets in our group, as it so fully embodies the essence of our interpretation of The Nightmare Before Christmas movie. Where in the film the cat is simply an animal within the world of Halloween Town, here it is represented in Toy-like puppet form. At no point does it pretend to be a real cat! It is demonstrably an artist’s representation, made with love and Halloween spirit. But really, the movie is driven by a similar engine - the intricate, handmade nature of Stop Motion reflects that brand of artists’ passion - the black cat in the movie doesn’t look like a real cat either! The approach taken here uses the raw material of that impetus and engages the theatrical nature of a live parade to share that spirit through the language of life size performance. The handmade magic of the movie captured via the handmade magic of The Village Halloween Parade, where its marchers craft spooky spectacle in honor of the holiday. The puppets and costumes don’t aspire to the illusion of reality. They aspire to an artfulness outside of what nature offers us. People dressed and performing as something other, something larger than life. To me, that’s the way to capture this movie in live performance. You don’t just dress up a guy as Jack Skellington, that misses the point. You make him a puppet that captures the style and the spirit that makes the movie so special, the same things that makes The Village Halloween Parade such a spectacular event. Bet you didn’t think a Cat Puppet could be about all that! Also, it’s apparently National Cat Day! #BlackCat #Cat #CatsOfInstagram #NationalCatDay #ArtistsOnInstagram #TheNightmareBeforeChristmas #NightmareBeforeChristmas #VillageHalloweenParade #Puppet #TimBurton #Halloween #NightmareBeforeChristmasPuppet #HalloweenNYC #PuppetDesign #NBXNYC #DaysToHalloween #ParadePuppet #JackSkellington #Sculpture #Art #ThisIsHalloween #MakingChristmas #Halloween2018 #CitizensOfHalloweenTown #HalloweenCostumes #Cosplay #25YearsOfNightmareBeforeChristmas #Nightmare25

Puppet Closeup: The Little Witch was referred to a few posts back when talking about The Big Witch, but I didn’t have a clear photo of her from the @nychalloween parade, so I took this shot in the studio! She was built over one of those extension grabber-arms so that she could be performed by the Big Witch’s puppeteer and look like she’s flying alongside her larger friend. Her hair is a collection of plants, from eucalyptus to Spanish moss, which actually give her a nice witchy scent! Both witches now both up on sticks so they can fly overhead in the parade, since witches should fly high on Halloween night #Witch #WitchPuppet #HalloweenWitch #WickedWitch #PuppetCloseup #ArtistsOnInstagram #TheNightmareBeforeChristmas #NightmareBeforeChristmas #VillageHalloweenParade #Puppet #TimBurton #Halloween #NightmareBeforeChristmasPuppet #HalloweenNYC #PuppetDesign #NBXNYC #DaysToHalloween #ParadePuppet #JackSkellington #Sculpture #Art #ThisIsHalloween #MakingChristmas #Halloween2018 #Cosplay #CitizensOfHalloweenTown #HalloweenCostumes #25YearsOfNightmareBeforeChristmas #Nightmare25

I recently rediscovered this picture of my Sally puppet that I totally love - I took her out for a graveyard photo shoot to get a look at her in her element. This was a crisp fall night just after Halloween and the mood was perfect! Seeing her come to life like this is part of what makes the hard work of building things feel worthwhile. Now where oh where is that Worms Wort? #Sally #RagDoll #Graveyard #Costume #Handmade #TheNightmareBeforeChristmas #NightmareBeforeChristmas #VillageHalloweenParade #Puppet #TimBurton #Halloween #NightmareBeforeChristmasPuppet #HalloweenNYC #PuppetDesign #NBXNYC #Cosplay #ParadePuppet #JackSkellington #Sculpture #Art #ThisIsHalloween #MakingChristmas #Halloween2018 #CitizensOfHalloweenTown #HalloweenCostumes #25YearsOfNightmareBeforeChristmas #Nightmare25

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