Topi Volanti (flying mice) Circus Costume

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Every year for Halloween I try to challenge myself to a new material/process/art medium. For 2022, I wanted to explore paper clay and I've always wanted to learn how to make a marionette.  Once the marionette was underway a whole story and concept evolved into a full costume!
  • Ringmaster, Antonio Spelterini: Handmade Marionette - paper clay (hands and head), sculpeyII for feet, acrylic paint, fabric, foam, wood dowels, string, paint stir sticks for armature, 
  • Penelope the Clown: Ringmaster assistant/mouse handler - custom made Circus tent skirt & tulle collar
  • 3 mouse circus Top Hat: EVA foam, balsa wood, paper clay, led lights - all things hand sculpted, built & painted. interior image of circus tent drawn on procreate and printed. Ferris wheel spins!
Tsunami Originals - Topi Volanti BTS Top Hat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc6PfbOHtHY
Tsunami Originals - Topi Volanti BTS Marionette  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qkpqiCO2PU

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