'Dandelion', 'Rose', and 'Violet' puppets for short film 'Dandelion Children'.


Aluminum block and wire armature, with replaceable limbs using a brass stock and set screw system. Limbs and torsos built up with latex, upholstry foam, and sports wrap. Heads and feet sculpted with sculpey and apoxie sculpt. Feet utilize a screw down mechanism. Upholstry foam and felting wool used to sculpt hair. Various fabrics and trims for clothing.

‘Cactus’ puppet by Philip Eddols. Assisted in detailing, making limbs, and problem solving for animateable ‘squished’ model.

‘Fox’ puppet by Philip Eddols.

Assisted creating mouth mechanics, detailed heads and body, and fabricated limbs including tail.

Puppets for Stop Motion Department, for PBS Kids show "Let's Go Luna!"

All designs by Andrea Vela Alarcón.

Llama, Alpaca, and Vicuna puppets by Meaghan Hettler.

Fox and Cactus puppets by Philip Eddols, completed with assistance from Meaghan Hettler.


Puppets are built up on styrene plastic sheets and formed with sculpey, upholstery foam, pvc foam, and felting wool. Aluminum wire armatured limbs with brass stock attachments. Llama has latex tongue swaps. Detailed with felting wool, felt sheets, and embroidery thread. Magnet system used for various face features.



'Plume' the moth puppet completed for short film, 'Plume'.

Original design by Taylor Stilwell.

Puppets completed with assistance from Corinne Roy and Yoni Shalom.


Aluminum block and wire armature, with replaceable limbs using a brass stock and set screw system. Arms casted in tinted Dragon Skin silicone. Legs built up with latex and cotton. Torso composed of upholstery foam and sports wrap. Head and feet sculpted with sculpey and apoxie sculpt. Feet utilize a screw down mechanism. Wings created with armature wire, sports wrap, and latex. Wool, foam, hockey tape and fleece used for detailing.

'Barley' the beetle puppet completed for short film, 'Plume'.

Original design by Taylor Stilwell. Backpack design by Meaghan Hettler.

Puppets completed with assistance from Corinne Roy and Yoni Shalom.


Aluminum block and wire armature, with replaceable limbs using a brass stock and set screw system. Arms casted in tinted Dragon Skin silicone. Legs built up with latex and cotton. Torso composed of upholstery foam and sports wrap. Head and feet sculpted with sculpey and apoxie sculpt. Feet utilize a screw down mechanism. Shells created with worbla, with replaceable versions to allow for rigging and backpack attachment. Accessories made from jersey and cotton fabrics.

'Grandpa Snail' puppet completed for short film, 'Plume'.

Original design by Taylor Stilwell. 


Upholstry foam of different densities and armature wire spring for snail body that stretches and squishes. Wrapped in sports wrap and latex. Thin wire embedded in snail's 'skirt' that is animateable. Rigid foam insulation used for shell. Felted wool moss details. Beard felted on sculptable mesh that allows for animation.


'Georgia' glam rock devil puppet.

Oak and aluminum wire armature, with tinted latex built up hands and tail. Head created with sculpey, upholstery foam and felting wool. Sculpey used to create feet, with an embedded set screw system. Various fabrics and felted wool for costume.


'Clementine' completed for independent short film, 'Stay Pawsitive'.


Oak and aluminum wire armature, with latex built up hands. Head created with sculpey with an embedded eyeball system to allow rotation of eyes via a pin inserted into the pupil. Sculpey used to create feet, with embedded rare earth magnets. Yarn and foam for hair, and various fabrics for costume.


'Meko' completed for independent short film, 'Stay Pawsitive'.


Aluminum wire armature, bulked up with felting wool. Embroidered details and bead eyes.


'Polly' the poltergeist puppet.

Aluminum armature wire base, felted wool, and various fabrics.