"The vast majority of the show involves the use of puppetry (especially for the girl, Sophie), and elaborate masks (for the evil giants). Using puppet humans to emphasize the size of the giants was effective, and oftentimes charming." - Nicolyn Charlot, Senior Staff Writer, KaLeo Newspaper
In addition to Sophie, I created small puppet versions of the Queen of England, her butler, her maid, as well as the leaders of the army and the air force. These puppets were meant to match the size and style of Sophie. Also like Sophie, they were created to match their actor counterparts. Costumes for these puppets were created by the costume designer for the production, Kimberly Shire.
The puppets appeared on top of a miniature Buckingham Palace at the end of the performance in order to say goodbye to their giant friend. They were created with the same method I used to build Sophie, however, since they were made to stay on top of Buckingham Palace and did not need to have any mobility beyond their head and arms, I only made them from the torso up.