I bought a bunch of materials and and got started!
I wanted Evita to have a *spark* in her eyes so I used a doll's eyes that opened and closed (gasp!). Not the right color because dolls with open/close eyes are difficult to come by.
I wanted her to have a soft body, so I started by making a hand puppet.
I made a foam "skull" and placed the eyes in the sockets.
This is the anatomy of puppet Evita!
Sculpy was molded onto the face. Then removed carefully and baked. I made little hands too. The first time the face broke! I made another face and secured it with some foil so that it wouldn't move while it was baking in the oven.
Voilá! Face and hands ready for acrylic paint! I sewed some wire onto the back of the hand puppet as arms to then place the hands.
Treated her to a five star manicure.
Her blazer was made out of sewn felt, and her skirt out of a skirt I bought at a thrift store.
I bought hair extensions at a beauty supply store. Beautiful straight blonde hair. I secured the hairdo with hot glue.
Ladies and gentlemen... straight from Argentina... Evita Perón!
To bring her to life I sang (she sang) the Argentine National Anthem! It was a success! So much fun!