From Concept to Companion: The Pubbets Lab Custom Puppet Process

From Concept to Companion: The Pubbets Lab Custom Puppet Process

Welcome to the world of Pubbets, where your imagination leaps into reality! I'm James Marshall, and it's my privilege to guide you through the process that brings your custom puppet to life.

Puppet making process

It all starts with your imagination. When you place your order with us, you're not just purchasing a puppet; you're initiating the creation of a unique character that will soon become a treasured friend.

The Blueprint for Magic 🪄

Upon receiving your order, we immediately set to work, crafting a detailed build sheet that captures every aspect of your puppet's design. This build sheet serves as the guiding light through the creation process, ensuring that your vision is brought to life with precision and care.

Build sheet sample

We send this build sheet to you by email soon after your order is placed, including the estimated finish and shipping date.

From Vision to Reality: The Timeline of Craftsmanship

Each puppet is a one-of-a-kind creation, and so the journey from concept to completion may vary. The table below represents the average time spent on each stage of the puppet-making process.

Step Average Build Time
Puppet Body Selection from Storage Immediate
Hair Attachment 30-45 minutes
Adding Glasses 15-20 minutes
Dressing the Puppet 20-25 minutes
Place Puppet in Queue Queue dependent
Eyes and Nose Preparation 5-10 minutes
Adhesive Application and Puppet Assembly 30-35 minutes
Drying Time 12 hours
Photo Shoot and Digital Editing 30-40 minutes
Certificate Creation 10-15 minutes
Packing 10-15 minutes
Shipping Preparation Variable

An Example Build: Bringing Your Vision to Life

Let’s walk through an example build to illustrate how a unique custom puppet, "Charlie," comes to life in our workshop, from selecting the perfect white fur  hhair to the final photo shoot.

1. Puppet Body Selection from Storage: Our journey begins in the storage room, where we select the perfect body for Charlie based on the colour chosen in your design.

2. Hair Attachment: Charlie’s distinctive look calls for white hair. We sift through our collection of wigs and fur fabrics, selecting a shade of white fur that’s both striking and soft to the touch. The hair is then carefully sewn onto the puppet’s head, ensuring it’s secure and styled just right.

3. Adding Glasses: You have designed a puppet with a scholarly yet approachable look, and hhave chosen to  add a pair of white square glasses. We select tthe chosen frames, attaching them securely at 4 points to ensure your puppet can withstand countless stories and performances.

4. Dressing the Puppet: Charlie’s personality is further brought to life with the adorable teddy overalls set —a grest outfit that sets him apart. We tailor the outfits to fit our puppets perfectly, adding tiny buttons and pockets for that extra touch of realism.

5. Place Puppet in Queue: Charlie takes his place in the queue, eagerly awaiting the next steps. This pause in the process allows us to gather the remaining materials and plan for the intricate details that will soon adorn his face.

6. Eyes and Nose Preparation: Choosing the right eyes and nose is crucial for expressing Charlie’s vibrant character. You selected round eyes with blue eyelids - nice choice! Each piece is hand-made for quality and expressiveness.

7. Adhesive Application and Puppet Assembly: With all the pieces ready, we begin assembling Charlie’s face. Using a high-quality adhesive, we carefully position his eyes and nose, ensuring they’re set just right to bring out his lively personality.

8. Drying Time: Charlie is left to dry for 12 hours, ensuring all components are securely attached and ready for the final stages.

9. Photo Shoot and Digital Editing: Now fully assembled, Charlie stars in his own photo shoot. We capture various poses and expressions, highlighting his unique features and the craftsmanship that went into creating him. These photos are then edited to add whimsical scenes and props, showcasing Charlie in his best light.

10. Certificate Creation: As a finishing touch, you added a commemorative certificate for Charlie, certifying his authenticity as a one-of-a-kind Pubbet. This document is laser printed, sealed with a holographic sticker, and embossed with a gold seal, ready to accompany Charlie to your home.

11. Packing: Charlie’s head is carefully wrapped in bubble wrap, focusing extra protection around his hand-crafted features. He’s then placed in a drawstring carry bag and ready for his big trip.

12. Shipping Preparation: Finally, Charlie is boxed up with love and care, ready for his journey home. Depending on the location and shipping preferences, we prepare him for his voyage, ensuring he arrives safely and ready to bring joy and creativity into your world.

This is a look behind the scenes at the love, care, and craftsmanship that goes into each custom Pubbet. From the initial concept to the final touches, every step is taken with the utmost attention to detail, ensuring that all our puppets will be treasured companions for years to come.

The Pubbet Promise 🥇

As the final steps of creation come to a close and your puppet is ready to leave our workshop, we look forward to the joy it will bring to your life. Our promise to you is a puppet made with love, care, and a touch of Pubbet magic.

Thank you for choosing us. We are honored to bring your visions to life and can't wait for you to meet your new puppet companion.

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