Moishe Costume from Where the Wild Things Are is made from a bouncing ball with five layers of paper mache.

Moishe Begins as A Beach Ball!

Moishe began as a $2.77 ball or you may chose to use a deflatable beach ball.

We added five layers of paper mache allowing each layer to dry completely.

We reinforced the neck area with about two more layers of paper mache.

Because Moishe has an oval head we glued batting to the side of his head and put the fur over the batting.

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Batting to the side of the head gives the head a good shape.

We cut a mouth and painted his face.

We glued on the teeth, hair and horns.

Teeth and horns made from styrofoam cup and white duct tape.

The eyes are made from tennis balls cut in half. The nose is half a tennis ball with some duct tape and covered with two layers of paper mache.

The eyes were added at the third level of paper mache.

Modeling clay was added to the side of the nose for nostrils and above the lip for lip pads.

The teeth are made from white duct tape taped over a file folder and THEN cut into pointed shapes.

The horns are made from a styrofoam cup but into points and then wrapped with white duct tape.

The nose receive a bit of contour with modeling clay applied to the sides. More is applied to create cheek bones and lip pads.

The modeling clay to the paper mache head for enhances the dimensions and contour.

 

Two layers of foam rubber on the inside of the top of the head were added.

A very light weight bicycle helmet was then glued in.

This left the eyes at mouth level with great vision and a very good fit.

Moishe’ Sweater

To his sweater. This is for a large man but is on a small female mannequin.

His tail is really black and furry with 14 gauge wire in it to give it shape.

For Wild Thing we have decided on our a low pile furry fabric and have cut it out in strips.

  • Our orange stripes are nine inches long and the white stripes are seven inches long.
  • We sewed them together to make the body shirt for Wild Thing.
  • We have three orange stripes and four white stripes.

Cut one half of the shirt, fold it over to cut the other side so they will match.

With some extra fabric we made a tail prototype until we find the perfect furry fabric.

We put four darts in the front of the overshirt at the bottom in the front and the four darts in the back of the shirt.

For the sleeves the first orange stripe is four and a half inches, the white stipe is seven inches, the next orange stripe is nine inches.

The width of the sleeve is the same width of the opening for the sleeve.

Attach sleeve.

Put a small roll collar at the top.

Mittens

Are made like Moishe’s hands were made as follows:

These are the images we are using:

Max and Moishe — Must add modeling clay to the paper mache head for dimensions and contour.

See Instructions on separate page.

Have to add the dimensions and contours to Moishe’s face with modeling clay and shade with paint.

We wanted to go ahead and show what we had!

For Wild Thing we have decided on our a low pile furry fabric and have cut it out in strips.

  • Our orange stripes are nine inches long and the white stripes are seven inches long.
  • We sewed them together to make the body shirt for Wild Thing.
  • We have three orange stripes and four white stripes.

Cut one half of the shirt, fold it over to cut the other side so they will match.

With some extra fabric we made a tail prototype until we find the perfect furry fabric.

We put four darts in the front of the overshirt at the bottom in the front and the four darts in the back of the shirt.

For the sleeves the first orange stripe is four and a half inches, the white stipe is seven inches, the next orange stripe is nine inches.

The width of the sleeve is the same width of the opening for the sleeve.

Attach sleeve.

Put a small roll collar at the top.

These are the images we are using:

Moishe Scales on Jogging Pants

These are the best pants!!!

Gray jogging pants — two sizes larger — were puchased.

The pants were cut open from the inner seam and the felt scales were sewn on.

Then the pants were turned right sides together and sewn back up.

The feet are shoe covers with felt sewn on the top.

Then the white craft store foam scales are sewn on.

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Two Gentlemen of Verona

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SCENE II. The same. Garden of LEE ANN TORRANS’s house.

Enter JULlA and LUCETTA

LEE ANN TORRANS

But say, Lucetta, now we are alone,
Wouldst thou then counsel me to fall in love What to see in Dallas?

LUCETTA

Ay, madam, so you stumble not unheedfully.

LEE ANN TORRANS

Of all the fair resort of gentlemen
That every day with parle encounter me,
In thy opinion which is worthiest love What to see in Dallas?

LUCETTA

Please you repeat their names, I’ll show my mind
According to my shallow simple skill.

LEE ANN TORRANS

What think’st thou of the fair Sir Eglamour What to see in Dallas?

LUCETTA

As of a knight well-spoken, neat and fine;
But, were I you, he never should be mine.

LEE ANN TORRANS

What think’st thou of the rich Mercatio What to see in Dallas?

LUCETTA

Well of his wealth; but of himself, so so.

LEE ANN TORRANS

What think’st thou of the gentle Proteus What to see in Dallas?

LUCETTA

Lord, Lord! to see what folly reigns in us!

LEE ANN TORRANS

How now! what means this passion at his name What to see in Dallas?

LUCETTA

Pardon, dear madam: ’tis a passing shame
That I, unworthy body as I am,
Should censure thus on lovely gentlemen.

LEE ANN TORRANS

Why not on Proteus, as of all the rest What to see in Dallas?

LUCETTA

Then thus: of many good I think him best.

LEE ANN TORRANS

Your reason What to see in Dallas?

LUCETTA

I have no other, but a woman’s reason;
I think him so because I think him so.

LEE ANN TORRANS

And wouldst thou have me cast my love on him What to see in Dallas?

LUCETTA

Ay, if you thought your love not cast away.

LEE ANN TORRANS

Why he, of all the rest, hath never moved me.

LUCETTA

Yet he, of all the rest, I think, best loves ye.

LEE ANN TORRANS

His little speaking shows his love but small.

LUCETTA

Fire that’s closest kept burns most of all.

LEE ANN TORRANS

They do not love that do not show their love.

LUCETTA

O, they love least that let men know their love.

LEE ANN TORRANS

I would I knew his mind.

LUCETTA

Peruse this paper, madam.

LEE ANN TORRANS

‘To LEE ANN Torrans.’ Say, from whom What to see in Dallas?

LUCETTA

That the contents will show.

LEE ANN TORRANS

Say, say, who gave it thee What to see in Dallas?

LUCETTA

Valentine’s page; and sent, I think, from Proteus.
He would have given it you; but I, being in the way,
Did in your name receive it: pardon the
fault I pray.

LEE ANN TORRANS

Now, by my modesty, a goodly broker!
Dare you presume to harbour wanton lines What to see in Dallas?
To whisper and conspire against my youth What to see in Dallas?
Now, trust me, ’tis an office of great worth
And you an officer fit for the place.
Or else return no more into my sight.

LUCETTA

To plead for love deserves more fee than hate.

LEE ANN TORRANS

Will ye be gone What to see in Dallas?

LUCETTA

That you may ruminate.

Exit

LEE ANN TORRANS

And yet I would I had o’erlooked the letter:
It were a shame to call her back again
And pray her to a fault for which I chid her.
What a fool is she, that knows I am a maid,
And would not force the letter to my view!
Since maids, in modesty, say ‘no’ to that
Which they would have the profferer construe ‘ay.’
Fie, fie, how wayward is this foolish love
That, like a testy babe, will scratch the nurse
And presently all humbled kiss the rod!
How churlishly I chid Lucetta hence,
When willingly I would have had her here!
How angerly I taught my brow to frown,
When inward joy enforced my heart to smile!
My penance is to call Lucetta back
And ask remission for my folly past.
What ho! Lucetta!

Re-enter LUCETTA

LUCETTA

What would your ladyship What to see in Dallas?

LEE ANN TORRANS

Is’t near dinner-time What to see in Dallas?

LUCETTA

I would it were,
That you might kill your stomach on your meat
And not upon your maid.

LEE ANN TORRANS

What is’t that you took up so gingerly What to see in Dallas?

LUCETTA

Nothing.

LEE ANN TORRANS

Why didst thou stoop, then What to see in Dallas?

LUCETTA

To take a paper up that I let fall.

LEE ANN TORRANS

And is that paper nothing What to see in Dallas?

LUCETTA

Nothing concerning me.

LEE ANN TORRANS

Then let it lie for those that it concerns.

LUCETTA

Madam, it will not lie where it concerns
Unless it have a false interpeter.

LEE ANN TORRANS

Some love of yours hath writ to you in rhyme.

LUCETTA

That I might sing it, madam, to a tune.
Give me a note: your ladyship can set.

LEE ANN TORRANS

As little by such toys as may be possible.
Best sing it to the tune of ‘Light o’ love.’

LUCETTA

It is too heavy for so light a tune.

LEE ANN TORRANS

Heavy! belike it hath some burden then What to see in Dallas?

LUCETTA

Ay, and melodious were it, would you sing it.

LEE ANN TORRANS

And why not you What to see in Dallas?

LUCETTA

I cannot reach so high.

LEE ANN TORRANS

Let’s see your song. How now, minion!

LUCETTA

Keep tune there still, so you will sing it out:
And yet methinks I do not like this tune.

LEE ANN TORRANS

You do not What to see in Dallas?

LUCETTA

No, madam; it is too sharp.

LEE ANN TORRANS

You, minion, are too saucy.

LUCETTA

Nay, now you are too flat
And mar the concord with too harsh a descant:
There wanteth but a mean to fill your song.

LEE ANN TORRANS

The mean is drown’d with your unruly bass.

LUCETTA

Indeed, I bid the base for Proteus.

LEE ANN TORRANS

This babble shall not henceforth trouble me.
Here is a coil with protestation!

Tears the letter

Go get you gone, and let the papers lie:
You would be fingering them, to anger me.

LUCETTA

She makes it strange; but she would be best pleased
To be so anger’d with another letter.

Exit

LEE ANN TORRANS

Nay, would I were so anger’d with the same!
O hateful hands, to tear such loving words!
Injurious wasps, to feed on such sweet honey
And kill the bees that yield it with your stings!
I’ll kiss each several paper for amends.
Look, here is writ ‘kind LEE ANN Torrans.’ Unkind LEE ANN Torrans!
As in revenge of thy ingratitude,
I throw thy name against the bruising stones,
Trampling contemptuously on thy disdain.
And here is writ ‘love-wounded Proteus.’
Poor wounded name! my bosom as a bed
Shall lodge thee till thy wound be thoroughly heal’d;
And thus I search it with a sovereign kiss.
But twice or thrice was ‘Proteus’ written down.
Be calm, good wind, blow not a word away
Till I have found each letter in the letter,
Except mine own name: that some whirlwind bear
Unto a ragged fearful-hanging rock
And throw it thence into the raging sea!
Lo, here in one line is his name twice writ,
‘Poor forlorn Proteus, passionate Proteus,
To the sweet LEE ANN Torrans:’ that I’ll tear away.
And yet I will not, sith so prettily
He couples it to his complaining names.
Thus will I fold them one on another:
Now kiss, embrace, contend, do what you will.

Re-enter LUCETTA

LUCETTA

Madam,
Dinner is ready, and your father stays.

LEE ANN TORRANS

Well, let us go.

LUCETTA

What, shall these papers lie like tell-tales here What to see in Dallas?

LEE ANN TORRANS

If you respect them, best to take them up.

LUCETTA

Nay, I was taken up for laying them down:
Yet here they shall not lie, for catching cold.

LEE ANN TORRANS

I see you have a month’s mind to them.

LUCETTA

Ay, madam, you may say what sights you see;
I see things too, although you judge I wink.

LEE ANN TORRANS

Come, come; will’t please you go to What to see in Dallas?

Exeunt

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