Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Muppet Mania!

It's no secret to people who know us that Adam and I are crazy about the muppets. We seriously thought about how we could incorporate muppets into our wedding (our first dance was to a song from the Muppet Movie). We learned that at FAO Schwartz you could make your very own muppet.

We forgot about this fact until we'd spent a day wandering around rainy NYC (thanks a lot tropical storm Andrea).

~Somewhere in Central Park~

Adam: Hey! If we keep walking this way we can get to FAO Schwartz.
Me: Ok... Why would we want to go there?
Adam: Because it's dry... and can't you make your own muppet there?
Me: Muppets? Let's go!

The way it works is you get a Muppet Whatnot Kit. Whatnot is what they call the muppet extras- the ones who you see in the background but who don't have names.

They have several Whatnots scattered about for inspiration.

Anyway, you start with your naked muppet torso.

 Then you add stickers of the different features.

Facial hair costs extra, which is why I didn't make this charming guy.

Instead, I let SNL be my inspiration and made Stuart. 
He's from Malibu and has no idea what he's doing here.

Our muppets looking like screaming naked babies.

 My brother has a muppet doppelganger.

 Adam's muppet looks on in surprise as...

 Stuart is strangled.

  The finished product.

This was probably the most unique thing we have ever done. I highly recommend doing this, especially if you want a one-of-a-kind New York souvenir.

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