The fly puppet was created with a wire metal armature with epoxied brass tubing. His design features two pairs of arms, thumb-nuts for tie-downs in his feet, and a wire in his proboscis mouth tube to be animated. It was filled out with foam and then covered with sports foam wrap. The bumps/details on the flys body were created by rolling the sports foam wrap into small cones with hot glue, and then painting it with liquid latex. The wings were made from plastic packaging and wire and the eyes are painted buttons. 
Here is the process of creating the set and puppets for my junior semester film, 'Flied Mind'. The film is about a fly that gets stuck inside a girls ear and lives inside her head. Due my school closing during the coronavirus pandemic, everything was crafted in my hometown bedroom using whatever I could get my hands on. 
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