Wacky Royal Wedding Gear
Wacky Royal Wedding Gear: Finger Puppets
An American artist is currently creating finger puppets of Prince William and Kate Middleton offering fans an alternative item to wear on the royal couple's wedding day. Melanie Howard, from Mississippi in New Orleans, has recreated the now iconic image of the pair in their engagement outfits, using felt.
The handmade pieces include Kate's famous blue Issa dress and her sapphire engagement ring.
'I only starting creating the puppets a week ago and have already sold my first set! They will be available in this form until the wedding day, and then I will probably reproduce them in their wedding outfits'.
'I enjoy working on finger puppets because it is a portable art that requires a bit of humour and imagination'. said Melanie.
Melanie has produced a collection of other celebrity finger puppets including Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Anna Wintour. All of the puppets are hand sewn from original patterns out of felt and limited in production.