||[Jun. 7th, 2007|01:34 pm]
Four legs are good!
I would like to share a link that ysengrin posted, it is Puppetbuilding.com.
If you click on 'Giant Puppets', it should give you a list of news updates on that subject. Go to 'Lions and more on the Puppet Building Wiki'.
The Magic Flute
You have to scroll a bit to get to the lion part on the wiki, but it shows that they modified a pair of aluminum crutches for the lion puppet to walk on all fours.
The feet were done in a straight shape so they could bend when stepping down.
It seems Lion of the Sun is down for now, but the site hosting some of the pics to the Kamau Lion Costume are still up. Here's where you can see them.
For two people, you might be interested in the Chinese Lion Dance costumes:
Wikipedia: Lion Dance
ebay: Lion Dance costume