Sesame Place

Elmo’s curtain friend, Velvet, was a deceptively intricate puppet to create. Along with being able to open and close her mouth, she needs to be able to articulate specific vowels, like ‘O’ and ‘U.’ Add to that her blinking eyes, and the fact that she needs to be able to be manipulated by only one puppeteer, and it’s easy to see why she presented such an exciting design challenge. You can see her, in action, in Elmo the Musical!