How much will a custom puppet cost me?
Our custom puppets range in cost. A variety of elements go into creating a custom quote, depending on the design, complexity, size and materials you would like to be used. We do work with our clients and try to work your budget. Normally custom puppet work starts around $500 and goes up from there.
How long does it take you to make a custom puppet?
Normal production time it takes around 3-6 weeks depending on our work load at the time of ordering and complexity of design.
Do you sell internationally?
YES! We are based in the United States but have sold our puppets all over the globe!
What is the process of ordering a custom puppet?
First contact us and explain your idea, send a picture (if you have one). Let us know what you are using it for (puppets are build differently for different means) and we'll get all other necessary information we need to give you a quote. Once you've accepted we take a 50% deposit upfront and the building begins! 2-4 weeks later (or more, depending on production scheduling) we'll send you a picture of your finished puppet for your approval, take the other 50% of the fee (plus the shipping charges) and the puppet will be off to you!
Does Top Hat Puppets own the rights to my custom character?
We do not hold any rights to the character (puppet) itself, although we do holds the rights to the patterns the puppet was built with as those were designed especially for THP. Though we will not build duplicated puppets without consent of the character owner.