Puppetry has a unique ability to take the ordinary things of life and unpack them; both as ideas but also as actual materials. Take for instance a bath pom. It has utilitarian and undignified purposes and yet can be transformed into lightweight fur, texture or even a dog body. It is also really fun to open one of these poms up and see all that potential material come spilling out. Like a jack in the box of poofy goodness.Or for example nylon Tricot. Often used for lingerie and other unmentionables. Jeff Stolz, the costume designer of Mop Dog uses it as sculptural costume element. I saw that and thought it could be a great material for a lightweight flowing mop that becomes a dog.