Overall I am satisfied, however, I couldn't find a nice way to attach the eyes on Elmo, Cookie, or the Grouch and from a top down angle they don't look as good as they could...Any suggestions?
I like the originator's design and think they did a great job, if they are still on here, could you help with the face/eyes/neck design where I am having difficulties?
Actually I have posted a tutorial for the elmo on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbIBR6VeXT0
). I use a much simpler body in that video, but the concept is the same. Basically, to attach the head to the body you thread one balloon through the middle of the head with the eyes and nose attached to the nozzle end of it. Then you proceed to make the body out of that balloon. The video makes it pretty clear.
And I agree about separated legs. Looks much better.
Hope that helps!!
Oh, and I would make the pupils a bit smaller on yours. They look a bit dilated.