If you’re planning to dress as Rocket Raccoon, or any character from Guardians of the Galaxy for that matter, the perfect accessory is a Groot puppet. A version of baby Groot that you can carry around as a prop? Or, you know, around the house for fun. Caleb of Make has a tutorial using a 3D printed model of Groot with a few simple cables added to make it a puppet. This tutorial goes with the above video.
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