Squallis is known for its backpack puppets. Our assortment of strange and funny characters appear in all sorts of places, from fundraising galas, to outdoor festivals like Forecastle, and maybe onstage with your favorite rock band (if we're lucky.)
We are always happy to appear at public events to provide atmosphere, entertainment, and a great photo op. Most events do best with one to three puppets for an hour or two. If you expect a constant flux of people and think Squallis might be fun to have around for the day, or even the whole weekend, then please contact us to discuss bulk pricing.
We will not mingle inside retail spaces unless it is for a good cause, and we reserve the right to decline any appearance for reasons of safety, weather, or otherwise.
An overview of our standard rates can be found on the bookings tab above. For a standard 8-9' tall puppet, the cost is $80 per puppet, per hour, with a one-time $50 load-in fee. Scroll down for a gallery of currently available one-person backpack puppets. We also offer a few other options for puppet appearances.
Hey man, I'm not just a puppet, I can also DJ your party or event. I use all vinyl records, you know man, the good stuff: The Doors, John Lee Hooker, all of that. Reach out man, lets talk.
$300 for two hours, $100 each additional hour
Let us set up our oversized croquet set, complete with mallets made of recycling and lights for nighttime events. Choose which puppets will come out and play. This is a great option for all day picnics and events.
$500 for three hours with two active puppets and one attendant. Contact us for special pricing options.
The Forecastle Music Festival commissioned us to make our "14 tall puppet of writer Hunter S. Thompson in 2013. Represented as his alter ego Raol Duke for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, our Hunter has light-up eyes and clothes. Minimum pricing for Hunter is $500.
Drums, horns and noisemakers in the hands of giant puppets will provide a spectacular disruption to your otherwise normal event. Stand there and watch us go by, or dress up with the kids and jump in line. Three puppets and two musicians. Starting at $500, plus mileage.
Below is a gallery of the puppets we currently have available for mingles and services. If you are interested in commissioning a specific puppet please visit commissions and collaborations page.
Bigfoot, Mudman, Coyote, Abe, Horse
Blood Bottler, Meat Dripper, Child Chewer, Owl
Bone Cruncher, Flesh Lump Eater, Gizzard Gulper, Peacock (not for hire), Howler Monkey
Geisha, Two-Face Haimen, Tseab, King Louis, Ms. HooHah