1Strip Down the Football Shoulder Pads
Remove all straps and padding. Remove the shoulder plastic flaps. Cut out pleather to cover exterior shoulder pad surfaces. Glue pleather to stripped down shoulder pads (I use upholstery spray contact cement).
2Mount Hinged Wooden Fan Platform on Modified Football Shoulder Pads
Once extraneous parts of the football shoulder pads have been removed and black pleather has been attached its time to start creating a shoulder mounted dance platform for our green friend.
3Bolt Suspended Fans to Fan Platform
Bolt the fans to the hinged wooden platforms - 4 fans on each shoulder. The fans should have at least 1.5" clearance underneath for airflow. After bolt holes have been drilled in the platform (when we know the positions of the fans) cut out a 1" diameter hole under each fan for additional airflow.
4Fan-Air Puppet Shaped Foam Interface
The base of the air puppet legs have to be flared and fairly wide to keep it from constantly falling over. I epoxied and taped hard pieces of foam to the front and back of each fan array. The shape and circumference of the combined foam-fan platform matches the size of the puppet legs.