Chris Barlow Puppets and Creatures LTD is an experienced Uk/london based puppet maker, character designer, scenic artist, props and creatures fabricator for TV, film and theatre.

From kids theatre shows to adorable TV characters. From realistic animals to creepy creatures; I strive to bring artistic excellence, character and attention to detail to every project I work on.


Adding a background and degree in performance and direction, I can take a project from early sketch and concept right through to development, build, implementation and performance training.

As a designer and a trained performer (Bretton Hall) I always consider the performative challenge to the puppeteers and artists working on a production. I approach every project from the point of view of the performers; aiming to create something that is both expressive and a joy to use.


I have worked for a wealth of companies on some very exciting projects. These have included Netflix / Fulwell73Lucas film, Warner Bros., BBC, TED Group, Anarchy, Millenium FXTiger Aspect, Working Title, Sky, Merlin Entertainment, Life Cast, Foxy Bingo, Paul Holman Associates, Kenny Wax, OBJEKT, Talk to the Hand, Illyria, and many others.

Working as character maker and/or puppeteer, my work has spanned creating the characters for the major Cbeebies Series Feeling Better, to the new Worzel Gummidge, Dr Who, Zapped, Yonderland and working on international campaigns for Foxy Bingo, Esso, Old Spice, NIKE, Future Play, Pepsi, KAYAK, Duracell, Tums. My work can be seen in internationally in theme parks and resorts including The Maho group, Legoland, Roompot, Sea life Centres.

I enjoy doing many bespoke commissions and like most creatives, I try to do a lot of personal projects, just for fun.

Please browse my galleries in puppets, sculpture, illustration and design or have a browse over my CV.

I am always very happy to discuss or consider a project, and I will always offer advice on something if youre just not sure where to begin. So please feel free to contact me for more information, or to discuss commissions and custom jobs.


Clash Royale

The mega successful mobile games are laucnhcing new content this summer hosted by a character I perform and we built here. Keep your eye out for more Clash Royale content featuring this new community manager.

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

Coming September 2024 the very exciting Beetlejuice sequal. I was very lucky to be part of the creature fx team on this film working for the award winning Neil Scanlan. such a lovely team it was a joy to be a part of.

Pickle Storm

Coming To CBBC septermber 2024 is a new children fantasy comedy show Pickle Storm by Black Dog productions. I was one of the small  team at millennium Fx who built the cute character Swampy, that i also perform/puppeteer in the show. Season 2 begins filming this summer.

Spirited Away Live

the no face puppet for spirited away live

Working Puppet designer Toby Olier We created the various No Face puppets for the Tokyo tour of Spirited Away Live. coming to london spring of 2024!!


official Sex Unzipped

Sex:unzipped see now on Netflix

See it now on Netflix, a show about the myths and mirths of Sex.  Hosted by Rapper Saweetie and a gang of Sex positive puppets designed and built by Chris Barlow Puppets and Creatures Ltd. The show was produced by Fulwell 73 and can be streamed worldwide now.

Chris Barlow Puppets and Creatures Ltd

Uk Based professional Puppet makers.

Registered in England and Wales. Company #13504148

Studios: Unit 15  - Pasadena, 124 Toms Ln, Kings Langley, WD4 8NR