Howdy everybody. I'm honored to be a part of the "Replica Props Forum" and I wanted to share some of the props I made for myself. Since I was little I have been fascinated by puppets. One of my early influences when I was 9 was the TV show "Howdy Doody" and I have been a major fan/collector/historian of the show ever since. I have a lot of stuff related to the production of the show (scripts, photos, tapes, etc.) and have become friends with other collectors who knew Howdy cast and crew members and have original props, costumes and marionettes from the show. This led me to my journey of building prop replicas of things I've seen on the show (since realistically, acquiring them is a very expensive/rare process). At the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, I built myself a replica of Clarabell the Clown's horn box. This is the box that he would wear on the front of his costume with a "Yes" horn and a "No" horn to communicate. I found one of the same types of horns Lew Anderson (the 3rd and final actor to play Clarabell) used on his box: a 1950's bulb bicycle horn from "Sound Devices Inc" in Kentucky in decent shape. I then reached out to a friend who has 2 original Clarabell boxes that he got from Lew and gave me measurements and close up photos. I use the box to display the horn (and a resin replica yellow horn for the other side gifted to me by a friend). Now I'm in the process of building a replica Howdy marionette. I was gifted a marionette body, hands, boots and clothes by the same friend that gave me the prop horn and now I'm working on getting an accurate Howdy head. I can't wait to share my process on here with all of you, I hope you enjoy seeing how a millennial who shouldn't know anything about Howdy or early television does in recreating one of the most iconic TV puppets of all time.