My husband used the small dolls as his inspiration. You can see both boys are holding up the dolls up. Characters are Chop Chop and VooDoo from video game Little Big Planet. Heads were made by paper mache and inside lined w/ foam to fit like helmet w/ boys.  The outside of heads were covered by fabric.  the face of Voo Doo was handpainted.  Chop chop’s gi is hand painted as well as Voo Doo’s shirt. A hat was glued to the top of Voo Doo’s head.  Black mesh in place on faces so boys could see and breathe out of heads.