Just now saw that last reply, thank you for the links!
I can't afford an all out full body puppet at this time (I'm assuming) most especially if it's custom made, so I'm thinking I'll start with getting a simple hand puppet that I can customize a bit for beginning.
If anyone sees a website selling a cartoony or at least cute looking little otter hand puppet (with a mouth I can open and close) do report!
Also, might contact that Vickyfox person.
First I'll take a lookie at their website though.