Meet Fred Buttonhead. Fred was a wrestler with the WWF(Worldwide Wrestling Federation), until he blew his knees out in a match one day. Fred was forlorn, but he harbored a secret dream to become a street musician and spread his joy through music whenever he could. He decided to seek out new vistas and packed his bags for Chicago. Once there, Fred taught himself to play the uke and now he sings at the river and Michigan Avenue, right where the cruise ship passengers disembark, in the shadow of the mirrored glass of the Trump Hotel…he gazes lovingly across Michigan Avenue at the giant statue of Marilyn Monroe as her skirts fly up and to the lake beyond. Coins tinkle with tinny sound like his uke as his bucket slowly fills, and he sings, and his heart is full.
Fred comes with his own hanger, since his legs are pretty shot, he can’t stand on his own, and leaning he slopes sideway. Fred is approx 18″ tall and 10″ wide at his widest point. His body is a vintage feed sack, he legs are painted canvas, his hair is waxed linen. He has wonky stitching everywhere. And a nice big scarf to keep his throat warm during those cold Chicago winters. You can find him in my etsy shop.