Either a literal reference of themselves of as an alter ego. And let them make a little video or photo story with their puppet.
The results are all equally amazing but totally different as well. The following days you will see what everyone came up with.
Here's my submission:
I decided to go for the more "realistic" looking version of myself (However... I do not smile this maniacally all the time ;) ) and show several aspects of the plush making business with a little photo story.
First there's the sketching and research...
Then the sewing...
The online marketing