I have put the old set back together (from 'The Money Tree' animation) and brought in a few extra props for Barney to play with. This is a short test for an upcoming episode.
@ gary oclay, you could try using an overhead flying rig to support your character. I did that on this clip of the skeleton(although much lighter than clay) cuz his feet were to small to add tie-downs. he was supported by a thick aluminum wire attached at the pelvis.