A couple of weeks ago I challenged my friend (and fellow collector of creepy dolls) Bonnie to see who could rework this doll into the creepiest thing possible and now I’m ready to share my first variation.
In fairness, with the right lighting and filter it was already a little creepy:
But I thought I could go further. So I added a few things. Like a claw made of old erasers, a hand made of bark, another doll I repainted for her to hold, and a cat skeleton. And some ruffles.
Then Victor and Hailey were like, “Not really creepy enough. You didn’t do anything to her face” but I think that’s the creepy part. They disagreed so I decided to make a stop-motion video to convince them.
They still don’t think it’s creepy enough because I think maybe I’ve immunized them with repeated exposure to weirdness so I’ll keep working on it and keep you posted.
PS. I’ve seen other people talking about doing their own so if you decide to make a creepy doll post it in the comments because I totally want to see it.
UPDATE: Consensus is that the face isn’t creepy enough so I’ve tried again:
What do you think? Better?
Several of you noted that her hair was too “perky” to be scary so now one of my other dolls is bald so this could happen:
Also, several of you have pointed out that she might always look a little too lovable to some of us because (as a misfit toy) she fits in our community very well and the more broken I make her, the more relatable she becomes, turning her into more of a mascot than a massacre. Others would like me to stop posting creepy doll pictures so that they can start sleeping again. Fair enough on both counts.
And now…time for the weekly wrap-up!
Shit I made in my shop (Named “EIGHT POUNDS OF UNCUT COCAINE” so that your credit card bill will be more interesting.):
- I found this freaky tin type and then the internet made it worse. Or better. Not sure
- A rare instance of encouraged library vandalism.
- How a Chicago heiress trained homicide detectives with dollhouses.
This week’s wrap-up is brought to you by Story Worth, which is a pretty awesome idea I’m going to try myself. From them:”This year, give Mom a StoryWorth Book to preserve her stories. Each week, we’ll email her a question about her life – asking her to recount her favorite memory of her grandparents, or whether she’s ever pulled any great pranks. All she has to do is reply with a story, which is forwarded to you and any other family members you invite. At the end of the year, her stories are bound in a beautiful keepsake book your family will cherish!” Check it out here.