I got paired with the ghoulish cackle for the recent Be Awesome (Redux) swap. I knew I had to get my A game on for this one. Thankfully, the idea formed relatively quickly and I was able to get it started the day we got partnered. Which turned out to be a very good thing as every time I join a swap, my life suddenly goes all catawampus. But I got her done and here she is..Awkvaard Phayz...the Odd little Hare Girl
Cackle loves hares, so I knew she would be a little hare girl from the start. I'm not sure which MH doll she started out as, but when I got her, she had no forearms. Also, her hips and knees were very loose. Clearly, she needed forearms, so I did what seemed obvious to me and made her tentacle ones from Fimo...the suction cups glow in the dark...durh
. I just carved away her rather large lower lip till it was nothing but teeth and then painted them white. The pink eye is a tiny safety eye with Black dimensional paint to fill in the spaces. Her other eye is glow in the dark dimensional paint. Her cloths are random bits of trim, handkerchiefs and fabrics. Her shoes are from a vinyl samples book. They are glued and sewn on.
It took me awhile to figure out the best way to deal with the fact she couldn't stand. I was originally planning on polio type leg braces, but could not settle on the best way to do that while still preserving her pose ability. So I decided on making the little little backless chair....she needed the back off to leave room for her tail
The chair is made from stacked foam core, card stock, glue and that FABO glow in the dark skull fabric, which seemed just the right pattern and size for this project. The legs are wooden dowels covered in Fimo...the balls on the ends also glow. This was the first time I have ever made doll furniture and I learned soooo much...but I think it came out well enough
Her wee doll Froman is from an Archie McPhee play set from several years ago. One could change the heads and bodies of all the critters, like those old school pop beads...Froman just looked perfect with her I thought
And here's a few more pics of Awkvaard..
EDIT: I forgot about the rest of her story! Her story is written in side her name tag..
"Awkvaard is an Odd Child. Apparently, every so often in her species an Odd Child is born...they live backwards, so when they are born they are
sickly and decrepit. As they get older they heal until they spontaneously explode with health.
Right now, Awkvaard is unable to walk so she has a special chair and her little pal Froman to keep her company."
In cackles words...I forgot to save it when I put it into the computer *bonks head on desk*
Thanks for looking