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« on: November 11, 2009 11:03:17 PM »

I really wish I had taken a before picture. I'll keep searching for one.

Some back story on the doll. One of my mother's co-workers bought it for me as a gag gift one Christmas because she thought the depressed look on the doll's face reminded her of me. I didn't think it was as funny as she did. The doll stayed in storage for a while until last night when I discovered it while sorting through boxes. I debated what to do with it, since I always feel bad just throwing away gifts, even if I hate them, so I thought I'd ... hack off her leg. Then I had inspiration! Zombie!

Okay, maybe it's a little bit of a sick and twisted path, but it worked.

I present Zombiedoll! Who sort of reminds me of Hayley Mills. I'm still working on clothes. And... better pictures. As usual, my camera batteries died mid-photo shoot.

Headshot.

I thought she'd make a nice ballerina. Costume still in progress.

Oh look, you dropped something there.


I just realized that some of these are sideways. I'll try to fix them... after I sleep.
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2009 03:34:13 AM »

HAHA great story & great zombie doll! I have the same thing with throwing away things people gave me but turning them into something else is awesome.
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2009 06:10:15 AM »

I think its a wonderful idea. I too had the idea of doing this but with a cheap baby doll. I have seen zombabies on halloween sites at 20 bucks or so and I thought I could make one I liked so much better. But.....when I went shopping for a baby doll my 8 year wouldnt let me buy one for this purpose....lol! She had a fit! But your doll, is very nice, and creepy. Homemade is so much better, its awesome when you put so much time and love into it in order for it to look so disgusting! lol Great job!!!!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2009 10:14:53 AM »

After my own heart, aren't you??!!!! This is incredible!!!!!! What mixture of paint did you use for her 'zombie glow'?? its excellent!!

i have an obsession with all creepy doll related things, i collect ones with really creepy expressions but i never thought to turn one into a zombie!!! and a ballerina!! perfect!!

great job!
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2009 12:12:11 PM »

I used a small cocktail of acrylic paints and sealed her temporarily with mod podge. (It's all that's on hand.) I used Misty White, Licorice Black, Engine Red, Parakeet Green, and Light Cinnamon Brown.



And thank you to all above comments. Smiley She was a blast to work on.
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