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« on: October 27, 2012 11:54:47 PM »

When I started searching for inspiration for a “vintage” chunky Halloween house, I found this postcard. Really, take a look at it… isn’t it fabulous?


As I started creating the scaredy house, I had no clue what was going to scare the house…

No clue at all… I thought about it as I worked and wondered where I would end up… no ideas, no ideas…

…and then I remembered an ebay lot I purchased that had the doll you see below.

A giant devil toddler would certainly be scary, right?






His “costume” is painted and his horns, tail, and staff are made of bits of wire, paper scraps, and Plasti-dip. His trick or treat pumpkin is a hollow bead covered in polymer clay.

I know his costume isn’t much by today’s standards, but I wanted that vintage underpants-over-tights-homemade effect.



And, of course, here’s the scale shot:

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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2012 01:17:12 AM »

Another wonderfully imaginative, charming, and inventive little scene!  And the little devil's outfit is absolutely perfect -- yes, undies over tights!

The link to the postcard, however, kept taking me to a different page on that site.  (The proper url does show when I hover over the link, but clicking on it sends me elsewhere.)  Wanted to see your inspiration so I did a bit of digging around retroist and managed to find it on an archive page.  Going to http://www.retroist.com/2009/10/page/26/ the third entry down is the one that has your vintage postcard inspiration -- which you both captured AND then made your own!
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2012 05:14:05 AM »

this rocks in a big way..love the little devil, that was what caught my eye in the first place. i would never have thought of painting it this way..it is brilliant!
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2012 06:00:55 AM »

Cool beans! Love your little devil and the house siding is fab!
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2012 07:41:14 AM »

fabulous work, as usual, microjivvy!  I'm always delighted to see your work!
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2012 07:54:40 AM »

Oh wow, jivvy!  I so wish I had your skill in making little houses!  I love the siding on house, how its all catywonkus.  And your little devil boy is so perfect!  You definitely hit the vintage mark with him!  Awesome job!
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2012 08:23:57 AM »

oh eek, thank you waterbaby -- I fixed up the URL so it goes to the right place now!

Thank you all -- making the siding crookedy was so counterintuitive, I had to fight my brain the whole time I was doing it, lol.
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2012 12:47:12 PM »

The devil toodler is adorable. The house is too.
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2012 08:17:59 AM »

This is such a great little house, and I love that little devilish toddler so much! He's adorable.
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2012 11:42:05 AM »

Love the vintage-y goodness (and the underpants). Very groovy!
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