Me and my doll at Mechacon in New Orleans. Both costume and doll made by me.
Again, I am behind on my posts so working to update my last few dolls that I forgot to post.
Here is Celeste, one of my stuffed body doll with clay face, lower arms and hands. She is full of beautiful lace and has a little victorian feel to her. I was inspired by the work of the illustrator Sakizo an had the urge to create her after my recent convention. I adore this doll and think she is one of my favorites. In fact, if she doesn’t sell I may claim her myself and keep her forever haha. Right now she is proudly displayed on my wall along with my other art.
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She is available in my Etsy Shop
I have been so busy working on costumes as well as pieces for some local events, that I have been neglecting my doll making. I felt like I was starting to have withdrawals so I had to start creating a new life. I am getting back to the point where I am a bit bored of these dolls with stuffed bodies, and am ready to go back to making some full clay dolls (both in polymer and air dry) so that will be my next few projects. As for now, this is the doll I am working on. When I started this one I had the intention of creating a doll inspired by the moon, however as hard as I tried she just wasn’t wanting to go that direction, so perhaps that will be a future doll. I was a but unsure about her at first (as I often am with most of my work) but after playing around with colors, I am very pleased with how she is turning out. She now just needs one more hand sculpted, and she will be almost done and ready for a new home. In the meantime here are some WIP pics.
My bride of frankenstein inspired doll is now for sale in my Etsy shop
This lovely bride was created to be the companion of Frankenstein. However, when the monster set eyes on her face he knew that she could never love him, for he was ugly and could not compare to her beauty. In an attempt to keep her forever, he attempts to cut out her eyes so that she may never know what he looks like. He succeeds in removing one of them however she was awakened and escaped before he could remove the other eye. The bride, now ashamed of her own looks, continues to search for a soul mate to love her despite her flawed face.
She measures approximately 20″, and 10.5″ when seated.She is completely handmade out of Premier Air Dry Clay over a strong sturdy armature. She has been painted in acrylic paints, and completed with a gloss varnish. Her arms and legs are ribbon jointed and can be slightly posed. Her hair is made of black and white viscose and is permanently styled and attached to her head. It has been adorned with white tulle, black roses, and gold wire which I have individually shaped and wrapped.
Her dress is made of white lace, tulle and many hand sewn pearls. She is completed with a golden heart, and wrapped wire on various parts of her body.
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The Bride of Frankenstein has always been one of my favorite horror movie icons, so after watching Face Off a couple of weeks ago and their challenge to create their own version of the bride, I decided to take the challenge myself. The story that came to my mind was the Bride being this beautiful creature, created as the mate for Frankenstein and like in the original story she will reject him. The monster knows he is ugly and cannot compare to her beauty and in fear that she may not love him back, he plots to cut out her eyes so that she can never see him. He succeeds in cutting one of her eyes, but she ends up awakening and escaping before he completes the task.