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Project Baby Doll Head

October 16, 2011

Wait, wait, come back, I can explain. Last year, I wanted to make baby doll heads my Halloween decor. I envisioned a black toy baby carriage full of them in all their broken-eyed, filthy-haired glory in the front yard, and garlands strung together with hemp twine, tied in their grotty hair or strung through holes punched in the heads.

Sadly, there is a real dearth of ones awful enough to use in thrift stores, and whenever I did find one, I felt like I was yanking a doll out of the hands of some poor disadvantaged kid by buying it, so I couldn’t bring myself to. Also, no toy baby carriages, either. This is likely to be an idea that never sees fruition.

So here’s my concept art for the garlands.

Jonathan Coulton – Creepy Doll

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Poodle permalink
    October 17, 2011 10:46 am

    I like the concept art very much. In actual execution though, I think it would creep me out to the point of sleeplessness and hysteria. Nothing freaks me out like dolls do, and I don’t mean cheery Star Wars action figures. I mean creepy old baby dolls with their grubby blank staring faces that I’m sure will wink at me at any second, or just come to life in a Night at the Museum kind of way, but without the sweetness. Maybe it’s best that this project remain undone. Sometimes the imagination is far more powerful.

    • Dane permalink
      October 23, 2011 11:54 am

      Ha, I know, doll heads – the older and more battered – are seriously disturbing. You describe them very very well.

  2. October 19, 2011 11:04 am

    You know…they sell doll heads at craft stores. You could buy bags of them and run them through the washer/drag them on the bumper of your car for that real genuine vintage look. Ha.

    • Dane permalink
      October 23, 2011 11:53 am

      I tried craft stores, but the only stuff I found was maybe one whole doll for like $5. 😦 I wish I’d been smart enough the think about the washer or the bumper to distress them though.

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