Well, I didn’t get as much done as I’d hoped, but I usually overestimate the actual amount of time in a day off. Technically, its as long as any other day; but like childhood summers, they feel endless and full of vast potential and damnit, I’m going to do EVERYTHING in the WORLD, you don’t even KNOW! And of course at the end, I’m sitting there pouting, going, “It’s over? Already? How??” But, 2 cups of coffee, 1 bowl of cereal, one truly awful sandwich, and 4 (no wait…5) beers later, the day is done, and these are the fruits of my labor…
*This blog post was made possible by: Unique Stitch: for those too lazy to learn how to sew*
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First up, we have the ever fabulous Dr. Franknfurter of Rocky Horror Picture Show fame:
Shhh! Brad’s probably asleep by now. Do you want him to see you…
And of course, his tight l’il backside:
Next up, Freddy Krueger!
Obviously, Freddy’s still a work in progress, but he’s getting there. I had to stop to allow his face and hands to dry. I used puffy fabric paint for his skin, which was great for the texture and greasy shine of ‘burnt’ skin, but it takes AGES to dry. So Freddy is going to chill in the drying drawer (only place safe from my meddlesome cats) for a few days, until I can feel confident that one wrong move won’t turn hours of work into a peachy smudge. I’m still debating what do to with the mouth – I’d like to give him his signature grimace, but that means trying to paint teeth approximately 1/25th the size of my pinky fingernail, so I’ll probably just take the easy way out and do a simple one-line frown. I can’t wait to finish him, he’s so close to complete, and already has a lot of personality:
Yuck. Looks like Pizza the Hut from Spaceballs. That hat is going to do him a lot of favors.
I got Samara (the girl from The Ring) as far as I could without having the hair. For those unfamiliar, here’s a picture from the movie:
And here’s what I have so far:
That picture looks darker than it will actually appear once it dries. Also, ignore the pins in her shoulders; they won’t be visible once I rob some dark-haired off-brand Barbie of her tresses. Once I made the dress, I turned her upside down and applied water with a lot of blue and black paint in it a few drops at a time to the hem of the skirt, all the way around. The color seeped and ran along the creases wonderfully. Now, to hold her in place while I did this, I had to improvise…
Don’t judge. It might be Natty but it was also free. I do not generally turn down free beer, as a rule. Too many years being poor, I suppose.
Alright, last up… CarolAnne. Now, as with Samara, I didn’t have her hair. So she’s nowhere near finished, but I did get a start:
I know the TV looks a little orange, but that’s because I didn’t find a blue battery-operated tealight yet, so there’s a regular one inside, hence the orangeness. Other than the hair, I just have to do the sleeves on her nightgown and her fuzzy slippers. And her face, I suppose. Anyway I have just the stuff for fuzzy slippers:
Lastly, I decided today to add another character to the roster. Dr. Frank was, true to form, an absolute pleasure; which made me realize that there are other iconic characters from horror(ish) movies that aren’t necessarily scary or even the villian. With that in mind, I present to you my newest candidate for dollification: The Mighty and Heroic Shaun.
Please comment! I love hearing from all of you! Don’t disappoint Dr. Franknfurter!
…he’s watching you.