In this year’s edition of Chrissy’s fucked-up Halloween decor…
Dolls are creepy. Like, on a scale of one to terrifying, they top the charts. When I used to work haunted houses, I always wanted to build a room that was all creepy baby dolls. So this year, when I started planning OUR haunted house, I knew that baby dolls would play a role. I would love to have a collection of creepy zombie babies like the one below, but I was on a tighter budget than that would allow.
My criteria was simple. I was looking for eyes that stare you down. Dolls with easy-to remove limbs. Talking dolls that say things like “I’m sleepy,” which sounds like “I’m creepy.” Horrifying giggles.
I finally sat down to start painting…and this guy happened.
I used a combination of blue, purple, black and white acrylic paints from my art box to create this ghostly blue color. I wanted to make him a little bit grey/bluer, but I ran out of white paint…and he turned into a creepy blue zombie baby. My friend Lily thought he needed a little more oomph, but I never did get time to add to him…
I was busy working on the other dolls…
I decided to make a lot of bloody, creepy doll parts, using the blue doll as the cannibal leader doll, a few full size dolls and a lot of doll parts. For the blood, I used crimson red, yellow, and black paints mixed together.
When I sent Lily a text picture asking if I took it too far…she thought it was fantastic and took the thoughts out of my head with additional scene details. Her boyfriend was less impressed.
Then, it was time to decide where and how I wanted to display these doll parts. I have this really fantastic kitchen window, which is awesome for decorative accents, but terrible for plants (even if that’s what it’s designed for). Mostly, because I did not inherit my mom’s green thumb and I refer to this window as the place where things go to die. Honestly, our whole house/yard/property is where plant things go to die, but that’s another story for another day.
And so it was decided that I would create an eerie scene of cannibal dolls and the parts they left behind.
Of course, the best way to add even more creepiness is to use lighting. Our kitchen and family room were lit with a green glow that illuminated a lot of our home, but the babies needed something a little darker. So we put a red light above the sink to radiate around the dolls.
The green glow from the house and the red illumination from the light over the sink made these creepy baby dolls in kitchen window even worse than without the lighting. When we had people over last week, they were either horrified or impressed. I suppose that’s pretty normal.
What creepy things do you do for Halloween? What’s the most screwed-up thing you’ve done as a decoration? Would you make these creepy dolls or buy some of the zombie babies I showed you above?
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OK I can’t even watch that video. 5 seconds in I was like HELL NO.
Dolls are creepy. You should just put them in the bathroom so they can literally scare the poop out of people.
You better pray that nobody you know dies anytime soon, as I can just see the “Criminal Minds” people with the police entering your home & seeing that. I can practically hear their psychological profile from here!
Cristina said” What the hell did you raise? Those kids…” I thought everything was awesome!!!
It was a great time. There were at least 35 to 40 people at that party. What a great time. The best costumes were “Quirky Chrissy and Brian” portrayed by Brook and Eric. Too hysterical.
This. Is. Awesome.
Okay, in your kitchen window, the green doll has a body part in a place that makes it look like a giant dick sticking out with a bloody end! I thought it was deliberate, but upon closer inspection I think it’s just the perspective. But hahahahahah
I love your enthusiasm for Halloween and I love that you take it too far. We are way more alike than I first suspected. Lol 🙂
Hilariously horrifying! I love the blue zombie one. Really good work, I’m looking forward to seeing what you did with the body.
I have zombie babies! They sit in a dead guys chest eating his intestines. You have me on facebook, lol scroll through my pics from last year.
LOL! I love it. Dolls are creepy to begin with and you doing this just makes you so cool. Maybe we should also be a bit afraid of you too.
Eeeeek!!! Fantastic idea for old dolls, but I can’t do it. Creepy as heck
OMG you are nuts!!! That being said, I need to share all the weird ass baby doll photos I took at some store a few months ago. It had baby arms coming out of the light switch.
I’ll take that as one of the highest compliments! Yes, share the weird dolls!
That blue baby! You could sell those! Also, you worked haunted houses? I need to know more about this.
I love that blue baby so much! Yes, working the haunted house was one of my favorite things to do for several years. The Jaycees organization I was involved with planned, built and managed the whole thing.
This is awesome! I would be totally scared of entering your house!!
Thanks Roshni! That’s totally the goal!
That was horrifying. I was just about to go to bed. I think I’ll need a drink first now.
I’m all for encouraging people to drink. Hope it was delicious!
OMG definitely too far lol