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Picture of Haunted Doll
Background
After watching the show “Haunted Collector” on the SiFi Channel, I thought it might be kinda cool to own an a haunted object; however, I needed a safe haunted item – something that won’t freak out the dog or mess with the lights at midnight. 

So I choose to make one and I chose as my haunted object a doll, and not just any ordinary doll, a three faced doll (creepy factor x 3).  I also wanted this doll to seem to affect electricity and have a head that turns on it’s own.

To make all of this happen, a microcontroller would be needed to control a DC motor for the head swivel and it will also control a lamp that will be mounted on to the dolls base to make it seem as though there is erratic electrical behavior.

 
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Step 1: The Doll Head

Picture of The Doll Head
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I needed to find an affordable doll, nothing valuable on the collectables market and most importantly…creepy.

I found a 3 faced bisque baby doll (head only) for a few dollars and needed to apply a scary faux finish to give the doll an aged appearance.

Doll head
Newspaper
Kneadable Eraser
Chalk Pastels (several different shades of brown, blue, white)
Paper Stump
No. 2 Pencil

Step 2: Aging the head

Picture of Aging the head
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The doll is bisque so creating 50 years of dirt was easy.  Take a sheet of news paper and rub the head with the paper.  The ink will look like grime.  To add highlights erase use a kneadable eraser (I erased portions of the forehead, tears for the crying face and areas of the cheek bones).
This is truly terrifying, GREAT WORK!

Audrey
ElmarM (author)  audreyobscura1 year ago
Thanks. Your kind words mean a lot.
ecsaul2310 months ago
SWEET! The main picture is super creepy! Very good job on the idea and communicating it. Wish you had done this before I made my doll. This woulda been a great reference
ElmarM (author)  ecsaul2310 months ago
Thanks for the comment. The doll was my first 'ibble and the secret to creepy photo....use a bad camera. Checked out your doll and I love it...I should have check yours out first....amazing job (I'll make it a favorite).
ecsaul23 ElmarM10 months ago
Thanks :) Great minds :p
coolsista911 months ago
CREEEPY and AWESOME
ElmarM (author)  coolsista911 months ago
Thanks, it was a fun project. Now I have to live with it in my basement workshop.
kcli11 months ago
Good God the bisque head alone is terrifying (along with all the programming code)!

Great job on the detailed write-up and video...VOTED!

I would not be able to sleep with that one in the house (too many memories of the Talky Tina Twilight Zone episode I saw when it aired in 1963 and I was 4)
ElmarM (author)  kcli11 months ago
Thanks, it was a long, long but fun project.
For me the creepy doll movie would be either be the puppet from Magic or the clown doll in Poltergeist (clowns are wrong).