Now, we’ve all seem Chucky, the adorable little doll that was released 1988. We all thought, “boy, I would love one of those to brighten up my living space”. I am, of course, being sarcastic. That film scared me for life, never liked dolls before and that film just sealed it for me.
But there is a new craze sweeping through the art world, that is, “Zombie Dolls”. They’re horrendously life like, ugly and creepy. Despite their looks, they’re becoming rather popular with people who are into the fashion of stripy socks and big boots.
After deciding to write this about them, in all honesty there are some Vampire baby dolls that I would have. There’s one that looks like Claudia from Interview with the Vampire, creepy and beautiful all in one. Never the less having one sat in the corner of my room at night would end up causing me to have slight sleep problems.
Bean Shanine, proud owner of the Twisted Bean Stalk Nursery has absolutely got her dolls down to a fine art. They’re so realistic and life like I’ve seen worse modelling in big movies. They do fetch a fare old price but she does spend 8 pain staking hours on each doll and for the craftsmanship I think they’re worth it. Each doll has 30 layers of paint and baked after every layer.
So here we go, introducing Memphis, I lovely little blonde girl with a cute little bunny-wunny teddy.
So life like which is what makes them creepier than if they looked tacky. Below is the Claudia one I mentioned above, makes me want to watch that now.
Bean Shanine’s dolls have become so popular that Sharon Osbourne was given one as a gift. She, like me though that they were “very well made and slightly disturbing”. Like this one below…
If you’d like to see one of these babies in real life Bean Shanine will be at The Down East Doll Show, North Carolina 19-22th June 2013 at booth 305. There will be 10 on display ready to go if you’re thinking about buying one. She’s also on Etsy, Ebay.
But have a look at the nursery as there are loads more to have a look at.