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FAD~Circus Sideshow Art Dolls

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FAD~Circus Sideshow Art Dolls
Group:Fantastic Art Dolls
Swap Coordinator:BigHillGoddess (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Art  Dolls 
Number of people in swap:10
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90
Last day to signup/drop:August 11, 2012
Date items must be sent by:September 15, 2012
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

I thought it would be fun to create something a little bizarre, a little macabre, a little off kilter. I have always been intrigued (and saddened) by the circus "freaks" and think it would be a fun art doll to create.

This was somewhat inspired by @babynavyblue and her series of dolls based of folklore, medical disorders, and disfigurements

Sender's choice in materials and theme.

No dotees, softies/plushies, or paper dolls, please.

Ideas:
* lobster man
* conjoined twins
* bearded lady
* dog man
* frog boy
* strong man
* tattooed girl
* spider woman
* 3-legged man
* fish woman
* human unicorn
* 2 headed bull
* snake man

Use your imagination! This is your chance to create something totally weird.

Note Clowns are not sideshow freaks. Please do not send me a clown, as they terrify me. I know there are a few others that are wigged out by them too, so please be kind and do not box up one of those evil creatures to give nightmares to someone.

Discussion

wolfeagle 08/ 4/2012 #

love this!

sarashalom 08/ 6/2012 #

Question: Can these be altered dolls, rather than made from scratch? Thanks!

BigHillGoddess 08/ 6/2012 #

Yes, as long as they are actually altered, not just a costumed Barbie! :)

sarashalom 08/ 7/2012 #

Great, Thanks!

tiaragoth 08/ 7/2012 #

I love conjoined twins. What a great sea of a swap : )

tiaragoth 08/ 7/2012 #

It's supposed to say what a great idea for a swap : P

babynavyblue 08/ 7/2012 #

I love that I inspired you. I think I have to make conjoined twins again!!!!

BigHillGoddess 08/ 8/2012 #

sea=idea. Awesome.

bnb, the conjoined twins is the doll that really made my brain veer in this direction! Thx.

:) I have come up with several ideas. Not sure which one I will make, but I am already having fun with the planning stage. I hope everyone else is also.

Maggie249 08/ 9/2012 #

yes i rally considered the conjoined twins - but then something else came up hope my parnter will like this one some red and black color will be part of it

Maggie249 08/14/2012 #

my side show doll on the way to Wolfeagle tracking numbe 03121430000299392998 upwrap carefully thanks

Maggie249 08/19/2012 #

i really wanted to make that spider lady in image on the swap but was concerned about the partner recv it and freaking out maybe another time ????!!!!!!!

are pictures going to post somewhere these art dolls are so much fun to see what has been made

BigHillGoddess 08/20/2012 #

@Maggie249 you should go look at @RyeRye flickr. The one she sent me is there and he is horrifying!

And I like the spider lady in the poster. ;-)

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