From my past posts you all already know that I have an amazing mother in law. Judy is always thinking of me and always supporting my craft. She is a thrifty shopper with a great eye for stuff that I can use for up-cycling into my latest creepy creations!
She knew I was on the look out for a female mannequin. My goal was to find one in decent shape and paint it to look like the Bride of Frankenstein. I had multiple visions on how I planned to use it once I got my hands on one and transformed it….
- Unique eye attention display for my art show vending table
- Incorporate it into our Frankenhearse display for car shows and events. With our Frankenstein display already in the back of the hearse (yes that is a real body bag he is in) who better to display in the driver seat.
- When not on display at shows it would be up in our house with all our other horror movie memorabilia.
Well Judy and some of the family were on a flea market travel expedition and she came across a woman who had a “traveling mate” in her trailer and was willing to sell her. She brought her home and I could not have been more thrilled. Not only was she in excellent condition but she was EXACTLY what I was looking for.
This past weekend I took her apart and got to play Dr. Frankenstein and totally transformed her. She started off looking like this….
Then once I was done with her she came out looking like this………..
Goodbye Barbie! Hello Elsa!
The wig and necklace are actually ones I wore when I dressed as the Bride for Halloween a few years back. As you can see in the background I also painted her arms and legs to match. They look hilarious hanging from the ceiling in our basement. Which I guess is not as crazy as all the mannequin body part pieces that were all over the dining room before I finally got the paints I needed to start this project. My next step is wardrobe for her. I already have ideas for doing it on the cheap that are going to still look spooktacular!
Keep an eye here in my Eulogy (blog) for update posts on this project and many more! I got another one in the works and there will be no more Mr. Nice Guys left when I am done with it! 😉
See more of my misc. art projects in the Remains section of my official portfolio site!