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Spooky Halloween Art Dolls
Spooky, Creepy, Scary (and a little Cute) Art Dolls
Want something collectible to remember this Halloween? Or just want to look at pretty (spooky) things? Most of these art dolls are One Of A Kind (OOAK) and can be bought from Etsy by following the links below. Even if the doll has already been sold, you can check out the other creations made by the same artist in a similar vein. The gallery will be updated every year as shops and links change.
I hope you enjoy them!
Smiling on the Inside skull sticker by lastlittlebird
The Ghost of Helena - by NatashaMorgan on Etsy
A paper clay and marabou feather OOAK ghost from NatashaMorgan's Etsy shop.
Little Witch Hazel
A beautiful, dainty little witch. Hazel is made from polymer clay, Tibetan lambswool hair and acrylic paint. Visit DarkManorDolls on Etsy for more.
Little Moon Fairy
A sweet gothic moon fairy with a little moon doll all of her own. Made by FadedRoseFactory on Etsy.
Halloween Dolls with Amazon
(The Head of) Nosferatu - by SandraArteagA at Etsy
The Head of Nosferatu
This stunning creation is made from polymer clay and comes with glow in the dark spiders. You can see Nosferatu and others like him at SandraArteagA's Etsy store.
Pumpkin Head Goblin
Adorable, pose-able Pumpkin-Head Goblin by DinkyDarlings on Etsy.
Black Cat Holding a Pumpkin - by Felttess at Etsy
Black Cat and Pumpkins
This is a gorgeous needle felted creation which stands around 13cm tall. See him and others like him at Felttess' Etsy shop.
Evil Punk Toy
This little cutie really wants you to take him home with you. Take a look at ComeGetSome's Etsy store.
- Halloween Swamp Witch Sculpture OOAK Leather Art by MedusaWood
Elza is a witch who dwells in the boggy swamp, on her way back from a day’s scrounge, dredging up the skulls from those sunken to their demise beneath
- Miss Deadsy Skull Doll Fetal Skull Doll Clay Doll by poppenkraal
Handmade clay doll with handmade clothes and accessories. From head to toes in sitting position is the doll 32cm. Made without any molds! One of
- Lorelei 18 Creepy Scary OOAK Hand Painted and by DeceasedArt
Lorelei, which means Luring rock is an 18 inch one of a kind hand painted from head to toe using high quality acrylic paint and altered porcelain
Inspired? Want to make your own art doll?
Artistic doll-making has enjoyed a kind of renaissance recently, as makers have been able to use modern materials and modern marketing tools to bring their creations to the public.
The most popular materials include polymer clay or paper clay over a metal armature (skeleton), as well as felt, plastic, porcelain and re-purposed dolls.
While a basic doll can be created very easily, a work of art will take time and hard-won skill.
The very best creations often take months to create and will have intricate details, including real hair, hand-sewn clothing and realistic accessories.