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Horror Dolls For Halloween

Updated on September 30, 2016

Dolls From The Dark Side

Not all dolls are darling. Some are haunted, and others are down right scary. Dolls have been used as props in horror movies, Gothic themed décor, and haunted houses since the beginning of time. The first doll from the dark side I remember seeing was a shrunken head in a museum.. Things haven't changed much. Haunted dolls and dolls from the dark side are still with us - only now they are considered an art form.

The mascot chosen for this page can be found on eBay. Shown here is the latest creation by the talented artist Kedra Menish of Morbid Curiosity.

If I've piqued your interest, you can learn a whole lot more about Gothic Art dolls right here.

Xylia Of The Forest by Nickii Rose

Xylia Of The Forest by Nickii Rose
Xylia Of The Forest by Nickii Rose

Meet The Dolls Of Monster High - OOAK Monster High Custom Doll Repaints

Mattel entered the goth art doll scene a few years ago with their "Monster High" doll series featuring ghoulish character dolls that are extremely articulate, and inspiring to one of a kind doll artists. Above is one example of a commercial ghoulish doll repainted to a more trendy goth art doll. Below are more examples of this unique form of art.

Luciana by KMiro Creations

Luciana by KMiro Creations
Luciana by KMiro Creations

Dark Doll Creations

There are many doll artists who now specialize in Dolls From The Dark Side. The above doll is one example of Dark Creations unique talent. Below are more one of a kind goth art dolls by artist D.L. Marion.

Ophedia by Kedra Barret

Ophedia by Kedra Barret
Ophedia by Kedra Barret

Day Of The Dead Sugar Skull "Calaca" by Laurie Leigh

Day Of The Dead Sugar Skull "Calaca" by Laurie Leigh
Day Of The Dead Sugar Skull "Calaca" by Laurie Leigh

Dolls Of The Living Dead

Here are a few examples of the Living Dead Dolls as described above.

Double Doll Dare You . . .

Euphémia ghost
Euphémia ghost

The one of a kind (OOAK) Goth Art Doll you see above was created by French artist Julien Martinez. This particular artist converts a little Blythe doll into a one of a kind Doll Of The Macabre. This is one of the best Goth Art Doll specialists in this realm.

One of a kind Goth Art Dolls have their place and a beauty all their own. Outside of Halloween, one would think there would be no use for them. However, I've learned over the years that there are many people who appreciate these dolls as an art form. There are many more doll artists like Martinez, and some of the artists' creations are highly sought after, and can be quite pricey.

What do you think about Gothic Art Dolls?

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Gothic Dolls

Yes. Gothic Dolls are so popular, there is a singing group modeled after them. Below are several examples of Gothic Art Doll videos I found on YouTube. You may find that some of the Gothic Art Dolls are not so horrible. For example, Ball Jointed Dolls are especially unique in that they are almost all one of a kind by design (FaceUp), mostly hand made, and usually are hauntingly detailed with a subtle touch of goth. (For your entertainment, I've included a couple of videos by the music group "Gothic Dolls.")

Dolls Of Horror

eBay is one of many places where one can find one of a kind dolls of the dead. Goth Art Dolls are especially sought after for the Halloween season, and are used as props for haunted houses and decor.

The Bleeding Edge Gothic Art Doll

The Bleeding Edge Gothic Art Dolls are among those sought after by the 'tween' market. Below are a few examples of "Bleeding Edge" dolls.

Wolfsbane Gothic Art Doll - Tonner Goes Goth

Dolls from the dark side are a hit on the pop scene. Bleeding Edge Goth Dolls, Mattel's "Monster Dolls," and Living Dead Dolls can be found throughout the Amazon. However, when doing a little research, I was impressed to find that other toy and doll makers have embraced the Goth Art Doll scene, by creating creat product lines to satisfy public demand.

Robert Tonner Wolfsbane
Robert Tonner Wolfsbane

One example of this is Tonner's Gothic Art Doll titled "Wolfbane." Although some would consider this to be a 'doll from the dark side,' Tonner creates a doll that is timeless in design, and one that would be sought after by collectors and doll repaint artists alike. This is a a high end Haute Gotth Doll Of Fashion that is the embodiment of a character that one would expect to see from the movie "The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen."


The purpose of this article is to educate those who wish to collect or create one of a kind Gothic Art Dolls. Many examples have been provided as a means of describing this form of art. While I do not claim to be an expert in this realm, there is a lot that I have learned over the years about this unique art form in the ooak doll world. Collectors who know more about this art form are welcome to include information that I may have missed. If you are an artist who would like your work showcased here, please do not hesitate to contact me or autograph the Guest Book. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to visit.

© 2010 Tonie Cook

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    • kathysart profile image


      5 years ago

      Hey FB friend <3 I really love this lens. I am a HUGE fan of goth dolls. Some doll artists totally knock me out. You have a wonderful selection here. Whooot!

    • centralplexus profile image


      5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing so many beautiful dolls with the rest of us! Sculpting a gothic OOAK doll is among my future plans. Keep up the good work!

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      6 years ago

      LOVE them

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      6 years ago


    • WhiteOak50 profile image


      6 years ago

      I loved the video by Music Box, I wish they would have told where to purchase them. To find Goth Dolls that are done with class and elegance yet mysterious and unique is hard to do. I am not fond of the haunted looking ones, but I sure like the others. Good work ~Blessed~

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      Echo Phoenix 

      6 years ago

      I love Goth Art Dolls and my eldest daughter was really into Goth even having her own personal vampire teeth made... lol! She told everyone I had her original teeth removed by the dentist so no one would know her secret! When I was in school, Goth was not all that popular but I donned the look somewhat as I was hooked on the Dark Shadows series. I need one of these dolls to give to my daughter for a Halloween gift, it may even SHOCK her that I thought to do it:)

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      6 years ago from USA

      I like Gothic and haunted stuff but I don't think I would want a scary looking doll. They are too creepy even for me. Thanks for blessing my lens.

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      6 years ago

      These are awesome! I don't personally have a gothic doll, but I love just looking at them -- something artistically and aesthetically pleasing about them!

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      Pam Irie 

      6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Whoa! These dolls ARE creepy with a Capital C!!! And there are blogs too? haha Wow; this is really weird, but kinda cool too. ha

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      Deadicated LM 

      6 years ago

      I never heard of these dolls till I started seeing them in photos on Flickr. Cool Lens!

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      7 years ago

      Wow scary indeed

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      rewards4life info 

      7 years ago

      Beautifully mysterious they really would be a talking point, I think I have something new to collect. Nice lens.

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      7 years ago

      i love gothic dolls. I love collecting them. i'm glad i don't have any who's haunted..

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      Mark Falco 

      7 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Creepy and yet strangely beautiful at the same time.

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      7 years ago

      Oh my, simply horror-able!

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      7 years ago

      Oh my, simply horror-able!


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