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Friday, November 11, 2011

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The Doll-Head Wine Glass Halloween Bonanza

Reader Meryl S. writes:

I've been dying to make some of the doll head wine glasses like in the tutorial you posted, and realized that a Halloween party was the perfect opportunity for something that creepy. I got the dolls from the Goodwill Outlet where they were only $1 apiece. Score! Some friends (and fellow Hairpinners) and I had a few pre-party craft parties to cut the dolls apart, turn them into cups and paint their faces in various ways. Making them was super fun, plus totally disgusting to see inside some of the dolls that kids had attempted to "feed." Kids are gross.

We bought some plastic margarita glasses from the party supply store, as well as some regular plastic rocks glasses, and used the technique of putting the cup inside the doll head, so you're drinking out of the new cup rather than out of the used doll's head. Used dolls, you know. It took a ton of hot glue and paint and glitter and whatnot, but we got 30 made before the party. We had a Tammy Faye Bakker one, a Ziggy Stardust one, a Joker one, a Van Gogh with Bandaged Ear one, a Ke$ha one etc. etc.

Everyone LOVED them and thought they were great and totally creepy and awesome. I had them set up on a table by the door so they were the first thing you saw when you came in. But because I went from party anxiety freakout mode into total drunk mode in the window of about 10 minutes, I forgot to take a picture of all of them together before the party. I feel so dumb about that because they looked amazing. But I have a bunch of pictures of my friends posing with them and drinking out of them during the party, and some shots of the cups left over afterwards.

And since we also had 30 decapitated doll BODIES, I used them to decorate the bathroom. It was also a huge hit! I made an album of all of them on Flickr — I hope we made you proud.

Amazing. The bar has been raised so high it floated off into space.

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one cow.

Ahaha, one of them looks JUST like my ex bf! I swear!

Also, I would give anything for Meryl S to be Meryl Streep.

yeah-elle

@one cow. MERYL STREEP. Drinking wine out of a doll's head. I want it to be true, so badly.

Yahtzii

Oh I have a minute I think I'll go check The Hairpin HOLY FUCKING MOTHER OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND HOLY WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT HIDEOUS THING IT'S LOOKING AT ME AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH

bouncy castle

The Mutated Hipster one made me choke-laugh on my 50% off Chocolate Eyeballs from Target (classed up by putting an almond into my mouth at the same time).

becky@twitter

i would pay good money for a tammy faye bakker one. please open an etsy store.

noReally

Re feeding dolls. Get rid of your kids, seriously, they are more disgusting than anyone would ever have believed until they had one.

Katie Scarlett

@noReally I remember "feeding" YOGURT (of all things) to my Teddy Ruxpin. It got all over his fur and in his little mouth joints. Ew.

JoanTition

Dr. Manhattan baby!!! I have so much love for this.

meryls

Hey, that's me! Unfortunately I am not Meryl Streep, but I am Meryl S. and this is the best day of my life.

bouncy castle

@meryls Standing ovation! You are a true patriot. The Haunted Baby Doll Bathroom is pure nightmare fuel for me, which is absolutely meant as a compliment.

Katie Scarlett

@meryls I'm so impressed that you made 30! If there's one quality I value above all else in others, it's dedication and extreme enthusiasm toward really silly crafts. The kinds of people who say "let's not get carried away here" are the pits. But you, Meryl S, are fantasic!

(My personal favorites were Li'l Muscles and Paint and Glitter Accident Baby! Excellent names!)

meryls

@Katie Scarlett Hahaha, it started off as like 12, but then the guest list kept growing and then it was 22 and then all of a sudden it was 30. I just wanted to make sure everyone could have one! Bonus, I'm now very familiar with that Goodwill Outlet.

candybeans

@meryls baby ziggy stardust. Yes x 1,000.
and, whoa, those photos of the abandoned amusement park are really interesting. (yes, i was nosy and looked at your other pictures, but if i compliment you on them, it doesn't count as rude, right?)

angelinha

@Katie Scarlett Let's all get carried away here! Meryl Streep, this was excellent. Truly inspiring. I want it to be Halloween again right now.

Maria

@meryls Well done!

absofreakinglutely

@meryls thank you a million times over.

maevemealone

I held my composure until....scalp baby. Yup, The end. Outstanding job Meryl S.

franzia

@maevemealone scalp baby...i peed my pants

annepersand

Silver glitter and mutant hipster are my faves.

klemay

I just thought you'd like to know that every time a Doll-Head Wine Glass post happens, I post it to my friend's wall on Facebook without any explanation. Each time, he says something like, "That's terrifying!" or "Why would you put that on my wall?!" and I just don't acknowledge it. I think it's my favorite game.

annepersand

@klemay I can confirm that this is both true and hilarious.

highfivesforall

@klemay Unrelated, but: wug!

klemay

@highfivesforall You win so many points for getting the wug!

julia

Scalp baby! Amazing.

fondue with cheddar

THE BEST: the one sitting on the bathroom cabinet, bleeding from the eyes with its hands raised all TA-DA!

fondue with cheddar

@jen325 EVERYBODY'S CUPS GO WITH THEIR COSTUMES. Meryl, you and your friends are awesome.

KellyStitzel

I think this has sold me on the creepy baby doll cups. I want to make some horror holiday themed ones now.

angelinha

@KellySkittles OMG. Christmas present idea YES.

KellyStitzel

@klibberfish Gremlin babies, maniacal elf babies, killer snowman babies, drunk Santa babies. The possibilites are endless.

angelinha

@KellySkittles Reindeer babies?

KellyStitzel

@klibberfish Yes! Go w/the Rudolph theme: Island of Misfit Babies.

meryls

@KellySkittles I LOVE THIS

atipofthehat

These are pure fear no no NO

Jolie Kerr

This is amazing and also hello Anna Red Riding Hood, you are adorable.

TheNoNo Square@twitter

Oh EDITH, lover of dolls, you've read about this clever man, right? http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,796477,00.html

TheNoNo Square@twitter

Wait, does this make me seem scary?

I Want To Go To There

I AM SO HAPPY THIS WAS A THING.
You have no idea.
You are a maverick, Meryl S.

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