I am a big fan of Corpse Bride, and have always wanted to make these dolls. I have also done Jack from The Nightmare before Christmas in the past – you can see his images in my gallery. So here we go…
Note in the image the text is flipped. That is because for some reason the dolls on the cover of the DVD have been flipped. I guess they wanted Victor on the left? Anyway I of course want the dolls to be like the are in the movie and not just on the cover
This packs out the inside core of the doll, making it easier to cook as the clay is not to thick. And helps to avoid cracks due to incorrectly cooked clay.
I have made this over a wire hand armature to ensure those tiny skeleton fingers are strong. I have also used a mix of white clay and Mould Maker (12:1) as I do for all my dolls to give the clay a bit of elasticity
See our gallery for more pics of Emily and Victor, and see our next post for more updates on these two