I was lying in bed one morning, wide awake before the alarm went off. (I have a strict policy of not getting out of bed until the alarm goes off if I can help it. LOL!) My brain was already in full 'work' mode, thinking of all the fun and frightful characters I could make for this Halloween season. Zombies popped into my mind, and through stream of consciousness, a Zombie cheerleader! WHAT?!? Where did that come from?
Not one to run away from an unusual idea, I went for it. And this is how she turned out:
She is dressed in a classic cheerleading uniform: a white sweater with a felt 'Z' for Zombies and a crepe paper collar, a black pleated skirt, all trimmed with stitched grosgrain ribbon. Her little saddle shoes even have tiny striped shoelaces!
Of course, she had to have pompoms! These are handmade (after about 4 tries) from black and white crepe paper and tied to her wrists with black wire.
I love her face! I think this is probably about as cheery as a Zombie gets. Her pale flesh is accented with paint to give her that just-risen-from-the-dead look. Her wool roving hair is tied into pigtails with tiny ribbon.
It was really fun working on something other than a witch or a mummy or a ghost. (Not that I don't love doing those characters as well!) I love the path my creativity takes me on!
What on your agenda for the day? Me? I'm making more Halloween dolls!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope the Zombie didn't scare you!
OH--Go, Zombies! is now available in my etsy shop, here.