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Ouch! Love sure does hurt!
My mannequin. I really wish I had a "before" picture. She was dirty and cracked and ugly as all hell.

Anyway this is after a good cleaning in the bathtub, numerous coats of white paint and face detail. Lots of red paint and some stencilled letters. There are a few progress shots in there too. The hair i picked up from a toy store (reminds me of a cute Japanese cartoon, i love it!)

To get the arrow through i had to drill two enormous holes through her making sure my angles were just right. I then shoved it on through and attached the pointed tip. I thought my blood looked way too fake so I got out the hot glue gun and made her limbs look a little more "ripped" I guess you could say. And made all the rest of the blood on her stick up more. Also there is some glue hanging from the arrow tip (which you can't see unfortunately). I just painted all over this with red paint and got a stencil to paint on the "OUCH!" then gave her a top coat of gloss.

Notice the heart is on the wrong side. I am infact a doofus. It doesn't matter what colour my hair is I will always remain the blondest of blondes when it comes to common sense. I actually looked at it and went "here is my left hand...heart is on the left...paint it on the left" (duh jade that isn't HER left!) I realised only when she was totally complete.

She took a lot of time but was worth it.

She is now at the entrance to my house wearing a pirate hat. I think she freaked out my landlord. YAY!

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Nancy!
Nancy! · Shawinigan, Quebec, CA · 64 projects
like that kind of project and...
congratulation its a beautiful girl!
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Azraels Requiem
Azraels Requiem · Bridgeport, Connecticut, US · 47 projects
That's awesome. As a kid I'd walk to a friend's house and in an alley behind a wrought iron gate was the creepiest mannequin. I always wanted the thing but it was just too scary. I eventually asked the stores owner about the mannequin in the alley to which he replied what mannequin? I ran home... turns out he had someone hide it when I asked cuz it'd b hilarious... that was 10yrs ago and the mannequin is still there. Urs is waaaaay nicer
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Joy K.
Joy K. · Garland, Texas, US · 80 projects
She's so awesome! Probably one of the coolest busts I've seen in forever!
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DIS.AR.RAY
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
SHE IS AMAZING! UGH!!!

Where did you get her?!

THINGS LIKE THIS want to make me get my own place. alas, I am only 17, about to be a senior, and am a seasonal employee at my cousin's store.

so no place of my own QUITE YET!!

BUT YOU AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU MAKE IT THAT MUCH HARDER, with your awesome manequins and... their wrongsided hearts!

grr

lol.
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1398 projects
She's amazing, I love her!
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Zombie Soup
Zombie Soup · 12 projects
amazing! i painted a kick ass wig head but i cant find manicans anywhere
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katie
katie · 5 projects
I completely adore this Happy
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Jasmin N.
Jasmin N. · Campbell River, British Columbia, CA · 9 projects
i want a mannequin for crafting!
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(cup)caketastrophe!
(cup)caketastrophe! · 9 projects
Thanks guys. My mum actually gave me the mannequin. Her friend works in an antique store and comes across heaps of these old wooden kinds. Maybe try thrift-type stores etc?
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Mutantcarrot
Mutantcarrot · United States, US · 8 projects
aha. genious.
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