This couple was very happy to ‘come to life’ and they made me feel like dancing as I made them. Both have happy, mellow personalities and wish the best for everyone who comes into contact with them. I get the feeling they are not a romantic couple – more like siblings who share unconditional love and have many happy memories together. But a long, true love elicits those feelings of comfort and freedom to be yourself too, so I’ll let you decide on their relationship.
The dolls are about 8 inches tall with the male being shorter by an inch. Their skeleton bodies came from a ‘skeleton garland’ I found at a Halloween shop. The bodies were posed by cutting off limbs, adding armature wire, and twisting them up a bit to create the dolls as you see in the images. It sounds gruesome, but souls feel no physical pain so I wouldn’t worry about the amputations and twists if I were you.
These Day of the Dead dolls do not stand on their own. In the images, they are hanging in a photo light box from clear elastic strings. In the video, I am holding them.
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