Author Archives: Christy Lou

Pins & Needles: The Art of the Voodoo Doll


My world isn’t just all disjointed doll heads and dried out human body parts, occasionally it also includes voodoo. And of course quite a few dolls holding on to pins and needles for various reasons, I can imagine you are not surprised by this so let me give you a little lesson about the ins and outs of voodoo dolling. Voodoo dolls as we know them are largely a New Orleans entity. Though fetish objects … Continue reading

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Dolls of a Feather – Scary Creepy Dolls for your Pleasure


When I was just a wee and strange little child I had two great loves in life – Barbie dolls and ghost stories. The only trouble with Barbie is that pink lame kind of leaves me feeling nauseated and a sparkly corvette is by no means my idea of a dream car. So I spent a good many childhood hours stitching Barbie up my idea of a dream wardrobe and spray painting her corvette black … Continue reading

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Note from a Grave Robber: Dead Dolls and Things


Technically I’m not a grave robber per se, though I get accused of it on a daily basis and I do use dead human bodies for purpose which they are not generally intended. But let it be known that I have never robbed an actual grave site to get said bodies. I am the creator behind Dolls and Dead Things, most known for unique jewelry and dolls containing real human bone. The thing that I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Repo Men (2010)


SYNOPSIS: In the future humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called “The Union”. The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don’t pay your bill, “The Union” sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property… with no concern for your comfort or survival. Former soldier Remy is one of the best organ repo men in the business. … Continue reading

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Accidental Cannibalism


So now you know that I get my bones from research facilities, and they come nicely cleaned up, ready to be used in all the ways I can possibly imagine (although you can buy leftovers from cadaver dog training, these bones are inevitably greasy and foul smelling – which doesn‘t make for great art unless you want to go for the full sensory experience). The next question I get asked quite often is – “What … Continue reading

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About Christy Lou

creator and designer of Dolls and Dead Things