One of my favourite Halloween makes of 2017 was the zombie Siamese Twins. Sufficiently creepy yet super easy to make, these spooky sisters formed part of a collection of macabre oddities on the hallway console during last year’s Halloween Open House.
The individual dolls were unwittingly donated by my then 4-year-old Granddaughter. Mum slipped their colouring-pen-stained bodies my way when Granbubba wasn’t looking, thinking she’d never notice. And she didn’t.
At least not until she came to visit!
And you know what? She didn’t so much as bat an eyelid. She clocked them straight away and her only comment was “cool!” before going on to give her seal approval to the rest of Nanna’s Halloween home.
My little witch.
How to make a creepy Siamese Twins Halloween Decoration
- Take two similar sized dolls, e.g. Barbie, Cindy, Pippa.
- Remove the left arm and leg of one and the right arm and leg of the other.
- Glue the two dolls together using strong adhesive (I like solvent-free Unibond) and let it dry.
- Paint the dolls with grey acrylic.
- Sponge on a little white paint. Don’t worry if the grey peels a bit, it all adds to the creepiness!
- Paint black around the eyes.
- Paint the lips black – I like to use nail polish.
- My dolls had the same hair, which was already pretty matted (thanks for the help Granbubba!) so I just gathered it up, put it in a ponytail and teased it out until it was wild. If your dolls are different or you want to creep things up a bit more, you could paint the hair. Try making up a cup of disgusting-looking paint (think browns and greens), dip the hair into the paint, then leave it to dry on a paper towel. Lush!
- Dress your dolls. You may have to improvise if, like me, you don’t happen to have a wardrobe of dolls clothes lying around. I used a bandage for the top half and a skirt from another doll that was donated for one of my other creepy Halloween makes. The idea is to make the twins look like one individual. Obvs.
As a creepy optional extra, I removed the head of a 3rd doll and gave it to the twins, who wickedly held the blond aloft like some sort of macabre fairground prize.
Those girls really don’t like Barbie!
To make my spooky Siamese Twins stand up, I attached them to a candlestick with a little wire.
I hope you enjoyed this creepy little DIY. If you’d like a couple of head-holding zombie twins for your own Halloween display, now is the perfect time to start hunting down your dolls. If you don’t have an accommodating 4-year-old in your life, try your local charity shops or boot fairs.
As always, I’d love to hear from you. Drop a comment below or come by The Witch at OneandSeventy’s Instagram feed, where every day is Halloween.
A hui hou,