The theme for the final round of Dalicious was “Haunted.” I didn’t have an immediate idea for this one. I did consider going down to the TAPS/Ghost Hunter headquarters (which is fairly near me; I’ve seen their truck on the highway more than once) and seeing if I could
con convince them to rig up their equipment to test my “haunted” doll but… it was the week before Halloween! I had work, two parties to go to, and three costumes to rig (one for me, two for other people) before the photo was due.
So my next idea was to do a setup from The Ring with Princessa. The problem, though, is that Princessa has blonde curls and bangs, and the creepiest part about the ghost in The Ring was the black hair hanging in the face. It just doesn’t work with blond ringlets. What then?
Over the course of the contest, I’ve had a lot of people comment on how scary Princessa is. Someone wanted to know if locked her up before I went to sleep :D Therefore, I figured that I should scrap the well idea and have Princessa coming out of a TV. I even had a little CRT dollhouse TV that I could rig Princessa crawling out of in a diorama…but again, the blonde ringlet problem. Then it hit me: I should have Princessa crawling out of the COMPUTER! Yesss, anyone who views Princessa’s contest photos and doesn’t like/reblog them for other people to see within 7 days, will be visited by Princessa crawling out of their computer screen. Mwahahaha! Perfect!
My only regret with this picture is that it isn’t 3D. It’s creepy, sure, but it’s downright scary in person! I took Princessa’s body apart to rig this shot, so especially from an angle, you can tell the doll is coming out of the screen. My parrot wouldn’t fly through the room I had the layout in, which she normally does all the time, while Princessa was in there. We had to walk her past it to get her to her cage XD