So my one friend loves Hekate & I decided to make her a gift that she would love. I make custom dolls, but for some reason had never made a god or goddess, just creepy random dolls. But, I was up for the challenge. I used three different dolls to make up this one. I took the head from a snarky looking Barbie, the body of a Monster High doll that was missing her hands and then hands from a different Barbie.
The first things I had to do was strip the doll doll down to it’s core. I removed the face with acetone and cut the hair short with scissors.
Since the head was already separated from the body I took some tweezers and a scraping tool and removed all the glue and gunk from the inside of her head- to now have a blank slate. I also prepped the body by removing any debris and attached new hands with e-6000 glue and gave the doll some black bracelets to hide how it was attached, and just to add some accessories.
I painted the hands, and head to match the body of the doll so it would seem more natural, and while the head was detached I created a dress for the doll. I also gave the head some new hair.
She was a red head initially, but that doesn’t suit Hekate, so I went with a nice dark colour and kept it long and straight. I glued the hair on instead of doing it by roots as I knew I would be giving her a hooded cloak and crown and felt this would save me time and energy rather than rebooting her entire head just to have most of it hidden.
So while the head was detached I did her hair, outfit and make a couple accessories, while the hands were settling to their new body. Once all the paint was dry, hands were solid and her necklace was complete, I attached the head and added her crown. Next I did her face up. I have her a dark lipped smirk, red makeup and gave her some bloody tears, just because I loved the look of it. I added a glaze to the eyes so that they would shine a bit.
I then proceeded to make her a cloak of snakes, as I was struggling to get the snakes to stay onto her how I initially wanted. I painted them black so they wouldn’t stand out too much, but she needed to have snakes with her and I love the ideas of giving them to her on a cloak. For most of the material I used Fabric from Samhain decorations. I hand sewed everything. Next I gave her another necklace that hung longer with some stars on it, as she needed a bit more flair.
I went with torches to put in her hands, which I made with q-tips, hot glue and paint. The cloak was there, but I also gave her a veil option over-top so you could have that draped over her face if so desired. I built a base for her to stand on, covered it in black fabric, and added a few pentacles for good measure.
I am pretty happy with how she turned out. I then did a blessing with the doll and got her ready to give to my friend who’s deity is Hekate. I just hope I did her justice and think that it suits her well that I made her from three dolls. It would have been amazing to make a 3 headed or bodied doll, but I may try something like that in the future. I had a lot of fun making this doll, and my friend was very happy with the results.
About the Author:
Merry meet! I’m Jazz and I’m a Canadian oddball. I love roller derby, kickboxing, spending time with my dog and husband & love all things art, craft and pagan!
I was raised by a Roman Catholic family but discovered Buddhism, then Paganism while in elementary school and have followed the Pagan path ever since.
My main deity is Gaia as she approached me in a dream and I feel a very strong connection to her.
I love working with runes and absorbing knowledge and working on my never ending book of shadows.
I have always been drawn to the arts & have done many crafts and randomness for as long as I can remember. I find it peaceful and it helps settle my mind. I enjoy drawing, painting, cross stitching, doll making, jewelry making and more! I hope to spread my love and passions with others and put as much positivity in the world as possible.