How to turn Barbies into Doctor Who Weeping Angels #Do It Yourself#crafts#Doctor Who#dolls#repurposed wedding decor Updated Oct 24 2015 (Posted Jun 30 2014) Guest post by anthropolywog I don't like Barbies and I pre-apologize to those who do, but I took an inordinate amount of pleasure in hacking up, hot gluing, and morphing Barbies into something that causes horror: the Weeping Angels from Doctor Who! All told this, project took: six Barbies, two cans of primer, two cans of Stone paint, four bags of feathers, less than half a yard of fabric, miles of hot glue (get the big bag of hot glue sticks), and a shit-ton of patience. However it was so worth it! Here's how you can hack your Barbies into Weeping Angels… You will need: Barbies (or cheap Barbie-esque knock-offs) Primer Natural Stone Krylon paint Cutting tool (I used a rotary cutter) Something to hold the Barbies in place Small round wooden plaques 1/4" dowels Hot glue Fabric — I found crinkle cotton was a good way to get the drape I wanted. String Spray bottle filled with 50/50 Elmer's Glue and water Cardboard Feathers Ultra fine-tipped Sharpie Undress your Barbies. My Barbie's arms did not bend; this meant I needed a cutting tool… …and something to hold said barbies. And a wicked sense of humor! Then I made doll stands, using these little round plaques and dowels cut to size. I drilled a hole in each plaque, then filled it with hot glue and stuck a stick in. Then I used hot glue to mold the hair buns to match the hair of the Weeping Angels on the show. Here they are lined up with their hair buns drying. Then glue the dolls to stands to make them easier to work with. I found it useful to glue both their bums and their feet to the stand. Attach arms in a variety of poses: weeping, just opening up, and stretching out for someone… Then dress them up! To get that carved and depressed look of the Gothic statues, I used a bottle with 50-50 water and Elmer's glue and sprayed them down. The one on the left is dry and the one on the right is sprayed. The wings were the single biggest time suck of this project! It took five people hours of work to put them together with feathers and cardboard. Other folks have simply used hot glue on card board cut outs to make the feather look happen. It's up to you. I think mine came out creepier and a little more real looking due to using real feathers. Then it's time to apply the primer. I highly recommend a spray box to catch the overage! Eventually I was convinced that enough primer could be applied without making them look like Adipose and I hot glued the wings on. I finished the priming and started spraying them with this natural stone look paint. Because their faces kind of faded out, I used an ultra fine tipped Sharpie to bring their mouths and eyes into sharper focus. There were a boat-load of pics taken with the angels — everyone had fun moving them around. Our photographer went to use the restroom, and came out saying, "That's not right — you can't watch what you're doing and keep an eye on the weeping angel at the same time!" And so they began to move… Related posts: Related Post Throw this Doctor Who wibbly wobbly timey changey party My birthday party always falls on the same weekend as the time change, so I thought it would be fun to host a time-travel party. My guests were asked to… Read More The Doctor is back! Let's celebrate with Doctor Who-themed home goods My Star Wars, Doctor Who, Harry Potter rainbow living room A collection of Doctor Who yarn projects that are cooler than bow ties (which are really cool) Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by anthropolywog I'm a stupidly busy blogger and a Pagan priestess, and my husband and I are Medieval Recreationists. I am the owner/creatress of The Stitchkateer. I help people to express their inmost selves through unique Made to Measure garments for all occasions! https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheStitchkateer PREVIOUS Is it possible to "put down roots" while on the road? NEXT Happy Canada Day from Offbeat Home & Life! Show/Hide comments [ 64 ] Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.