I’ll never forget the feeling of horror I experienced when I met Doctor Who’s Weeping Angels. The aliens were first introduced in “Blink,” and I’d argue it’s one of the best episodes of television in any genre. While the scare factor of the Weeping Angels has become diluted due to overuse, they still have a creepy visage that comes across even when the Angels are actually Barbie dolls. I mean, Barbies were already scary enough, but this makeover takes it to another level.
Anthropolywog shared the Barbie to Weeping Angels tutorial on Offbeat Home, and I’d rate the project at a medium difficulty. The biggest supply you’ll need is patience, and six Barbies (the cheap dollar store kind), primer, Krylon stone texture spray paint, feathers, fabric, and hot glue sticks are also among the materials required. Barbie mutilation is required if your dolls don’t have elbow joints – brace yourself.
After the dolls have received plastic surgery held in place by hot glue, they’re draped with rectangles of fabric that were tied into place. Then came the feathers and wings which appear to be the most time-consuming part of the project. Eventually the Barbies and their new wings were covered in primer and then granite texture spray paint. The result is spooky enough to give any Who fan the shivers.
The Barbie Weeping Angels would be fun to give away at your next Doctor Who-themed party (maybe for the Series 8 premiere?) or to make for a friend who loves all things tied to the Time Lord.