Edie the Energy-Sucking Vampire.
She Will Leave You Feeling Drained.
Edie is quite pale in comparison to her best friend, Dolores de los Muertos. Where as Dolores is the life of the party, Edie is a total killjoy. And now things are worse! Edie’s been acting like she’s been staked in the heart since finding out her boyfriend has been fanging someone else!
Famous Last Words: “He’s so dead to me.”
Dolores de los Muertos
She's Drop Dead Gorgeous!
Dolores is a fashion magazine whore and likes to think of herself as the love-child of Christian Dior and Betsey Johnson. Her dazzling sense-of-style is the perfect accessory for her larger-than-life personality, which can make even the deadest of hearts feel a spark of optimism!
Famous Last Words: "I wouldn't be caught dead wearing that!"
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Last summer I started working on my retro-inspired Who VooDoo Love rag doll line. I was so happily in love with the idea of it! I loved everything about creating and marketing the collection― until it was time to actually sell the Dolores dolls. The plural is the problem. Apparently, I really do not like making more than one of the same thing. It's a good thing Marissa did not have an identical twin.
Also the first version of Dolores that I did end up selling was not the one I had envisioned. And that always bothered me ― a lot. When I was offered the opportunity to sell them at a craft faire, I simply could not do it ― and feel right about it. If I could have fed Dolores after midnight so she'd multiplied a la Gremlins, that would have been awesome. But making more than two of the same doll just killed my creative buzz.
And I came to another conclusion too: I really do not like being crafty-for-profit. I know that sounds incredibly sacrilegious in this Etsy-worshipping environment. But I really do not like Etsy-Be-Like-Everyone-Else-Dot-Com either. A particular elitist attitude has turned me off from that scene and I want to distance myself from it. I did the same thing with Facebook. I've gone rogue.
All this doesn't mean the Who VooDoo Love dolls have met their true death! There are still characters I want to bring to life. And because I love the process of designing and marketing, ideas still spin in my head in the dead of night. I admit, there is an merchandising idea that I find intriguing, but I'm not sure if it'll ever see the light of day. Well, maybe one will.