Just what every six-year-old wants for his birthday – a dirty, post-apocalyptic, burlap rag doll that can steal a piece of your soul. And since my sister couldn’t find such a doll, I volunteered to make it for my nephew’s birthday.
There’s a good tutorial here, but I didn’t follow it for some things because I wanted to use clay to model the hands, feet, and eyes. Some Premo! Sculpey did the trick.
9 is moderately poseable and has a zipper that opens and closes.
So that’s my version of the “9” rag doll from the movie. I have to admit I’m pretty fond of him, but I think Phillip will be glad to see him go. Happy Birthday Otto!
*Edit – 2/20/13 – I have had lots of questions about this guy over the last few years, so I wanted to make a note that no, he is not for sale, and I do not make these to sell. I don’t have any trademark rights to him, and I’m not sure I could re-create him if I wanted to!
Also, for those of you asking, I am sorry, I don’t have a tutorial. I may revisit this project in the future and document my work, but for now I’m putting effort into new (and original) stuff. However, if you make a good tutorial, let me know and I’ll link to it here!
**Edit – 10/10/13 – Looking for more 9 Doll awesomeness? Check out these other versions. The first has crafted working parts!