*This post contains doll nudity and adult situations. Reader discretion is advised.
Every Friday after school Carmilla likes to stop by her favorite Die-ner for a snack.
"What will you have today?" asks Vertrice, the waitress.
"Here you are Carmilla. Bone apetit!"
Mattel's Monster High line has become so popular that discount clones have finally hit the shelves. D7ana alerted me to this six pack of Kid Connection dolls now available at Walmart.
It's been a rough week so Kayley is relieved to step into the shower and wash her cares away.
After changing into a pretty frock she stops to check her make up in the mirror over the sink.
Then she sits down to put on her shoes.
She can't wait to get to the new party lounge her friends are raving about and dance the night away.
Kayley is from the second wave of Midnight Magic dolls produced by the Lovely Patsy company. These dolls have new outfits to share with Nefera de Nile. The blow molded boots are the same but I cut them down to ankle boots to add some variety to the shoe options available for these big foot girls. The new Midnight Magic dolls have more fluid click knees and their fingers are no longer splayed which should make it easier for them to don some of the Bratzillas fashions that Nefera has been keeping all to herself.
The club is jumping when Ulalume arrives.
Endora is already throwing down on the dance floor,
and Mircala is already on her second drink.
Endora spots Ulalume and sizes her up.
Mircala just sniffs. "She can't hold a candle to me."
Ghouls throwing shade don't phase Ulalume. "I feel lucky tonight."
Ulalume is one of Edgar Allan Poe's poems about the death of a beautiful woman. I thought the name would be fitting for a zombie doll. Carmilla and Mircala also have literary antecedents. I named them after the vampire countess in Sheridan LeFanu's 1872 novel, Carmilla. Darrin Stephens' mother-in-law in the "Bewitched" television series (1964-72) was named Endora, probably in reference to the biblical Witch of Endor who summoned the spirit of the prophet Samuel for King Saul (1st Book of Samuel 28:3-25). My Endora was a Just Kidz Scary Fashion doll featured in a Philly Collector post earlier this summer. I was able to upgrade Endora to a a Disney Classic Princess Mulan body that matched her fair complexion. Unfortunately, I doubt I will find good complexion matches for most of the Kid Connection scary dolls since blue, green, and orange articulated bodies are hard to come by.
Zenobia got lucky early in the evening and has brought her prey back to her lair.
She plans to give him just what he deserves.
"How do you like that, big boy?"
"Ahhh...Don't stop," he moans in exquisite agony.
Like Ulalume and Mircala, Zenobia has been shopping in the Star Doll wardrobe. These fashions fit their Chic Boutique bodies well because like the Star Dolls they are slimmer than Barbie.
While her peers fritter their time away dancing, Tituba has spent countless Friday evenings working late in her laboratory. Tonight she is finally ready to run her experiement. She throws a switch and steps back to recite the incantation.
The newly reborn creature's eyes flutter open. "Mama?" she murmurs.
"What have I wrought?" Tituba marvels.
Tituba's creature is a Gothic Girl Draculara clone from Dollar General. She can wear many Bratz fashions. I upgraded her big sister to a Monster High body.
The historical Tituba was a slave accused of practicing witchcraft during the 1672 Salem witch trials. The character Tituba plays a prominent role in Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. In 1955 Anne Petry published Tituba of Salem Village, a young adult novel about this fascinating character. Tituba's ethnic origin is disputed since the Puritans did not make clear distinctions between African and Native American slaves but in I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem, Maryse Conde developed a feminist re-interpretation of the story placing Tituba in the same jail cell with Hester Prynne, the adultress from Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, The Scarlet Letter.