Here is the Pom Pom Serial Killer I made for Joe Mac (at his request, after I showed him the ones that I made for the craft contest). The photo isn’t that good, so I’ll try to get a better photo sometime. I included BTK’s mug shot for comparison.
BTK (Bind Torture Kill) was finally captured after asking the authorities if they could trace floppy disks…they told him “no” and he promptly sent them a disk. They traced it (duh!) and they caught him after like 25 years of him killing people and taunting the authorities.
So, to make BTK, I used two large pom poms for his body, one white pom pom for his head, another large pom pom was cut up and used to make his hair. You can’t see it so well in the photo, but I did a really neat thing on top of his head to show the little bit of hair most bald people have on top of their head when they’re looking all disheveled. I put some hot glue on the top of the pom pom head, and put some of my pom pom hair on it. I let it dry for just a few seconds, and then pulled most of it off, leaving just a little of his “hair.” I also used sharpie and dry some stubble around his face and chin, in a similar manner as how I did the fur look on Belle Gunness. I cut the mustache, tie, shoes and glasses out of brown foam. I used cut the disk out of black foam, and used stiff gray felt and a sharpie to make the silver cover thing. The rope is just string we had around the house. And, of course, googly eyes.
I think it was kind of funny that he sent them a note in a cereal box. When I was a kid, whenever I heard the term “Serial Killer,” I always had a picture in my mind of a box of cereal, ripped open and bleeding cheerioes or fruit loops.
So, I have two more of these to make for friends, then I think I’ll make some cute, cuddly bunnies or teddy bears or something.