Zombie Poi Spinner: A Cloth Doll For Steve

Vaudeville Hippie

So for Steve’s birthday doll I wanted to created something a bit more masculine.  After a bit of thought I decided to base his doll on some design ideas that he developed for Vaudeville Hippie in the early days based on zombie jugglers.

As mentioned in an earlier post, Steve and I enjoy practising circus skills, which includes the art of poi spinning.  Now am I not sure, but I think we were heavily into The Walking Dead at the time, which sparked the inspiration for the zombie juggler range.

CLUB ZOMBIE 2

DIABOLO ZOMBIE 2

BALL ZOMBIE 3

To create the artwork, Steve whole heartedly threw himself into this project, posing with a range of circus props in different zombie stances and facial expressions.

zombie juggler design exposed on a silk screen

zombie juggler hoodie screen print

These were then hand drawn and then adapted in Illustrator and Photoshop with filters so that they could be prepared for a silk screen print for T-Shirt printing.

IMG_6214POI ZOMBIE 2

IMG_3904Poi Zombie (Drawn)

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About Carole Pitt

Carole Pitt has worked in the fashion business for many years. As a designer, a manufacturer and also in sales promotion.
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