GEORGETOWN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Artist Jude Abbe has done impression paintings for decades and now, she has traded in her canvas for "WerePups." The hyper-realistic, life-sized, infant werewolf dolls are made from a kit sold by Pennsylvania artist, Asia Eriksen.
Jude said Asia came up with the idea after wanting a baby werewolf of her own.
Jude's daughter Jen introduced her to the dolls, which are all one-of-a-kind unique creations, as they're not sold in their completed form. The mother-daughter duo have made more than two dozen dolls from their home in Georgetown. They call their studio Hemlock Garden Nursey.
They've been creating the dolls for over a year. Jude said it's been a trial and error process to get the features correct and lifelike.
Jude paints the skin tone of the doll, while Jen is in charge of the realistic eyes. Each doll weighs about 5 pounds to make them feel lifelike and they take about two weeks to create.
"We've definitely had two reactions, people either keep walking because they're disgusted or I've heard people scream from a distance because they want to run over and hold the baby." Jude's daughter Jen said. They understand the dolls aren't for everyone with some people calling them "creepy."
Jen added, they also create "Vamplings" which are baby vampires and they also make regular baby dolls. The dolls sell for anywhere between $300-550, depending on their features. Jen and Jude recommend the dolls for older children and adults.
WBZ's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports;