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DIY Monster Makers: Terrifying Teddies by Michael Palmer

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At first glance, these pudgy bears and bunnies from Australian artist Michael Palmer look pretty huggable. But after gazing into their beady, hate-filled eyes, you might reconsider snuggling up to one... especially after dark.
 
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Then again, there's something comforting about the fact that the surly critters with names like “Vermin,” “Savage Sable” and “The Evil One” are honest about being monsters, so you know exactly where you stand with them (unlike those sneaky dolls that flash pretty smiles when you're looking, but might be plotting your gory demise while you sleep).
 
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Palmer's crafts extend to other horror-friendly pieces, including ghoulish jewelry in H.R. Giger-style designs... but these critters, handmade from resin and faux fur and measuring around 14” tall, are the crown jewel of the collection. 
 
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You can buy them too, via Etsy shop Voodoo Delicious (where Palmer has written a hilarious and chilling backstory for each character), and be sure to check out the spooky works in progress at his Facebook page.
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