I don’t know whether peg dolls could still be considered “all the rage,” but I’m pretty sure they are at least “all the mild anger and disgruntlement,” especially when they are done up like the cast of a classic horror movie:
The only problem with peg dolls is that they don’t look particularly great on a shelf like that. I have long contended, in fact, that peg dolls require a suitably scaled environment of some sort – a peggy little ecosystem, or a habitat, or if we MUST use the D-word, then fine, a diorama. If you feel silly making a diorama, think of it as a dioramatat. Okay, Ralph Wiggum?
To make my Exorcist-themed dioramatat, I used a shadowbox from Goodwill, some random blocks from I know not where, a few inches of fishing line, and paint.
I found my shadowbox on a shelf at Goodwill, looking very much like this:
First things first, I took the shadowbox into my garage, wrapped it in a towel, and broke the glass with a hammer.
After carefully removing the glass, I extracted the watering can, used my heat gun to soften the remaining glue, and peeled / scraped / willed the bottom of the box clean.
And there you go! I hope I have convinced you to make a dioramatat for your peg dolls – stat!