You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Horror enthusiast designs half-wolf-half-dog baby dolls to be carried as an accessory in bizarre internet sensation that’s even reached A-list celebrities

By Luke Kenton This horror-loving creator is responsible for starting a bizarre online craze, after hand-crafting creepy werewolf babies that sell for hundreds of pounds and celebrities can’t get enough of. In the lab of her Coaldale, Pennsylvania, home, Asia Eriksen, 34, transforms herself into mad scientist alter ego ‘Dr. Baxter’, before creating her customisable hand-held monsters called ’Werepups’. The freaky-looking creations take hours, and even sometimes months, of intricate work to create and have amassed a cult following online. Bought to commemorate a lost loved one, or just for a shocking accessory, Asia had to suspend orders for a year after demand exceeded her physical capabilities. Complete with real hair, the pups can sell for anywhere between 500 GBP (670 USD) to 1000 GBP (1350 USD), and Asia’s customers include horror icons such as Alice Cooper and Robert Englund, famous for playing Freddy Krueger in Nightmare on Elm Street. But Asia, who created the original Werepup after experimenting with her husband’s art supplies, admits it’s the stories of the everyday customer – such as helping someone to cope with a terminal illness – that keeps her inspired to continue creating. Speaking to The Wizard of Odd TV , Asia said: “The lab is filled with all kinds of medical oddities collected throughout the years – it creates an atmosphere that helps me get in the mood to create. “Dr. Baxter is an alter ego I created and he sort of represents all of my obsessive thoughts, stress and passions. “It can take a couple of weeks to over a month to make Werepups and I usually have a few on the go at once. “It takes a long time to root the hair – each one is applied individually – and it’s certainly the most tedious part. “They have real hair and they’re in silicone, so they have more translucency to the skin – it’s very life-like. “People buy these for a lot of reasons: some people are just werewolf enthusiasts like me, but others buy them to represent a lost loved one or a pet. “Sometimes people want it to reflect themselves, so I match their eye color, skin tone - and I’ve even been sent human hair before, too. “A lot of the feedback has been quite emotional for me. “There are people who have going through terminal illnesses and have told me how much my work has helped them – it makes me very emotional to think about. “I can’t quite believe that I made something that means so much to people.” Visit The Wizard of Odd TV -
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon