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Rules for Creepy Dolls

February 26, 2015 at 9:58 am
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As promised, here are the rules for the Jean Cocteau’s Creepy Doll Contest:

Creepy dolls will be judged based on originality, creativity, characterization, artistic quality, and the ability to be inventive. Voting by the Queen of Creepy, Ellen Datlow, on Sunday, March 15, at 6:30 pm when winners will be announced.


Submission Rules

Each participant may submit 1 doll each

Size limits: 6 to 24 inches tall

Dolls must be supported for display

Antique or dolls ravaged by weather and/or time are acceptable for submissions

Entry dolls must be named and have a place card attached to support for display

Contest Timeline

Submissions Begin: Monday, February 23, 2015


Email your image to Sam Haozous at (subject to approval) Dolls may be sold on consignment at the Jean Cocteau Cinema should artist choose to do so. Dolls must be shipped and arrive at the Jean Cocteau Cinema no later than Friday, March 13, 2015. Any entries arriving after deadline date will be disqualified. Any further questions, contact Sam Haozous at the email provided.

Submissions End: Saturday, March 14, 2015


((The creepy two-headed doll above is by Sam himself, and will be on hand to welcome the competitors… but as Sam is on our Cocteau staff, his little boy/girl is not eligible)).

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