El Novio Olvidado

Head Sculpt:
Half Skeletal Bust
  • Face-up artist(s):
    None as yet
    Body blushing artist(s):
    None as yet
    Date of acquisition:
    Brought from DLace through Dolly Planet
    Reason for choice:
    Couldn't resist this unique doll.
    Best Points:
    The details of the sculpting.
    Worst Points:
    Skeletal left arm's elbow joint feels dangerously weak. Needs a bit of sanding and a ton of sueding and I'll still be ginger with it.
  • Favourite colours:
    Black, white, grey
    Fashion style(s):
    He will be painted in a monochrome scheme with more black and grey on his skeletal side and more white on the flesh side. My intention for his wig is make one my self, reversing the colors, blackish on the fleshed side and fading to grey and then sparse white hairs on the skeletal side. As I live in frigid MN I have to wait for the weather to warm up for sealing.
  • Name story:
    I wanted a non specific name in the vein of 'The Grey lady'. He is not known as a person anymore he is just a semi legendary figure.
    Character age:
    Character gender:
    Offsite roleplay:
    This doll's character is not available for offsite roleplay.
    El Novio Olvidado is spoken of often in the southern regions of the Mexican state of Oaxaca but he is seldom seen. His legend has been whispered of so long that whatever his real story might have been its been twisted off into too many variations to ever separate fact from fiction again. The common thread of the tale is that he was once a handsome but impoverished young man searching for a wife.
    He wooed a local beauty and may have convinced her family to give their blessing by working for them. But beauties rarely have just one suitor. Our young man had a rival to his intended's heart. This man and his cronies tried to stop the wedding going ahead and failed, but they did not give up. The groom-to-be was convinced to indulge in some drinking and carousing a day before the wedding. That night whether by violence or poison he met his end. To hide the crime his assailants brought his body to a wild swamp, stripped him of the few clothes and items on him and tossed him away into the stagnant waters.
    The day of the wedding was a flurry of activity but full of stress, worry and anger as everyone searched for the missing groom. What did the bride think? That he had been kidnapped by her other suitors? That he had run off of his own accord? Her family seemed to think that as sunset passed; but in the hour of twilight as the birds sang their haunting sundown melodies foot steps could be heard in the brush just past the yard. The bride and her family looked up to see a tall white figure coming towards them. As they gathered and strained their to make out the person shambling towards them he stepped past the leaves. Screams filled the night air.
    That night his assailants, whether at home, out in the jungle or in town were visited by the terrifying apparition of a man bone white, naked, and missing the flesh on the left side of his body. The side dunked into the stinking swamp full of hungry creatures.
    The family of the bride are said to have seen him beckoning to her, whispering 'remember what you said, remember what you promised; I'm here to keep mine'. She seemed entranced despite his ghastly form and stepped towards him with a serene smile; reaching for his skeletal hand. Her brother or father snatched her back though. As they did his face fell; sad, lost, he faded away.
    Ever since then El Novio Olvidado has lost his true name and life story. But his death and hereafter is legend. He is still said appear to young women after sunset, beckoning, smiling, whispering 'remember, remember?' Some pull back and go on to add their story to the legend. Other it seems vanish into thin air. What does El Novio Olvidado do with the women who take his hand?
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