Whether you’re into horror movies or not, the chances are that you might have heard or seen a creepy Voodoo Doll somewhere around you. If you regularly watch videos on YouTube or any other social media website, you unquestionably would have come across a video (at least once) in which a magician makes a Voodoo Doll and pokes needles in it, saying that it’s going to fulfill their purpose and make the person do what they want. Mostly, Voodoo Dolls are made by magicians to cast a spell on someone they love or hate by using evil powers.
If you’re in love with a guy or a girl, but he/she doesn’t like you back, you can make a Voodoo Doll of that person and make them fall in love with you (it’s more effective than anything else, that’s for sure). People use Voodoo dolls for various purposes, from taking revenge on an old bully to destroying someone’s business. It can either be used for an excellent or immoral purpose; it’s your call. But before you get all excited and jump straight to making one for yourself, be aware that it can also get you in a lot of trouble.
Not only these kinds of magic are illegal, but you also have to sell your soul to the Devil to make the magic work. As the Devil does something for you, you’ve to make some sacrifices from time to time to feed the spirits, such as; pray to him, killing animals, and even sacrificing a hum if needed. You can also get arrested for doing Voodoo Doll magic as it’s an illegal activity with severe consequences. The last thing you’d want is to live your life in a small jail cell with criminals and then be forced to live out your afterlife in the Devil’s torturous quarters.
Besides all the devilish activities, a Voodoo doll can also be used for positive reasons. Whether you need it for love or good luck, you don’t have to study black magic or cast a spell; it’s pretty simple to make one. You can also use it as a decoration piece or add it to your creepy dolls section. So, if you’re wondering how to make an authentic voodoo doll, follow the steps below (but be careful what you wish for).
How To Make A Real Voodoo Doll (Step by Step Guide)
- Collect Materials for the Making
To create a Voodoo doll that works, you’ve to collect all the materials needed. Materials highly depend on the purpose you’re going to use the doll for. If you’re making it for fun, then you can use anything you want, but most magicians use clay, cloth, corn husks, twigs, and paper to make a Voodoo doll. For stuffing, they either use moss or craft stuffing to give to a realistic look.
Some things represent certain powers while others do not; this is why you’ve to be a bit careful while choosing the material for your Voodoo doll. If you don’t do it right, your magic won’t work, and you’ll be left with a useless doll.
- Take an Item From the Person You Want To Cast a Spell On
This is one of the most critical steps toward making a Voodoo doll. To create a connection between your Voodoo doll and the person you want to cast a spell on, you should grab an item from that person. Whether it’s a few hair pieces or the clothing that another person wears, you should use anything that the other person has touched or is very close to.
People who practice black magic grab an item from the other person and put it inside the Voodoo doll to transfer their energy into the doll and make them do whatever they want.
- Make a Skeleton
Your Voodoo doll has to look as realistic as possible. You want it to look and feel exactly like the person you’re going to cast a spell on, even its basic body structure. To make it right, you’ve to create a T-shaped skeleton by taking two sticks and binding them together with twine. Try to use as many natural materials as you can, but if you don’t have access to wood or branches, you can go for a pencil.
- Stuff the Doll
This process is similar to stuffing an animal; you’ve to wrap the skeleton with feathers, cotton, shredded cloth, or paper. For a more authentic voodoo doll, opt for Spanish moss. The more natural the materials, the better your Voodoo doll will work.
- Choose the Skin
The skin of your Voodoo doll depends on the spell that you’re going to cast. Once you’ve stuffed your beauty, you’ll need some material to cover the Voodoo doll and make the skin. Whether you want to use fabric, corn husk, or similar natural material, the choice is yours.
When it comes to colors, you should be a bit careful because it can change the output of your spell. For example, if you’re going for good luck and money spell, you should go for green material. Yellow is for success, and pinks and reds are for love and romance. But, if you want to cast an evil spell, then avoid all these and go with a piece of the other person’s clothing.
- Make the Feet, Torso, and Head
To make your Voodoo doll as real as possible, you’ve to create its body parts and make them look like the person you’re going to cast a spell on. For example, if the person has green eyes, then use green buttons as eyes. If they have lack hair, then choose black material for hair.
After collecting the material, you’ve to use twine or ribbon to create the torso, head, feet, and arms. You can also draw on your Voodoo doll’s face and make it look as much like the person you’re casting a spell on.
- Finish Sewing The Doll
After decorating, you’ve to keep it all together by sewing your Voodoo doll. But, instead of using a sewing machine, use your hands instead to give it a feel of the human body.
Once your Voodoo doll is complete, you’ve to name it and visualize what you want to happen with the other person. But remember, there’s no turning back after this. Your Voodoo doll may bring you riches or fulfill all your evil purposes, but nothing is free. There is usually a trade, so be careful what you wish for.