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Creating an Original Creepypasta OC for Dummies

So, you’ve probably seen all the awesome OCs floating around on DA. You may have heard that creepypasta OCs are hard to create. That’s not true at all, and I’ll show you why in a bit. Or maybe you received criticism for an earlier OC of yours. Well, even if your character is in fact poorly designed, all legitimate art is still art. So while you shouldn’t ignore constructive criticism, you shouldn’t listen to the haters. I’ve noticed most of those people don’t even do art at all and just troll the forums and insult shippings that aren’t their personal favourites. What losers, eh?

Which in a way brings me to my first point which is more about how to avoid criticism: don’t ship your character with an existing pasta unless you have permission. The original creator probably wouldn’t approve if they knew, and it’s just bad form. Nothing brings the critics out like making your super kawaii OC into Jeff the Killer’s girlfriend, and frankly I can see why. Besides, if you’re so set on romance why not just ship them with another OC of yours? That way no one’s going to get pissed off about the pairing, and if they do you can tell them to shut up because you’re their parent and they only date who you want.

Now, like every good story, every good OC needs a theme. What’s their motivation? Their background? Why do they do the things they do? And please give a better answer than something like “They went crazy, killed their family, and became a proxy”. To give example questions, why did they go crazy? Was their family abusive? Is that why killed them? How’d they become a proxy? Why exactly did Slenderman spare them? Did they have a talent he could use?

I find it helps to write a character profile/mini biography about a page long on size eleven type. Here's a sample one I made for one of my characters: shacklesoul.deviantart.com/art…. This will help give them a unique personality and flavour to set them apart from all those boring, generic creepypasta OCs out there. I can’t help you come up with their personality nor should I, but this is the fun part anyway. Don’t just ask yourself what sort of things they like and dislike. Rather, why do they like or dislike those things? How was their childhood? How do they usually interact with the world when it doesn’t involve killing? These are all just sample questions, I’m sure you will think of many more.

On the subject of your character’s backstory, please, treat dark subjects like rape and incest with respect. It is both disrespectful and ignorant to make them into some throwaway little feature. Not only does adding “And they were raped” really add nothing, it turns something which is incredibly dark into an unimportant detail. If you have to use these subjects, remember, use them as an important subject of horror and revulsion to make your character more tragic, not a teensy footnote. Believe me, if sexual abuse is treated as though it is just another detail it feels tacked-on and makes you as the author seem both uncaring and unimaginative.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, we’re onto an aspect you probably already have in your head: physical appearance. What they look like, in other words. Let your imagination run wild; remember, this is horror so anything scary is possible. If you’re really having trouble thinking of something that hasn’t been done before, come up with a list of interesting details and then pick and choose ones which work well together until you have your character. As for drawing them, well, I’m more of a writer so you could probably teach me more in that area!

One last little thing about appearances. MASKS. F*&%ING MASKS. Why does every pasta have to have a mask now?! Okay, two of my OCs have masks but they’re at least original masks, not knockoffs of Eyeless Jack’s that were probably made in China! Seriously. Why masks? Sorry, it’s just a real pet peeve of mine. Masks aren’t bad, they’re just a little overdone so if you give your OC a mask, make it a damn good mask.

And that’s pretty much all I know. OCs are a lot of fun, and remember, no one’s OCs are perfect in the rough draft but just keep refining it and you’ll get better. Listen to the good advice you get, ignore the haters, and most of all be creative!
Hope this helps someone. I love seeing new OCs, especially for creepypastas.
EDIT: Part 2 of the guide is up! shacklesoul.deviantart.com/art…
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Ramdomnessisnormal Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
duz this sound cool, there were twins one was named Lily and was always nice to every one, the other one was named Lilian and was rude and reblious.in their senoir school year they were bullied Lilian protected Lily,they were really close until something happened with Lily. It was a ordinary day they went to their classes,and met up at lunch, but the girl who bullied her showed up at their groups table,and said give me your money all of you.Something snapped in Lilys mind she replied and said no.the girl walked over to her and pushed her,and said what are you gonna do about it.there were sudden chants in the room "FIGHT". the preassure was intenceing,Lily snapped and tackled the girl and started punching her as hard as she could, her sister was trying to stop her. It was to late Lily killed the girl. she ran out of the lunch room.and was never heard from again.
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Ramdomnessisnormal Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
pshh amatuers,creepypastas r real and everytime u create one it comes ALIVE!!!! so stop freakin trying top make more murders <3 Lily the feral
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RubikVonFlix Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Umm... For masks I was wondering if a wolf skull would be a good mask, is it unoriginal? I was just wondering.
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ShackleSoul Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student Writer
That sounds pretty cool, actually.
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RubikVonFlix Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh.. Thanks
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ShackleSoul Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Student Writer
It doesn't really seem scary or interesting to me, personally, and some parts are really confusing. I'm sorry if that sounds harsh, but you may want to try asking a friend of yours who writes to help come up with a realistic sequence of events. I'd offer but I'm busy trying to figure out a user manual for some drawing software at the moment. ^^;
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LadyPikachu12 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i haven't really finished it it would make more sence if the whole story was readen
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ShackleSoul Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Student Writer
Alright. Don't abandon it, but keep working on her and try to refine her character.
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LadyPikachu12 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
okay will do^^
thanks
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