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!
I need a bit of help!
Plot: One day in a parallel world, a group of students attempt to summon a monster after playing with a puzzle possessed by the spirit of a girl.
Name of Girl: Yasu
Appearance: Thin faced, Pale skin, Blood tears dried on face, Baby blue dress, 16, Mangled black rose in hair, No shoes, scratches and bruises everywhere, Torn lace bolero, Eyes bright toxic green, Long purpleish-black hair, Smile is black pointy fangs
Relationship status: Single (no ship yet)
Nickname: Yasu the Insane (I know, it sucks)
Catchphrase: Don't cry, and see the light (sucks aswell)
Symbol: Bloody heart
Backstory: Yasu was murdered by her older brother, Kono, whom had many trips to prison for killing. Yasu came back from the dead and killed him in his sleep, slowly and painfully, while saying her catchphrase in her normal singsong voice. After he was dead, she was devastated at what she had done, so she haunted his favorite puzzle: a sleeping wolf. Whenever summoned, she drives whoever summoned her bonkers until they have finally lost their sanity, then she kills them with a pistol she had grabbed from her brother right before he killed her and pulled the trigger. She wears a bloody, torn outfit in baby blue, her favorite dress, and a ripped lace bolero. When she smiles, her eyes glow brighter green and a shrill laughing is heard that drives whoever hears it insane slowly.
The best advice I can give to you is to read what you just described over again, as though it's someone else's character and you have no idea who they are. Then you'll see what's missing, what does and doesn't work, and what needs to be improved. After that, try your hardest to make her genuinely scary. Creepypasta does have creepy right there in the name, after all. Remember that just because a character looks grotesque, kills people, and is completely crazy, they can still seem rather bland as opposed to frightening.
I really needed this! I wanted to make sure my OC s the best it can be.
So my OCs mask is like a purge mask sort of. Like a cat but the eyes are just black and one of the eyes has a slash mark on it. The mask is not smiling and has a tear on it.
It this good?
Is a girl, approx. 12, 13, or 14 years old
Loves to dress up--mostly as Link
Has all of the LOZ games she can get her hands on
Wears glasses (most likely purple)
Is poor for the most part (spent all her allowance money on stuff for a “she-Link” costume--doesn’t have enough for the rest so improvises with stuff found in her attic)
Has a cat named Wisp (due to her thinking the fairies around Link looked like wisps)
Name: Jennie Wilks
Grew her hair out long and got it styled to look more like Link’s (mostly because she was so looking forward to putting her whole costume together)
Basically obsessed with Link.
Appearance before death:
Has Blueish-green eyes
Long (not quite gold) blonde hair, purposely styled close to Link’s
In between short and tall--more on the short side
Wears purple glasses
Appearance after death:
Eyes are pretty much the same (could be subject to change)
Hair is a lot more messy, could be dirty due to fall
Glasses are broken in places
Various scratches, possible bloody spot on her head
Ideas for her death:
Fell--in an abandoned building
Fell--in an unfinished building
Fell--into an old well
Jumped to avoid something
Given her grittier appearance after death, I would think it would be unique if she still basically acts and talks like someone who's "alive", even if she is aware that she's dead.
As for the causes of death, fell into an old well could be creepy because if someone found the body it would make for a scary moment. Spoiler: Plus it reminds me a bit of a certain plot point from The Ring, which is an excellent horror movie to get inspiration from for how to portray a young female ghost.
I was very much, however, really leaning towards having her fall into an old well as the cause for her death. The only problem with the idea of it is I am not exactly sure on where the well would be or why she would even be near it--I want it to make sense :/
I have heard of The Ring, I have never seen it though. If I can get the chance to see it, I will take your advice gladly ^^
I was also trying to think on if it should be her origin story, or if it should be after she died (and if so, how I might go about telling the story...where she might haunt and such) But anyway.
Are there any other suggestions that you might have for the story or her as a character?
There are many ways you could work the well in. For instance, it could be on the property of an abandoned farmhouse she and her friends used to play around at. It was night and she was running around doing something, so she didn't see the well until she tripped over the rim and died on impact.
Although I am wondering, when making a Creepypasta, aren't they supposed to be scary? Or, is it okay to make them less scary? I was wondering how I might write a story later on (if I thought it was a good idea) with her "haunting" someone or some place. Do you have any ideas or guiding tips for that..?
If you want to do a haunting sort of story, I would advise building up the suspense. Make the haunted person think they're just under stress from some recent traumatic event, or that they're suffering from an undiagnosed mental illness (they might even actually be mentally ill, and because they know that, they think the haunting is just a hallucination). They might attempt to find rational explanations that might even seem the most likely answer at the time. Then, when it turns out they are actually being haunted, it'll be more of a surprise to the reader.
name: Bella Killed
crush:Jeff The Killer
I was sitting in front of an lake i were texting with my BFF i felt like i was watched by someone
i comed back home starting to think: how is my boyfriend doing i texted him:How are you doing sweetie?
a couple of hours later he answered: good! but i need to go bye!
i were worried
i went to sleep in 7Am i woke up
i went to school in school: bullies were waiting for me
one of the bullies had nerf gun one of them had a real knife one had a toy claws
i was terrified they started to chase me i runned and i fell into a pit they laughed and shot me right in the face with the nerf gun one stabbed me in on my leg and one hit me with the claws when i was home i noticed a sticky note in my bed: Watch out!
i tought it was just a joke i started to do my homework.
after the homework i went to my BFF:s house in 9M i went to home
i didn't remember anything else i just woke up.
Clock was 9AM was saturday
when i rubbed my eyes i noticed that my body was all bloody and my arms too.
i was like: ''it's just a joke'' when i screamed mom and he didn't answer i went to look him
he was lying on her bed all bloody and heart out of her body dad was dead too
when i went to look my little brother he was killed too.
i swore that i'll kill everyone who comes to my way!
i taked dad's Meat Knife and i crawled out of the window and runned to the woods
i met slenderman and he taked me to creepy looking place where were many creepy guys i loved that place!
one guy called ''Jeff The Killer'' was soo handsome
and then i killed ppl with Jeff.
Also, it's kind of unclear in the text whether this is what happened, but I doubt he would have been able to just stay at the orphanage after killing someone. The sudden decision to leave the orphanage and live in a conveniently close shack is rather abrupt, and it seems unlikely he would have the tools or skills to make complex items out of whatever scrap metal there was.
creepy pasta name: innocent prisoner
-was sentenced to prison for a crime she did not commit
-abused in prison and dies there
-she has shackles on her wrists and a jail-bar mouth
-haunts the prison where she died in.
- she is not shipped with cannon
- shes shipped with no one shes forever alone
- may have gave her soul to slenderman to get out of the prison and have friends. does this suck ?.
Her name is Murphy Bough. She has strawberry blonde hair and bright green eyes. She has been blind since the age of 2 because she was diagnosed with retinal cancer. She was placed in foster care when she was 5.
Any other info you need?
Although if you do want me to suggest an alias I'd need to know a bit about her backstory and personality.