A Twitter post that went viral includes a photo of a man on a New York subway with a very strange creature on his lap. People on the internet misidentified the odd looking doll as a WerePup.
It turns out it wasn't a WerePup but a similar goblin-like doll called a Gakman Creature.
Though the creature on the subway wasn't a WerePup, people still wanted to find out more about this phenomenon. It turns out WerePups sprang from the mind of artist/sculpture Asia Nicole Charity.
She has an Instagram account where you can follow her creations:
The WerePups even have their own backstory.
As Charity explained in an interview with Huffington Post:
WerePups have their own backstory. I developed a character named Dr. Baxter who creates them in a laboratory. He fell in love with a werewolf woman many years ago, in the 1930s. Except the woman is not a woman that turns into a wolf, but a wolf that turns into a woman. Together they had one child: half-human, half-wolf. Then, out of his obsession, Dr. Baxter creates a new species, the little WerePups. They’re a bit of him, a bit of his son and a bit of the domestic dog.
However WerePups came into this world, people can't get enough of the creepy little guys.
People are posting Instagram pictures of their babies, made to order by Charity.
Had to wait on the dark mohair to come back in stock, but it did, and now this baby werewolf is finished!!! Floppy lil tough thing! #werepup #werepups #werepupreborn #werepupreborns #robbiekit #werepuprobbie #oddwallheimer #oddwalldolls #oddwalldoll #babywerewolf #reborndoll #babydoll #rebornkit #alternativereborns #alternativereborndolls #horrordolls #horrorreborndolls
According to Charity:
The original ones were $65. They had sculpted fur, sort of like rubber baby dolls. Now I make them from silicone, much higher quality, and they’re $650. I have to sit and hand-root all the hairs. Depending on the order, it can take me a month just to make one.
Kane Hodder might have been just a bit creeped out by lil Remus. Lol @kanehodderkills #padfoot #remus #remuslupin #siriusblack #harrypotter #werepup #werepups #reborn #reborndolls #horror #horrorreborns #horrorreborndolls #alternativereborn #kanehodder #fridaythe13th #jasonvoorhees #dotd #daysofthedead #daysofthedeadatlanta #daysofthedeadatlanta2018
People are obsessed with WerePups!
I really want a WerePup doll now. Those things are lifelike af.— Marlo ❄️☃️🌬 (@coldgirlfeverr) March 11, 2018
I went to the website and clicked around. I wants me a werepup!— T'Chaka Khan father of T’Cha Cha Slide (@AshWasHere21) March 8, 2018
Mr. Moore was predicting that Charity was going to be rich.
We have to agree.
H/T: Huffington Post