Melanie Nord Monsees, of Poconos, PA, created these DEADutantes dolls. Their name is a play on debutantes. Debutantes are Southern ladies (age 16-21) from wealthy families, who are presented as eligible for marriage to wealthy gentlemen. They have a debutante ball where they wear white and fancy dresses, just like a wedding dress. There are similar ceremonies all around the world. Melanie sells her dolls in her Etsy shop, Melanie's Menagerie. You can see more of her work on Facebook and Twitter.