Have you ever thought about putting clothes on the doll? It might put him in a better mood.
There’s one reason why I will probably never clothe the doll, and it’s for the same reason I may not ever restore it. People know the doll the way it is.
Last year a friend of mine told me about a video created by a young woman who calls herself, “Virtual Insanity.” She had a list of videos of “haunted” dolls, and Harold is #5. I was alarmed at the unintentional misinformation on the video. I decided to make it known that I’m the owner of the doll, and have been since 2004. My claim was, understandably, challenged.
So what convinced the filmmaker that I was telling her the truth? I sent her a picture of Harold next to a (then) current USA newspaper. She believed me, along with several other people, after examining the stains on the body of the doll, and comparing them to known pictures of the doll.
In my opinion, the unclothed doll is an iconic image at this point. Dressing it up in “cute clothes” as so many women have suggested would only detract from it. Kind of like seeing KISS bassist Gene Simmons in his onesy.