Sally Finkelstein

Nightmare Before Christmas

Sally is the deuteragonist in Disney's 1993 stop-motion film The Nightmare Before Christmas. She is a rag doll created by Dr. Finkelstein.



Sally has faded blue fabric for skin, with multiple sewing stitches all over her body, and is quite slender. She has large eyes with small black pupils and red lips. Her hair, where she hides a sewing needle, is a reddish color, and is kept at tailbone-length.

Sally is kind, sensible, honest, and incredibly clever. Sally was created by Dr. Finkelstein, Halloween Town's resident mad scientist, yet their relationship is rather tense, as Finklestein insists on keeping Sally under lock and key, under the pretext of protecting her from the excitement of Halloween. However, Sally is restless, and is intrigued by the wonders of the outside world.


Tim Burton.

Tim Burton was born on August 25, 1958, in Burbank, California. After majoring in animation at the California Institute of Arts, he worked as a Disney animator for less than a year before striking out on his own. He became known for creating visually striking films that blend themes of fantasy and horror, including Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Batman, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.


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The Costume

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Costume Construction

3 Types and Colours of Wool Yarn – Wig
Variety of Wool, Linen, and Cotton – Dress
Nylon Tights – Skin
Gray Snazaroo & Embroidery Floss – Make-Up


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Photoshoot Location

Whinlatter Forest Park

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