Meet Skellie: The Skeleton Who Imitates Every Girl On Instagram
The Instagram Account @omgliterallydead Is Everything
Life was a lukewarm PSL until won Instagram's heart. The flawless account follows Skellie, a decidedly #basic skeleton who is legitimatelydeadfor Starbucks, avocado toast, selfies, and throwback pictures.
, the social media manager for Bitstrips, is the creative genius behind Skellie. She spoke to Cosmopolitan.com about what it's like to be the creator of an account with 150,000+ followers, what her friends and family think of her side job, and what the future looks like for Skellie. We spoke to Skellie too, because she would have literally died if she didn't get a chance to talk about her favorite filter.
How did you start @omgliterallydead?
Skellie was a happy accident. A plastic skeleton arrived at work one day as a Halloween decoration. One day I decided to take a photo of her holding a Starbucks cup. The next day, I set her up wearing my cardigan, glasses, and toque. On a whim I decided to create an account entirely dedicated to the skeleton. It all kind of took off from there.
How much time do you spend taking @omgliterallydead photos?
A single photo can take anywhere from three minutes to one hour. It all depends on the pose, the location, and the amount of people available to help.
Do your friends and family know that you run this Insta account? What do they think of it?
I took Skellie to my family Christmas and there was an overwhelming sense of, "There's Dana, doing something weird again." I suppose I've always been the "offbeat" sibling in my family. That said, my family loves Skellie and my sisters are really excited about the success of the Instagram account.
How do people react when you bring Skellie places, like a sushi restaurant?
The reactions are totally split. When I took Skellie to brunch, people loved it. Patrons and staff came up to take their own photos, and Boom Cafe reposted the picture. When I took Skellie to sushi, absolutely no one in the restaurant paid attention to what was happening or commented on it — the total silence or awkward side glances can sometimes make you feel like a big creep.
What are your favorite Instagram accounts to follow?
How long do you plan to keep posting photos of Skellie?
I've always said that I'll give up as soon as it stops being fun. So far I'm having a pretty good time!
What is your favorite photo of Skellie?
The #TBT picture where she's in the Ninja Turtles shirt and against the laser background. I think this photo speaks the most to my personality. I mean, that's my Ninja Turtles shirt.
Do you have anything exciting planned for Skellie's future?
The past few days have really opened up a lot of opportunities for Skellie and I. While that's all getting sorted, Skellie is just living her normal girl life and absolutely loving all the attention.
Do you have any advice for someone who wants to build a following on Instagram?
Don't go into it wanting a huge amount of followers or wanting to "get famous." Start small, see what works and what doesn't, and really get to know your audience. Don't be afraid of criticism and always be willing to learn and improve.
And now, an interview with Skellie:
Who is the most basic bitch of all?
Ugh, do you know Caitlin? I work with her. So basic and annoying. Seriously though, do you know her? She's the worst.
Do you have a boyfriend? If not, who is your ideal guy?
I'm single and loving it! My ideal guy is a total cross between Chris Pine, Chris Pratt, and Chris Hemsworth. I only swipe right for guys named Chris.
Have you readFifty Shades of Grey? Will you see it opening night?
YES! And YES! The theater better have some sexy EMTs on hand because every girl is going to literally die and need some serious mouth-to-mouth.
What's your favorite Instagram filter?
#NoFilter — kidding, I use VSCO Cam. Though sometimes 30 percent Aden on Insta is perfect.
What would you do if Starbucks discontinued the PSL?
Drop dead. Resurrect myself. Then stage a protest with all my girls. Like, DO NOT JOKE about the PSL!
What is your biggest pet peeve?
What's the best movie of all time?
Mean Girls. I love classic movies!
What couple are you shipping right now?
Spencer and Toby — obvs. The best couple onPLL.
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