Welcome to Monster High – Raythe

It is quite some time, since Mattel made Monster High reboot… and this is first time I was making a character from newest MH movie.

There is not much said about Raythe in the movie, nor in Mattel’s official MH instagram, but I would assume he is a wraith relative by looking on his name.
We also know that he likes to hang out with skeletons, and had a crush on Clawdeen :3 so I paired them on some photos too!

No, it’s not winter yet ;-)

But I was asked to make Jack Frost once again – he will be a surprise for person who was born just before winter 🙂
This time I’ve used brushed acrylic yarn instead of alpaca fur, that was used for earlier Jack creations. And yes, I will state it every time I work with yarn – there is nothing better for male doll hairstyles than brushed yarn ❤ IT LOOKS PERFECT!

Dolly clothes: Fantastic Beasts and where to find them

This was one of the most complex orders I’ve got in my dolly seamtress career 🙂
I carefully studied all photoshoots from filming plan I could find online to recreate this classic 20’s outfit in doll scale. And I myst say Hunter look great in them too!

Textiles used: variety of cotton knits, wool felt, cotton batiste.
Accessories: repainted Clawd Wolf’s shoes, plastic pin box – repainted as suitcase, all belts are leather, buckles are steel.

Black Widow – ver 2.0

I was requested to recreate one of my first designs – customized Operetta doll [my all-time favorite Monster High doll ❤ ] turned into MARVEL’s Black Widow.

Even if I am now hyped with Agent Carter – there is always a good time to remind about another female badass 😀 and Black Widow was first one I’ve found as a pre-teen years ago… Not to mention my love to martial arts is still a thing  😉

Mizu

Her name is Japanese, where 水 sui or mizu, means “Water” –  it represents the fluid, flowing, and formless things in the world.
Water in Japanese philosophy is associated with emotion, adaptability, flexibility, suppleness, and magnetism…

Beside obvious connotations to the hair color, that tend to be a very popular trend this season 😀  [that my friend, Sara pointed out] this girl had something soft and elusive in her look that drew my attention to the Water element.

I used some tricks, that were before tested during creation of Mia doll. Both Mia and Mizu were given smaller, more proportionate heads, with soft acrylic hair, and some basic lip shape  resculpting.

If you are interested in adopting Mizu – she is ready to ship. Available here.

Agent Carter

Peggy Carter must balance life as a secret agent with that of a single woman in 1940s America.
Not a piece of cake, if you take into consideration that it was time period, when women were only seen as future mothers and wifes. In proffession, that was once only allowed to men, miss Carter superpower is often the fact that other people underestimate her. And she often uses that to her advantage

This retro beauty was a requested order, that is on her way to a new home.

Her dress, even tho so simple, was a true challenge. In such a simple cut there are no frills, rhinestones, or other mess, that could cover your mistakes, so everything must be perfect. Every cut, dart, every line, skirt length… So I had sewn this darn dress three times before I was pleased with the result 😀

Used materials
– faceup: Tamiya weathering sets, watercolor pencils
– hair: kanekalon, mixed brown shades
– dress: cotton knit, satin ribbon

Guardians of the Galaxy: Gamora [with baby Groot]

Gamora and Groot were my favs from first Guardians of the Galaxy movie so I decided to pair them as my newest creation.

Gamora is a warrior,  who was an assassin in her past. Now a loyal companion to Guardians – she has a sense of righteousness deep in her soul.

Since Gamora is an orphan from an alien world who seeks redemption for her past crimes, she now shows her caring side, by looking after baby Groot 😉 I’ve made him from Milliput resin putty, painted, and decorated with some of my wargaming greenery. From the bottom of his clay pot to the top of branches he is 2 inches high.

Both Gamora and baby Groot can be adopted as a set in my Etsy store here.

 

Materials used:
– for Groot: Milliput, acrylic paints, wargaming terrain greenery
– for Gamora: watercolor pencils for faceup,  mixed textiles, acrylic yarn in several colors for doll’s hair

ALL PIECES WERE HAND MADE BY ME.

Ghost in the Shell: Motoko Kusanagi

I probably finished her just before premiere of new live action movie, where Major Kusanagi is portrayed by Scarlett Johansson.
The doll is half way between how I always saw The Major in my imagination, and some Scarlett Johansson facial expressions 🙂 She can be adopted in my Etsy store.

Being strong-willed, physically powerful, and highly intelligent – Motoko Kusanagi is well known for her tactic skills, deduction, hacking and military art.
But what not many of her companions know – she also seeks humanity in herself, wondering if she still have her ghost, her soul, intact or maybe, just maybe, she is only a creation with false memories to give her the illusion of own humanity …

Major Motoko Kusanagi:
– You talk about redefining my identity. I want a guarantee that I can still be myself.

Puppet Master:
– There isn’t one. Why would you wish to? All things change in a dynamic environment. Your effort to remain what you are is what limits you.

Ever After High backgrounders – Chase Redford

Another version of Ever After High Chase Redford was made and sent home this week 🙂
– this time I was asked to use kanekalon hair for the reroot.
 
Even if I personally prefer yarn reroots for male haircuts, I am pleased with how he turned out :3

 

Some 1/6 doll wigs

Since I am workin  with self-adhesive cap methon – my wigs should fit both EAV and MH girls, along with CAMs and similar head sized dolls.

It is quite new skill for me, but I’ve managed how to make  wigs for shrunken heads, boy wigs and some wigs for eared BJD’s 🙂  If you are interested in one of these – please check my Etsy store!