Sweet 16 Ariana

This girl is lookalike doll ordered for Sweet 16 birthday and is on her way to the new home. Young Lady, who will own the doll demanded  all her birthmarks and beautifully bold eyebrows to be  recreated on this one.

I am  so happy, that body positive movements have more and more impact on teenagers  and how they see themselves – this girl has so much self confidence and acceptance for her body! She enjoys every birthmark and states they are what makes her  truly unique.
If I  could have one wish – I would wish everyone  have  this level of embracing our bodies and enjoying  differences in how we look ❤

This order  was also very detailed when it comes to design: outfit was  fully designed by new owner, I got color scheme description,  same as make up and hair style. I was given  tons of  reference pictures and sketches to make doll closest to Client’s wishes as possible in this scale…
Hope she will love the doll 🙂

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Halloween breeze: Corpse Bride couple – Emily and Victor

Is it Halloween yet? If not – I kindly please – leave me in my lair, with my blankets, and pillows and hot cocoa 😉
I am totally #TeamAutumn and love Halloween with all my heart, even tho we do not celebrate it where I live, so when I was asked if I could make little girl’s dreams come true and create some dolls based on Tim Burton’s movies & some Halloween characters – I immediately agreed!

Victor and Emily are first two from this order. If you are not familiar with Tim Burton’s movies created for younger audience – I really recommend you find  them after reading this post and enjoy your binge watching 😀 You welcome!

Used dolls & materials:
– for Victor: MH Slo Mo doll, face resculpted, brushed yarn hair, clothes – cotton knit
– for Emily: MH Lagoona Blue doll, face resculpted, body mods based on skeleton CAM, faux lashes added, brushed yarn hair, clothes: chiffon, ribs sculpted and glued on the corset

Scraps, savings and spiders – Lloth inspired doll

This one is my two fav things  – roleplay and doll customizing – mixed together…
Long story short: I had several dolls broken to the point that I could not use them as stand alone character bases, so I mixed all the parts and created something else, that could salvage as much parts as possible. Kinda doctor Frankenstein work 😉

But why Lolth?
If you are not familiar with the name – Lolth (or Lloth in the drow dialect) is D&D goddess,  the Demon Queen of Spiders, and chief goddess of dark elves.
I am 80’s kid, so when I was younger – D&D was a THING – seriously – other systems were less known where I grew up, but D&D  was a key word, that could ring a bell even  if person you’d talked to was not classified as geek. Same was with my Life Companion – he’s probably even bigger fan than I am. ( I’m more into Warhammer to be honest 😉 )

So since I had Wydowna Spider 6-armed, black as night torso I went with that as my main direction. I also used Spectra Vondergeist head, CAM Dragon limbs, and Vampire CAM hands.
Spectra’s head was shrunken, with eye sockets cut, repainted in black, and glass pearl eyes inserted. All other parts were also repainted to match the torso.
I used brushed acrylic yarn as her hair, since there is no better material for intricane yet natural looking hairstyles.

All clothes and accessories are removable, hand made pieces.
She is up for adoption on my Etsy store.

Doll wigs – Barbie, Fashion Royalty, Integrity Toys

Just before my summer vacation I was requested to make wigs for Fashion Royalty and Integrity dolls.
Sadly – i do not own any of these…
– after some research I found out that there are small size differences between Fashion Royalty, Integrity and Barbie doll head, so I assumed that my self-adhesive elastic cap method should fit all 3 of them – and it was! 🙂
Here are two of the wigs I was asked for, and my Client’s photo of her doll in new wig 🙂
Now you can order custom wig from my etsy store for any of these dolls too!

Ever After High backgrounders – Lilly Bo Peep

Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep,
and doesn’t know where to find them;
leave them alone, And they’ll come home,
wagging their tails behind them.

Sadly there are not many backgrounders made by Mattel, even tho  they are most requested by fans. Beside Chase Redford this little girl is most often requested by my clients.
Lilly is cartoon-only character. She is the daughter of Little Bo Peep from the nursery rhyme of the same name, and was introduced to the animated series in 2013.

Base doll was Apple White, rerooted, and redressed to match web episode look and Client’s request.

 

Scarlet Witch – Civil War

OK, so it’s time to share my attempt to create Wanda Maximoff / Elisabeth Olsen inspired doll. This piece took me forever – I had to reroot the doll [what caused some unexpected accidents], change her skin tone, and sew the most complex & tiniest doll corset I’ve ever worked on!

But final result is more than i could expect in the beginning 🙂

In MARVEL’s Cinematic universe Wanda Maximoff is a native of the Eastern European country of Sokovia, who grew with her twin brother, Pietro and gained her superpowers due to HYDRA’s experiments.

There is also more straight-forward explanation in movies, than it was in comics, what superpowers Scarlet Witch is wielding in her hands. When in comics it was simply “hex power” for most of the times, much later renamed to controlling chaos magic, in movies her abilities are a result of experiments with the Scepter – this gave Wanda telekinetic, telepathic and energy manipulating abilities, but word “magic” was not used to describe her power.

Still – CGI effect presented dark red  magic energy flow  around her hands, so I simply copied that design on some of my photos 😉

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  😉