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  😉

Mizu

Her name is Japanese, where ć°´ 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.