Just a quick tutorial or tip on making a doll size head piece for Halloween – Cat’s ears, Devil’s Horns, crowns… etc
What happens when you plan on taking a few shots of your new dolls – and un-expected short story starts to form 😀
And while ago I was sad because had lost the ability to play… but apparently you can learn again.
Veronique was used for scale when she decided otherwise…
Qui-Gon:’I am jedi master Qui-Gon Jinn, this is my apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi. We seem to have lost some of our belongings to this blonde…’
Xmasman:’Nice to meet you! Happy Xmas! I can help you!’
Obi-Wan: (aaand I looked at his crotch)
Obi-Wan:’Master, are you sure we can trust him, there is something very peculiar about this man.’
Qui-Gon:’Never judge a book by it’s cover.’
Obi-Wan:’…this one didn’t have much cover’
Qui-Gon: ‘Just because you prefer dressing up in layers doesn’t mean everyone else should do the same.’
Qui-Gon: ‘You’re the one who looked at his crotch, not him.’
Hope you enjoyed this little ridiculousness brought to you by the childlike glee of getting your hands on miniature Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor. And apparently, an Xmasman…
I am quite happy, already got three commissions to make this month and it’s only beginning of month 😀
Also, got incredibly happy opening a package from ebay… I found something I wanted so much as a kid but couldn’t afford.
Don’t tell me this isn’t the first thing you do when getting new dolls 😀
I was only curious to see the articulation of these action figures you know…
Qui-Gon Jinn, 13″. I always went to admire this doll when I was a kid and went to town. Well, I was in junior high when the phantom menace came out so young teen… Lol the lovely age when you proudly still had Spice Girls and kitten posters up but started to make room for Ewan Mcgregor in suggestive poses x| I didn’t have any dolls back them, but I would have made an exception for Qui-Gon… He’s my absolute favorite jedi in all of star wars. Not that I’m superficial, but it doesn’t hurt he also looks like Liam Neeson.
Okay, I’ll try to get pics of them with clothes as well… Here’s their very first adventure when arriving and making contact with a local doll on instagram: https://instagram.com/p/9n_WTRkCJS/
– the long slumbering star wars fan in me. So, after crying over the wonderful The Force Awakens trailer, I took a brunette Barbie doll and tried to paint her as Rey.
Not perfect, considering trying to transfer a generic barbie face, but if and when the actual Daisy Ridley face sculpts (oh how I wish for a doll and not some ugly action figures) appear, they would be so nice to repaint and most likely to gain nice resemblance. In the meantime, this Rey doll brightens up my day, waiting for the movie 🙂
And no, I don’t have tickets… I don’t have anyone to go with so I didn’t want to try to get opening night tickets for the fear my social anxiety might prevent me from going alone
And then there would be an empty seat at the opening. Not fair for the one who didn’t get a ticket.
It really has been that bad lately, I’ll just try covering my ears from gossip after opening and sneak in to see a day show some time soon…
Made her clothes out of what ever I had at home at the time… so not accurate (yet) but I think something she could wear.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
If you are on deviantart and like fashion dolls – or not yet have an account but might like to join, it’s like a social media/ art portfolio platform but with people posting their art and creations instead of selfies 😀
Here is the BarbieFans deviantArt group I was asked to moderate, otherwise it might have been closed. Wouldn’t want that… Instead, there is now fantastic Barbie doll customization gallery, and even the genius that is Noel Cruz submits to the group 😀 In the Gallery you got to scroll Barbie and doll photos and fan art people have submitted.
If you’re new to dA, I’m happy to help you with the site 🙂 I know, it pretty much still looks the same it did 7 years ago when I joined… but unlike most social media today, there is very little trolling or bullying. Artist want to encourage each other!
The age limit to join is 13 (like everything online) and I believe mature filter is set on by default, and you have to manually set it off if you wish to explore the more saucy art posted there.
BarbieFans group however does not allow mature content at all.
I had high hopes of making a lot more Autumn fashions for dolls, but basically just made a few simple coats and knitted some scarves. Putting some on CustomFashionDoll.etsy.com on Monday, today I really really want to have time to draw.
Not enough hours in a day… and I’m 80-90% un-employed, with no social life and only one kid!* How do people manage?
Chunky scarves time… Chunky blob of clothes time is coming…
Whimsical polka dot rain coat, clothes modeled by 12″ Fashion Royalty doll Veronique Perring! Alas I don’t have enough to make a life size version, I’d love a pretty raincoat like this for myself!
Ariel, the little mermaid doll – she’s repainted by me, but as you can see her face paint is not finished yet. What I said about hours in a day…
Here’s sporting an One piece suit.
Now, time for afternoon walk, then hopefully finally chance to sit down and draw…
*and she’s a dog…
As promised, the winner of the Halloween costume poll gets a pattern!
The winner is… VAMPIRES!
This is part 1 of 3 (+extra 4 for accessories may appear later in the month) Other parts will be published during weekend!
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Wanted to go for a more traditional, Victorian / Dracula / hammer horror movies inspired vampire costume for fashion dolls.
The costume patterns are for the cape, mermaid/vampire skirt and corset!
The corset top has three sizes, one for the traditional 11inch wasp waist doll, modern barbie doll and monster high size.
The skirt is barbie size, but can be fitted for smaller figures if you take in the seams.
The cape is pretty much universal, but you may wish to cut the neckline a little smaller for tiny dolls.
If you want a slightly longer cape, you can print the Witch cape pattern from last year!
Maybe tutorials for Halloween Accessories will be inspired, so please subscribe blog / merineiti youtube channelto not miss out 🙂
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