Star Wars the Force Awakens – Rey custom repaint doll

– 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.

Hey, hey. #starwarsrey #tfa #theforceawakens #cusrompainteddolls #fashiondolls #bb8 #starwarsbb8 #bb8droid #fashiondollrepaints #barbierepaint #customsyatwarsfigure #customreyfigure #starwarsepisodevii #imnoone #imadethis #dollrepaints #ooakdolls #dollsta

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…

bb8 droid papercraft found on papermau blog

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsOkay had to snatch another pic.Hoping to continue her next week. #custombarbie #rey #daisyridley with #papercraft #droid #repaint #repainteddolls #bb8droid #bb8 #starwarstheforceawakens #starwarsepisodevii #starwarsrey #customdoll #customfigure #dollrepai
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

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BarbieFans deviant Art group

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.

barbiefans deviantart group

barbiefans deviantart group

New doll in da house

I got new doll to make clothes to!!! It is Integrity Toys Color Infusion Ace Mcfly!

But he is pretty much the same as fashion royalty hommes… I can’t wait to tailor custom clothes for him! Just please don’t hate me if I tell him to get his hair cut…

So, hoping to get a nice gentleman’s wardrobe for him, and some for sale at Custom Fashion Doll Clothes etsy shop…

Integrity Toys Color Infusion Ace McFly

Integrity Toys Color Infusion Ace McFly

Janice and Ace

Janice and Ace

This is Ace and Janice. I like their height difference – Integrity toys (fashion royalty and Color infusion boys are the same) hommes are taller than Ken dolls, and Janice with a Kumik body is a little shorter than a Barbie. So, Ace and Janice look like a thin 6’2 man and a fit 5’4” woman. Janice is an action figure I bid on ebay out of a whim and won. Then fell in love with her face of total unimpressement… She looks sort of like Kristen Steward but times two, so that total blankness of emotions becames an actual vivid emotion of itself. I think she might have lots more new adventures in merineiti instagram feed 🙂

Can you make a wig for a doll yourself?

Handmade fashion doll wigs tutorial

Handmade fashion doll wigs tutorial

Of course you can! If you don’t enjoy rooting your Monster High CaMs, need wigs for your Ellowyne and other dolls, you can try to make something yourself! Here’s a few links I have found useful!

This pinteres board about how to make doll wigs is great to start with.

Here’s one youtube tutorial – if you’re good with glue…

 

If you are better with crochet, you might want to out this Mohair doll wig tutorial.

My first tries aren’t that good… so patience! The black/pink one featured in this post is a mix of different styles, and still in progress – you can’t see but it still has a bald spot in the back, and isn’t yet cut to style. I’ll try to remember to snatch some pictures when I get back to working on it .

I’d also love to see wigs you may have done, and if you have any useful tips and maybe links 🙂

Barbie – well, Ken cosplays mr. Rimmer and mr. Flibble

Mr. Flabble and Mr. Rimmer Red Dwarf doll

Mr. Flibble and Mr. Rimmer Red Dwarf doll

arnold rimmer in gingham dress and combat boots with mr. Flibble. Red Dwarf toys Rimmer and Mr. Flibble Red Dwarf in sixth scale

Gingham dress and army boots, accessorize with homicidal penguin hand puppet.

If you wonder what in the world, here is a clip from bbc Red Dwarf episode ‘Quarantine’. One of the crew is infected with a deadly virus:

…and of dolls

gosh I’m bad.. I have a flea market Ken doll, that has the same face mold as the official 2009 Kirk Ken doll, I was wondering, should I customize him into Pine!Kirk or Shatner!Kirk. Now, I’m bad… I purchased the actual Star Trek doll, found on local online auction… so guess this means I can have both 😛 Any how, I have a little rant for all online doll sellers, including both toy companies and ebay sellers…

y 5 similar front pcs instead?

y 5 similar front pcs instead?

Please, please, please would you mind posting a side view photos of the doll face! f.ex. ebay allows 4 pics for free, and tsillion for pay…

I’m glad people usually have atleast two, a close up of the face, and a full body pic, but I’m curious about the use of the rest of the pictures. I understand, if there is something wrong with the item a detail pic is in question… But, I encountered many listings, that had used all pictures for almost identical pics of the face front! I just took a risk with a doll on ebay…

I really want a cute custom Data doll (Star Trek: The Next Generation) but the biggest problem is the profile. His profile view definitely isn’t flat as most dolls have… Yes, I can live with a smoothed down doll version, especially as the character in question is an android, so a doll version is more than suited, but I’d like to have at least some resemblance to the actor and their pretty features. So the flat faced, MJ nosed Kens are a no-no.

Save Data before closing - accidental fun when drawing in firealpaca

Save Data before closing – accidental fun when drawing in firealpaca

So, taking a risk with a doll off ebay… Front view, doll looked nice, and had a pale body which is hard to find in itself so atleast I can use that and the price was okay even for just the body. But what if I don’t find a good head? Make a fake nose from Sculptey? Whaat?

Or maybe it’s time to start sculpting your own face molds… I’ve made clay busts in the past, but they were tricky even when they’re almost life size. Miniature scares me.

So, please, if you’re selling a doll, or posting pics of your dolls, would you mind taking some shots from their profile /silhouette as well? Quarter views are appreciated too, and in many cases they will also compliment your doll (as well as your own selfies) better than pic straight from the front. I often buy dolls with a certain character in mind, and many cases the side view is just as important as the front.

Second Hand doll stuff

Second Hand doll stuff

Treasures from today’s trip to the flea market, a set of dalmatians and miniature home decor (for arranging better background for photos), a very nice electric guitar, jointed Barbie with funny nosed facemold – I don’t have a minime, she just might become that. That Bratz boy came with the guitar, not sure what to do with him, maybe he’ll become another Doctor Who companion?
I also got a parking ticket -_-

So expect new items for sale soon, I’m sewing Summer/beach bags that will hopefully pay for that ticket 😛