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

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 🙂

Hand Drawn doll portraits

Original art offered: Hand drawn head shot portrait sketches of dolls, bears or ponies from your photo for $5! At Fiverr, where every deal starts at fiver 🙂

Click here for the offer at Fiverr.

If you do order, please remember to write in your order that you were referred by Merineiti  and receive a little something extra!

…inside Atelier Merineiti

Meri’s worskhop is still a mess after the move, the new clothing line should have been ready yesterday, the Cleaning Day yard sale has to be organized and a certain gentleman has come in for the fitting of his made to measurements coat.

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M: Let’s put this on to see how it looks. Don’t worry, there’s no pins in this draft coat.
H: Right

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M: In doll clothing, there usually isn’t a back collar due to simplified construction methods, but how about we add one anyway?
H: Hmm that would be a nice detail to have.

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M: I think I need to move the shoulder seam a little, what about the shoulder pads? Are they the right size?
H: Yeah but is my coat going to be this pink?
M: Oh no not at all, this is just the muslin – coat will be black as promised, unless you want to change it, now is your final chance to do so…
H: Okay well maybe I’ll stick to conventional colors this time… might need to think about the pink a little longer…

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M: Please straighten your arm, I need to make sure the sleeves are the right lenght.
H: Unfortunately, I can’t. I don’t have enough articulation points.
M: Oh I see… I will try to adjust the sleeves to that.

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M: Let’s make sure the lenght is right, you want it to be knee lenght?
H: Yes.

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A model for the “Urban Doll” youthful clothing line enters the room
U: Hey, sorry but the door was open and I…
M: Well hello, please take a seat I’m almost ready here.

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The girl sits down and instantly starts fiddling with her phone.
M: I think we’re done, thank you for the fitting, and next time you’ll have the finished coat. Unless you want any changes?
H: This seems about right.

The girl giggles to herself…

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…as when she thought no one saw, she snapped a photo of the view…

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: