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

Fall Fashion Dolls

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?

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Chunky scarves time… Chunky blob of clothes time is coming…
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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!
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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…

Free Printables: Animal, pirates and ninjas halloween masks for fashion dolls!

Went on and designed a few silly masks for regular playscale fashion dolls like Barbies to print at home 😀
Or, just for fun, or to tease your guinea pig (oh don’t tease guinea pigs…) or print out 50% to get dollhouse scale.
I know they don’t look like much, but took hours for me to make them… I may refine them later and update, but then again, there’s only so many free hours in a day so I thought better share now as otherwise I might forget…

Pirates masks! Ninja masks! Kabuki Mask!

Free printables pirates and ninja masks for playscale fashion dolls, barbie, action figures

Free printables pirates and ninja masks for playscale fashion dolls, barbie, action figures

Animal half masks! Black cat, tiger, bat, dog, lizard and ofcourse, pig and a fly.

halloween masks for dolls, animal masks, cat mask, bat mask dog, pig, tiger, fly, lizard. Free printables!

halloween masks for dolls, animal masks, cat mask, bat mask dog, pig, tiger, fly, lizard. Free printables!

Hero masks. Plain hero masks, just add glitter 😀

Free printables hero masks for playscale fashion dolls

Free printables hero masks for playscale fashion dolls

//not for resale or Re-upload! Feel free to share with link to the original, please 🙂

Print on thicker paper/cardstock. The original is postcard size, approx 10x15cm /4×6” so make sure you’re printing 100% and NOT fit to page otherwise you’ll end up with huge masks! Unless, you want 1/3 masks for SD BJD, then choose to print Fit to page, it might work, let me know! 😀 Though the print quality may be very poor if printed bigger, I re-scaled these to allow easy print in their intended size.

Don’t have a printer?

Made them available as higher resolution greeting cards on Cafepress, should you not have a printer, or maybe someone might find this a nice idea for a combined birthday card including a little gift. The card is folded so you can still write your message there and it won’t get cut 🙂 And honestly, if I’d go and print these to sell, the price would be much higher than cafepress cards…

How to make?

Tutorial coming later! Craft should be easy enough to make without instructions, but there are a few tips and tricks I’d like to share to make sure you won’t get frustrated with this tiny craft – it can be tricky making delicate little masks, so hoping to make video tutorial next week-end.

Stay tuned on this blog and Merineiti youtube channel!

Ps. you can always wish for a craft!
Pps. Yes, I think I’m whimsical enough to make a few celebrity masks available (to print at home only) to your dolls to wear 😀 which celebrity would you want as a miniature mask?

Vampire Costume for Fashion Dolls – video tutorials and free pattern!

Video tutorials for Vampire Halloween costume for fashion dolls are up!

Here you can find and print out the Free Fashion Doll Clothes Pattern 3 piece vampire costume: corset, cape, skirt.

Part 1: How to sew a cape:

Part 2: How to sew the (mermaid) skirt:

Part 3: How to sew the doll corset

I might later make a video on how to sew neater/finer version of the corset as this one is for felt/pvc faux leather or fabrics that do now fray.

Bonus video of accessories may also be broadcast later this month, so Subscribe to merineiti youtube channel to not miss out 🙂

How to sew cape for dolls – Halloween costume tutorial for fashion doll

How to sew Halloween costume cape for fashion dolls and figurines – yes, the size works for 1/6 scale action figures as well.

I tried to make this as simplified as I could… You can make it no-sew cape too, and use fabric glue.
This is part 1 of 3 for How to make vampire halloween costume for fashion dolls youtube video tutorials.
Parts 2 and 3 are for how to sew doll corset and skirt. Possible accessories video may come later this month, so feel free to make requests if you’d like to know how to make something halloween themed 🙂

Here’s the free pattern for Vampire costume for Barbie and Monster High doll costume.

You can also use the same tutorial to sew the Fashion Doll Witch cape pattern from last year.

Video editing, Barbie Fan group

Whoa been editing videos for youtube (Halloween Vampire Costume for fashion doll tutorial became three videos long!) and agreed to step in as the admin for BarbieFans deviantart group. Hoping to stir some life into it, so if you are on deviantart, or consider joining and like dolls please check it out 🙂

barbiefans deviantart group

barbiefans deviantart group

ps. I’ll be uploading patterns tomorrow, and the videos will be posted 1st October onwards