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Making “Midnight Magic” bodies compatible with Monster High

I bought these Midnight Magic dolls from Aliexpress in september and almost gave up on them but kept trying because well, glitter transparent bodies are awesome.

I had been carving the big spherical neck knobs by hand with a craft knife until they snapped, then I tried putting in classic anchor style doll neck knobs which caused the neck to crack open.

Attempt n°3 saw me get out the knock off dremel and it’s cumbersome transformer to sand down the remnants of the neck knob until they were just 2-3mm wider than the neck, then squished the donut part of the anchor knob with pliers to be much thinner. E6000 is the glue used, you can tell because it gets very messy if you move stuff around before it dries. LOL.

The Cola one is much neater than the Sprite one as it was easier to see the edges and I’d got some practice on the first one.


The Cola one went  to Clawdia as it’s a good colour match and she’s already got bigger clothes (the MM dolls are “big sister” sized)

Sprite body went to a bald Ari head:

Midnight Magic dolls

I bought Pippa (grey, currently bald) and Mila (blue, gorgeous nylon hair) Midnight Magic dolls by Lovely Patsy via a lovely user on Dollymarket.com, they came from the Family Dollar store and cost $5 each (+ postage).

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First things you need to do upon opening the box:

– Carefully remove the doll’s clothes and boots taking care to barely move the jointing on the doll’s arms.

– Using scissors, slit open the boots down the back seam, right down to the upper tip of the heel.
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– Remove the head (it pops off) and pour some glue in it then leave it to dry for 12 hours upside down so that no hair falls out when you later brush and style it.

-Using a craft knife or box cutter (or very sharp nail scissors), shave off any excess plastic on the doll’s body: examine each articulation joint and shave off any excess plastic that might get in the way of movement

You’ll notice that there are disc shaped hinges in each joint: make sure to slice down the side of the hinge anywhere that it is covered in thin plastic, this will open it up so that the articulation can move freely.
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Gently move each joint to see if all the articulation works and open up with a tiny slice wherever needed.
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– Once the glue in the head has dried, pierce the ears with a push pin or a needle
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-Examine the face, if there is any excess paint, use the back of the knife to very gently scrape it off (or use your fingernail)

Your Midnight Magic doll is now ready to go!

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Common dolly head sizes:
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Head circumference same as My Scene: 5 inches:
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The wide neck-hole and ball-joint neck knob:
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Tearing of the thin vinyl skin over the hard plastic frame:
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The body is very similar to Monster High Nefara but a little smoother around the collar bone. Unlike Monster high, the arms are not removable and the knees are click knees, not articulated.

The hair is a decent quality Nylon but not glued into the head. The heads are soft vinyl.
The torso is hard plastic and the limbs are hard plastic covered with a thin vinyl “skin” prone to tearing. They are the same height as Barbie: 30cm – 12 inches
They can wear Barbie bottoms if adjusted around the waist with a safety pin but not tops.
They can wear Bratz clothes providing the sleeves on tops are wide enough and keeping in mind that their torsos and legs are much longer than Bratz.