Is this doll I wish to buy actually stolen art?

So you’ve found a doll on amazon, ebay, wish or aliexpress and you’re wondering is this a factory reject, a fakie/knockoff or straight up stolen by scanning an art doll that was lovingly sculpted by an artist, and making copies stealing sales from the original artist? Let’s have a look at the doll, it’s name,… Continue reading Is this doll I wish to buy actually stolen art?

Guest Post: smoothing pony hair (nylon) in general by Tiffy

Cross posted from https://imreadydollparts.tumblr.com/ I’ll try to get this all together in one go…. How to get from: To: Most important is that your flat iron has multiple heat settings. That is 100% my secret. I lucked into the right flat iron about 15 years ago. If it’s just on-off it’s most likely too hot.… Continue reading Guest Post: smoothing pony hair (nylon) in general by Tiffy

Vinyl/ABS BJD who’s legit & who’s counterfeit?

So you’d like a cheap body for your BJD or Anime doll or don’t feel comfortable with resin BJD and would prefer cheaper ABS and vinyl hinged dolls? Here’s who know are legit (so far, please contact if you recognize any recast parts): I’ve only done the girl dolls so far but the two legit… Continue reading Vinyl/ABS BJD who’s legit & who’s counterfeit?

Trial and error with déco flocking. Part 1

Barbie “Wonkette”: Success! Décoden caulk in plain white with AB coated 1mm glass beads and 2mm “micro diamonds” sharp facetted AB coated glass. Doesn’t shed. The shimmer effect is *~*amazing*~*. Kept. Draculaura: Mixed. Décoden caulk white with a drip of red which ended up clashing with the face and not looking like icing at all,… Continue reading Trial and error with déco flocking. Part 1

freckles

I mix two browns, water and matte acrylic sealant with a brush then use one side of some craft tweezers -large size but pointed ends- to make the dots. One dot to test on the little piece of plastic used as a palette, one or two, sometimes three on the doll to vary in size… Continue reading freckles

Quick n dirty tutorial on how to turn a junk Monster High body into parts for Create a Monster

So see the create a monsters up there? one is wearing a draculaura leg and another has lagoona arms (and bits from a clone spider body) You’ll want a hacksaw or dremel with saw bit (wear protection glasses!!!), a grinder or a wire cutter + craft knife for cutting down plastic and a pair of… Continue reading Quick n dirty tutorial on how to turn a junk Monster High body into parts for Create a Monster

Braiding kanekalon for rerooting info

1/ If it’s dip dyed they used something idye poly and it smells like formaldehyde when heated 2/ Don’t strain yourself trying to straightening it: go for the higest setting on your iron (or notch it up little by little until you find what doesn’t burn). That’s a temperature of 200° Celcius on my iron… Continue reading Braiding kanekalon for rerooting info

Pullip Fur Wigs (ramblings on fur and doll scale)

So if you’ve known me for a while you know i’ve been experimenting with repurposing faux fur for several years. Partly driven by the desire to not spend 5-6 hours rerooting each bald head that comes my way and the fact that me and glue do not get along. I have stashes of various faux… Continue reading Pullip Fur Wigs (ramblings on fur and doll scale)

Wigs

I finished the wigs from the commission catastrophe*! I angrily cut out every last piece of every last scrap of fur with tiny scissors over two nights then felt at peace again and sewed them together with loads of love while rewatching Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (because it feels like going home every rewatch).… Continue reading Wigs

No ear reroot

  Some work in progress photos to illustrate how I’ve recently done reroots on dolls with holes in their heads (2 barbies with scalp holes for hair/crown gimmicks) and now a monster high clawdeen with the animal ears removed. E6000 glue placed inside the head via the neck and from the outside of the holes.… Continue reading No ear reroot