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

Makeshift eyemech for pullips (eyes on sticks)

I gave up looking for a pullip eye mechanism over a year ago, the pullip secondary market for me is dispersed between like one barely used american forum and the wild west of french ebay where the market is 50% blythe customs titled pullip, 45% overpriced full customs that don’t sell or BNIB, 5% grainy… Continue reading Makeshift eyemech for pullips (eyes on sticks)

How to fix floppy Monster High legs that use a peg not elastic

Temporary method: Wrap durable elastics (the type taken off stock dolls and their packaging) around the leg at the foot then gently roll them up the leg then use a tooth pick or tweezers to get them over into the hip socket. Permanent method: Teflon tape is one of the more important tools in a… Continue reading How to fix floppy Monster High legs that use a peg not elastic

Carving hip joints or How to get a bent leg fashionista barbie body to sit down

How to get a bent leg nu!fashionista body to sit down: You’ve probably seen this before with @dollsahoy‘s Disney dolls and @oak23?s Fashionista mods but here are some closeups just to add to the knowledge. This is pretty in Python fashionista with a slightly bent leg so she can’t sit: I cut + shave with… Continue reading Carving hip joints or How to get a bent leg fashionista barbie body to sit down

Neck grafts to make a doll head fit a different body

This is 80’s – early 90’s Steffi by Simba Like many Simba fashion dolls she comes on a body with a large spherical neck knob like this: Which means that when you rebody her on standard fashion doll bodies modelled on Barbie, her head is too low down on the neck: Enter Fakie who’s neck… Continue reading Neck grafts to make a doll head fit a different body

peg leg!

Here’s a fakie body who’s leg peg snapped (I forgot to check and cut open the plastic hinges before trying to pose her) I used a mini rotary tool with a tiny drill bit (but you could also use a pin vise) and stuck in a pin – a tooth yanked out of a comb… Continue reading peg leg!

How to make Littlest Pet Shop & Lil Bratz hybrids

First heat the Lil Bratz head to remove it from it’s body Then cut off the long neck peg spike above the knob Now remove your Petshop head from it’s tiny body, heat the head and pull out the semicircle neck piece: Place the semicircle neckpiece over the Lil Bratz neckknob and push it back… Continue reading How to make Littlest Pet Shop & Lil Bratz hybrids

Tutorial: ball chains necklaces for dolls

Now, most of you probably know about repurposing those little keychain/bag ball chains to make a necklace for your dolls but it can get really fiddly trying to get it on and you’re limited to silver metals that might stain. Here’s a quick primer on how I’ve been making these: Buy aluminium ball chains in… Continue reading Tutorial: ball chains necklaces for dolls