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‘Lolita’-style doll dress

So I made this last month


Gonna start off by just saying, that I do not know a lot about lolita. Ive seen photos and liked it and thats about it. I understand that there are rules about what counts as lolita, and which type etc, at least according to some people. Seen big ol’ arguments in comments section! So yeah. Im not trying to say that this dress is lolita. But, photos of lolita stuff was where I got the inspiration.

Anyway, I chose the blue scheme because of the dolls purple hair

She’s actually a hybrid doll. I found a basic, fairly modern Barbie doll with the purple hair, and switched her onto a body with knee and elbow joints. Its actually one of my favourite Barbie bodies because of the larger, flat feet. I related to those a lot as a kid! I wanted to do this cos although I like the body, a lot of the dolls that have it seem to look pretty similar terms of face and hair, so this gives me some variety. Plus, its one of the older bodies with the more exaggerrated waist, which I think works with this dress style. And, obviously, I did a repaint. Not totally happy with the eyes because I accidentally splodged the paint a bit when I did the whites of the eyes, and didnt want to take it all off and start over

The skirt has four layers, I wanted it super poofy

Theres two layers of white, which is actually one strip of fabric folded in half and sewn on. I added lace to one of the white layers. I was going to do both, but the skirt was probably big enough. The only thing Im not happy with is the sleeves. I used a stretchy lace for the lower part so that I could get them over her hands more easily, but it really hasnt held up very well

You can see theres quite a big hole there in the right forearm? The left is the same. And thats after really gentle use, I only put it on and off her maybe 3 times max for the fitting, and then once when it was done, and we got these giant holes. 

Apart from that though, Im really pleased with her!

Slightly random custom doll

So I had some spare doll parts from other customs, and I decided to combine them

Disney store mulan head on a raven queen body. The hair is pretty damaged, so im still considering giving her a trim. 

For some reason I just got inspired to make her a witch. The cloak and hat are from bratzillaz yasmina clairvoya

I made the dress, though its hardly my finest work. Its kind of just a sack with a belt and lots of bits of net

Without the belt you can see its really just shapeless. She’s got raven queens tights on and the necklace is actually shriek wrecked clawdeen

I thought it kinda worked with the moon on it. And everything else is just pinched from casta fierce

Including the ridiculous broom/microphone stand

Here I tried to pose her like she’s riding it. 

I also touched her face up a tiny bit

Just did the eyebrows and lips. I think mulan just has quite a distinctive face, so i wanted to tweak it a little bit. In my head she’s mostly a nice witch. 

Ladeeda ripoff custom

Quite a long time ago I saw a doll called Sweetyz, who looked like she was supposed to be a cheaper Ladeeda. See what I mean?

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Ive fancied repainting a Ladeeda for a while but I love my Ladeedas, I didnt want to take their faces off. However I couldnt care less about her face, its downright creepy. Im pretty pleased with how it turned out

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The only problem is on one side, where I had a bit of a run issue

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My friend who’s done a lot of doll repaints recommended a different sealer, games workshops purity seal, and it doesnt behave like the one Im used to. It usually hides under her hair though, its pretty bushy. It looks a lot like my Ladeeda Tylies, but it doesnt feel half as nice as hers. She could kinda do with some new clothes now though. Her outfit is a bit peculiar

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She cant share clothes with Tylie and Cyanne because her body is a lot thicker. They are just so extremely thin. She’s made by the same people as Sparkle Girlz and Pixie Punks, and the body type she has looks very similar

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But when I tried her in a dress from a sparkle girl, it didnt quite look right

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It looks much better on the pixie punks body Draculaura has, so I wonder if hers is just a smidge bigger

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Her legs are completely different, so she couldnt wear any trousers or anything from that line anyway. She looks nice in Meridas dress I think

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And we eventually settled on a dress made for Steffi. Its a bit loose but the colour is perfect

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She isnt as close in size to the others as Id hoped, but she looks alright. Her legs crack me up!

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I dont have anyone else who can do that. Id like to make her some clothes, but for now she can hang out on my desk with Tylie and Cyanne

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And legs, Tyilies pet octopus

She lives!

A while ago one of wilkinsons style stars dolls caught my eye. Its a pretty basic line, nothing fancy going on with face sculpts, so their non-white doll option was the same doll made in darker skin. But this doll was also wearing a floor-length, long-sleeved dress and a headscarf. I bought her because even though Im not a person of colour, or of religion for that matter, there do need to be dolls that represent everybody, and if people buy them, then manufacturers will make more. When I got her home I discovered that under the loose fitting dress she had an hourglass figure more like the earliest barbies I ever had, produced in the nineties. The contrast, between the progress in having a non-white doll, wearing clothes that would be more culturally relevant to the young girls who could relate to her, and the crazy hourglass figure, endeared her to me even more. Unfortunately, there was still the face. I dont think the screening for her face was changed much at all from the white dolls, so she had baby pink lips, the works. So off it came, and since then Ive been trying to figure out who she’s going to be, and give her a new face. Once I find her personality, anyway. And today, taking off my latest failed eyes, the half removed smears gave me an idea, and I think Ive finally got a handle on her. Here she is

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Also, heres that lovely nineties barbie-esque figure

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Shes going to join my supernatural girls! They’ll all appear on here eventually, but long story short, I have a little selection of ones that caught my eye, a few pixie punks, one twilight teen, and one draculaura on a pixie punks body. With those sunken eyes, she can be a banshe ghoul type thing and she’ll fit right in. Ghosts dont have to be white either 🙂