Custom Sailor Pluto and Saturn dolls

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Here are pics of the finished Saturn and Pluto commissions, without their weapons

Commission: Sailor Pluto and Saturn from Sailor Moon
Base: Monster High Draculaura and Cleo

Custom painted body, hand-painted custom faces, kankelon bjd wigs, and hand-sewn clothing. Custom sculpted leg details, painted shoes and gems.
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Custom Hyrule Warriors Dolls

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-Custom Link and Zelda Dolls

Commission: Princess Zelda and Link from Hyrule Warriors
Base: Monster High

Custom spray-painted body, hand-painted custom faces, kankelon bjd wigs, and hand-sewn clothing. Custom sculpted leg details, painted shoes and gems.

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WIP Link and Zelda

-WIP shots of a Link and Zelda commission

These two cuties have given me a lot of trouble with their repaint. I spraypainted them both to have a matching peach skintone, and got wigs of a matching blonde that were a little troublesome to style. It worked out in the end though. Link on the left is basically finished, and Zelda is not far behind.
Finished photos to come soon!

Custom BMO Doll

– Custom BMO Doll

Commission: BMO from Adventure Time
Base: Vandala Doubloon

I had free reign on this commission to design a human version of BMO (the figurine at her feet). The character is a cute korean robot, so I tried to make her as sweet as her voice. As per the customer’s wishes, I gave her a robotic leg with nuts and bolts decoration. She has a lot of hidden details, like her painted nails, underwear, and under her robo leg is painted teal while under her shoe is painted silver.
Hand-painted custom face, kankelon bjd wig, and hand-sewn clothing. Custom sculpted leg details, painted shoes and gem.

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Custom Night Elf Doll

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-Custom Night Elf Doll

Commission: Night Elf Hunter from World of Warcraft
Base: Twyla Head, Jane Boolittle Body

Hand-painted, sculpted and sewn clothing. Custom sculpted ears and eyebrows, with a very soft wig. Faux leather, gem, and real feather details.

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Doll North – Merle the Custom Lagoona Doll

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Custom Sea Nymph Doll
Base: Lagoona Blue Monster High Doll
Details: Metallic gold and pearlescent coating are her main themes, even her freckles are metallic and shine in the light. Her collar necklace is a recycled piece of jewelry with real crystals. Her wig I had made using lambs fur. It is so soft, and for sure a material I will be using again.

The charity doll I made for dollnorth this year. She will be raffled off for charity (Sick Kids). Today was the first day of Anime North, Two more to go ❤

Comparison: Pullip to Custom Monster High

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Official Sailor Mercury Pullip Doll

  • 14 points of articulation
  • Eyelids can be opened or shut independently
  • Eyes can be positioned left or right
  • Removable pleather sailor outfit
  • Around 12 inches tall

My custom Monster High Repaint Sailor Venus

  • 11 points of articulation
  • Articulated head can be tilted and turned to pose
  • OOAK custom face repaint
  • Hand-sewn custom clothes – can be any chosen outfit
  • Around 10.5 inches tall

Custom Sailor Doll Tutorial

Tutorial
Custom Sailor Doll – Monster High Base
Cleo transformed into Sailor Pluto

1) Tiara:
-First, get her hair out of her face. Use elastics if necessary or even plastic wrap
-Use a fake gem sticker as close to the desired colour as you can get
-Use air-dry apoxie to mold around the gem into the shape of the tiara. Extend as far as you can into the hairline without disrupting the hair
-Let dry 24 hours
-Paint over with metallic acryllic paint (I use the brand Golden Artist Colors-About 11$, I prefer Iridescent Bronze for a darker tarnished gold rather than a very yellow gold) Also use a mixture of gloss medium and desired gem colour to glaze the gem. The gloss medium will keep it transparent and make the gem still retain some of its shine and clarity.
2) Gloves: 
– Remove arms from doll for this process, place them on a scrap piece of cardboard
– Shake the crap out of Dupli-color Fabric and Vinyl– white. Shake for about a minute or color won’t be even.
– Spray evenly on one side of arms. Let dry 20 mins and spray other side
– One layer most likely won’t be enough, repeat as needed until white is solid. Do not over-spray per coat, or it will pool and puddle where you don’t want it to. Or it may bubble. You would have to remove it and try again. Store as instructed on bottle, and make sure to clean the nozzle after every use.
3) Collars, Torso, and Glove Trim
– For torso and other material, I tend to use plain t-shirt fabric, as it is stretchy and forgiving.
– Use thin ribbon wrapped around the arm and neck, sewn in place, and glued for good measure. Adhere any gems to collar that character may have.
– Black material used for the collar, with a lip of the black sewn under the white. Use same material for skirt.
4) Skirt
– For the skirt, I sew a tube of black material about twice the width that I eyeball being how wide it should be at it’s widest.
– Then you pleat it and sew it on to torso
5) Skirt Trim
– The white trim on the top of the skirt is the most difficult part of doing the Sailor outfit, since it is folded material overlapping pleated skirt edge.
– Try to make the skirt a bit longer than necessary, then trim it to the right length
6) Bows
– Use thicker red ribbon for the bows
– For this one I painted it a darker red to match Pluto’s colours. I used light washes of watered-down artist’s acrylic, specifically Liquitex brand.
– I added a red button after that to make a base for the the bow crystal, which is a fake gem.
7) Boots
– Sculpt the boot details with air-dry apoxie, then sand it smoother if necessary.
– Next wrap with plastic wrap and tape her up in preparation for spray-paint. Make sure there are no openings for paint to muss up all your good work-there is no washing it out of material.
– Multiple coats of black, with 20 mins dry time imbetween.
– Last is taking off the tape to reveal boot edges, and paint them white with acryllic. Again, many coats.
8) Weapons
– First you get a wooden dowel, adjust to the right size for the doll. You can find dowels at a dollar or hardware store.
– Using Apoxie, and frequent glances at your reference images, sculpt the details. I tend to work in fast, small sections. This allows you to slowly build the details up, which makes the apoxie stronger as well as avoids the frustration of ruining old work while working on the new.
– For this staff I ended up using a real gemstone, the previous Pluto staff I made I used a painted wood bead but these can be hard to find. Not that very round, cheap gemstones in the right colour are much easier to find, just have to keep an eye out.
– Then I plastic wrap/tape off the gemstones and spraypaint the rest black.
– Let dry 20 mins, then paint in (slightly watered down) coats of metallic silver paint.
Done!
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