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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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

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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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Custom Sailor Pluto Doll

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Custom Doll – Sailor Pluto
Base: Frights, Camera, Action! Cleo De Nile
Made to Order, Doll is for display only.
Commission me on etsy for one of your own!

– Original factory paint completely removed
– Custom face repaint and hair styling
– Artist quality Pastel and Acrylic repaint, sealed. Gloss is added with Liquitex Gloss Varnish to lips and eyes.
– Hand-sewn clothes
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Custom Sailor Neptune Doll

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Custom Doll – Sailor Neptune
Draculaura Base
Made to Order, Doll is for display only. Commission me on etsy for one of your own!

– Original factory paint completely removed
– High quality BJD Wig -non removable
– Hand-sewn clothes
– Artist quality Pastel and Acrylic repaint, sealed. Gloss is added with Liquitex Gloss Varnish to lips and eyes.
– Custom sculpted shoes

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Custom Super Sailor Venus Doll

Venus2Latest Sailor Venus MH repaint 🙂 She’s a commission, along with a Neptune who is almost finished.
This is the Venus who went on a careful trip with me to Fan Expo.
Commission info is here
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This lovely doll went with me to Fan Expo! She got a lot of attention, and it was a lot of fun showing her off 😉 I even got a pic of her with a Venus cosplay. I wore my Sailor Moon shirt, and one of the silver crystal necklaces my friend makes.
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Custom Sailor Jupiter Doll

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Hand-made Custom Doll – Super Sailor Jupiter from Sailor Moon
Base: Monster High Draculaura

Doll is for display only.
– Original factory paint completely removed
– Hand-sewn clothes
– Artist quality Pastel and Acrylic repaint, sealed. Gloss is added with Liquitex Gloss Varnish to lips and eyes.
– High quality BJD wig permanently attached and custom styled
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