First Monster High Custom Success!

By on February 26, 2016

Sometimes, well most of the time, I fear failure. I fear it quite a lot actually to a crippling degree. Now I know this is a pretty serious way to start off a post about repainting a child’s toy, but something compelled me to speak about it. The fear of failure hangs over me all the time and it’s hard for me to shake. Even for small things such as this I find myself avoiding it and then watching compilations of bloopers on Youtube. So when I’m able to push through it, no matter how mundane or ludicrous the final result is, it’s kind of a big mental victory for me! I put my mind to a project, worked through my ideas, pressed on through mistakes, and the outcome was final product that I was (mostly) proud of!

The downside is that the victory is short lived, because you can’t help but point out flaws, what you should do next time, and all the other projects you have to complete; but that’s definitely what keeps artists going. Some artists have an easier time than others riding that mental wave. I usually need to hide in a closet for a few days… weeks… years…

On a positive note, the outcome of this project has pushed me to try another Monster High repaint/custom. I purchased a 17 inch Draculaura and plan to make similar eye modifications and maybe even do a full alpaca fiber reroot! Once I start getting better at working with vinyl dolls I’ll be able to share how I work with everyone. In the meantime, I will be working on completing BJD commissions. So stay tuned for those!




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    February 26, 2016

    Beautiful job. You have such a great, God given talent so you just have to keep working through it.

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      February 27, 2016

      Thank you for always being so supportive! <3

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    March 24, 2016

    Very pretty! I see you’ve cut out eyeholes, painted makeup, added eyelashes and some eyes. Did you add a hole to the scalp to get the eyes in?

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      April 7, 2016

      Hello Anie,

      Yes I did! Monster High dolls have a circle shape in the scalp that I just followed to make an opening.

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    April 25, 2016

    Omg…this came out so beautiful. Where do you live and how much do your face repaints cost cause your doll came out amazing💟💟💟

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    April 25, 2016

    Forgot to put the 626 on my email haha but I’m so in love with your final product. OMG 💟



Artist and forever child who has a love for all things cute, nerdy, outdoorsy, and spooky. Dream goals include; working in movies, living in or yearly visiting Japan, thru-hiking the AT, recording an album, and owning a house (with a library and a farm).


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