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Author Topic: SaelaVe's Customs (Update: Barbie repaint on pg 3 [04/30/17])  (Read 7496 times)

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SaelaVe's Customs (Update: Barbie repaint on pg 3 [04/30/17])
« on: September 14, 2016, 10:50:25 AM »
It's been quite a while since my last MH/EAH repaint, but I've recently started to modify my Frightfully Tall Ghouls and I'm having such a blast.  I'd almost forgotten how much I love doing this. ^.^


So this is Gellian Montagoo.  I picked her up on Amazon for just under $8.  I already had a Gooliope, but at that price who could resist, right?
I originally intended on keeping her stock face-up; but the sad truth is that I find Goo's makeup to be a bit garish, despite how much I love the doll. ^^;  So I decided to tone her down, just a bit.  Well, one thing lead to another and pretty soon "just a bit" turned into a completely new character. lol





I removed Goo's bright yellow eye shadow and upper eyelid design and replaced them with a soft pink that matches her skin tone.  I also removed some of the black dots that decorate her lower lashes to make them appear a bit shorter and less pronounced.
I repainted her eyes from blue to purple and removed the hazard symbols.
Her lips were repainted to match her hair and eyebrows.
I was trying to achieve a look which more closely resembled the classic MH face-up design, rather than the elaborate makeup designs of Freak du Chic.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2017, 01:14:41 PM by SaelaVe »

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Re: Gellian Montagoo (Work in Progress)
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2016, 10:53:18 AM »
She looks lovely, I like her a lot more than origina Goo!

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Re: Gellian Montagoo (Work in Progress)
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2016, 11:13:23 AM »
She's gorgeous!!

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Re: Gellian Montagoo (Work in Progress)
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2016, 11:21:31 AM »
I NEED her!!!!!

I like her "normal" look. It's like she took the day off from the circus. I'm really jealous.

Edit to add: I forgot to say how much I love her name! She's just perfect from start to finish!

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Re: Gellian Montagoo (Work in Progress)
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2016, 07:50:37 PM »
Aww, thank you guys so much.  I'm glad that y'all like her as much as I do. ^.^

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Re: Gellian Montagoo (Work in Progress)
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2016, 08:28:57 PM »
I love teh subtle difference, she looks awesome, well done!!!!! now come do my extra Goo!!!! ;)

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Re: Gellian Montagoo (Work in Progress)
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2016, 08:47:15 AM »
I love teh subtle difference, she looks awesome, well done!!!!! now come do my extra Goo!!!! ;)

Thank you! :D

Hey, you send your extra Goo my way and I'll fix her up for you. :biggrin:

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Re: Gellian Montagoo (Finally complete!)
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2016, 03:36:21 PM »
Gellian is finally complete!

In addition to modifiying her face-up, I also painted her fingernails and straightened and cut her hair.
Her scarf, blouse, jeggings, and bracelet are handmade.

I am so, so happy with how she turned out! ^.^



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Re: Gellian Montagoo (Finally complete!)
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2016, 04:32:23 PM »
She looks fantastic!

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Re: Gellian Montagoo (Finally complete!)
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2016, 09:19:55 PM »
She looks goregous! Like justkitter said she's like day off from the circus Goo. LOVE everything about her! Her casual everyday outfit is adorable and her new haircut is super cute.

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Re: Gellian Montagoo (Finally complete!)
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2016, 09:47:16 PM »
She looks great! Wow, you are really good at painting! I agree ; Goo stock f-up is too too much. I got one for $9 at target and just wiped her eyes tonight myself. She's my first custom. Your work is great inspiration. Thank you for sharing. I'd been so afraid to start, but I really enjoy creating & it's about time I just do it.

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Re: Gellian Montagoo (Finally complete!)
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2016, 12:21:09 AM »
She's just too cute!!

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Re: Gellian Montagoo (Finally complete!)
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2016, 01:46:09 AM »
Looking fabulous SaelaVe! I think she's a massive improvement compared with the original. Your work makes it look like she came straight from the factory looking like that.
I also love your creative name you gave her and the "manicure". hehehe  :thumb:

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Re: Gellian Montagoo (Work in Progress)
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2016, 09:39:15 AM »
I like her "normal" look. It's like she took the day off from the circus.

Gellian is finally complete!

In addition to modifiying her face-up, I also painted her fingernails and straightened and cut her hair.
Her scarf, blouse, jeggings, and bracelet are handmade.

I am so, so happy with how she turned out! ^.^



Introducing Gellian Montagoo by SaelaVe, on Flickr

I think justkitter couldn't have word it better. "It's like she took the day off from the circus".
She looks amazing! And you achieve some really great faceup and while I love different out of the box ones, I like it also so much when it is intune with the normal factory style
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Re: Gellian Montagoo (Finally complete!)
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2016, 01:49:40 PM »
She's quite lovely redone like this!! :)  The one thing I don't particularly care for about Goo in her factory style is the dark dark red lips. The color you've done Gellian's just suits her so much better. :D Excellent work! (And cute name tooooo! :3)


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Re: Gellian Montagoo (Finally complete!)
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2016, 12:40:02 AM »
She looks flippin' aammmaaazzing!! I love her outfit it is so tastefully modern. Did you use a machine for the blouse? Omgsh and those little buttons! It is perfect  :party:
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Re: Gellian Montagoo (Finally complete!)
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2016, 09:33:05 AM »
Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments and compliments. :blush:


Your work is great inspiration. Thank you for sharing. I'd been so afraid to start, but I really enjoy creating & it's about time I just do it.

Thank you so much.  That is probably the best compliment that I've ever received.  I think most of us who customize secretly hope that one day our dolls might inspire someone else to give it try. ^.^  I cannot wait to see what you create!



Your work makes it look like she came straight from the factory looking like that.

And you achieve some really great faceup and while I love different out of the box ones, I like it also so much when it is intune with the normal factory style

Thank you both. ^.^ 
Years ago, when I customized MLPs, I used to work in a factory style; but for as long as I've been customizing dolls I've always gone for a more realistic aesthetic.  This is the first "factory" doll that I've done, and I'm so glad that I did.  I think I'm going to do a few more dolls like this.



Did you use a machine for the blouse?

Her blouse and jeggings are both hand-sewn.  I'm actually secretly terrified of our sewing machine because the first time that I ever tried to use it I ended up breaking it.  So now I won't touch it. ^^;

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Re: Gellian Montagoo (Finally complete!)
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2016, 10:29:18 AM »
She looks fantastic! Her eyes look factory-made :D
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Re: Gellian Montagoo (Finally complete!)
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2016, 11:41:37 AM »
Oh she's amazing!!! Just right!

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Re: Gellian Montagoo (Finally complete!)
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2016, 01:49:23 PM »
Thank you, Styx and sirenamber! :D

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