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Custom doll for skitterbug
« on: October 27, 2014, 10:38:48 AM »
I was making a custom doll for skitterbug. That was my first full custom experience and at first I had no idea what to do. Then I saw "birds, please" and "cockatoo of some sort" in the answers and this lady stuck in my mind.
My inspiration was a galerita cockatoo, so I named her Rita Gale (I'm not very inventive with names :blush:).




She likes history and everything about pirates. She dreams to become an explorer or an archeologist and find all sunken ships in the world with their treasures.She is a friendly ghoul but she has a secret. She suffers from split personality. Her other ME is evil and self-centered and causes her much trouble. Most of the time Rita is able to control the other personality, but she has to wear an eye patch all the time. When something causes the eye patch to be removed, the evil takes control over her body. Her mind stays awake and has to observe everything.

The beak is removable and holds in place with a magnet. I tried to keep design as elegant as I could and use one of skitterbug's favorite neons. And while I was waiting for the shipping address, I finished a second outfit (but was tooo lazy to change her clothes again ^^;)


Sorry for late nigh photos, I'm one of those who gets the most creative and productive the last couple of days before deadline :P Hope, skitterbug will enjoy the doll :)

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Re: Custom doll for skitterbug
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2014, 10:59:14 AM »
I love her and you did an amazing job on her clothes. 

This was your first full custom?   :faint:  She looks so professional!

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Re: Custom doll for skitterbug
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2014, 11:00:33 AM »
She is beyond amazing!!

She looks factory made, and inspires me to work on my unfinished customs again :D

I think this would be great grounds for a whole series of birdy monsters :D

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Re: Custom doll for skitterbug
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2014, 11:07:04 AM »
I love her and you did an amazing job on her clothes. 

This was your first full custom?   :faint:  She looks so professional!
Thank you! Yes, it's my first full custom :) I've only repainted a doll once before, made separate pieces of clothes and some shoes. But it's my first re-root, styling, and first time creating a whole character.

She is beyond amazing!!

She looks factory made, and inspires me to work on my unfinished customs again :D

I think this would be great grounds for a whole series of birdy monsters :D

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Thanks! It was very interesting to work on her indeed. And she finally brought my inspiration back. After finishing her I've been making some shoes again after a long break :)

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Re: Custom doll for skitterbug
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2014, 11:40:10 AM »
She is SO GORGEOUS. You're incredibly talented and I love everything you've done with her - I love her name, too :)  Her hair is stunning and a perfect style! It looks just like a cockatoo's crest - I think that might be one of my favourite parts of her. She will have a place of honor on my dresser with my other customs

Here is a quick picture I took of her with her new eyepatch!



I am going to take her outside tommorow for some really nice pictures :)
« Last Edit: October 27, 2014, 01:02:23 PM by skitterbug »

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Re: Custom doll for skitterbug
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2014, 01:12:04 PM »
Oh ghoul! This is such a beautiful and perfect doll!
The clothing is amazing, the hair reroot and styling is incredible! what a pretty ghoul!
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Re: Custom doll for skitterbug
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2014, 04:10:44 PM »
Whoa, fangtastic!
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Re: Custom doll for skitterbug
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2014, 04:29:37 PM »
She's beautiful <3
Soo Jelly!  How awesome is a pirate parrot!?  That beak, and hair are just perfection!

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Re: Custom doll for skitterbug
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2014, 05:49:50 PM »
Omg this is SO AMAZING. Her hair and the face-up and the costume, just all of it looks so great. Awesome job!

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Re: Custom doll for skitterbug
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2014, 05:55:19 PM »
She looks amazing!!! How the heck do you braid that tiny???? 

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Re: Custom doll for skitterbug
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2014, 08:10:02 PM »
She is absolutely, perfectly amazing! :ack: Every detail is wonderful and the story you made up for her suits her to a T!

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Re: Custom doll for skitterbug
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2014, 08:50:16 PM »
Stunning!

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Re: Custom doll for skitterbug
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2014, 10:30:31 PM »
Thanks a lot, guys! I'm happy I managed to meet expectations :biggrin:

She looks amazing!!! How the heck do you braid that tiny????

I have long thin fingers :cool: That was quite a challenge and I had to redo one braid, because it turned out thinner than the other. It becomes easier with practice ;)

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Re: Custom doll for skitterbug
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2014, 10:38:36 PM »
Gorgeous! :love:

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Re: Custom doll for skitterbug
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2014, 03:35:54 AM »
You outdid yourself, girl. This is one of the most creative customs I've seen in a long while. The idea with the beak is brilliant and how you did her hair to resemble plumage is adorable! Kick-a$$ boots as well, hng! <3
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Re: Custom doll for skitterbug
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2014, 06:15:12 PM »
My lord are you talented!!!  She is absolutely breathtaking! 
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Re: Custom doll for skitterbug
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2014, 11:16:47 PM »
RenegadeAngel, Zapper, michelle53,

Thank you SO much! I'm so happy to know the doll turned out well. I bought so many nudes to customize and they were lying in a box all this time. I hope, this doll is a begging of something very creative :)

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Re: Custom doll for skitterbug
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2014, 12:04:06 AM »
She looks really great!  :biggrin: I admire how you chose such an unusual and limited color palette and executed it so successfully!
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Re: Custom doll for skitterbug
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2014, 12:54:44 PM »
That's unbelievable :O Really, incredible job! Professional work from head to toe. You're very talented, I'm glad this project brought back your creative spark :)

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Re: Custom doll for skitterbug
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2014, 03:32:42 PM »
She is awesome!  I would have never known it was your first full custom if you hadn't said anything.  I would have thought you have been doing them for years!