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Monster Discussion / Headscarf in the Monster High universe?
« on: January 17, 2018, 10:47:27 PM »
I don't want to start any sort of debate or controversy and I know religion is a very sensitive subject and I also know we're supposed to avoid it as per the rules so if this goes wrong, I'm fully aware this thread will disappear. It's just that I'm making an OC who is going to wear a headscarf because she comes from a mostly Muslim country and it fits with her character and everything (also headscarves are beautiful).

Thing is, I don't particularly like the idea of weaving religion into this universe and I'm looking for a different reason she might want to wear a head covering. The only reasons I've encountered were religious (not only Muslim of course, a lot of religions have or had some sort of head coverings) and since there aren't any monsters wearing some sort of symbol like this, I'm struggling to find a way to make this believable (which ultimately doesn't matter because she's my OC and not an actual character but I'm a perfectionist x-x).

I mean, the monsters from other countries wear traditional fashion (Jinafire's fashion is very Chinese-inspired, Skelita wears a lot of Mexican clothing, Batsy's style is reminiscent of Costa Rica, Lorna is obviously Scottish, etc), but none of them has religious symbols I think, except maybe Skelita's shrines to her ancestors but I'm not sure if that enters in the realm of tradition or religion. For a little more information, she's a Turkish werecat girl from "Istanboo", she's a fashionata and she's very proud of her culture (think Jinafire and Skelita in Scaris, talking about their country and family and traditions, etc), I just don't know how to explain her headscarf without getting religious?

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Clawdeen's Closet / Favourite MH outfits?
« on: January 14, 2018, 09:47:16 AM »
Even though I sew my own clothes (thread coming soon), I love the official Monster High outfits even though the quality is sometimes...questionable and the shoes need some jazzing up. Since I often choose which doll I want based on the outfit they come with, I was wondering what's everyone's favourite official outfits?

Mine would be Gala Ghoulfriends Elle Eedee, Dawn of the Dance Clawdeen Wolf, Freak Du Chic Twyla, Fusion-Inspired Ghouls Ghoulia Yelps, Hauntlywood Operetta, Ghouls Rule Draculaura, Gloom and Bloom Catrine DeMew, I Love Shoes Draculaura, Zomby Gaga, Monster Exchange Lagoona Blue, Scaris: City of Frights Ghoulia Yelps, Nautical Ghouls Dayna Treasura Jones, Wave 4 Rochelle Goyle, Swim Class Lagoona Blue & Swim Class Rochelle Goyle! That was longer than I thought it'd be :redface: And you can see which dolls' styles come back the most (Ghoulia, Draculaura, Lagoona and Rochelle mostly)!

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Trader Support / Mattel US and Mattel Canada issues
« on: January 12, 2018, 10:40:28 AM »
My Freak du Chic Twyla came with awful elbow joints, one of them was molded wrong, plain and simple, and the peg on the other one is crooked, making her look incredibly awkward because her arms sit at an angle sort of...back from their original position. I live in Canada and contacted Mattel, who (finally) answered that they have no replacement parts, nor a replacement doll to send. Because I'm curious, I went on the US part store instead of choosing Canada and lo and behold, there's a pair of replacement arms for Freak du Chic Twyla. Problem is, I can't buy it from Canada and apparently either Mattel Canada doesn't have access to those parts, either they just don't care. Any idea what I can do? I even looked on Ebay but haven't seen a single Twyla arm and I'm not sure I want to buy another Twyla (who knows if her arms will even be right!).

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Wanted / VoidChilde's Wanted
« on: January 06, 2018, 11:13:35 PM »
First things first: I'm in Canada, I'm willing to buy anywhere given that I have the budget for it (sometimes I won't but if you're willing to wait a bit, I always make room for dolls and doll stuff) and I do not care about boxes at all. I prefer having the original clothes and shoes but I can do without accessories (though some are really cool so it depends) and stands, since I redress and keep my dolls in my bed. I also don't particularly care about light stains or messy hair since most if not all of my dolls are going to be customized in some way. Also if you sell your own creations for clothes and accessories and even doll-sized objects, feel free to message me, I want to build a huge wardrobe/playground for my dolls! Without further ado, here's the list!

Dolls
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Clothes & Accessories
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Others
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EAH clothes
I don't really want the dolls but I absolutely love the clothes so if you happen to have a doll whose clothes you're willing to part with, here's the ones I'm looking for. Note that I'd like the shoes as well but in most cases, accessories are not necessary (unless mentioned):
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Customs / Changing a doll's skintone
« on: January 04, 2018, 06:26:57 PM »
I've read countless of things about changing a doll's skintone and I know dyeing has mixed results since MH dolls are made of various plastics, and so far I haven't found a single alternative (paints don't seem to work?) except maybe pastels from what I read, although I doubt the soft pigment could drastically change the skin colour. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas, anything that might work, to turn a green-ish doll into a more flesh coloured one. I have a Honey Swamp who's going to serve as a base for an OC, I will be sanding down her skin details, repainting and making a wig, etc, etc. But my problem is that my OC does not have green skin and I'm not quite sure what to do. It has to be this doll in particular, because it's the Freak du Chic one and her joints work perfectly for what I want, but I want to know if I have to tweak my OC or if there is any option for me at this point?

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Introductions! / Hello from a shy fae
« on: January 03, 2018, 07:43:06 AM »
Hi everyone!

I'm Eli/Elias, I'm 26 and I'm from Quebec, Canada. I just received my first MH dolls from Christmas after coveting them for years and now I've started my collection proper. I have Lorna McNessie, Kjersti Trollson and the Freak du Chic Gooliope Jellington, Twyla and Honey Swamp! I love the series and the movies, I sew my own clothes for them (just finished a series of white cotton pyjama sets for the girls to have a slumber party) and I'm thinking about jumping into repainting and rerooting because I really love customization! I bring my dolls a lot of places with me and I have the encyclopedia of MH dolls, I have several favourite characters (Catrine DeMew, Kiyomi Haunterly, Sirena Von Boo, River Styxx, etc) and I'm...very passionate about Monster High actually :redface: Also I never know when to share it but I feel it's important so I'm autistic and not very good at social interaction so I'm very shy, but I'm glad to have found somewhere to talk about one of my special interests!

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