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Ever After High Discussion / Amazing EAH Dress Up Game!
« on: June 21, 2019, 08:01:54 PM »
I've been a member of this dress up game site called Doll Divine for awhile and a Ever After High character maker was recently released. The cool thing about this doll maker (as well as most of the other doll makers on the site) is that its so customizable that it's entertaining for adults. You get to choose from a ton of clothing options, and each piece is separate, i.e. the skirts are different from the tops which are different from the sleeves, etc. And there are different skirt and top layers so you can create a different outfit every time. Also, you can change the color of nearly everything and add patterns. There are even click and drag pieces so that you can add your own details to the doll. Then when you're done, you can save the doll to your computer. Anyway, I thought that it was a cool way to design OCs and that some of you might like to try it out.

No membership is required for the site, the game is completely free (unless you want to pay $12 for it to load ad free), and it's a lot of fun. And by the way, I promise you I am not sponsored by Doll Divine, I just really recommend it! :biggrin: But enough blabbing. You can play the game here! Happy dolling!

P.S. Here are two girls I created on the maker. First is the daughter of Clara from the Nutcracker. I still have yet to name her. Second is Pixie Bell, daughter of Tinkerbell.

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I'd love to see pics of what you guys create!

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Brags / respositob's Dolly Hauls! Updated 6/26
« on: June 19, 2019, 03:07:14 PM »
I can never seem to keep updating these brag threads, so we'll see how long this one lasts for. :blush:

Got 5 dolls at my local Flea Market from various sellers last Saturday, June 15th!

Flea Market Bratz Haul: June 15, 2019 by RNE Esposito

I got the two Bratz Babyz in the loose in the box together for $1! The one on the left is Phoebe as Dorothy. She's in excellent condition for a second hand doll and is complete with her original outfit, shoes, and earrings. She even has her hair in her original style and bows. The other girl (First Edition Yasmin) has a stain on her face and is wearing a Barbie dress (I still need help identifying it! I posted a better picture of it in the Barbie thread!) but she's totally fixable and even if she wasn't, I was willing to pay the whole dollar just for Phoebe.

The Bratz Kidz doll is 4 Ever Kidz Sportz Cloe. I got her pre-owned for $1. She came with her original cheerleading and iceskating outfits (unfortunately they're plastic clip-ons :(), her shoes, and her megaphone. She's actually in pretty nice condition and I think she'll clean up nicely.

I saved the two best for last: 2015 Bratz #BFFL Yasmin and Sasha! I got them new in the box, but I was so excited that when I got home I ripped them open before I could take pictures. XD They were a little bit pricey for flea market dolls (they cost me $15), but I think they were worth it! They even came with two cute little friendship bracelets!

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Off Topic / Fun Finds for Dolls
« on: April 22, 2019, 11:29:58 AM »
EDIT: Just realized I accidentally posted this in the Off Topic section. :blush: Mods, feel free to move to the Other Dolls section!

I think we had a topic like this once a long time ago, but with the Arena being so quiet, it couldn't hurt to make a new one! :)

I'm always looking for new props for my dolls. Whenever I'm in Target, I always check out their dollar section to see if If they're any cool items. I remember last Halloween I found a fashion doll-sized tombstone. Earlier this year, I picked up a mini plastic succulent to use for my American Girl dolls' dollhouse. Also, Hobby Lobby has a entire section of fairy tale themed charms that are perfect to use as decor for EAH dolls!

So, what are some cool things you guys have found for your dolls?

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Brags / What did you get for Christmas?
« on: December 28, 2018, 12:35:26 PM »
I guess this can be a place for everyone to post about their Christmas/holiday hauls.

This year I was very lucky to get several American Girl doll items; outfits, accessory sets, and even a new doll! Also received gift cards to Etsy and eBay, as well as a new comforter, throw, and pillows for my bed and a faux-fur saucer chair for my room. And I can't forget about my newest Monster High dolls, FCA Viperine and Home Ick Heath and Abbey! :biggrin:

So, what'd you get?

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Catrine's Art Studio / Photomanipulations by respositob
« on: December 20, 2018, 12:01:56 PM »
Mods, I read through the site rules and didn't see anything that says you can't post links to DeviantArt. If I missed something, though I'm 99% sure I haven't, please let me know. Thanks!

I recently discovered a new form of art, and I'd like to share my creations with everyone!

For those of you who don't know what photomanipulation is, it's basically pasting together images in Photoshop or a similar program to make your own, unique art without having to pick up a pencil! Which is perfect for me, because I seriously can't draw.

I'm still a beginner at this, but I thought I'd leave a link to my DeviantArt page so you guys could check it out if you'd like. I'm not going to post the images directly here, because some of the stock photos I used are not permitted for use outside DeviantArt.

Anyways, here's the link: https://www.deviantart.com/respositob
I hope you enjoy!


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Off Topic / Things you wish they would make in doll scale
« on: September 18, 2018, 12:28:06 PM »
So earlier today I was thinking about all of variety we now have with Barbie Fashionistas when it suddenly hit me that although they had made a doll with cornrows, they never made one with dreadlocks. I suddenly really want dreadlocks on a Barbie doll now, but I'm awful with doll hair, so I'll just have to wait until Mattel makes one.

What other things, whether it be a certain facial feature or accessory, do you wish they would make in doll scale?

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Buy/Sell/Trades / respositob's Wants Updated 2/21/19
« on: March 11, 2018, 11:51:54 AM »
Finally decided it was time to update my wants list! I can't buy at the moment, but I was just offered a job by a family member so if everything goes according to plan, I will be able to make purchases soon.

I'll only purchase items from within the United States and will only pay through PayPal. Also, please keep in mind that I'll have a limited amount of money to spend on dolls, so I'm always looking for a bargain. :biggrin:

Monster High Complete Dolls (must be in good condition and complete unless otherwise stated)
  • Wave One Deuce Gorgon (I don't need his diary or his pet)
  • Forbitten Love Draculaura
  • Wave One Operetta with mask still rubberbanded to hair (I don't need her bag, pet, or diary)
  • Boo York lilac Astranova without floating station

Monster High Doll Bodies and Parts
  • Frankie Stein articulated reboot body with arms and hands
  • Lagoona Blue pre-reboot leg fins
  • Clawdeen Wolf pre-reboot lower arms only, not hands
  • Holt Hyde arms and hands
  • CAM Three Eyed Ghoul torso and upper arms
  • CAM wigs in good condition (let me know which ones you have)

Monster High Clothes/Jewelry/Accessories
  • Ghoulia Yelps Comic Club fashion pack complete
  • Nefera de Nile Wave One pet scarab, earrings, and hairpiece
  • Clawd Wolf Wave One Forbitten Love 2-pack watch/bracelet thingy
  • Ghoulia Yelps Wave One purse
  • any color doll stands for ghouls, but especially mansters

Ever After High
  • New in box/mint and complete Getting Fairest Raven Queen, Madeleine Hatter, and Briar Beauty
  • Signature Ashlynn Ella
  • New in box/mint First Chapter Raven Queen, Madeleine Hatter, and Briar Beauty with the smiling head molds
  • Signature Raven Queen's head with original hairstyle and headband and non-wonky eyes

DC Superhero Girls
  • First Wave Batgirl's yellow boots

Thanks for looking!

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So I recently bought a lot of thirty Bratz dolls off of eBay. I've already made over a lot of them, but then the idea to take "before and after" pictures occurred to me. I'm super busy, so I only had time to take "before" pictures, but I'll post them with "after" pictures once my schedule frees up a bit more and I have time to give these dolls the proper TLC they need. For now, show me your greatest doll transformations!

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Buy/Sell/Trades / respositob's Bits and Pieces Wanted List
« on: October 08, 2017, 09:45:40 AM »
So, there are a ton of new/complete dolls that I want, but since a lot of people on here sell secondhand things, I decided to just post all of the little, incomplete things that are currently on my wishlist. I'm NOT currently looking to buy as I just went on a doll buying tear, resulting in me being broke, so this is just an ongoing list. Now, on to the list!

Monster High

Doll Bodies and Parts
  • Frankie Stein articulated reboot body with arms and hands
  • Clawdeen Wolf pre-reboot body arms only, not hands
  • Lagoona Blue pre-reboot leg fins

Accessories and Jewelry
  • Nefera de Nile Wave One ring
  • Nefera de Nile Wave One earrings
  • Clawd Wolf Wave One Forbitten Love 2-pack watch/bracelet thingy
  • Ghoulia Yelps Wave One purse

Other
  • Nefera de Nile's pet scarab, Azura
  • We R Monster High: Student Disembody Council Cleo's dress

DC Superhero Girls
  • First Wave Batgirl's yellow boots

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Brags / respositob's Brags II Updated 2/2/18
« on: October 06, 2017, 02:00:48 PM »
So my old thread was locked because I didn't update it....yeah, I'm pretty bad at keeping things updated. :blush: But the good news is that I'm going to the flea market tomorrow, hopefully to get some doll/doll related items, and I ordered some stuff online, so I hope to be updating this thread frequently over the next couple of days. :)

Toys R Us Haul: September 28, 2017

I know, I know...it's a little bit late to be posting about this haul, but I couldn't help myself! They were such great finds! I got Shriek Wrecked Catrine and Gil for $8 each, and the three Ever After High pets for $3 each. Here's a picture I took of them on an old Barbie couch I had:

Toys R Us Haul: September 28, 2017 by RNE Esposito, on Flickr

Aren't they so cute together?

New American Girl Doll: A couple days ago (I forget exactly when :P )

So I bought this American Girl doll Lanie Holland back when she was released in 2010. For those of you who don't know, she was a Girl of the Year doll, meaning she would only be available until January 1, 2011. I was nine at the time, and I played super roughly with her, ruining her hair. But, fortunately, American Girl offers a "doll hospital" service where they will replace dolls' heads. So, when my parents took me to the American Girl Store in New York as my 16th birthday present, I dropped off Lanie, they gave her a new head (lol, that sounds weird :lol: ) and she was shipped back to me. She arrived a few days ago. Look at how beautiful she is!

Lanie Holland by RNE Esposito, on Flickr


TJMaxx Haul: October 5, 2017

My mom, sister, and I ran into TJMaxx yesterday to look for a birthday present for my little cousin. That meant the toy section, which means me buying dolls. I immediately saw Ghouls Getaway Jinafire and Gala Ghoulfriends Mouscedes, and I scooped them up. Then, as we were heading to check out, I saw they had a small display of toys near the front. I found Barbie Fashionista #52, who I named Raychel, and DC Superhero Girls Batgirl! I got all four dolls for only $32!

TJMaxx Haul: October 5, 2017 by RNE Esposito, on Flickr

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So, I'm doing a little experiment, and you guys will be my lab rats. :)

For the past year I've been making earrings for my dolls, particularly oversized ones that match the personality and style of each character I've created them for. I've shown them to some relatives, and they've commented that I should start selling my earrings on Etsy. So that's what I've decided to do...kind of. Before bringing my earrings to Etsy, I'd like to see if they sell on here, so I'll know if there's interest in them. Consider this my trial run.

The Basics:
  • The earrings are priced at $6 a pair, and that includes shipping.
  • I handcraft my earrings in a smoke-free, guinea pig and dog-friendly environment.
  • I've made two different styles of earrings. There are two pairs available of each style. Limit is one pair per style per buyer.
  • They will arrive in a padded envelope for safe delivery. I will not be able to ship outside the continental U.S.
  • The earrings are made with jewelry findings and a variety of beads. The posts are "crimped" to ensure that they do not fall out, as can be seen in the pictures below. They wiggle easily into the doll's ears, and can be removed.

Here are the styles I have available:

Halloween Inspired:
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Abbey Bominable Inspired:
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If there seems to be interest in my earrings, I will make more. If you are interested, or have any questions, please don't hesitate to PM me.

I'm also selling a lot of flawed G3 My Little Ponies and a pair of NIB retired American Girl doll shoes on Mercari. I have some new American Girl clothing items listed on eBay as well. I will not do business for those items off of Mercari or eBay.

Thanks for looking! :biggrin:

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My old thread about doll beds was locked, so I decided to make a new one. Plus, I've made a lot more beds since then. :)

So, about two years ago, I discovered this YouTuber: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJFDb15TQ9fYvwojqYqbSXQ

Her name is Dolls, Toys, and Games Gal and she is AMAZING!!!! She makes homemade doll beds using Smooth Foam Blocks. So awhile ago I decided to go buy some crafting supplies and make some of my own. The first bed I made was for Rosabella Beauty. Over the past years, I've made tons of doll beds. I thought I'd share a few pics.

The bed starts out as a Smooth Foam Block from Michael's. Then you hot glue some fabric to the block to act as a bed sheet. Next you make a footboard and a headboard, then you make a blanket and pillow(s). Finally you add details, and: ta-da! You have your very own doll bed. You can find pics of mine on my Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/142563150@N04/albums/72157686849539980

I've recently added pictures of Wydowna Spider, Clawdia Wolf, and Apple White's beds.

I also got the idea from Dolls, Toys, and Games Gal to make rooms for my dolls. She buys shelves and glues on wallpaper and floors, but I don't have space for tons of shelves, so I decided to make the wallpaper and floors removable. Basically I glue the wallpaper and floors to foam board and Velcro the foam board to the shelves.

At least that's my idea now. I originally had the idea to make a foldable room I could insert into the shelves, using hinges for the foldable parts. Unfortunately, the hinges were too thick and the walls wouldn't fit. But, instead of redoing the whole thing, I just put the room on top of my shelves. But I'll be using the velcro method from now on. ;)

Anyways, I made a room for Clawdeen, Howleen, and Clawdia using the hinges method. You can find pictures of it near the end of my Flickr album.

Well, I hope you ghouls and mansters like them! I'll post more pictures as I make more beds (I'm currently working on Meeshell's :) ).

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Monster Discussion / Never mind!
« on: December 20, 2016, 07:30:05 AM »
So I received a package of used Monster High dolls in the mail. They came with clothes and accessories, some of which I can't figure out which dolls they belong to. I'm also having trouble identifying two dolls. I think they're Picture Day Lagoona and Gloom Beach Cleo but I can't be sure. I've included some pictures below, hopefully you guys will know. Thanks so much! :)

I believe this is Picture Day Lagoona.
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Is this Gloom Beach Cleo?
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I think the dress and necklace are Cleo's, though not sure which release, and I think the shorts are Lagoona's? I have no idea who the shirt belongs to, if it even is Monster High.
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Buy/Sell/Trades / respositob's Wish List
« on: September 14, 2016, 02:50:28 PM »
About time I made a post in the Wanted section! :) Right now, I'm not interested in buying anything, so this is kinda an ongoing list. So, here we go!

Monster High
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Ever After High:
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My Little Pony
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Barbie:
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Bratz:
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18 Inch Dolls
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Okay, that's it for now, but I assure you, this wish list will be growing in the future! :biggrin:

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Catrine's Art Studio / Homemade Doll Beds
« on: September 06, 2016, 08:32:59 AM »
So, about a year ago, I discovered this YouTuber: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJFDb15TQ9fYvwojqYqbSXQ Her name is Dolls, Toys, and Games Gal and she is AMAZING!!!! She makes homemade doll beds using Smooth Foam Blocks. So I decided to go buy some crafting supplies and make some of my own. The first bed I made was for Rosabella Beauty. But to be honest, I don't have a picture of that since the bed is away in storage and I didn't feel like dragging it out. I do have a really bad picture of it on my Instagram, though I don't know if I'm allowed to post a link to that here. Anyways, over the past year, I've made tons of doll beds. I thought I'd share a few pics.

The bed starts out as this:
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Then you hot glue some fabric to the block to act as a bed sheet. Next you make a footboard and a headboard, then you make a blanket and pillow(s). Finally you add details and you end up with something like this:
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Or:
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Or even:
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Well, I hope you ghouls and mansters like them! I'll be posting more pictures soon! 

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So tell me, what is the coolest thing you've ever found at a garage sale or flea market? It doesn't even have to be Monster High related. I'm just curious to see what kind of treasures everyone here has found!  :biggrin:

I've just gotten into this garage sale and flea market thing, but the coolest thing I've probably ever found was a bunch of My Little Ponies from the early 2000s. I know its not very impressive, but as I said, I just started going to garage sales and flea markets. Anyways, each pony was $2.50 each but the woman selling them gave us a discount and I bought eight pre-loved ponies for $17.

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I want to like the curvy Barbie dolls, I really do. I'm not discriminating, I'm curvy myself, but I just don't like their outfits and because they're fuller-figured, I don't know if I could swap out any clothes. I also can't sew... Another doll I want to like is DC Super Hero Girls Harley Quinn. I want to love her. I really want to love her. But I just can't. Maybe it's the molded on tights...IDK. So, are there any dolls you really want to like, but just can't?

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Are the Ever After High Signatures with facial expressions legit or not? I don't mean the budget ones. I mean the full on Signatures with accessories. I really want to find them so I can redress them. I usually don't redress dolls but I want a few I can redress. So I've being waiting to buy more Signatures until Mattel comes out with ones with expressions. If they're not legit, then I'm gonna go ahead and buy more Signatures. If anyone knows anything please respond. Thanks!

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Okay, so as I mentioned before I'm getting the SDCC Raven Queen. But I don't know if I should take her out of the box or not. I only want to if she comes with a stand, though. What do you guys think? And does she come with a stand?

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Brags / Guess What I Got For Christmas (or am going to get, anyways)?!
« on: December 18, 2015, 03:10:23 PM »
Okay, so I was looking on eBay with my mom looking at San Diego Comic Con exclusive Raven Queen. I kept saying how much I wanted her for Christmas, and my mom said, "Since it's so obvious I'm gonna get her for you, why don't I just order it right now?" I squealed. So I'm not allowed to open her until Christmas, but I'm super-duper excited! I finally got my hands on a Comic Con doll! Yeah!

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