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Customs / Long time no see! (Watermelon Venus)
« on: April 08, 2017, 03:37:58 PM »
It's been a long time since I've posted here.  Truth is I don't do much with customizing monster high anymore, but sometimes I feel like picking it up again.  That's when I rush out to the store and grab the doll who is inspiring me most!  Today that doll was party venus, with watermelon as my inspiration.

I repainted her in acrylics and found a fitting outfit. I didn't intend for her to end up with so much attitude, but oh well!  I had a lot of fun making her and I hope you all like her too  :biggrin:

Sales / Firecracker’s sales, -All sold for now!-
« on: February 23, 2017, 03:22:18 PM »
-All sold for now!-

Sales / Etsy customs *updated 9/09* Coupon code!
« on: June 22, 2016, 10:55:10 AM »
All odds n ends doll are gone
I have a coupon code for everyone here!
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Interested in custom monster high dolls?  Then check out TheMonsterEmporium, home of my customized monsters! Here is just a sample of many of the customs listed!

So, I have been pulling out older customs and dolls lately as I've been clearing out before I move, when I came upon this old reroot I did.  She was made way before great scarrier reef was a thing.

Now, I'm wondering if I should leave her as is, or find a great scarrier reef clawdeen for a body swap and make a very colorful mermaid!  I would love to hear everyone's opinion  :biggrin:

Customs / -MHA Custom Swap- *Cancelled*
« on: August 19, 2015, 06:27:15 PM »
Admin Edit: Due to lack of interest/participation this Swap has been cancelled for the time being.
Thank you

Welcome to the MHA's second custom swap, which I am excited to be your host for!  This is a custom monster high swap with ever after high also being accepted.  Beginners, experts, and everyone in-between are all welcome to join!  There will be BEGINNER and ADVANCED categories.

The theme of this swap is open-ended!  Get to know your partner, then do your best to wow them  :biggrin:
Each swap box must contain one custom doll made by you!

Signups: 8/19 to 9/4
Partners assigned by: 9/6
First Check in: 9/27
Progress Picture Required:  10/25
Final Check in: 11/15
Shipping: 11/15 - 11/21

Everyone should get their boxes right before the winter holidays start up  :party:

- You have to be a member for at least 3 months and have a post count of 50 or more.
- You must be 16 years or older to participate in the swap
- Have at least 3 or more positive seller/trader/swap feedbacks here, the MLPA, or on other places such as Ebay.
-You must be able to provide me with 2-3 complete examples of your past work.  This is especially important because this will help me determine your skill level and who your partner will be!
- All swap items must be sent in a box, no bubble mailers.
- You have to be willing to ship internationally.  I make no guarantees about shipping preferences.
- Communication is vital to a great swap, so you must post at least once a week to the swap thread and make the check ins on time.  If you do not post for 2 weeks and do not make the check-ins, you will be removed from the swap and appropriate feedback left.
- Do not reveal your partner's name or your in progress swap work!  Half the fun is the surprise.  When you ship your swap box please enclose a card with your arena name.

Read all that?  Awesome! Please PM me with the following info to join-
Your Arena name and your real name
A secure address to receive shipments
Email address outside of the MHA that you can easily be contacted at
Your birthday
A link to your feedback
Examples of your past work, at least 2 or 3
Your shipping preferences
Is there anything in your house (pets, smoke, etc) to which your partner may be sensitive?
Will you be in the Beginner or Advanced category?
Rate your customizing level on a scale from 1 to 10, 1 being never attempted a custom and 10 being a seasoned veteran.
Do you have any preferences I should know about for matching purposes?
Would you accept a box from a beginner?

Welcome to the swap:

1. GreysPrincess

Draculaura's Darkroom / Show me Wydowna!
« on: August 05, 2015, 12:18:45 PM »
I admit, this is a bit of a plea for help.  I recently downsized my normal dolls to a grand total of four, wydowna being one of them, but for the life of me she's hard to work with now that I can give her more attention.  I have a chest full of MH clothing, but 90% of it doesn't work for wydowna  :cry:
So please, bring on the wydowna spam!  Prove me wrong, make me fall back in love with the spider <3

9/5 Updated with what's available and what isn't
Lowered a few prices!
I'm finally getting rid of all my extra dolls and odds and ends, so here they are!
First off, I am in the US and unless you ask shipping quotes will be for a bubble mailer.  Anywhere outside of the US will be quoted for a box for shipping.  I do have cats, but they aren't allowed near the dolls.  If you have any questions feel free to ask!  Feel free to make offers too!  Holds are also held for 24 hours unless prior arrangements are made.  Now that that's done with, onto the dolls!
Complete Dolls
These dolls are more or less complete unless otherwise stated, and will come with the accessories and stand they are photographed with.

Scaritage Operetta Sold
Casta Fierce Sold
New Scaremester Jinafire $10

Oddballs and random pieces
Novi star hybrids- $13 each

Plastic curves pieces and torso

Plastic curves aligator tail Sold
Skeleton CAM Torso Sold
Plastic curves pink 6 armed torso $8
Plastic curves scorpian tail $4 Sold

10/11 Naia the Narwhal and 17' frankie repaint

8/30 17 Inch Amy and Lamia

8/6  Neon Steam Punk cupid! 

7/22 Update, Amy is back and badder then ever!

I figured I'd finally lump all my custom work into one thread!  It's also a great way for myself to keep track of all I've made, even if only half my work has made it here so far  ^^; .  They are ordered from newest down to the oldest, minus missing customs, with info about each ghoul and more pics under the spoiler tags.  I will periodically update this with not only newer customs, but old ones I'm finding.  Unless otherwise stated all repaints were done with acrylics.  Hope you all enjoy my work!
17" frankie repaint (dubbed sally)

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Naia the Narwhal

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17 inch Teenage Amy

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Lamia girl (made from Whisp)

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Neon Steampunk Cupid

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Amy Styxx, Daughter of the Succubus

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Pandora the CAM skeleton

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Trinity the triclops CAM

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Customized howleen

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Ruby the CAM witch

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Repainted Gooliope and accessories

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CAM Dragon

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Sugar Skull River Styxx

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Customized Frankie

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Luna, Custom river styxx

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Rosslynn Wells the alien

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Jackie Lantern

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Gregoria, Daughter of a griffin

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Rosa, rehaired skelita

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Kathy Lu, Daughter of Cthulu

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Older Customs
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Rehaired and deboned Bonita femur

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Gourdy, son of the headless horseman

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Nebula the alien cat

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Nora Feratu,

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Customized Toralei

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Morticia, daughter of the reaper

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Trades / Triclops CAM Torso for Skeleton CAM Torso?
« on: July 11, 2015, 05:47:02 PM »
I'm wondering if anyone would want to swap their Triclops torso + shoulders and thighs for the skeleton CAM torso + shoulders and thighs?  Let me know!

So I was messing with my collection and decided to try and fix up my skelly, whom I always thought it was odd that she leaned to one side a bit.  So I undressed her and as it turns out her spine and ribcage are at an angle  :cry:  I'm just wondering how I didn't notice this for the couple years I've had her now...
Anyone else had a skelita with this problem?  Or possible fixes?

Brags / New family member (New kitty!)
« on: June 21, 2015, 08:46:19 PM »
Recently PrincessSquishy and I realized we had extra space to have another cat, and then when we were getting pet supplies we stumbled upon this little beauty.  Suffice to say we couldn't leave her there, so I'm proud to show off our new little furbaby, Harley!

She came into the shelter with a litter of kittens, and she was still waiting for a family of her own a few weeks after they all got adopted.  When we brought her home, she decided she was home pretty much as soon as she walked out of her carrier, and she's one of the most friendly, affectionate kitties either of us has ever met.  I can't believe this little darling is part of our home, and that she didn't have a wait list or something for people wanting to adopt her.  Then again, I also wonder how the shelter got a pic of her looking like this-
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Just, how  :blink: 
Either way, I can't imagine life without this little fuzzball now <3.   

Sticky of fuzzy love!
BlueChaos 6/22/2015

Update 6/27 Gooliope Repaint
I got a ton of spare time this weekend so I also got to repaint my gooliope!

Update 6/26 CAM Dragon Repaint

She's rerooted in saran and painted with acrylics, as are all of my customs.  I have this bad habit of eye-balling dolls for sale and seeing baits :P

Original post:
After kinda suffering a wee bit of an art block I'm getting back into doing creative stuff  :biggrin: 
I am so sorry for the not so good photography, my camera skills are more then a little rusty  :blush:
Anyways, first up is a sugar skull inspired river styxx.

Next, is my version of an EAH Reaper, Gracie Reaper.  I just painted over duchess's faceup and gave her some painted skelita hands, while she attends EAH she can't fully materialize as a skeleton.

Now, this girl is what pretty much broke my art block /depression spell, basically I decided to give my poor wonky sig frankie a new lease on life!  I think she's a great mix of creepy and cute.

Finally these are some partial customs, a slightly repainted duchess on an obitsu body for my darling gf and catty with repainted lips.

Hope you all like them!

I haven't posted some customs in a while, I figured I'd fix that  :biggrin:
First up, this isn't your average dark elf.  My girlfriend loves the elder scroll games, so we decided she needed her favorite player character from Oblivion, Remy!

She was made from a triclops CAM I got ages ago who was super wonky, so I decided that would be the perfect bait.  If you're curious, this is pretty much the colors that the character is in game, the difference is that this is a gender bend of the original character.  I sanded off the spots and the third eye, painted the face in acrylics then got a bjd wig.  The pink is absolutely neon in real life, it's pretty awesome even if it makes clothing options hard with that bright blue.

Next is a super old custom of mine and PrincessSquishy's, but I realized she was never actually shared with you all.

This is Merill, our angelic character made from a draculaura.  I painted her faceup, PrincessSquishy did her yarn reroot, and her dress if from Jonnajonzon on etsy all finished off with wings from thronecoming cupid .  I think I'll actually give her some body freckling later, even if I'm ashamed of her off eye size she's still super cute.  Probably the only reason she's being shown, I have gotten way better at eyes since I made her like a couple years ago  ^^;

Another older custom.

I had a super wonky sig toralei, so in the past I gave her a super simple repaint, and I just have a fondness for kitty noses and mouths <3  Her reroot was done by PrincessSquishy in various colors of nylon.  I admit I didn't realize how fun this girl was until I started playing with her, I was planning on selling her  :P

Now, finally, updates I have made to my old customs!

I was playing with Novi stars a lot recently and loved the four fingered hands.  I decided to see how that would work on my custom Alien, Rosslynn!

I cut off her little finger and sanded it on each hand.  The result is very delicate small hands that look quite alien, I think they add to her extraterrestrial charm!

Finally, I loved River's body type, but being me I felt that she needed more bones, not less, so my custom Luna got a revision!

I painted on a rib cage and part of the spine on her with acrylics.  I think it really adds something, and even looks great when she wears normal clothing!

That's all for now, I hope to finish a bunch of my projects before summer classes start up!

Draculaura's Darkroom / Show me ghouls rule clawdeen!
« on: May 03, 2015, 10:38:49 AM »
I've recently fallen for this critter, and am trolling ebay and other sites to find my own  <3
But to tide me over, please show me yours!

Sales / Repaints/Reroots for sale -Out of date-
« on: April 18, 2015, 04:42:55 PM »
These dolls are no longer availible.

Customs / A bigfoot and a reaper!
« on: January 08, 2015, 11:58:01 AM »
I haven't done any customs for a while, so I figured I'd change that.
First, an older custom who has been sitting around for a while, I started on her waaay before we even knew about marisol's trademark.  Here is my custom bigfoot girl!

I made her before I really figured out the whole repainting skin tones on faces  ^^;  She was painted up with acrylics and is currently wearing a fur wig.
I'm hoping I might be able to rehome her someday once I can figure out something for her hair, as she will not be keeping the wig.

Second, my newly finished reaper girl!

I'm really proud of how I feel that she's both creepy and cute!  I just couldn't bond with river, and this is what happened.  She's also painted with acrylics, but she was rehaired with super thin yarn I found.  It didn't stop her pigtails from being super puffy anyway though  :P

I hope you all like them too!

Customs / A spider, alien, jellyfish, and rerooted skeleton!
« on: October 10, 2014, 02:51:02 PM »
I've been working on some customs after school, and even if a couple of these critters don't have outfits I figured I may as well share them before I get caught up in midterms!
First, a lavender spider!  I had a twyla custom I just wasn't getting behind, so I reinvented her!  I had a plastic curves torso, so I thought why not?

Sadly to use the plastic curves torso she had to lose the little sister body proportions, but I think it was worth it.  She has sea monster arms and legs I sanded the fins and tentacles off so that she can wear regular clothes without paint chipping.

Next, after my spider custom I had an extra twyla body, so with a lab design head, I created Rosslyn Wells!

I sanded off the nose and ears on the design lab head, then painted it to match twyla's skin tone.  I adore this girl, I always wanted a short little alien MH style!

Now, another custom who just kinda happened.  I always wanted a sea creature made from a spectra, and the only thing that came to mind was a jellyfish!

I also used a design lab head for her, I just love the versatility the facelessness gives.  I used yarn for her hair, it was the best way to give a bit of "poof" to her head.

Finally, a reroot I finished ages ago with PrincessSquishy's help, the create a monster skeleton in raven black hair!

Her body is a skelita body I painted white, then I modified the cam skeleton limbs to work with it so that her body is different from skelita's.

That's what I have today, hope you all like them!

Customs / Jacki Lantern and Ruby (Jack-o-lantern and a Witch)
« on: September 07, 2014, 01:55:48 PM »
I decided to share a couple of customs I was working on recently!
First, Jacki Lantern, inspired by Sakuya's awesome Jack-o-Lantern character.  Do excuse the pictures with that partial yarn wig I'm working on, I'm not the best at those kinds of things  ^^;
She has a nocturnal CAM head, so I also tried to get a picture of her glowing in the dark.

My other custom this time around is named Ruby, and she's daughter of the witch from Hansel and gretel's story.  She's a whole lot sweeter though, she'd make a great EAH character.  I decided to paint her eyes up to attempt to look like pieces of candy.  She also marks one of my few successful attempts at painting on some eye shadow.

And for consideration, In progress plans for the two of them-
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Hope you like them, I'm rather proud of them both!

Customs / Kathy Lu, Daughter of Cthulu!
« on: August 14, 2014, 02:27:02 PM »
After a lot of work, I'm proud to introduce you all to Kathy Lu!  A lot of you already know her from ANTM, at the time however, she was an incomplete custom.  I resented that for a while, but then set to work changing that! Without further adieu, the daughter of Cthulu-

Her face was repainted except for the eye brows.  I made the pupils blocky, to represent octopus eyes.
She is on a create a monster vampire body with parts and spare parts from other CAM's (sea monster and siren), and custom pieces from Plastic Curves mixed in.  I had to have tentacles on the child of Cthulu, didn't I?  Her large wings and shorter torso are from Plastic curves, the rest are CAM pieces painted to match Kathy's skin for mix and match for photo shoots.
Her torso is the "little sister" mold from Plastic Curves, as Kathy is shorter then the average ghoul but taller then howleen and twyla.
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Her spare parts allow me to pose her and switch body parts as I please to prevent paint chipping, so no outfits are banned from wear!  Like in this photo, where Kathy is wearing her monster high clothes-

So, how do you all feel about Kathy in her completed form, so to speak?  She's one of my most treasured ghouls now! Even if all that painting and hunting down parts took forever.

Customs / Help with a custom? (At a loss for inspiration)
« on: August 07, 2014, 12:37:50 PM »
I have this custom here that I've been working on, she's a combination of spare parts I've had sitting around and just started painting up.  Needless to say the original head I had for her ended up with a face up that makes her look like she's coo coo for coco puffs  ^^;  So she's in need of a new head now as I didn't want to work with the original face, and a monster/creature to be.  All I know is she is some kind of bird or something.
Keep in mind that the new face will also get a new face up, here are the extra heads I have on hand for her.

Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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