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Monster Discussion / Draculaura Pre and Post Reboot, Differences?
« on: June 26, 2018, 02:27:12 AM »
*blows dust off this account* I haven't been on the Arena in AGES!! lol - Still absolutely love all of my dolls, and MH/EAH in general. Just Life... finds a way - of leaving me no time to hang out with dolly friends. ^_^ (high fives for you if you see what I did there. haha.)

Anyway!!

I've been thinking about getting a post-reboot Draculaura doll. While she was never really a favorite of mine, I do adore cute dolls, and I was noticing that she seems a heck of a lot cuter now. I think it's because her eyes are bigger, but I was wondering - Is her mold actually the same? Is it just her paint job that gives her a wider eyed look?

Also, has her skin tone changed? I've seen some photos where she actually looks to have a 'normal'/human skin tone, rather than her signature pale pink. Can anyone confirm?

What I really think I want to do is to get a post-reboot D'Lala with her bigger eyes and cuter expression, and put her head on an EAH Bunny Blanc body, so that I'll have a "little sister" Draculaura. I think it would be adorable!! I just don't know if I'm imagining these differences or what. Is it all in my head?? Have I finally gone dolly crazy?? XD

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Ever After High Discussion / Way Too Wonderland Kitty's tail?
« on: July 23, 2017, 12:42:58 AM »
I just finally got her tonight, and while I love her, I was a bit surprised to find that WTW Kitty's tail seems to not be removable like MH tails are! Should I just tug harder? Is there a trick to it? Or is it not removable?

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Customs / Shrinking wigs?
« on: March 01, 2017, 11:32:03 PM »
Has anyone ever tried to shrink a larger doll's wig, to fit a smaller doll's head? Any idea how to go about doing such, or whether it'd work?

Specifically wigs with an inner plastic lining, like Novi Star wigs, for example, or Bratzilla wigs. I have some of these, and it'd be cool if they could somehow be made to fit MH/EAH, since I don't particularly like them on the dolls they're intended for...

Thoughts appreciated!!

I was almost thinking of setting one of them onto a base head, the size that I want, (a bald one of course) and then applying heat to sort of form the plastic to the head. With a blow dryer. But... I'm afraid that'd just melt the hair of the wig.

What about cutting small sections away? Sort of thinking that'd just lead to tangled bits of hair and shards of plastic and not much good.


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Ever After High Discussion / Location of keyhole on boxes?
« on: February 19, 2017, 12:08:57 PM »
I told my sister I would seek the collective wisdom of the forum folks on this one...

I got my sister the set of EAH HatTastic girls for her birthday. (Except for Maddie) - The little keyhole cutout is located on the side of the book spine of the box on all of them, except for Cerise. On hers, it's on the back, just above her character art.

Does anyone know why this might be? If you still have your HT girls in boxes, are yours the same? We're really curious why such a random little difference!


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I just noticed that there isn't one! And I know we have a few fans of Novi Hybrids on this board! So hey - Lets share those pics, shall we?? :D

I'll start by introducing my cute little copper girl, Quartzette!







Mae Tallick, I imagine, could be repainted just about any color to match a Monster High body! I kind of want to try doing another hybrid in a different color, some time. But I think she looks just lovely in copper with a Robecca body. :D

I'll introduce my others soon, but in the meantime - - Lets see yours!! :D

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Clawdeen's Closet / Shahaila made dresses for my girls!! :D
« on: May 20, 2016, 05:55:05 PM »
And I'm IN LOVE WITH THEM!!! :D

Shahaila was awesome enough to work out a trade with me! I had a doll that she wanted, and I love her sewing work - and decided I'd much rather have a few cute cute handmade dresses than silly old money any day! ^_^

This occurred a while ago, and I'd been meaning to take pictures! Been thwarted by life in general, and then by the weather once I finally did get outside for photos. I only got a few before it started to rain! Ah well. Check out the gorgeous custom dresses!!!! :D

First up is Indra, my little stormy rainbow!




And then here's the lovely Bonita Calaveras in her new dress!:

(I liked her better in her shelf shots than outside haha)

With her sister Skelita, from my Instagram:

(Sketalia Zelf says hi too ^_^)

Aren't these dresses MAGICAL??? :D I can't thank Shahaila enough!!! :D

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Monster Discussion / What's up with Manny Taur's jacket anyway?
« on: May 19, 2016, 08:48:09 PM »
I'm confused!!

I'm really lucky in that my sister just found me a Manny! :D I'll be getting him for my birthday. Which I'm supposed to forget about somehow between now and then. HAHAHA I don't see that happening. I'm SO EXCITED! :D

However - He came without his jacket! And - I see that this seems to be a common thing with Manny dolls. So my sister tasked me with finding him a jacket.

I'm browsing e-bay and - there seem to be TONS of Manny jackets available! Does anyone know why this is? And how to tell which ones are real and which ones are knockoffs? I mean, I'm kinda thinking the ones that ship from China are probably mass produced fakes. Or am I off base?

Did he not come with a jacket originally when bought at SDCC? So many questions haha. ^_^;;


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Well, I finally caved in and bought myself a Marisol today. ^_^ I'd waffled on her for a bit, and then decided I didn't want her... And then randomly browsed pics of her on Instagram and that was it, I just had to have her LOL. So I used an OLD OLD Ross gift card from my sister, and ... voila! Mari is home with me now. :)

But... upon trying to re-dress her, I seem to have over estimated the amount of things that could be stretched over those big feet and would work to fit her. Uh. Oops?

SO! I'm hoping some of you lovely folks can show me some pics of YOUR Marisol Coxi in different outfits, for some inspiration! :) :)

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Customs / Closest blond to match Blondie Lockes' hair? (TTW version)
« on: April 13, 2016, 01:05:55 PM »
I'm re-styling TTW Blondie's hair into pigtails, and I need a bit of blonde hair to fill in where bald spots show in the back, now. Anyone have any tips for which hair (from restoredolls.com preferably) most closely matches hers?

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Ever After High Discussion / EAH Cowl/shoulder/neck doohickeys?
« on: April 04, 2016, 09:24:25 PM »
Not sure what to call them...

But can anyone suggest other dolls (EAH or MH, really, but I know EAH probably has more) that have elaborate neck and shoulder type jewelry pieces, besides sig Ginger? Things like this:

Thanks :)

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Trades / Traded!
« on: March 25, 2016, 11:52:27 PM »
It's a long shot probably, but... I'm not a coffee drinker or a Starbucks fan in general... but I'd love to trade this $10 gift card for some of my wish list items! :D PM me if interested and we'll work out details. Woo! :)

(Hope this is allowed! Apologies if not!)


Traded! Mods please remove this if you like. :)

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I just got a whole huge lot of MLP: FiM toys, mini figures, vinyl figures, etc... I'd like to resell them. But I honestly have no idea who they are or what they're worth. I was hoping maybe someone here might be willing to take a look at some photos and give me some ideas of what I should price this stuff at?

Hope I've put this in the right place. And thanks in advance!

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Customs / Ari Roma, Ari Roma, let down your hair!!
« on: February 22, 2016, 01:21:29 PM »
lol

So I'm really gun shy about trying anything on dolls with purple hair, ever since I fried the hair on my GS Spectra beyond repair.

But... I have an Ari Roma novi star, with her big poofy curly pigtails, and I'm trying to get her hair straightened out. I've tried warm water and lots of brushing, but all that happened is that now they're big poofs without any real curls to speak of, just... frizz. 

I'm going to try some soap or shampoo of some sort next, but I figured I'd throw it out there... Any advice for removing extreme curliness?

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Catrine's Art Studio / Iris and Manny wall paper!
« on: January 20, 2016, 10:00:37 PM »
I wasn't sure where to stick this... whipped it up on a whim, and figured some others might enjoy it. It's such a cute pic of those two...! <3



I take no credit for the art of course! It's from this book and the background stuff is from Iris's profile on monsterhigh.com (which lacks a Manny profile! :/ ) ... Enjoy! :)

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Draculaura's Darkroom / Myrcury's photo thread! :D
« on: January 08, 2016, 09:30:33 PM »
I keep not really knowing where to stick pictures, so... I decided to start my own thread. ^_^

I'll kick it off with a pair of photos I've taken of my Calaveras twins, Bonita and Skelita!

Bonita got a new dress today:

^ I title this shot - "Midnight in the Skull Garden" lol

And here's her sister, Skelita, in a similar photo I took a while back:

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Off Topic / Plushies, anyone? :3
« on: December 30, 2015, 06:06:44 PM »
A friend of mine on Facebook posted a photo of her collection of plush toys. It inspired me to take some pictures of my own collection - and since I've spent the last few days in my room cleaning it all up and getting organized, rearranging furniture, hanging doll shelves, etc. - I figured now was as good a time as any!

Then I thought I'd come share my photos with my fellow toy lovers here in this fine community for such - and was also wondering if any of you also have a plush collection? :)

Most of mine are from my childhood and teen-hood, and I just can't part with them. I have added a few others, more toward the collector end of things, in the last few years. Like my TMNT plushies I just got for Christmas. :)

Anyways, pics!


The majority! The large teddy bear on the far right is my first plush toy - had him since I was a baby. Him, the chubby hippo, the Raphael (ninja turtle) and the little gingerbread guy are the only ones that reside in my bed. The others on the bed have little spots around my room when not being photographed and such. :)

My Giraffes and turtles (of the ninja and non-ninja variety):

(Upper left corner you can see the swinging monkey that hangs on my closet door. I also have a long limbed monkey that hangs out on my doorknob)

My Powerpuff collection:


My 80's plush and toy collection:


I also have a handmade plush doll of one of my original characters (the same one in doll form in my icon), a Marvin the Martian that hangs out up there nearby the Powerpuffs, a collection of Nightmare Before Christmas characters in plush form, and a small Hellboy beanie, that didn't get in on the photo action lol. :)

Well...! Lets see yours! Unless I'm the only 30-something with 100-something plush toys, here... lol

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... I'm going to go ahead and do so, since I'm making the post anyway. If it isn't allowed, please feel free to delete! Just... hoping for some input I guess.

Long story short, I'm getting rid of some books on Illustration. One is a software guide, and one is a collection of illustration art from Japan, from 1991. I poked around on Amazon and found that the former is going for a decent amount of money, and the latter for quite a bit more. I'm very surprised at this.

...However I don't know if it would be a waste of time to try to sell either one. Because just because these books are listed at those prices, doesn't mean they're selling for those prices. :/

Um. Help? Am I sitting on a gold mine? Or... probably not? lol I'm so clueless when it comes to online sales other than Etsy haha.

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hehehehe!! Been dying to share this, since it was a gift for RL friend and forum member Robina, and she finally opened it today. (We did an advent calendar giftie exchange :3)

Robina is Howleen obsessed, so I decided she should have a special gathering place for all of her mischievous monsterettes! Her pack of punks! Her... Howleens! :)

It started as just a blank little wooden chair. I added acrylic paint and some highly appropriate washi tape and it becaaaaaaame...!







I added lots of fun painted details that pertain to the character in question!











Action shot with my one and only Howleen lol:

^Also pictured, the custom Clawdeen Zelf I made :) hehe




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Draculaura's Darkroom / Lets see your dolls and their pets! :D
« on: December 22, 2015, 01:53:45 PM »
Thought this might be fun, and I don't see a thread like this yet...! :)

Robina and I gifted each other a lot of little animals for Christmas this year - and now our dolls have lots of little pet friends! So I figured I'd start a thread to show some of my pics with them, and see if anyone else has dolls with pets to show! :)

Here's Gooliope and her new friend, the ... uh ... puppy butterfly thing? XD


And I posted this one in the daily pics thread, but - Howleen got a puppy friend!


Here's one of my newest dolls (also a gift from Robina hehe) with her strange but sweet LPS pet:


And my Novi Stars with their pets!:

Those tiny little LPS ones are perfect for Novi Stars, I think. ^_^

Lets see some of yours! :)

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Draculaura's Darkroom / Show me your dolls in rooms/doll houses!
« on: November 18, 2015, 02:42:08 PM »
I wanted to share a few photos of a doll room I made myself using a tutorial by the wonderful My Froggy Stuff on YouTube, but since I'm a fan of all things miniature, I wanted to open up a thread to see everyone else's dolly houses and rooms, if you have any to show! :D

This little room is made of and packs neatly back into a cereal box! It's PERFECT for taking quick, cute snapshots of my dolls so I can show their outfits while I'm playing with them! (Which is how I entertain a certain friend and forum member while she's at work all night lol :))

I also love all things Halloween, so I had to make my little room all Halloween themed! :)


My mom made the little chair out of a paper towel roll! :D There's a desk, a shelf, and a bed in there too! :)

Here's a redressed Oppie chillin in my little room!



Wydowna seems interested in the stuff up on the shelf ^_^


And the creepy creatures that have inhabited the room. ^_^

More pics with re-dressed dollies under the spoiler!:
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

Bonus pic! The miniature books I made for the shelf in the room:


So lets see your doll rooms/houses!! :D

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