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Monster Discussion / Re: Meowlody's hair discoloration?!
« on: April 21, 2017, 08:27:16 PM »
All of my Frankies and Abbeys hair has yellowed a bit too.  It may be that that hair color is prone to yellowing a bit, as most all white things seem to do.  It seems to be even throughout all of her hair so I can't imagine the glue is the source of the problem.

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Customs / Re: Long time no see! (Watermelon Venus)
« on: April 14, 2017, 06:00:53 PM »
Thanks everyone!

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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:

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Customs / Re: Tips on reshaping ears?
« on: April 05, 2017, 04:54:44 PM »
My SO and I have reshaped mh ears.  It was a combo of x-acto and sanding.  If you want to do some sanding all you have to do is freeze the head first so you have a harder surface to work with.  It's an older thread but here it is.
http://mharena.com/index.php/topic,5141.msg120785.html#msg120785

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Customs / Re: What do you do with the bodies?
« on: March 25, 2017, 11:59:58 AM »
When I was a more high volume customizer, I kept them around for spare parts.  Unless they are highly sought after bodies, I found that it was never worthwhile to sell them so I usually ended up tossing them.

personally i put a random head on them, that's also in my unneccesary pile. and then gift/sell them secondhand. A child that can't afford a new doll gets one, and since the head is just one i needed the body from, not a bad head, the children also get a good doll. just one with less articulation.
This is an awesome idea!  If I had more heads in the past I would have done this  :biggrin:

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Customs / Re: Bonita Femur Color Match Question--Bodyswap Suggestions?
« on: March 04, 2017, 09:47:51 PM »
Somebody call me?  ;)
It would be a bit more work then a body replacement, but Bonita can be modded to be less skeletal.  I've since sold her, but here's my modded bonita next to a bonita who just had details painted in-

I filled in the chest and replaced her arms with gigi arms.  Hope that helps!

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Draculaura's Darkroom / Re: Daily Photo Thread
« on: February 26, 2017, 07:31:14 PM »
Thanks you guys  <3
Frankie is wearing a wig, no way was I gonna try rerooting that hard vinyl  ^^;

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Draculaura's Darkroom / Re: Daily Photo Thread
« on: February 26, 2017, 12:16:11 PM »
I haven't been active here much, but I just had to show off how awesome my girl looks in this chair I found at walmart  ^^;

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

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Trader Support / Re: So... Is this reborn kit seller on Ebay legit?
« on: February 14, 2017, 12:36:54 PM »
Wow, I never thought I'd be fascinated by a reborn doll  :blink:
Let's see, I did a little digging and found the same sculpt here:
http://aussierebornsupplies.org/products/sphynx-cat-reborn-16-kit-special-body-and-eyes
That does seem to be a full kit listed there as opposed to just the pieces on ebay, maybe that will help you with the question of is it legit?  I wish I could help more, but I know little about reborn kits as is  ^^;

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I'm just going to agree that my feelings match what others have been saying.  I'm not mad, that would be a rather strong feeling to have for a doll line.
If the reboot is working for mattel, great. MH before the reboot was on a downward spiral, and not the same mh that pulled me in.   I will just be sad that the reboot is not for me.
Gimmicky dolls and less articulated ones aside, the reboot has brought less character overload, the original ghouls getting more monstery details, and when it isn't the minidress apocalypse they have some cute outfits (if a bit pattern overload, but that's another rant).
What doesn't work for me?  Everyone having a similar cutesy face.  The sameness and generic cuteness isn't something I desire.  I just feel like they could have made them feel younger without them getting so similar and baby eyed.  Maybe I justed get a bit grouchy about everyone ranting and raving about them looking their proper age when my girlfriend and I were always mistaken for being way older then we were  ^^;

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Customs / Re: Body Matches(MH, EAH, Novi, EG)
« on: December 06, 2016, 07:01:50 PM »
Anyone know what doll would best match the purple Sea Monster CAM? I'm thinking Jane but I'm not sure.
Jane is the closest match, but she is more purple to the sea monster cams blue/indigo.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Hands, hands and no more hands!
« on: December 06, 2016, 03:06:57 PM »
Wait, what, no more replacement parts?

Could you buy some G2 Frankie hands, would they work? I have only two reboot dolls but haven't really noticed any differences with their arms so far, are they that different?
I don't see why one couldn't do this, although I'm pretty sure you'd have to sand the pegs down.  The hands would look fine, but the fore arms would look a little off because reboot dolls are overall thicker.

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Monster Discussion / Re: "Party Dolls" Abbey, Rochelle, and Venus
« on: November 28, 2016, 07:56:17 PM »
I really love the look on Abbey the most out of the three and Rochelle's the least, which is disappointing because Rochelle is my fav MH character. Abbey is what I'll definitely be buying from this series.
Another disappointment is what others mentioned where Rochelle is missing her claw hands. So it's definitely a "nope" for me on that one.
Venus is cool, but she's never been a character I adored so that's a pass too.
Overall I'm glad they're adding more accessories and great details again when I thought that had been all but lost from Mattel to cut costs.

I've considered going to the parts store to remedy this problem - now that I realize that Rochelle is missing her claws, she joins Lagoona in the list of dolls that I'll probably be replacing their hands.

The old hands won't fit the newer dolls. The peg is different unfortunately. So unless they make the webbed and clawed hands with the new peg they are unfortunately stuck with what they come with.

I really can't wait to find these girls I need Rochelle.
I've gotten old hands to work with the newer dolls.  I think if I remember right I just used a brush on sealant to make the peg thick enough to work.

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Customs / Re: Custom Dolls by Myrcury! (10/30: Pumpkin Girl! (Page 7!))
« on: October 30, 2016, 08:08:37 AM »
First off, all of your customs of lovely, but Pumpkin girl is amazing!  The hair, the outfit, her faceup, everything!  I adore her <3.  We could always use more pumpkins here as far as I'm concerned!

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Draculaura's Darkroom / Re: Cat Faces/Molds
« on: October 23, 2016, 09:54:05 AM »
Meowlody, persephone, and catrine all share the same face mold, toralei and catty share the same face mold and then the cat cam has her own unique mold  :)

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Monster Discussion / Re: Party Hair Draculaura
« on: October 14, 2016, 01:23:08 AM »
Wow, I actually really like this drac  :blink:  In a way her makeup colors and hair are reminding me of collector's draculaura.
I don't need to get her.... She's less articulated and we already have a reboot drac here... But I like her!  Dilema.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Monster High Minis Discussion
« on: October 11, 2016, 05:15:58 PM »
The halloween ones aren't online are they? I mean if they are then I may as well order a lot and just pick the collection out with codes and return the unopened ones
Sadly, only on eBay for exorbitant prices  :|  I'd be willing to buy a set from eBay if I wasn't going to spend more then $5 on each mini, but that's a pipe dream and I accept that  :( ($10+ for a mini blind bag, even if it's halloween themed, just isn't worth it...)

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Monster Discussion / Re: Monster High Minis Discussion
« on: October 10, 2016, 04:55:31 PM »
No halloween minis in Colorado, either.  I sure hope we'll get them even if it's late, but my hope keeps dwindling...

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Draculaura's Darkroom / Re: Daily Photo Thread
« on: October 05, 2016, 10:56:10 AM »
I love all the shots of the minis <3 That is also an awesome pet with doll photo, badgeridoo!  My pets would not nearly be as patient  ^^;
As for my contribution, rolling with my current favorite crafting project my jack o lantern girl got some siblings!

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