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This is a quick tutorial on how I make my own custom fashion doll stands.

Original tutorial is located on my site
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I've been asked a few times and seen plenty of people asking otherwise, how do you remove an MH doll's factory paint. So here's a basic guide to getting your MH doll ready for customising (。・ω・。)

Tutorials on how to design your repaint and how to go about the process of making it over to come soon!

Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions/
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Sorry it's a bit hard to read, but i wanted to make this real quick. At some point, whenever i write this down as a book, there will be a better version in print. For now, i hope this helps. :3
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finished couch [link]
before photo [link]

Part One [link]
Part Two [link]
Part Three [link]
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[link] << shameless self-advertising: open for BJD Commissions!

FIRST, I've put time and effort to drawing this, so credits please if you use it :> .
The numbers are diameter of the ball joints , the neck part is also a 2cm (missed that orz). This is for a double jointed 25cm BJD. Click download for full view (A4 sized).

NOW FOR THE TUTORIAL LINKS OUT (because I don't do tutorials, at least not for now) :
Okay I've been lusting for those resin made people thingies for more than a year now and since I'm still a poor idiot there's still a long way to go if I'm gonna get one so... since I'm a crafter, why don't I make one myself? So I've been searching all around and found quite some useful tutorials (some through months of agonizing search) and here to help out you interested people to lessen unneeded pain in the world :D

Here is a collection of links out to tutorials and resources for making BJDs, from top to bottom and from scratch. Which means everything you need to start making your BJD! Additional things (clothes,faceups, items, furniture) NOT included as there are many tutorials about them already.

There's also a forum for BJD makers called The Joint [link] (thx ~Security16 for the great suggestion)


LINKS:

[link] -Aimi-doll < In japanese, but contains alot of pictures. Covers the whole process of making a BJD,including eyes and hair. Mainly uses air drying clay.

[link] - Noah's dolls < Covers the process of making the body, uses styrofoam, sawdust, stone clay and epoxy resin.

[link] < gallery containing close-up shots of ball joints.

[link] -DreamsCreator SHUEN <the record of making a doll's head.

[link] -Nonidolls <wefting hairs tutorial for wig making.

[link] -Parabox < Making a wig from wefts

[link] < wig making. Personally, I find the wig cap part quite nice.

[link] < Eye making tutorial by ~ramaon

[link] (@DenOfAngels) < Eyelash making tutorial.

EXTRA :
[link] & [link] -DreamsCreator SHUEN < not about making the doll, but the scene for photographing. Very cool xD

NOTE :
*Stone clay= Paper clay= Air drying clay= LaDoll clay. Basicly they're the same. That took me long enough to understand.

*advice :
1. read through all the instructions
2. read as many tutorials as you can because you may find that some parts are applicable somewhere else, even if the whole thing may not be so good.
3. try out other ways of doing anything
4. be versatile and be very creative !
5. Find references . LOTS of them. You'll need them :)
6. Measurement charts for commercially available BJDs help too.

* The DenOfAngels (DOA) forum is a very informative site for BJD stuff.

Though I'm still finding the materials to make one, I would be jealous happy if anyone would show me what they made through these tutorials^^ links to your masterpieces are welcome desu!

Ask any questions, I'll see if I can answer :) and if you find other helpful tutorials please comment so i can add them to the list <3

ATTENTION : I did not make all the tutorials and they belong to their respective owners. Credits go to them too so thank them, not me :)

I will be updating this from time to time if i find more tutorials on doll making, so stay tuned for more!
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A quick tutorial in restringing a BJD. It's a basic type body, nothing fancy. Just covers the basics.

I am not an expert on BJDs, I do not consider myself an expert but if you have any questions I will do my best to answer them.

Appologies about the photo quality. It got dark when we started doing this.

I injured myself so ~MrBlueSuit helped me out.

Edit: Added a darker font to make it clearer to read. Hope that helps!
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Youtube video > [link]

Faceup Stories is a new project where I share videos of faceup painting and other BJD related topics. Every week there will be a new video uploaded on my Youtube Channel.


Previous videos:





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You can find me on:
Blogger: [link]
Facebook: [link]
Flickr: [link]
Twitter: @nicolles_dreams
Youtube: [link]
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Youtube video > [link]

Faceup Stories is a new project where I will share videos of faceup painting and other BJD related topics. Every week there will be a new video uploaded on my Youtube Channel.

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You can find me on:
Blogger: [link]
Facebook: [link]
Flickr: [link]
Twitter: @nicolles_dreams
Youtube: [link]
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Fun design sketches for everyone's favorite pals Gumball and Darwin!

Belongs to CN, Ben Bocquelet,etc!
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This is a tutorial I drew up to help someone who had some questions for me regarding making custom Monster High dolls. Sorry for the fairly poor-quality photos. I don't have a proper digital camera right now and they were snapped on my cell phone, but big details aren't needed for this.

If you're a kid, please obtain permission from your parents before you start customizing a doll. I won't be held responsible if anyone gets in trouble with their folks.

Also, I'm completely freaking serious about the acetone. Don't play with that stuff. Wear gloves.

IMPORTANT ADDITION: *KPenDragon's passed on the information to me that predictably so the acetone is not only damaging to the BODIES of the dolls but it will eat through it the plastic. So unless you want a holey doll for your custom, if you need to remove body markings, like on a Frankie doll, sand it down and don't use a chemical to remove it.

Upcoming tutorials, featuring PROPER photos (yay camera shopping) will cover rehairing a doll, full body painting, body dying, and resculpting. Thanks for looking! I hope I've helped.

The needle-nosed pliers I use are specifically round tipped jewelry pliers made by Beadalon. They're a bit pricier than other brands but the quality shows.
- Beadalon - I use these, specifically, part Part# 201E-003. I bought mine at A.C. Moore where they were selling for $12.

MONSTER HIGH TUTORIALS BY ME:
* Monster High Body Preparation (you are here)
* Monster High dolls: wigs

NOVI STARS TUTORIALS BY ME:
* Novi Stars Body Preparation
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