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Mad Hatter custom doll repaint by Noel Cruz

This custom repainted doll is now up on ebay for a 3-day auction. Auction ends Tuesday July 5th at 6 pm PST. Please click link below to view the auction:…?

Repaint transformation of Disney Store's 12-inch Mad Hatter doll to more faithfully replicate Johnny Depp's portrayal of the character.

Repaint is a new form of pop art, wherein the doll's face is treated like a three dimensional canvas, with the added challenge of painting within a very small area . Since dolls are basically miniature pieces, brush strokes and shading have to be very controlled and precise as well as carefully paying attention to proper scale.

-- acrylic paint and ultra fine brushes

(Note: I am not in any way affiliated with Disney Store or any other doll or toy company)
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MirisArt's avatar

the first doll is complete generic shit.. but your version is so genuine and absolutely down to the point^^ great job!

WarriorWriter11's avatar

The first doll looks all 0.o

SaraAlexisArt's avatar

Awesome work!!!!

blakserenity's avatar
Woah! Why is he so creepy before the repaint!? Seriously disturbing. Beautiful job making it look like Johnny Depp's character, absolutely stunning! 
zorabelle's avatar
Your re-paints are truly amazing!
RonRebel's avatar
his before looks really scary :woah: 
justjukka's avatar
The original makes me laugh!  For once, your repaint is way creepier, as this should be. :D
gabdoesdesign's avatar
You always do a fantastic job every time!
G0warri0rfans's avatar
fishgutsconquersall's avatar
Holy shit that original one is terrifying! Yours is fantastic though.
kipuris's avatar
BeaHopes's avatar
omg the doll creepy x_x 
amazing job you did!!
marianne1998's avatar
amazing!! he look much better than the original :)
Daramoon's avatar
The original was soooo creepy O_o, Good job now your Mad Hatter doll have a soul too :D:D
BlueMoonScorpio's avatar
This is beautiful but damn that was an expensive bid!
scoobylady's avatar
Much better than the original :nod: :clap: 
Drekia's avatar
For people who shun the original... you have to consider that, although exclusive, the doll was intended for widespread sale. Ask noeling to make 1000+ of these, he'd probably go crazy. For what it is, it's not bad. I've definitely seen worse. xD Its finest details are in the clothing.
strawberrybooty's avatar
The original one makes me snort omg, how is it so off. Good fix!
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lKoizumil's avatar
This version looks so much more beautiful than the original one. Good job! Looks exactly like Johnny Depp :)
sethbramwell's avatar
Nice job.  Those original eyes looked very unsettling....
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