Pre-Halloween Dress-up Party

Hey Everyone!!!!

So… we all know how the typical Halloween party usually goes. We’re required to wear costumes to look scary but mostly we end up with “sexy mushrooms” instead of a scary-ass monster.

My girls have decided to try out their Halloween costumes in a Pre-Halloween dress up Party.

The Zodiacs

These ladies decided to dress up as their favourite zodiac sign…. their version of it in anyway

Capricorn

She decided to go for a subtle white and do up her hair to kind of look like little horns. She thought that the whites would best suit her Capricorn traits of being ambitious, conservative, determined, practical and helpful. Although she didn’t account for her skimpy outfit not looking very conservative.

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Sagittarius

Being a warrior at heart and fond of the Zodiac she decided to wear an archery outfit that would best exemplify the Sagattarian traits of being adventurous, optimistic and enthusiastic

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The Warrior

Shava is wearing her warrior outfit. She usually wears this one all the time because its armoured and can protect her in any fight. Its also a nice colour and works well for Halloween

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The Mythical creature outfit

Lagoona is wearing her favourite outfit – her Water-nymph dress. She has opted to go barefoot since no water-nymph can wear shoes under water.

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The Oh I forgot Harley Quinn is sooooo last year

Cinnamon decided that she’s going to go as Harley Quinn since she’s blonde and none of her friends are wearing the same outfit

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Overall it looks like the girls had a lot of fun socialising with each other.

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What costume are you wearing this year?

 

Monster High Doll with Armour

Hi everyone. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and everyone seems to be in good spirits.

I have recently started a new hobby  by customising my own little Monster High Dolls. After finishing my first doll I started on the second. The first one was very conservative in nature but I wanted to try something a bit more adventurous. I modelled my doll on one of my game characters in Neverwinter (when I still played :p)

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Here we go from start to finish

First I started again by removing the doll’s factory paint with acetone ( nail polish remover), cotton buds and cotton balls. This time went much better than the first time even though I smudged her one eye a little. After removing the factory paint I washed her face with warm soapy water and left her to dry. If you look closely you’ll see that I couldn’t successfully remove all of the factory paint.

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Next I sprayed her face with Mr Super Clear and left her to dry for about 5 minutes.I then started to draw her face with my water colour pencils starting with the eyes, then the eyebrows, eye lashes and lips. I would start with light colours and work my way up to the darker colours, spraying her with Mr Super Clear between layers. I sprayed her around 5 times. As soon as I were happy with how a certain part of her looked I would spray her and then go over that area again with a darker pencil. Remember to sharpen your pencils often because that makes all the difference.IMG_7770

After finishing her eyes I added some face tattoo’s because she is a warrior 🙂

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Initially I wanted to do the full armour but it proved to be a bit harder than I planned so I opted for minimal body armour and a skirt. To do this I used a fun foam sheet. I drew my ideas on a piece of paper and copied it onto baking paper in order to trace it on the fun foam. I started with her swords.IMG_7794.jpg

I cut separate pieces to get the desired look and then just glued them together. After which I decorated the swards to look like elemental fire weapons.

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After the glue dried I cleaned it up a bit by cutting away all the excess pieces of glue and painted all the pieces with black acrylic paint. When this dried I went over the glued areas with gold acrylic paints to get this look.IMG_7856.jpg

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I also had to paint her shoes black as I bought a doll with irremovable shoes and painted bodice, I then sprayed the shoes with Mr Super Clear to stop the paint from coming off over time.

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and there she is, my second little customised dolly 😀

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