Saturday, September 30, 2017

Naomi's Corset

It's very cheery and French and quite possibly not Naomi's style (Naomi is an Elfdoll Vivian that belongs to Sicktress, and seems to be a kick-ass Japanese demon, but I am not sure) Anyway, Naomi is quite naked at the moment and I had a lot of fun making this, and I might make her some more stuff. (It's hard to be scary with no pants, I think). Two more pictures:

Friday, September 29, 2017

Along Came A Spider

Yes, it's a Souldoll Junia and she has 4 arms--she really should have two more-- because right now she is Junia Bug, but adorable all the same. Best of all, no creepy spider body, just regular human legs. You can also just get the normal 2 arms in the "Junia Human" form, but I like the little teef. Here is a full-length picture:

Cutie pie blank face:

4 arm body:

One of the fun things about her is that you can get different heads! In fact, you can ask for most of the female Soul Kid heads. Here is the list:

I laughed when I saw Maa Ba on there--she is supposed to be a one-eyed pirate lass but she could easily pass for a drunk debutante--here is her head:

I think this would be a hilarious head for the bug body :D There is also a fine choice of resin colors:

I do have to warn you that the recent Normal has been pretty pink, like MaaBa's head up there, and the "Dove Gray" is in fact a pretty aggressive gray- blue --the first photo up top shows what I think is the "real" blue. White is a very white, not ivory. Gray is the one color that is consistent with the Iplehouse/Mirodoll etc grays, sort of a cool neutral gray, but I haven't seen a Souldoll gray doll that was made in the last couple of years, so ask if you are color matching something.

Halloween is so fun for the doll companies! :D

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Creature Doll Alisa

She has horns(it's a little hard to see in this photo), she is MSD sized at 48 cm tall, she wears 8mm eyes, and you can get her dress, shoes and a scythe. For a doll that size, she has really beautiful details and hands. The company is new to me, but the sculptor sounds familiar--I wonder if Vermont Chick (who does the As the Resin World Turns blog) would know something about the sculptor--the name is Park Tae-Wong, and I need to look around and see if maybe they do Soom things as well.

Another pic:

You can get her in gray, white or Normal Pink. Since it looks like maybe they are a new company, even though they have layaway I would say put her on a card that you can retrieve your money from if they go belly up, and pay it all at once. Shipping is via EMS.

Oh, this company did Phyllis! I like Phyllis, but she is even more mysterious than Alisa--she is Limited, but has no order period, and the 600.00 seems to include her fullset? It looks like you can still buy her, and she is very cool. Also msd sized:

There are 3 basic girls for around 330.00..but I like the Limited girls better. So far I haven't found body photos.

Tekoon Bede

An Iranian-born popstar with a segway, a sketchy looking vitamin drink, and fireworks!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Harajuku Girls

                      Not the official version, but the one I would have made :D Super kawaii

Alicia Seahorse

It's the Fairyland Halloween event! I linked to Denver Doll because I am here in the US, but she is at Fairyland Central as well :D

 Alicia is as cute as a bug's ear, and Minifee sized, but of course there is a problem:

Alicia Full Option Package $987

FairyLine Girl human body (Large BustF + with both Flat Feet AND Heel Feet) + #3 hands, Premium eyes, Alicia Head, Makeup, Wig (Mohair) (6~7inch), Outfit, Resin Shoes (Clear Brown - unpainted), Pair of Swords (Clear Smoke - unpainted), Ear Fins (Chosen Clear colour - unpainted), Seahorse Parts (Chosen Clear colour - unpainted)**, Crystal Skull (Clear - unpainted) **. 
Seahorse side fins are only available in transparent resin no matter what choice of seahorse parts colour may be.Options: Skin: Natural or Beautiful White. Tan $50*
Sleeping Head $45, Sleeping Head Makeup $70
Ear Fins Color: Clear, Clear Mint, Clear Pink, Clear Brown
Seahorse Parts Color: Clear Mint, Clear Pink, Clear Brown

As fabulous as all this is, for 1000.00+ dollars the poor thing would sit in it's box in it's fullset and I would never touch it. :p Not to mention I need exciting things like a toilet valve, driveway seal coating, and a dentist appointment.

The best thing is for me to get around to making fabric tails for the mermaids I have here. But Alicia is still fun to look at, and as a generic Minifee mermaid,no legs she is more affordable:

Alicia Seahorse Basic $587

*FairyLine Girl Large BustF piece + SeaHorse parts** + #3 hands,14mm acrylic eyes (random color)**
Seahorse side fins are only available in transparent resin no matter what choice of seahorse parts colour may be.
Options: Skin: Natural or Beautiful White. Tan $20*
Make Up on default head $70
Sleeping Head $45, Sleeping Head Makeup $70
Ear Fins $27: Clear, Clear Mint, Clear Pink, Clear Brown
Seahorse Parts Color: Clear Mint, Clear Pink, Clear Brown

Well, how about some more pictures:

Human version:

I also noticed that in Parts at Fairyland you can get extra headbacks so your spare sleeping faceplates can be their own characters:

I was googling around trying to see if Fairyland had done a little video of Alicia like they did for their vampire, and I found this Jennifer Sutherland doll: (not posable)

You just know that is a Texas mermaid :D

Monday, September 25, 2017

So You Need A Practice Head/ The Cuckoo Fairy

Alice's Collections has one in stock, $20.00 (plus shipping, it might be able to go airmail to be cheaper than EMS). There is another one but I thought this one was cuter.

I was on Alice's Collections to look at a 69cm  Loongsoul Fairy, the Cuckoo Fairy:

Since she was on sale, and Girrl assured me that she would be cast and shipped in my lifetime, I asked for her for my birthday. I got the wig (I am not sure if the fancy upper part is included) and the faceup.  I also got body blushing, which I may regret since the sample they show in Doll Parts is really, reallly pink..but if it's way too much, I might be able to tone it down with some gold powder. I also got the Medium bust--Loongsoul girls come in S(exy) M(assive) and L(ord Help Us). I think the sample you see above is the Small.

 Be warned that if you want heel feet, you need to go to Doll Parts and get them there; "flat feet only" is the default included style. I would actually recommend the Heel Legs for stability if you plan on using heels. Since she is so tall already, I am planning on making her embroidered slippers for her flat feet and not bothering with the heel feet.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Mirodoll Corset Progress, and Stuff At The Mall

I need to redo the cup pattern, since once the top hem is in, there isn't enough fabric to cover her--so trim to the rescue! more beads, trim and lacings in the back will happen next.

We went to the Fox Hills Mall on Saturday, and wandered around the upper level of Round1. It looks like something designed by Ridley Scott and sounds like you are inside a pinball machine with Dolby Sound. It's great. If I was going to play I would bring earplugs. Here is a tiny sample of what is there (it's a HUGE place):

Sort of black light glow carpet:
Elevator Action Death Parade! (I think the holding company for Round One is Japanese)

Mysterious Prize Item Kaiju:

In the basement of Macy's, Christmas is tiptoeing in (it's not even Halloween, you animals!)

And at the Merry Go Round, the Seal has some kind of dire secret it just told the Horse (probably not a true story).

It was a fun, fun day.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Cat Delivery Notice

Karl Kofoed sent me this, it came from this Tumblr:

Which was so fun, I followed her :D I think she must have a cat.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Mirodoll Muscle Body Corset Pattern

This is the test pattern; and I will show you how I get these done--I start out with the doll and some tape and Kleenex:

I use tape to mold around the figure, taping over the Kleenex so the tape sticks to the body in just a few tiny places (enough to hold it on, barely). I only do one side so I can peel it off without using scissors. The pattern pieces can be flipped over to make both the left and right sides at the end.

Once I cover the areas I want, I take a pen and mark where I will cut, and I make notes on what the different pieces go to, like Center Front, Center Back, Side etc.. Also I write what doll it is for :D

I am trying to break the pattern apart in the places that will be the "curviest" so I will end up with a flat pattern.

Peel off your proto-pattern carefully...

Lumpy parts that stick up might need to be split for darts.

Now everything is mostly flat. Now I need to trace around these on regular paper or tracing paper, and add the tiny seam allowance: (size of seam allowance depends on how you want to finish the edges and the type of fabric.) Here I think I will make tiny seams and put glitter glue along the seams on the outside and a bit of lace along the hem edges. No lining for this one.

Original tape pieces are saved in a bag in case I goofed somehow.

Now the pieces are cut out. When the pieces are so tiny it's easier to cut out the pattern first and then trace around them with chalk or pen. If you like to cut through the pattern and fabric at the same time, do the clean pattern pieces on tissue, and leave lots of room around each piece-- so you can move the scissors comfortably as you cut.

I wanted to test those little "cup" pieces because I wasn't sure I would get the curve I wanted. So far they look OK but I need to cut out and sew the rest to be sure they are in the right place. Luckily the pieces are so small just any scrap makes good test fabric.

More tomorrow!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sicktress/Mirodoll Muscle Body Measurements

(This always reminds me of Leeloo from the Fifth Element) :D But here are the measurements for the body:

9 cm around the top of the neck
19 cm for a jewel neckline around trapezoids (neck base)
9 cm around the upper arm (bicep)
8.5 cm around the forearm
6 cm wrist
9 cm widest part of hand (for sleeves)
21.5 cm from the edge of the shoulder of the torso, to the wrist
22 cm from the front collarbone to the mobility joint, over the bust. (About the length of a shirt/tunic)
20.5 nape of the neck to the mobility joint, over the butt, in back (the back length of a shirt/tunic)
12 cm bust point to hip front, laying flat (like a corset)
11 cm bustline in back to hip (corset back)
34.5 around the shoulders (like for a cloak)
56 cm nape of neck to floor in back (straight down, add more for a cloak to trail on the ground)
30 cm around the biggest part of the bust, only on the upper plate (so I would get the maximum measurement)
18 cm around the waist
20 cm crotch from waist in front to waist in back (Mom jeans)
31 cm inseam from crotch to ankle
28 cm around widest part of hips
42 cm from waist to ankle outside
35 cm leg length (torso edge to ankle)
16 cm around upper thigh
12 cm around widest part of calf
7.5 cm foot length heel to longest toe

Next post will be a WIP corset pattern!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sicktress/Miro new body part 2!

Okay, today I redid the string so it has the knot in the torso, and not coming out of the neck, and I investigated some clothes. The pants she is wearing are from according to the tag, and they fit perfectly. She is more or less SID sized, though it looks like she can wear those older Delf boy pants. I think her shoulders are a little wider, though. The shirt she has on used to belong to a bear, so it doesn't count, but EID shirts fit her fine, though a little loose in the waist. She actually has the PERFECT body for corsets, and though I hadn't thought of a snow goddess wearing an 18th century corset, I think I will make her one anyway. I think her shoes are somewhat similar to the Soom male feet in size--it's a pretty sculpt, one of my favorites out of the other girls I will put up here for comparison.

This is with Ashley, a Soom Snow White, on the body. Soom's gray is a lot warmer and more brown than the cooler Mirodoll gray, also Ashley has a tiny head--it works on the smaller Soom 2012 body but looks a little pinheaded with the Mirodoll Muscle wide shoulders.

Impldoll Idol Female, Mirodoll Muscle Body, Soom Old Super Gem Female (Pre 2012)

So here is the original Deesse head on the left, "Danu."  That is the head, in gray, that I want to put on the Mirodoll Muscle body (66cm). Danu's head is on an Impledoll Idol body which I believe is 70 cm tall. I had to grind down the neck to have the head fit on the neck, but overall the proportions are really nice, though Danu towers over everyone (as she should, being a goddess).

 The wide shoulder of the Mirodoll body will be good to balance Dee2's big head. Right now Ashley/Isa (the Mirodoll) is wearing Iplehouse SID underwear and it sort of fits--I prefer the cut of the Beachgirl Nikita briefs from ebay that Danu is wearing, they are made of stretch lace and elastic and don't catch in the legs. On the right is the classic Old Soom (2012 to 2012, that is a Soom Nephelin) body at 64 cm tall.

Impldoll Idol, Mirodoll Muscle Body, Iplehouse EID (old version, around 2012)
Here on the right is an Iplehouse Luna with the old EID body--she is a lot chunkier than the other two girls, and a bit stiffer, but good at standing and sitting. All of them have more or less the same shoulder measurement, but different bust shapes and sizes. (I will measure the Mirodoll body tomorrow)

Impldoll Idol, Mirodoll Muscle Body, Impldoll Muscle Body
Now there, on the right, is an Impldoll Azalea on an Impldoll Muscle body. Kind of the same idea as the Mirodoll, but the Miro is a lot more posable for some reason because of the shape of the joints. Miro wins for better hands and feet as well :D The Impldoll has more muscular legs.

Impldoll Idol, Mirodoll Muscle Body, Resinsoul Lian Body
Here is a 70 cm Resinsoul Lian body with a Soom Migma (Coral) for a head. The Lian body is much slimmer and also a bit wobbly compared to the other two dolls--she is nice for a fairy character and the price is about the same, in the 160-200 range. Coral's body is the purple that you get if you just ask for "purple" from Resinsoul with out providing any samples. I really love that color and I was planning on dyeing Coral's head to match the body buuut....look how close the Miro body and the Soom head are! I always thought of Migma as "purple", but to be honest, over time she really is a sort of blue-gray. So I put Ashley's head back on Ashley's body, and swapped Coral over.

Look how close the resin colors are! This means that for 160 USD plus a little for gray, you can get a body for all those floating "lavender" Migma heads that are around, and even the original gray Iplehouse Luna Tamer-- and possibly the Addiction girls from Iplehouse as well--I remember seeing a gray Grace Addiction head on the MP lately; and wondered how you could match a body to the head. Well, here is one answer!

 (Sadly for Coral, she can't keep this body, it's for Isa when she arrives from Sicktress. But I know where to get more ):D

-How to make a corset for this body-