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.
- 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