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Tut: Monster High Body Prep by MichaelisK Tut: Monster High Body Prep by MichaelisK
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 Body Preparation (you are here)
* Monster High dolls: wigs

* Novi Stars Body Preparation
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AhhTheHorror Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student General Artist
what do if you end up taring the plug holes?
MichaelisK Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
You can either work with it, depending on your design, or I use Lucite Vinyl Repair to fix it.
WDisneyRP-Duffy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Idk if it helps, but acetone can dissolve the glue in the hair...very slowly, but it does work eventually. 
holiday567animaljam Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yes you will have to paint over like tracing it
TwilitRoses Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I'm scared to do it for fear my dad and I will mess up and something will go working (like torn plug holes or a damaged body...) Is there a way without removing the skin paint, to customize/change a MH doll' s eyes and lips
Valforwing Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
i was thinking of makeing a custom useing the cam parts of Raiden from mgs
but was wondering if female arms and legs can be used on a male torso.....that way i don't make the mistake of trying to turn a female torso into a badly done male where as i can just get a single male torso and use my existing female legs and things.
migzie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
WOW!!! not that i have TIME to do this... but i always wanted to know!!!!!

(i own a couple bakeries... so i work with stuff completely different....)
DrFrakinDesign Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Interface Designer
i did that!!!!, my avatar was the end product, just sold it on ebay for $250
StarHeartCustoms Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the thing in its head looks like a sword
GoldieKatt Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i've recently bought a frankie stein doll an i've gotten rid off most of the hair, there was no wad of glue in the dolls head (not sure why probably a new production thing idk) but i'm having trouble getting rid of the left over hair, i've tried using diffrent types of pliars (my mom makes jewlery) but nothing seems to work at getting it out, anything else i could try?
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