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Thursday, January 29, 2015

New manster dress

for the MH boys!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New Kimono for Volks

This one's going up on the etsy shop

Out of my head and off my chest

So, there's this thing going around about this New Zealand crafter who's stripping the paint off of Bratz dolls and giving them non-glamorous paint jobs and plain clothing.

It's kind of an interesting idea on the face of it.
But there are some problems.

1, The execution is poor. No one seems to want to say"Wow this would be a great idea if the clothing/repaints were done a bit less crappy."

2. The concept exposes a HUGE anti feminine bias.

Let's face it, people get worked up about how those dolls look.
They're too sexy, their makeup is too hookerish, they wear slutty outfits.

You know who says these things?

Kids see a brightly colored doll with exaggerated features.
They see fun and happy.

Adults who can't distinguish between fantasy and reality are the ones with a big issue here.
You know the types who believe in imaginary friends, and have been against D&D and it's ilk.

The probelm: none of the boy dolls are treated to the same level of scrutiny.
Because at worst the Bratz girls want to be pretty, and at worst GI Joe figures want to murder people(the Cobra agents are a terrorist organization that no one seems to have any issue with boys playing)
Why the double standard?
Why is it NOT okay for a girl to want to play with something that is feminine, but it's fine for boys to play with over the top machismo?
The answer is because we place a much lesser value on the feminine.
It is treated as being wrong or bad.
Masculine = good, feminine=bad.

The worst part is that it's  'feminists' who are doing this....(mostly)

So there we go!
a first sissy outfit for MH boys!

Monday, January 26, 2015

For the MH boys

I'm making some "sissy" outfits as well!

Pumpkin shorts with a tunic top dress!
The future versions I have planned are going to be much much more frilly!
This was just a proof of concept attempt.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Another try

at the hanbok thing!

Greater contrast colors, and I changed he jacket around a bit to reflect a correct hanbok jacket!

I think I may specialize in lolita versions of Asian outfits.
Those things are super uncomfortable!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

New project!

So I got a request(!) to make a Korean Hanbok.
Now, I've done a few human sized.
but they are kinda.......plainish !
so, let's see what I can do with it on a doll scale!
now, if you're not familiar with them, traditional korean hanbok are basically a short kimono jacket over a very full somewhat shapeless dress.
Kinda blobby.

Let's see what I can do with it!
So we start the Jacket!

I need to add something to simulate the tie, it closes by velcro

and done :)
not a bad first attempt!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Volks girl and other things

So here's a few shots of the kimono on the L bust Volks DD
With different wigs!

The test dress I made for the 70 girl also fits her :)
I'm thinking fo frilling it up a bit and turning it into an actual outfit.


Another MH kimono
This one's up on the etsy shop

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Kinda going backwards

Because I've already shown you the finished outfit.
But hey, it's my blog!

There's a lot of details in this one :)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015

One more little kimono

I think this is the last of the teeny ones I'm gonna do for at least a few days.

Next I'll be working on a Dollfie Dream sized version!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

My time estimate was a little off

See the thing is, once I get an idea in my head I can't stop until it's made real.
That's the nature of this beast,

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Slightly different design

is a little different!
Here's a teaser:
however, I am probably going to be too busy the next few days to complete it.
Most likely Friday.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I had a slightly different plan in mind

I had intended to make a larger scale version of this outfit for the Volks girls, and that's going to happen eventually, but I was sort of caught up in this current design...
The new one is going to be SPARKLY!

Sort of a butterfly theme :)