Reborn baby Doll Clothing
"A vinyl baby doll artistically enhanced to be a lifelike representation of a real human baby." quote by C. Kohlscheen, of Reborn Doll Kits.
Great pain is taken by "reborn artists" to make the baby dolls look and feel as real as possible. This process can be incredibly involved, taking weeks to finish, and includes steps such as taking the doll apart, removing factory paint, and painting the baby doll on the inside and/or outside. There are many different methods of painting that can be used to create a "reborn". A few include acrylic paints, oils, stencil creams, gouache, chalks, and heat set paints.
From the beginning, artists used ordinary play dolls to create their lifelike representations. A lot of work was required to take a completed collector doll and strip it of its factory paint and remove it from an inexpensive body. Reborn artists were forced to purchase these completed dolls as there were no individual parts to work from other than completed dolls. The doll world and reborn world is quickly evolving with the creation of reborn doll kits that have presented the marketplace with fresh, new, realistic kits made especially for the reborn artist. These kits serve as a blank canvas and allow the reborn artist to customize as they like.
The dolls are given realistic weight by filling them with craft pellets or glass beads, while polyfil is used in the torso for softness. Other methods designed to add touches of realism include: eye replacement and glossing, manicure and pedicure, custom body replacement, hand-rooted mohair or human hair, applied or rooted lashes, "tummy plates", and an ever-increasing array of modifications.
All reborn baby dolls come with a diaper and baby clothes, just like a real baby. Some artists offer other incentives such as a "birth" certificate, magnetized pacifier, removable umbilical cord and clamp, and other surprises unique to each artist.
The craze for reborn dolls is evident on eBay where higher-end reborn dolls can bring in bids of one to three thousand dollars.* Save on Shipping! Get $8.00 discount on shipping for each additional home decoration item won.
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