Saturday, February 21, 2015

Kyler's Customization!

Hi! Today I'm going to be showing you how I customized my boy doll, which I will be naming Kyler. I will probably pick one of you guys's name suggestions for his middle name! Anyways, lets get on with the post! I paid $43 for the doll, but there was a $15 shipping charge, so i ended up paying about $58 for him. The first two pictures are pictures from his eBay listing.

This is Kyler in his girl form! I think that he is a PM #12, but I'm not positive.


This is what his girl hair looked like in the back. It was pretty tangled, but I was able to fix it up pretty well. I will probably be selling it.




Here is Kyler when I got him and had fixed up his girl hair.

He has a really tan body and that was one of the things that told me that he was a Pleasant Company doll.

Also, the back of his neck said Pleasant Company.

He has the tip of his thumb bitten off.....

And a little slice of his finger is bitten off.

Here is what the girl hair looked like after I fixed it.

I also cleaned him. I used scrubbing bubbles...

An old wet rag....

An old towel....

And a magic eraser.

First I cleaned him with a magic eraser and scrubbing bubbles.

Then I wiped the area I was cleaning with a wet rag.

And lastly, dried it off with a towel.

Here he was after being cleaned.

He has two spots on his legs that I will need to do an ink removal treatment on.


I also tightened his limbs, even though they weren't very loose.

I unstuffed him and tightened his limbs with some old hair ties.

Then I restuffed him.

And put the head back on! Now his limbs are all tight.
After that, I took his girl wig off, which took FOREVER! I even used non-acetone nail polish removed and it still took me about an hour! 

This is the wig I got! 

It is from Ruby Red Galleria and it costed about $27. I ended up glueing it onto his head, which was kinda scary!
Anyways, in all, I paid about $85 for the completed doll.

And here is the finished doll! 
I did a phptoshoot of him in a new shirt I made him, so I hope you like the photos! 
Also, sorry that his hair looks gray in half of the pictures! It is not actually that color! My camera being stupid combined with the cloudy day and bad lighting made it look like that! I hope you like the photos anyways! :)


























Thanks for reading!

~Kaitlyn


30 comments:

  1. I absolutely love that shirt. And I enjoyed seeing how you customized him. Kyler looks great :)

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  2. Kyler is so cute!
    That shirt is cool!
    ~Emily

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  3. Kyler is adorable!! Makes me want to make a boy doll even more. I love how you didn't use the same wig most others use, the curls in this one are too cute. :) the shirt you make is so cool, I love it!

    -m

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    1. Thanks sooo much Maddie! I love his curls too! I hope you get a boy soon! ;)

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  4. He is seriously adorable! And was it hard to restring him? I know it shouldn't be, but I'm mostly scared to take my dolls apart! I hope to someday create a custom so I want to learn all I can before attempting. :)
    ~Leah <3

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    1. Thanks so much Leah! Tightening his limbs wasn't hard! You can find tutorials on YouTube if you want to know how to do it! It wasn't really scary for me to take apart the doll, but when I was your age I would have been scared to do it! I hope you try it someday! It it fun! :)

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  5. He's so cute! Great job. I don't know if I'd be able to trust myself enough to not make a mistake! xD

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    1. Thanks so much Claire! Yeah, I was kinda scared I was going to mess up, but I didn't! :)

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  6. He looks so cute! The shirt you made made him looks great!
    -Shannon

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  7. He is adorable! Great job, Kaitlyn!

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  8. He's so cute! It was really interesting watching the process of him being turned into him!:)
    -Emma-

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm glad it was interesting! :)

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  9. HE IS ABSOLUTELY DARLING KAITLYN. I MEAN OH MY GOSH HE IS JUST FABULOUS. *coughs* You did an amazing job customizing him. :D
    ~Ginny

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  10. It was really interesting to read how you made him! You did a great job on him :)

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  11. *GASP!!! He is amazing!! You did a fantastic job on Kyler. :) The shirt you made him is adorable. I he gonna be like a brother to the girls or a friend?? Or something else? ;) lol.

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    1. Aww! Thanks so much Aliah! Haha! I think he's going to be their brother! ;)

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  12. I nominated you for the "Sisterhood of the World Bloggers" Award! :)

    - Ellie

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    1. Thanks for nominating me! I'll go check it out! :)

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  13. I love the way he turned out, but it was cool to see the process. :) His outfit is adorable too. Ahhh! He's such a cutie.

    ~Mint

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  14. Kyler is absolutely adorable! I love the wig! It is so cute! I love his outfit you made for him. Making custom dolls are really fun!

    <3Hope

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    1. Aww! Thanks sooo much Hope! :)
      Yep! It is! :)

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