Kiki & Chrysanthemum's first ever full custom doll! Meet Victoria!
I'd like to show everyone our first every full custom doll (commissioned by Tess from Facebook) as well as our thoughts and process throughout her creation. This is going to be a long post, so strap in!

First things first, I always like to start with a basic faceup design. I really like to do a basic mockup of the faceup–oh, that rhymed–because it gives me the chance to see what the final result will be.

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So Tess sent us a fair/natural–I honestly can't tell the difference between the two–Pullip MIO as the base. And here is the lovely story of how I designed the faceup.

She had recently lost a bid on a custom Pullip she saw on eBay and was wondering if I could create something similar. After much discussion, we decided to base her full custom on her first dog, Victoria. Tess provided me pictures of Tori, who had lovely brown fur and big brown eyes. She also said that she got Tori as a Christmas gift, where Tori had a big red bow around her neck when she was presented to her owner. This reminded me of Lady from Lady and the Tramp, which led me to the wonderful artist chacckco, who drew a human version of Lady a while back. I was struck by the parallels between the two stories and Victoria, the Pullip was the result.

We went with a sweet natural faceup with a brown and pink palette. Her eyelids are painted with a motif that matches her dress. I also tried a new method of making eye chips and I really love the result.

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Next came the costume. I had a vague idea of what I wanted, but all credit really goes to Chrysanthemum, who painstakingly put everything together and made it all possible. It was her who made sense of my ramblings and weird gesticulations of what I wanted.

We decided to go with a late 1800s style. As mentioned before, According to Wikipedia, the movie takes place in 1909. We took some artistic liberty and created dress that was a blend of the best aspects of each decade's style between 1880-1900.

Chrysanthemum chose a lovely pinstripe eyelet fabric that features a dark blueish grey contrasting with a bright white. The eyelets also adds interesting texture to her skirt. The front of her dress has a lovely ruffle, with several pearls going down the front. She also has a high collar that is detachable at the back. Under her dress, she wears thigh high stockings, over which are bloomers and a petticoat and her shoes are tan leather with fur trim. This is so that she is ready for a stroll in the London streets along with her escort. If she does go out and it is sunny, she can protect her complexion with a bonnet made with a matching solid grey cloth. In order to bring everything together, Chrysanthemum added bow on the side of the bonnet made with some of the pinstripe fabric as well as additional white lace. Tori could also choose to wear her big red bow in order to tie her golden locks back and of course, no lady can go out without her reticule, which is embroidered with light blue beads and flowers and is fully functional.

In total, her stock consists of:
~ dress
~ petticoat
~ stockings
~ shoes
~ bonnet
~ hair bow
~ reticule

I'll add a picture of all the parts of her stock once I get the chance.

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Full Custom by Kiki & Chrysanthemum. Eyechips by Kiki. Clothes by Chrysanthemum. Shoes from Taobao. Wig from Licht.

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Oh....she's just lovely! The face-up is so delicate and is a work of art. She's got a beautiful outfit, and everything works so well together--what a beauty. (If I had any more room for more dolls, no doubt I'd be contacting you for your customizing services.)
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Thank you very much KiraKira! She definitely took us a while to complete and it was sad for us to let her go, but we're happy to hear you like her! And of course our services are always open. grin
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She's so beautiful! *o* I love the way you did her eyebrows and her lips and lashes.... Basically everything! Her style suits her so well, too. smile It shows how much thought and work you put into her design. yay
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She's very pretty!
She is lovely and has such a sweet look -- and the dress is terrific! Hope to see some more customs in the future.
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Beautiful girl I love her style and dress. Her face is dreamy as usual smile
She is absolutely gorgeous and I loved to hear the whole story of her creation....that makes her really, really special.
She is pretty! I love her outfit!
Such a gorgeous little lady. smile
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