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Well my people, I said I wasn't interested in Monster High, right? I certainly don't want and can't afford get caught up on another type of doll that cannot share Barbie's clothes.  But while doing a casting call for my alien girl, I decided I really couldn't use the Monsieur Z I was going to use. So glad I didn't give her an acetone wipe!

So after going to the Figurevore forum and looking around for ideas, I came up on another user who was working on a sci-fi tale. She used a Monster High Body. My girl is supposed to be half  grey-type alien and half human so the silhouette is just perfect.

I told the Hubs I needed a Monster High girl for my bday (on the 22nd) but he had to choose between Lagoona, Ghoulia and Frankie. They all had the sort of color I was looking for. He came up with the perfect choice in Lagoona. She is my favorite.

So I ripped open the box 12 days early, stripped her down and before I could fall in love with those big eyes, removed all her face paint and hair. Man, that hair is glued in with some sticky muck!  Anyway instead of looking scary like Barbie when she is bare-faced, she just looks like she's sleeping. Such a pretty girl, even without a face. She looks like a beautiful African sculpture. Just looking at her makes me so inspired.

Now I'm obsessed with Monster High and I'm forced to buy all of them. Several of all of them. And make them all clothes and repaint them all! But they will not be characters. They will just be repainted and styled and sold? Hey, do Clawdeen's ears come out?

Did I mention I don't know how to repaint? No matter, they have big heads (that I used to hate) so I have lots of room to practice.

This girl, Nymeria (I'm a Game of Thrones fan) will be my first. 

Here are a few shots of her:

The cylinder thing will have a table top upon which the magick stone that powers the ship will rest. (through the window, those are tomatoes, bananas and a nightlight in a silver bowl. Looks alien, right?)

 The control panel.
 Here is my muse. She will get a reroot and a repaint soon. And I'm totally going to use cheap paint because this is a Use What You Got challenge for me and I just bought so much acetone, I'm not scared anymore.

This is taken through the window.
Okay just wanted to send an update. Still a lot of work to do on Nymeria and her ship, the Alurium Vaccarra. (That name just came to me one day, I hope I didn't steal it from somewhere...)



  1. This is such a cool project! :D I have been trying not to buy Monster High matter how cool I think they are. But then I saw Spectra. I am a SUCKER for purple. I still haven't bought her. lol Trying to resist. I can't wait to see what awesome stuff you do with her and the others! :)

  2. Wow! That looks like an awesome project. Excited to see how the pics come out!

  3. If you're in need of alien looking space pictures (as backgrounds for the windows or such) go have a look at APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day). They have awesome pictures from space and sometimes really weird (in a good way) looking ones taken here on Earth:

  4. So excited to see something far-out like this. A project like this just allows the creative juices to flow.

  5. Thanks guys! You know, Cat, when adorable dolls are $10, I'm not sure how I can fight my desire. And the props! So cute. Thanks Amithi! I was wondering what I was going to do for the window views. I'll check it out.

  6. Love the last pic. The great thing about them is their posabillity. I only have one still in her box. They have the hottest shoes!

  7. Very cool! When I saw her, I thought of the movie Splice...a beautiful alien. So creative!

  8. haha! Splice! I love it. I should give her a tail.


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