Sunday, January 4, 2009

Lina Inverse!


Character:

Lina Inverse, of Slayers fame.


Construction:
I decided to do Lina because I spotted this doll:


and I thought, look at those huge 'anime' eyes on Ariel. Ariel is from the Shimmer Princess line, as is the Mulan I used here.


She has an entirely new hand-made costume. Her accents which are not cloth are Kneadatite. All costume pieces are removable except the earrings, headband (sewn to her head), and the gloves (painted to her hands). This includes 3 optional gem pieces, so she can be displayed as she appeared at the beginning or the end of Slayers Next.


The gems are just rhinestones set in Kneadatite. Her boots are Kneadatite on top of a pair of high Barbie boots that used to have flowers on the sides.



Her eyes, lips, and eyebrows are recolored, and I removed the ugly glitter eyeshadow she used to have. I also removed the ends of her eyelashes, which makes her look a little more excited and awake. I'm very pleased with the final effect. Completed Dec 2008

18 comments:

  1. That looks better than the official Lina doll that was released in Italy! Great job.

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  2. eli!! elizabeth_lina@hotmail.comDecember 30, 2010 at 2:52 PM

    I would like having it! I love Lina INVERSE,and this doll is fantastic,wonderful! ♥



    how could i buy it?'

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  3. Elizabeth: Thanks for your comment! I'm glad that you like the doll, but none of my dolls are currently for sale.

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  4. Awesome job! How'd you make the outfit?

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  5. Thanks! The outfit is handsewn (some literal hand-stitching and some on my sewing machine). The top is patterned loosely on a Barbie top I had. The pink fabric is actually from a shirt I bought at a thrift shop because it was the right color! Fabric with some stretch is essential for leggings for dolls.

    All the "hard" pieces: the shoulder pads, belt buckles, the tops of the gloves, etc. are made from Kneadatite, which is a two-part epoxy sculpting compound which dries hard and flexible. The gems are plastic gems, bought in a pack at a craft store. The boots are Barbie boots that I added to with Kneadatite and then painted.

    Glad you like her!

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  6. Can you make a Gourry doll to go next to Lina?

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  7. I've thought about it, but I haven't found a good base doll to start from. Maybe one day... Right now she's on the shelf hanging out with my Barbie Wicked Witch of the West.

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  8. OK I was just making sure to see if you could. Thanks!

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  9. BTW, Lina got that look in the middle of Slayers Next.

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  10. Could you try making Filia from Slayers Try?

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  11. I'm glad this is Lina. Ugh, couldn't stand it if it were Sylphiel.

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  12. Hey Lindsay, could you make a doll from other animes like Sailor Moon, Rozen Maiden, any anime? (Except Naruto?)

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  13. Thanks everyone for your interest in my project!

    To answer a few of the comments: I am not currently planning any further dolls from Slayers or any other anime. I might eventually do more anime characters, if I find the right starting bodies. Custom dolls are much easier when you don't have to do the face and hair from scratch. The Ariel doll was so perfect a match, I just had to do this one.

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  14. Oh cool. I once turned a Sailor Moon doll into Suisei Seki from Rozen Maiden. I haven't painted the left eye yet, though.

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  15. You're not making anymore Slayers dolls? Shame, the Snow White doll looks like Amelia.

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  16. Holy crap! I love this, you did an AWESOME JOB!! :D I'd totally buy her off you if you were selling her xD

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  17. I just happened by this, and LMAO that she is on a shelf with the wicked witch! Looks like poor Lina is never going to escape Naga is she? Great job on this.

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