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Saturday, November 26, 2011


Learn What are Reborn Dolls!

Making dolls look like real-life babies is the main focus of Reborn Art. It began as a hobby in the United States in 1990 when enthusiasts wanted to create a doll as realistic as possible. Reborn dolls are made of vinyl, and are applied with multiple layers of paint. Vinyl is a good material since it is non-breakable, and allows customers to handle the dolls without fear of shattering them to pieces. It can be ordered and bought in online shops, or Reborn Artists conventions. The price range depends on the size and quality of the dolls and is usually between hundreds to thousands of dollars. It is advisable that customers examine ready-made dolls to avoid problems. When weighing down a Reborn doll, be sure to inspect the kinds of materials used as some are not the best and safest to use. Softer body fat pellets, for instance, could melt inside the vinyl parts and can destroy it as time goes by. Soft body fat pellets are safe if it is used inside the cloth body. Buying these dolls is a personal decision and varies according to tastes. Make sure to contact the artist so that you’ll have your deemed appropriate Newborn doll.
Although you can buy reborn dolls as they are, they can also be custom made using reborn kits which contain doll parts and other materials necessary to create your own reborn. Newborning is the term used to describe the process of making dolls from a kit. It allows artists to remove some steps of the fabrication, although some help from experts is still needed to make it look more realistic. Reborn supplies are readily available in some retailers. They include basic reborning necessities such as faces, heads, and limbs, as well as paint brushes, cloth bodies, cosmetic foam wedges and glue. It is tedious work as you need to work on every detail of the doll including strand-by-strand application of the hair. The process of making your own newborn baby dolls, usually, takes time, but if you want it to be as customized as possible, you ought to choose making your own rather than buying a reborn doll.

Reborn dolls are mostly patronized by doll collectors. In some instances, customers buy these dolls as emotional support to a loss, maybe from a miscarriage, a death of a child, or even for those who have grown-up children who long for taking care of babies again. Some parents send in photos and specifications to doll artists to request an exact simulation of their child’s face. Some newborn baby dolls are used as stand-ins for infants in television shows or movies because of their realistic appearance, as though a baby peacefully sleeping in a crib.
Reborn Art has made another leap on the doll history. And though there is wide speculation about the real benefits of owning a reborn doll, its industry continuously grows as the number of doll enthusiasts and reborn artists merge towards creating life out of every piece of vinyl.

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