What is a Reborn?
A reborn is a lifelike art doll, hand painted to be as realistic as possible. It’s created from a kit, a vinyl or silicone doll sculpt. It can take anywhere from weeks to months to create, based on an artist’s speed and skill.
Do you accept custom orders?
I sure do! I welcome all custom orders, from customizing existing kits, to matching a kit with a baby you’d like me to ‘reborn’. Hair colour, eye colour, birth marks, etc, I can match any baby. & my rates are affordable. My custom orders, provided the doll kit is similarly priced to the ones I currently have up for adoption, are offered at the equivalent prices. I ship anywhere in the world as well.
How much do you charge?
I am very fair and go off the industry standards for dolls of my quality. I am a WAHM so my costs cover everything that went into my dolls (the highest quality items, genesis heat paints, highest quality mohair, polyfil and glass beads to weight the body & all my time and work invested into bringing your beautiful bundle to life.)
Why are reborns so expensive?
-Eyes – German glass eyes are $50+ depending on where I buy and how I need them shipped & again, duties.
-Hair – I root with Slumberland mohair, which is one of the best mohairs out there. It is $35 for every half ounce. A head of firm vinyl can easy break or blunt half a dozen rooting needles during the process.
-Glass beads for weighting – for about 10lbs, it cost me about $40. So each baby, give or take, is another $35 of glass. And then there is polyfil. About a half a small bag for one baby. There will also be cable ties to secure the limbs in place, and materials such as felt or e6000 glue.
– Earth magnets. About 3 per baby. For their paci and inside their mouths. And with baby girls, they also get an extra magnet for a hair bow.
– Layette – the clothing and items they go home with. I send a 3 piece outfit with each baby, sometimes this is two onesies & pants, other times a three piece dress or sweater set. I also include a sleeper. A custom knit hat. Pacifier & hair bow (or headband). Birth certificate, diapers, and a receiving blanket. I also include a scent wafer and if I have them, baby is tied up in a ribbon – gifts are wrapped. My average layette is $50-100 as everything is brand new and chosen to compliment each baby.
Write me @ email@example.com. I welcome all questions and would be happy to help you, if you’re a reborn artist starting out too.