My latest Blythe custom doll is Icy.
I was telling you about fake Blythes and how they are ideal for making customs. There is another doll that has been labeled as a “fake” Blythe. Icy Dolls were considered to be copies of our beloved Blythe. It’s no wonder why people would think they’re fakes!
Arker Icy Dolls are modeled after Blythe. They use the same mechanics for color-changing eyes that Blythe dolls use. But I wouldn’t say they’re copies.
Let’s say that they’re cousins. Icy dolls have their own look. Their face shape is very different. They have more of a square face and they have almond-shaped eyes that give them more of an Asian look.
As you can also see from the photo above, Icy dolls have molded lids around their eye socket. The one pictured is actually a fake Icy doll.
That’s right! Even Icy dolls have fakes now! Much like the fake Blythes, they have lots of choices of hair color and style.
I buy a lot of my dolls and parts from Aliexpress and found Icy Dolls available with many choices of hair colors and styles.
Lisa Frank Inspired Custom…
So onto my latest custom. Introducing this sweet Lisa Frank inspired Icy Doll!
She belongs to a dear dolly friend who has gifted to me some amazing Blythe custom dolls from other artists. I probably wouldn’t be able to afford them otherwise and do depend on trades to be able to have any in my collection. We did a few trades as well but she also just gave me some dolls.
Alas, she decided I could customize this cool green haired Icy doll in her collection and asked for a Lisa Frank Theme.
When it comes to painting and drawing, I’m out of practice. However, my very talented daughter draws a lot and loves to draw Anime characters the most. I showed her some Lisa Frank art and told her I needed her skills. I commissioned her to do the back plate and eye-lids.
I love how it came out and her owner is thrilled!
Before and After…
Ok, here’s some fun. I did a side-by-side shot of my latest Icy custom doll and before she was customized.
She is just waiting on some sparkly unicorn pull charms and gemstones and then she’ll be ready to go back home! I will enjoy her until then.
Have a Happy Doll Day!