Xanthe the Space Girl • Custom Doll Tutorial


Hi I’m Barb and I’m Alex and we’re Enchanterium In today’s video we’ll be making Xanthe, as
a part of the Galaxy Glamour doll swap hosted by RetroDolls US. First, let’s start with the doll we received
from HU Dolls. There’s some cards, and sweeties, and Hanna
was kind enough to pick up some vegan treats for Alex as well! She included a doll stand, some shiny foil,
accessories for doll making, galaxy and space themed knick knacks, and the doll itself! She is absolutely gorgeous, and has this amazing
retro-but-futuristic, partially metal outfit that we love! She has a lot of details and is just beautiful. We love her! Thanks Hanna! We’ll be using a Monster High doll, Spectra
Vondergeist. Barb already removed her hair off screen so
I’m starting with cleaning her factory paint with acetone, cotton pads and q-tips. To reroot this doll I’m using Andromeda
Nylon from Retrodolls UK. I’m taking a small strand of hair, wrap
it up around my finger, thread the rerooting needle and then poke it to an existing hole
in the head. And repeat it a million times. After it’s done I’m pouring some heat
resistant glue and making sure it covers all the area inside the head, so the hair won’t
fall out. I leave it overnight for the glue to dry. Moving on to the faceup, I’m starting with
some peach and pink blushing on the cheekbones, eyes, forehead and lips. Then I’m switching to watercolour pencils
to make a sketch of eyes and eyebrows. After one layer of MSC and 30 minutes of waiting
I’m drawing the outline of the eyes and some basic shape of the eyebrows with a black
pencil. I decided to make her a smokey eye makeup
with a fade from purple to pink using chalk pastels. I’m drawing a bold cat eyeliner with a black
pencil and the eyebrows need a little bit more colour. At this point I decided to cover the inside
of the eye with white acrylic paint and draw the pupil again with a blue pencil. I didn’t want the brows to be too dark but
they needed some more detailing. When you’re not sure if the face is symmetrical
use a mirror or take a picture and flip it to see the face with a fresh eye. I couldn’t stop myself from making darker
brows so I added more black. At first I wanted her to have some vibrant
accents in fuchsia and I started to paint her lips in this colour but then I changed
my mind and painted them silver. She needs more sparkle on the eyeshadow area
and some silver decorations. I really like to paint tiny dots on the cheeks
to diversify a skin texture. As almost always I’m painting white lashes
next to black lashes and the face up is done! In a series of unfortunate events, a.k.a.
me getting frustrated at resawing this piece and redoing the pattern a million times, I’m
not going to show you how this bodysuit was made, but I’ll include a link to the pattern
in the description below. To make it lay flat on the doll I’m not adding
any closures, just sewing it shut on the doll. I like making my clothes removable, but this
time I sacrificed that for a better visual result. Next, I’m gonna make some accessories out
of iridescent pvc foil. You can’t see much on the original footage,
because the foil is transparent, so I’ll recreate it with some paper. The patterns for these are also included in
the link below. For the skirt, I’m simply threading the
belt through the panels that I cut out, starting with the short one, threading both of the
longer ones, and ending with the other short panel. Because the foil grabs onto itself, I’m
simply tying it through a hole in the belt. The shoes are a little bit more complicated
and require a bit of superglue to make. First, I’m making the heel part by threading
the respective tabs through the holes in the back of the shoe. I’m securing that with superglue. The straps are actually also the sole part
of the shoe. They go over the foot into the inside of the
shoe, under the foot to the other side, and out of the heel. The last strap just goes around the ankle
of the doll. I love the floating effect of the shoes and
they actually let the doll stand by herself! Let’s make her hair and accessories. First I’m removing the protecting cloth. We decided to decorate her hair with some
silver threads and beads. Using a needle, I’m going in from inside
the head and poking the thread through, since the reroot glue up was already done. We later added some beads to the thread as
well. Then I’m moving on to painting the gloves. I like their design but the colour doesn’t
match our doll so I’m painting them silver and black to look like mechanic hand. I’m going to make some earrings from this
iridescent foil. I cut these diamond shapes off screen and
now I’m glueing them to each other. They look a little bit plain so I’m adding
small rhinestones for more sparkle. The last step is to attach earrings to the
head with pins. They look like elven ears, right? I’m painting some more mechanical features
and making a collar from iridescent foil and the doll is finished! This is how she turned out! We had fun experimenting with this futuristic,
science fiction concept of a character. Xanthe is now in her new happy home with @aprilroseooak. Her name was actually chosen by one of our
followers in an instagram poll, so if you want to participate in such things, make sure
to follow us there too! Do you like science fiction? Or maybe you’re a fantasy fan? What type of dolls would you like to see in
the future, fantasy or sci-fi? Tell us in the comments down below! Make sure to Follow us on Instagram for some
sneak peaks and subscribe for future videos! Have an enchanted day, and we’ll see you next
time! Baii *excited in Polish*

71 comments

  • Adam Kurtti

    Hay girl hay

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  • sucidal seaweed

    Omg that looks majestic
    Thank u for blessing my eyes ;-;

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  • Pinkus Dean

    The thumbnail looks awesome! Excites to watch the vid n sse the cutie you make

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  • Dolly - Chan

    Love you my Polish girls 🇵🇱

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  • Dolly Lab

    Ahhh! I just love your videos!!! Thanks for sharing you talent with us!! 💜💙💜💙

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  • Bunny AJ

    I wanna do a fanart of this, sadly I don't have any other social media to share it

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  • Shauna Authier

    Piękny ❤

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  • Zoey Hogan

    She's beautiful! I love fantasy AND scifi, but I admit–I'm very weak to all this iridescent foil. 🙂

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  • Sofiaj López

    FANTASY💗💗💗💗

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  • LokisLadyCrazy

    This video came at the perfect time. My cat Nema loved watching doll repaints with me and she just passed last night from pneumonia complications. So i am watching this one for her.

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  • Jade Obsession

    soo awesome!!!

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  • killer nova

    Fantasy

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  • H ALI Crafts

    The doll came out so amazing as always 😍😍i really wanted to see more fantasy kind of videos😄

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  • This Lady

    Magical space elf 😍 Jest super urocza

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  • Savannah McKelvey

    She is so beautiful. She might even be one of my favorite dolls you both have made! 💖

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  • Ghost Tomb

    I’m in school- but I’m still going to watch it 😄

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  • Sanorace

    Oh those shoes are so cool and such a unique design.

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  • HoshiBerry

    I really like how she looks mature and fierce, kinda like she is a leader of sorts !

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  • Inky Raven

    How about a mix of both Sy-fi and Fantasy?

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  • mrs Lory

    I like this doll so much: so clear concept and masterful job.
    As for me, i love futuristic doll disigns, but people mostly make fantasy type dolls. They're look perfect, but… It's nice to meet beautifull doll with one of my favourite molds. Thanks <З

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  • Briana Hawkins

    She so Beautiful, would love to see Both Fantasy and Sci-fi, keep up the great work.

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  • Holo Cake

    I always love watching your videos! I love all the detail you put into your creations! I, personally prefer fantasy to sci-fi.

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  • Kyros Workshop

    Magnificent! The color palette is mesmerizing! Her makeup, her outfit everything is sublime 🤩

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  • darkandmysterious676

    She turned out great!! 💕💕 I honestly like both sci-fi and fantasy stuff but fantasy is more my go-to lol 😂 and I'd love to see more of both fantasy type and sci-fi type dolls from you two!

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  • Amber Lycan _

    FAN👏TA👏SI👏!!!!!

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  • curiumkingyo

    She is gorgeous! And these shoes are amazing! Doll shoe making is hard but these are simple and so pretty!

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  • Hailey Potter

    Fantasy dolls!
    This was a lovely doll

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  • Josephine's Creatures

    This might be my favorite doll from you! I really like her!

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  • Erin Electric EEL

    Fantasy and sifi

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  • JackyOhhh

    shes so beautiful! i love how well constructed the shoes are, theyre pretty brilliant :0

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  • gabrielhound

    I prefer fantasy, but this doll is just so lovely!!

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  • Agata K

    I really like translation in the end about shoes hahahahah 😀
    Yup, I'm from Poland xD

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  • luna-lunar -moon

    She is my favorite 😍 she is absolutely gorgeous 💕

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  • Marta Peterson Womack

    She's really beautiful. Love the very creative touches. But, hold on! Fantasy OR Sci Fi? I can only pick one?! Both are my favorite!

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  • nickylawoozworld

    Are y'all gay? Just wondering

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  • Newbie Kitty

    Too kool!! Epic creation and fantasy or Syfy I like both!

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  • Bumerangowa PL

    Ten tekst na końcu mnie rozwalił XD Świetna robota, wygląda cudnie! <3

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  • urheart inhumanform

    parfait❤️

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  • Christine Ingram

    She’s gorgeous 😀

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  • Mizz Uzie

    She looks cool and fierce at the same time! I used to prefer fantasy dolls but after making my own sci-fi doll I realized I like both as much.

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  • Marina Emad

    Fantasyyyyy

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  • Adexia

    What a gorgeous doll, holy cow! I love her! I'd love to see more scifi dolls in the future. Maybe some retro-futurism inspired designs?

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  • Shannon Lee

    Beautiful!! I love both but prefer fantasy. 🙂

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  • Anya Pontes

    steampunk

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  • Doll Lee

    Ah! She's lovely! I totally understand about wanting clothes to be removal… Even though I don't ever plan to remove them haha

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  • Eira zumi

    Fantasy would be cool!

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  • Lunathira Wolf

    OMG! Polska! Hah <3 Miłoo

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  • Zelda Doll

    The doll is beautiful! She looks so cool
    You guys are amazing and thanks for recreating some parts with paper. That really is easier to follow

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  • Myst Mystery Mysterious

    Any kind of dolls you will make. All are fun to watch

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  • Negii Negiicjusz

    Coś podejrzany byl ten klej, z napisem klej, ale koniec materiał rozwiał wszelkie wątpliwosci 🤡

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  • Amy Hudson

    That shoe design is absolutely genius!

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  • Megan Bentley

    Both? Both is good. How about a mix of fantasy and scifi

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  • Jixie Dye

    It'd be cool if you made dolls representing different elements on the Periodic Table.

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  • Kuzay-i

    she looks so elegant!

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  • Emma DeAtley

    Fantasy!

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  • daydihey

    this doll is very very cool and, honestly, kinda majestic. I loved it. keep up the good work)

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  • Sam Bencha

    Her design is so simple yet looks stunning… Love your dolls girls!!! You always amaze me ❤️

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  • Agnieszka Guniek

    Are you Polish by any chance? Because I just thought I saw "Klej" on glue 😀

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  • TorQueSS J

    Thanks girls so much for sharing your amazing patterns!!! She is so fun, and stunning!!! Lucky April Rose!! Both sci-fi AND fantasy!!

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  • David Antonio Kemp

    Those shoes 😍😍😍

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  • Sally Suggs

    Fantasy!

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  • Sarah Greenfield

    Fantasy! Fantasy! Fantasy!

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  • Ellington3

    Ianthe is beautiful! Great work! 🙂
    Both genres are fun!

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  • Rin Yukimura

    That makeup..them shoes…asdfhkekcnejmziks ❤

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  • Faggot

    O boże Polki xd

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  • vitulapaahan

    She's absolutely stunning! You did an amazing job

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  • Angry-Moth-Noises

    I adore her ears/ear rings!!!!!

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  • Kristen Black

    She is amazing!! I love the retro vibe from her outfit and the bada$$ look of her faceup! Fantastic work!!! 😍

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  • David Forest 48

    Sci-fi!!!!!

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  • Lisa Simpson

    Asking a silly question, what does the thing you do with your thumb and forefinger mean? Where you press your thumb to your forefinger, like you're gonna rub it together which means money or pay up. I know thats not it, I was just wondering if its just something you both made up. Ive seen you do it a few times in your videos, when you appear to be happy and approve of something.

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  • Kosomolski Dolls

    I'm more a fan of fantasy than science fiction, BUT that doesn't mean I don't enjoy looking at futuristic designs like this! I really love the use of iridecent foil in this, it really suits her look and is very pretty!

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