Congratulations! If you’ve navigated to this page, you most likely want to know more about custom made reborn dolls; in hopes to have one made for yourself or a very dear friend. These, by far, are the best and most fun dolls to own. Read on for more information.
What is a custom made reborn doll?
A custom made reborn doll, is a reborn doll that is completely created by your own specifications. You are allowed to choose the doll kit, the hair color, eye color (if applicable), and most often how much you’d like your reborn baby to weigh. You also get to choose the gender (boy or girl) and race/skin tone of your reborn doll. If you are creative (like me!) you can request special features to your reborn baby like milk spots, birth marks, freckles, moles, and pierced ears!
How much does a custom doll cost?
Custom reborns are the priciest dolls you can collect as they are made exactly the way you want. No two reborn dolls are made the same and yours will be truly one-of-a-kind (OOAK). The high quality materials used and the artist’s time is what you are paying for. Realistic custom made reborn dolls can be anywhere from $500 to thousands of dollars, depending on the size of doll you want, the type of hair requested and skin tone. Let’s also not forget shipping charges!
Where can I buy a custom reborn?
You can acquire a custom made reborn doll from a reborn doll artist, only. Not all reborn doll artists create custom dolls, so you will have to ask. Simply browse around Facebook and ask around online for artists. Once you find an artist’s work that you like, you can contact them about custom orders. Be prepared to pay a deposit fee and/or be on a waiting list. The deposit covers the purchasing of your doll kit as well as any supplies needed to make your doll. Most artists have their schedule planned ahead for how many custom orders they will take in a month. Deposits can be anywhere from $150 to 50% of the total cost of your doll. Price quotes for custom reborn dolls are FREE! Some reborn doll artists allow payment plans/layaway, however not all!
Should I purchase my own doll kit to save money?
Honestly, the answer is NO. You will not save any money by purchasing your own doll kit as a-posed to the artist doing all the leg work. Once you purchase a kit and pay for shipping, you will have to pay for shipping again to mail it to your artist. It is wise to simply pay your deposit fee and let your artist do all the work!
In the only case you should purchase your own doll kit, is if the kit is pre-order and limited edition. These doll sculpts are special and often produced in as little as 200 kits to be distributed world wide! In this event, purchase the kit and find a reborn artist to bring it to life, later.