THE HISTORY OF THE APPEARANCE OF REBORN DOLLS AND THEIR FEATURES
Dear Friends, Today we would like to talk about Reborn Dolls.
In Europe, Reborn dolls found out about 20 years ago. Then the first masters began to create vinyl dolls, which were very similar to real babies. Later they were given the name Reborn Baby Dolls. In Russia, they appeared in 2007 and began to gain popularity.
Reborn dolls get their name from the English word reborn, which means “reborn.”
Indeed, these dolls-children look so realistic that sometimes it is impossible to distinguish them from babies. And by the form, and by weight!
You can even bathe and comb hairs, make hairstyles, there is a special atelier for sewing clothes for them, or you can dress him up in a dress or T-shirt as an ordinary child.
The process of making dolls is called reborning, i.e. rebirth, and masters – by remakes. To make a doll, you need to buy a special set of individual parts, eyelashes, hair (natural or mohair), paint, glass for the peephole and body filler, to give the kid the desired weight.
Reborn dolls are completely handmade, painstaking and requiring artistic skills, long practice and diligence.
At the first stage of manufacturing, the master paints parts of Reborn’s body so as to give them a hue of the child’s natural skin, draws spots, folds, wreaths, moles, etc. For this, oil or acrylic paints are used. Buttered then baked in the oven, and if there was work with acrylic paints for Reborn, then dried layer by layer in the air.
At the second stage, the artist inserts the dolls eyes, if necessary, because you can make a doll to order and sleep, with closed eyelids. Then, small bundles attach the hair and eyelashes of the Chest, and this is quite a painstaking part of the manufacturer.
Next, the master decides how to make the body of the baby – entirely vinyl, flannel (fabric) or with vinyl linings (back, stomach, etc.). Inside a special granulate or holofiber is laid to give the doll weight – as a rule, it weighs like a child in a certain period of its development from a newborn to 6-7 years. Accordingly, the growth of Reborn can also be in these age limits. And the doll will look like a friendly, cute kid, or already as an independent person in a suit or with a dress and haircut.
Some craftsmen make mini reborns about 17–20 cm long.
In recent years, technological devices have emerged that will make the Reborn even more realistic! These devices mimic the heartbeat and breathing so that it will soon be very difficult to distinguish a doll from a real child.
Depending on the complexity, the whole process of making a Reborn doll takes 1-2 weeks or more. The price of dolls is quite large and can be in the range from several hundred to several thousand dollars.
Each of Reborn dolls – once and once created creation, they can not be found in a regular store. These are collectible dolls, which in the first years of their appearance were available only to a narrow circle of collectors, and then, having gained popularity, began to appear in the homes of many other people.
You can buy a Reborn doll at specialized exhibitions, auctions, or from artists in their shops, where they can often offer you a very unusual service – making a doll from a photograph or with the features that you yourself offer the master!
Most take Reborn Dolls seriously and cares for them, as for these babies. In turn, critics argue whether it brings peace and consolation or, conversely, harm. Charming Reborn dolls often became heroes of various amazing events, where they were mistaken for a real boy or girl.
From year to year babies dolls conquer more and more fans around the world, sometimes shocking, surprising, terrifying, but never leaving indifferent!