About the dolls

Every doll is a unique piece of art and is not meant to be played with. 

See how my dolls are made on my Youtube channel Mims Victims.

Materials

Every doll's head, hands and feet/shoes are carefully sculpted with strong epoxy clay. Their eyes are made of glass beads or semi-precious stones. I make dolls in 3 sizes (listed below). All of them are meant to sit down. Their bodies are mostly made of metal wire and a textile pouch that is partially filled with rocks. This makes them stable enough to sit without back support. They can stand for a picture as long as they can lean against something (at your own risk). Their hair is synthetic, with the exception of sheep wool dreadlocks. Shoes are usually not painted, but instead made of coloured clay. White scratches may appear from friction with the other shoe or a hard surface, but rubbing your fingers over the scratches will usually make them disappear. Most of the textiles I use come from second hand clothing items and my own unwanted clothes. All my dolls come with a little card with information and signature as certificate of authenticity. They also all have a Mims Victims textile label glued on the back of their bodies. More specific information about each doll is always explained in their Etsy listings.

Where to buy 

I have a shop on Etsy. Click here to open in new window. If you see a doll on my Instagram that is not in my shop, it has either been sold, not listed yet or in rare cases not for sale.​ To read more about payment and shipping, you can click here. Sometimes my dolls are sold immediately after they are listed on Etsy. Especially the more affordable Small dolls sell quickly. I always announce the date and time of a shop update at least 48 hours in advance on Instagram and in my newsletters. You can subscribe to it on the homepage.

Commissions/custom orders

I currently cannot say when I will be open for custom orders again. It might even be the case that I will only accept custom pumpkins next year, but no more 'human' figures (which I will still make for my shop, just not custom) and no movie characters. When/if I do open, you can only request repeats of my pumpkin dolls or an original pumpkin design in my personal style.

 

Size and flexibility

I currently offer dolls in 3 sizes.

Small (Also referred to as mini)

Total height around 8.5 - 9 inch (22 cm)

Sitting height around 5 - 5.5 inch (13 cm)

 

The arms and legs are made of solid clay. The arms also have twisted metal wire in them to add strength. The limbs can move at the shoulders and hips to an extent, but will not hold a position unless supported. How much the arms are able to move will vary between dolls of this size. Dolls can either sit or stand as shown in the video below.

Sitting/standing demo

Sitting/standing demo mini dolls

movement demo

Medium

Total height around 16.5 inch (42 cm)

Sitting height 10 inch (25-26 cm)

Large

Total height around 20.5 inch (52 cm)

Sitting height around 12 inch (30 cm)

The medium and large dolls are built exactly the same, the only difference being size. I call these dolls posable, because you can bend their arms and legs and have them stay in that position. This is possible because of their metal wire skeleton. This means that they can either have their legs straight out or you can bend the legs at the knees so that can sit on the edge of a shelf or piece of furniture. Same goes for the arms, so you can decide how to position them. Although they are posable, these dolls are not suitable for stop motion.

How to pose a mims victims doll

How to pose
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