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 handwritten info 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

In general I accept custom orders, but I am closed for these at the moment. I will reopen sometime after October 2020. By then I will have a new and improved separate page on this website with all the info you need. Custom orders are mostly handled though e-mail and Paypal, but Etsy is also an option. I do not accept custom orders in the style and amount of detail of my Movie Monster Dolls like Pennywise and Joker. You can only request pumpkin dolls or an original design in my personal style with beads for eyes. 

 

Size and flexibility

I currently offer dolls in 3 sizes, the smallest one being the newest (since May 2020). Dolls will vary a bit in height within their size range. This is due to different hairstyles and shoes, but some are also simply taller or shorter than others, just like real people.

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.

I have a video in the making where I show the posability of the Medium and Large dolls, so stay tuned for that.

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