About the dolls

Mim's Victims currently come in four sizes, which are listed further below. 

 

Every doll is a piece of art and they're not meant to be played with. They are completely handmade - no reproductions. I do sometimes repeat designs, but because they are handmade they always have different personalities regardless. They are purely decorative, but making them sturdy is still a big priority.

 

Every doll's head/hands/feet are carefully sculpted with strong epoxy clay. And although their necks might seem thin, they are stronger than they look because of the clay I use and the metal wire that's inside. I've had dolls fall over many times and they always survived. The only parts that can be more easily broken are ears and the bigger pumpkins' spread out fingers. But should that ever happen, you can easily repair this with some superglue.

The Medium and Large dolls are semi-posable (the arms and legs can bend), but are not suitable for stop-motion. More specific information about each doll is always explained in their product listing and these descriptions should be read thoroughly before purchasing (same goes for my policies/FAQ).

Never clean with water/moisture, only dust off with a dry soft brush. A lint roller can be used on their clothes (but avoid felt patches and fuzzy sweaters).

Although it's sometimes possible to take their clothes off, they are meant to keep their original outfit on at all times. Many of my dolls have big stitches going down the middle of the back of their shirt/sweater/dress in a color matching their style (except for onesies).

More often than not my dolls are completely vegan. The dreadlocks I use are made of sheep wool and sometimes a sweater fabric can have wool in it. Whenever I know for sure, this is mentioned in their listings. Their eyes are made of glass beads (often painted over) or semi-precious stones. 

 

Again, they are not meant to be played with and theoretically the metal wire of the Mini, Medium and Large dolls will eventually get worn out if bent it the same spot too many times. This has not happened to me personally even after several photoshoots with a doll, but bending it every day for weeks or months will likely make it snap at some point.

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Authenticity 

Every doll (besides the minis) comes with a signed certificate in the shape of a folded card, attached to the doll with a ribbon (new cards coming that will have my handwritten logo on it). They also have a label glued on the back of their body (I do not show this to prevent copy cats). More on packaging in the FAQ.

Size and flexibility

I currently offer dolls in 4 sizes: They are roughly 4, 9, 16 and 20 inch (the 4 inch is not shown in the group pictures below).

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Mini

Total height around 4 inch (10 cm)

 

This is the only size I do not offer custom orders for. They are also the only size that does not come with any type of tag or certificate. These minis are meant as an accessory for your bigger dolls (so purely for decoration), but if you want to take it with you places as a little buddy, you can do so at your own risk. The paint is the main thing you need to look out for, this could get damaged if it falls over. Otherwise these mini dolls are pretty sturdy.

The head is made of clay, attached to a metal wire armature. The body is filled with polyester fiber (plushie filling). They can bend so that you can get in sitting position. It cannot sit properly on a smooth surface, because it will slip away. It can sit fine on a rougher surface or fabric. It can stand when you lean it against something (in that case a smooth surface is okay for a quick photo, but still safer on a rough or textile surface).

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About the Small/Medium/Large dolls

 

Their bodies are made of textile, rocks, scrap fabric and a metal wire armature. The added weight of the rocks makes them stable enough to sit without back support. All the dolls are meant to sit down, but can technically stand with some support - like against a wall - for a photo (at your own risk). If your doll is slightly unstable even when sitting you can grab the doll by the hips, push it down on a surface and wiggle it a little.

 

The shoes/feet are usually not painted, but instead made of colored clay. On darker 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. Be aware that a very rough surface like concrete could leave permanent damage/scratches. When the hands and feet are painted, I give added protection by using a spray sealant as well, but remember that still doesn't make it 100% damage-proof.

Small 

Total height around 9 inch (23 cm)*

Sitting height around 5.5 inch (14 cm)*

*Size listed is accurate for pumpkin dolls and dolls with a flat hairstyle. If a doll has dreadlocks for example, they can be up to an inch taller.

 

The arms and legs are made of solid clay. The arms have twisted metal wire in them - including around the hole that attaches the arm to the body - to add strength (only exception are in the pumpkins' hands). The limbs can move at the shoulders and hips to an extent, but will not hold a position (besides sitting) unless supported. How much the arms are able to move will vary between dolls of this size.

Medium

Total height around 16.1 inch (41 cm)*

Sitting height around 9.5 inch (24 cm)*

*Size listed is accurate for pumpkin dolls and dolls with a flat hairstyle and flat shoes. If the doll has platform shoes and big hair, they can be up to 3 inches taller.

The medium and large dolls are built exactly the same, the only difference being size. These dolls are semi-posable, because you can bend their arms and legs and have them stay in that position. 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.

Large

Total height around 20.5 inch (52 cm)*

Sitting height around 12 inch (30 cm)*

*Size listed is accurate for pumpkin dolls and dolls with a flat hairstyle and flat shoes. If the doll has platform shoes and big hair, they can be up to 3 inches taller.

The medium and large dolls are built exactly the same, the only difference being size. These dolls are semi-posable, because you can bend their arms and legs and have them stay in that position. 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.