How to Customize a Blythe Doll

Neo Blythe Dolls are great if you plan to modify the stock look, or if you want to purchase your own accessories and clothes for them. In this way, it does not take away from the collector’s resale value and reduces some of the stress for those who are new to doll modification.

Here are some types of advanced customization:

  • • Sanding, removing the glossy outer coat of face and makeup, repainting
  • • Purchasing various eye chips
  • • Modifications on Blythe doll body
  • • Adding additional pull cords so that one closes the eyes (called a sleeping pull cord) and the other changes them
  • Carving using Dremels to change the shape of the face and lips or using Sculpey to change the esthetic of the face
  • • Rerooting Blythe hair
  • • Special mods on Blythe head

There are times when Blythe customization can get complicated — they can take days to customize in some cases. Don’t have time to customize one? Visit our Custom Blythe Doll section to browse custom Blythe Dolls and see if you like one. Each custom doll listed on our page is completely unique.

Visit all Blythe customization tools.

How to add freckles on your Blythe doll

For freckles, you may follow these steps:

1. Gather your supplies: You’ll need brown craft paint (Tip: Expensive artist-grade paints have too much pigment, stick with the cheap stuff for easier procedure), a sharp toothpick, and water or acrylic extender to thin your paint

2. Dip the very tip of the toothpick in the paint and practice making tiny dots. experiment with a load of paint on the pick and the size of the dot you get. If your freckles look too dark or dimensional, thin your paint.

3. Place a few tiny freckles on your Blythe’s face

4. Before the paint dries, use your finger to “pick up” most of the paint you just put down. reposition your finger and press it onto her face again. this will “duplicate” the freckle and thin out the original dots.

5. Getting it just right takes a little practice. Keep a wet tissue handy to wipe it off if you don’t like it. The goal here is to get very faint freckles for this layer.

6. Allow the first coat to dry. Repeat steps 3-6 one or two more times until you are satisfied with the “depth” of your freckles. The last layer should be left more opaque (don’t pull much off with your finger).

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