This is an age where one can learn to fly an airplane without actual experience. But can dolls give someone the same happiness that a real newborn gives its mom? Let’s take a look at what technology can do when it comes to making the artificial more real.
Reborn dolls are basically dolls that are made out of vinyl, and are brought as close to reality as possible. They’re made by people called reborners and the process is aptly called “reborning”. Reborners are usually artists, who take up any vinyl doll, add multiple layers of paint and other required substances, and create a doll that looks very much like a real baby. Reborn dolls are meant for people who’ve lost a child, or want to cherish the moments that they spent with their now grown up child らぶどーる. Some people also buy reborn dolls as collectibles.
The avocation of creating reborn dolls began in the 1990s, when artists began to experiment with dolls and tried making them more and more realistic, which was what captured their fancy at the time. The industry has only been climbing up on the graph ever since, and these dolls are sold at many places including the internet and at fairs. There is also a community, called the International Reborn Doll Association that was created to bring together artists who have a major interest in creating such dolls, and to train them in the art of reborn doll making.
The process of creating reborn dolls is quite a tedious one. The first step however, is simple and difficult in its own way. It’s simple because one needs to select a vinyl doll to paint and perfect. It’s difficult because one needs to select a doll that suits one’s tastes. Once this is over, the process of painting begins. First, the doll is disassembled, and the inner parts are coated with blue color wash. This is done to make it look like there are veins under the skin that give the baby its newborn look. After this is done, the outer surface is coated with a couple of dozens of flesh-colored paint. The paints used may be ordinary or heat set paints. If heat set paints are used, then the doll must be heat set, and this can be done by either by baking it in an oven or using a heat gun after each coat of paint.