Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Reborn Dolls
Have a question related to reborn dolls or creating your own reborn? Trying to get started in the fun and rewarding hobby of reborn dolls can be confusing and downright difficult at times. With limited stores and shops selling reborns, many newcomers are left with more questions than answers, which is why we created this page. Here we'll have an ongoing FAQ where we'll be answering some of the most common questions regarding reborn dolls. Of course there's a good chance we won't have an answer to EVERYONE'S question, but we promise we'll do our best to answer any that you have. If there's a question that's burning a hole in your mind, shoot as an email through our contact form and we'll try to post it here.
How Much Do Reborn Dolls Cost?
There's no denying the fact that reborn dolls vary greatly in price. Because they're made by both skilled doll artists and big-name doll companies, they're sold in a wide range of prices. You can find some of the low-quality reborn dolls available for a price tag of roughly $60 bucks, while the ones that are made by the biggest names in the reborn doll industry are sold for over $10,000. Thankfully, though, you can find realistic, high-quality reborn dolls for sale with a price tag of $150-$300.
Who Invented Reborn Dolls?
The history of reborn dolls is shrouded is shrouded is speculation, as no one knows who the first person to ever create a reborn doll is. However, we do know that the hobby of making lifelike dolls exploded during the late 80s to early 90s, and as a result, the term "reborn doll" was created. Dolls that were made to look as realistic as possible were then called reborns, and so the craze began.
Is It Hard To Reborn a Doll?
If reborning was easy, I think more people would be doing it. The fact is, though, that a high-quality, lifelike reborn doll takes 30-40 hours to complete. You have to find a doll, remove all the features, carefully add multiple layers of paint to it, weight it down, etc. In addition to the excessive time it takes to reborn a doll, the supplies are also going to cost extra money. If you're interested in reborning a doll, you should start with a kit that includes everything you need. These aren't going to give you us much freedom as starting from scratch, but it's easier and less expensive for beginners to use.
Can I Style My Reborn's Hair?
It really depends on the type of hair used and how much the artist rooted on their head. Typically, mohair has some realistic properties that allow the individual to move and style it around a bit. You can even use gel, pomade and other hair care products on your reborn as long as you wash it out afterwards.
How Do I Get a Pacifier To Stay In My Reborn's Mouth?
So, you've seen pictures and videos of reborns with pacifiers in their mouth but can't get one stay in your reborn's mouth? The trick is to place a magnet behind the doll's mouth when you're making it. You can then place another magnet strip behind the pacifier; therefore, allowing you to add and remove the pacifier as you please. Unfortunately, however, reborn dolls sold without this magnetic strip won't have this option.
Do Reborn Dolls Move?
Most traditional reborn dolls don't have any mechanical or moving parts. However, there are some which have unique features built-in that allow them to make noises, move and even cry. As you can expect, these dolls typically costs a bit more than traditional dolls without any extra moving parts.
Can Children Play With Reborn Dolls?
Absolutely they can, but remember that reborns are more of a collectible and less of a toy. If they're mishandled or treated without care, they can become easily damaged. To make matters worse, it's oftentimes difficult to fix such damages, as you may not be able to find a perfect match for the paint, limbs, eyes, etc. Teach your child what's acceptable and what's not with reborns to ensure they don't damage it in any way.