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OOAK Rapunzel Designer Doll by daphnetails OOAK Rapunzel Designer Doll by daphnetails
I absolutely LOVE the Disney Princess Designer Collection. Initially, I wanted to make the doll as close to the original illustration as possible, but then I realized the official Designer Rapunzel's dress and hair were pretty close, so I instead opted to try to recreate the "feeling" I had when I first saw the beautiful artwork.

I started out with the Disney Store's Classic Rapunzel Doll as the base. I then rerooted and repainted her - both of which I did for the first time...and nearly caused me to stop the project! But I persevered...resulting in thicker, longer, shinier hair and a not-so-smooth face paint job (but I like it anyway! ). Because sewing is my comfort zone, the dress was the most fun part of the project, and when it comes to the hair, I decided I wanted it braided for two reasons: 1) I really like it braided in the movie and 2) having it braided would eliminate any tangled hair issues (no pun intended ;) ). She's still missing an accessory...I was planning on giving her a brush...and Pascal...but those will have to wait until I have more time.

All in all, I am happy with the way she turned out, this being my very first OOAK doll. :D
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angelicaro1 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Omg! I'm in love with her! I don't think you would sell it but if you could do another one like that I will definitly buy it! You are very talented!
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ThePiccolaPi Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
I'm in awe *__*
I've no words to describe how gorgeous this is.
I mean... you are way more than talented!!
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annikaofborg Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
would braiding help eliminate any issues with tangled doll hair?
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:iconellienuts:
ellienuts Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Usally works for me :la:
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:iconannikaofborg:
annikaofborg Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
cool!
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:iconairyh:
airyh Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Whawww.... she is sooo adorable.... my lil princess will like it :)
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Rapunzinette Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Artist
magnifique
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fantasydesigner Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
its soo cool! i sew also dresses for barbies and stuff but this is amazing. do u make more ooak disney designer dolls? cant wait to see them
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daphnetails Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much. :aww: The plan has been to do more...I have the doll bases, just haven't had the time. :boo:
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Ivy-Desu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my so lovely~ so nicely done! I think I may like it more then the official designer doll ~<3
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daphnetails Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you! :aww:
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WhiteLoonatic Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
When can expect to see the Snow White you said you were working on?
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daphnetails Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi! Sorry for the delay in a response. Great question! lol Poor Snow White got put on hold for a long while as I worked on other projects. Now that I know there's interest, though, I will do my best to complete her. ;)
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:iconwhiteloonatic:
WhiteLoonatic Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Can't wait for all of them! :floating: especially when you get to Cinderella in her Silver dress with Strawberry Blonde hair
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daphnetails Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've actually been thinking about bumping her up to celebrate the re-release. ;) And yes, strawberry hair and silver dress are two MUST HAVES. lol
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Lewis-James Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hey can u tell me what paints u use to repaint the face? x
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daphnetails Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi. I used a combination of Liquitex acrylics and some doll paint from dollyhair.com...In the future, though, I plan to use more of the doll paint as it is easier to work with. Hope that helps!
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Lewis-James Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks! it sjust i was thinking about making a custon doll myself with an old action man figure ill check out that website! thanks again
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WhiteLoonatic Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Lovely, If you do Cinderella, my fav, can you give her the silver-white dress and make her a Strawberry blonde?
And how did you work with her hair and make it stiff and tamable?
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daphnetails Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi! Thanks very much. I agree, I prefer the silver over the blue. If I get around to doing Cinderella, I'll definitely do that version. ;) As for Rapunzel's hair, I didn't really do anything other than braid it. But I CAN say that I re-rooted her hair with about twice as much as she originally came (which helped make it thicker and slightly stiffer).
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WhiteLoonatic Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Thanks I heard you were working on Snow White can't wait to see it and all the others why aren't you working with Disney I would so buy that Rapunzel doll :floating:
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Rxsias Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Artist
love it! i just bought the doll at the disney store (woot cast member discount!) and i have decided i want her hair braided im currently braiding it and then im going to make her a new outfit that is more true to the movie cus even disney doesnt stick to accuracy when they make their own merchandise
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beethovenette87 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
gorgeous!
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daphnetails Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you! :aww:
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WhiteLoonatic Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Beautiful r u going to do Cinderella?
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KatieCullen200 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
PS: I really, REALLY hope you get to Belle! <3 She's my absolute favorite, and I was crushed when I saw her doll.
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daphnetails Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know what you mean! Belle definitely needs help with the hair...and the dress... ;) She's higher up on my list for these reasons. I already have the base doll for her...I just need to find the time. :)
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KatieCullen200 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Much better than Disney's actual designer doll, if you ask me. ^-^
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daphnetails Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!!! :aww:
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AnachronisticSiren Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like this much better than the actual Designer Doll. That braid is flawless :heart:
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daphnetails Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you sooo much! :aww:
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Maygirl96 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
are you going to do the others???
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daphnetails Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Once the holidays are over, I plan on doing Snow White next. :D Not sure if I'll do them all, but at least a few of them. ;)
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Maygirl96 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool :) i cant wait to see :D
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dark-angel-feu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing! Great job!
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daphnetails Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!! :aww:
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Souba Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Lovely just lovely! I finished making my Ariel today, and boy do I understand the work it takes to make these dolls!
Souba :-D
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daphnetails Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! And your Ariel is just lovely...wonderful re-creation!
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ninangame Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student General Artist
WHOA!!! This is amazing! Her hair, face, and dress look absolutely stunning. You definitely need to make more and post them on here :D
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:icondaphnetails:
daphnetails Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank ya! :aww:
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enchantedKatz Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
at first i thought is WAS a Designer Doll! she looks fantastic : D
i LOVE her hair :aww:
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daphnetails Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!! :aww:
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instantpudding Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like this a lot better than the official doll. She's lovely!
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:icondaphnetails:
daphnetails Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :aww:
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MrsRider Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I like her better than the original one, really!
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daphnetails Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
aww thank you! :aww:
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janesjubilee Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
This is beautiful! How did you make that dress? O:
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daphnetails Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I basically created a circle skirt using satin and chiffon, and the bodice is made with the edge of some beautiful embroidered beaded fabric, purple brocade, (scrapbooking) eyelets, and leather lace. I fitted everything to her as I went along since I don't use patterns. ;)
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janesjubilee Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Holy cow, that's amazing!
I want one .__.
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caressa-tea Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW. That's quite lovely. After the hassle of getting one, I'd be too afraid to try that, lol.

Are you putting her back in the case?
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