Saturday, April 28, 2012

Create A Dragon

Hi guys and ghouls!

As promised I'm featuring Morgana today. She is a Create-A-Monster Dragon on a custom Jemgirl torso. I had a few small problems with the torso but Jemgirl was super helpful, so I highly recommend buying from her. She makes custom torsos, various types of shoes and other accessories. Very pretty stuff. Check out her Etsy shop here.

In the above pic she has a Liv wig. The Liv wig fits well, a little big, it covers her ears. Anyway, this is her permanent wig - I'm not sure wether I'll give it a fringe or not. She wears School's Out Clawdeen's clothing and shoes from Gloom Beach Cleo. She is a very fierce looking ghoul and suit's Clawdeen's style and colour pallete really well.

To the right, Morgana is showing off her torso (pink with green glitter) and wearing a Lati Yellow wig. We tried on a few Lati Yellow wigs - they are way bigger than the Liv wig, but sit well for photos. To see more pictures, including another wig, check out my flickr photostream.

As a final note, I finaly got Toralei! I think she is such a sweet looking ghoul, I can't believe she is the "baddie" of the characters. Well, mine is a lovely, feminine kitten. I am going to make her some custom hands without those fingerless gloves on them, to suit her newfound sweetness. For now she can just pose with her hands hidden. Hehehe.

As you can see I have started watermarking my photos. This is because people have been reposting pics from this blog without linking back to me. I don't mind people using my pics as long as I get credit for it. I want people to enjoy my pics, but please link back to this blog, or to my Flickr photostream.

Bye for now!
 - Kat

Monday, April 16, 2012

Team Ghoulia

Hi guys,

I'm still mostly working on my Next Top Ghoul entries. Above is Team Ghoulia, entrants in That-Dolls's Next Top Ghoul competition on flickr. In this particular contest when you enter a model (in my case, Ghoulia) you can use any version of her to star in your photographs. I chose my Ghoulias because of their variety in hair colours. I must hurry and finish Sugar's reroot so that she can participate too!

My Ghoulia's above, from left to right, Sugar (Dead Tired), Zora (Team Spirit), Ivy (Skull Shores), Ghoulia (SDCC) and Lilith (Dawn of the Dance). This photo has shot straight to the top of my "Popular" items on flickr - wow! Glad so many people enjoyed it.

To the right is Team Ghoulia's entry photograph. Ghoulia is my San Diego Comic Con Ghoulia. She wears Frankie's fasion pack.

The first challenge them was "Colour Blast". My entry is below. I chose Ivy because of her bright hair and made the background with paper and scissors. ^_^
Her outfit:
Dress: Blythe
Underskirt: Moxie Teenz
Shrug: Frankie Dawn of the Dance
Belt: Clawdeen School's Out
Stockings: Draculaura School's Out
Glasses: Draculaura Gloom Beach
Earrings: Lagoona Skull Shores
Necklace & Yellow Bracelet: Ghoulia Dawn of the Dance
Red Bracelet: Ghoulia Skull Shores
Other Bracelets: Barbie & handmade

JemGirl is great, I highly recommend her shop! I have loads of stuff from her, which I love, and she is always very helpful and usually prepared to create custom items. I will have to focus my next post on my Create a Monster Dragon Girl, Morgana, who has a custom JemGirl torso.

I have started watermarking my photos. After I shared Lilith for the first time on this blog I found A LOT of people reposting my pictures without even mentioning my name or linking back to my page. This is unfortunate, but I suppose I must start to sign my name.
 - Kat

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Next Top Ghoul

Hi folks,

I know I haven't updated in a while. Easter has been a busy time this year! Monster wise, I've been competing in a Next Top Ghoul competition on flickr. Abbey is the chosen ghoul, please enjoy a few of our favourite shots from the first few themes. ^_^

Up top here, to the right, we have Sweet and Sassy from our entry shots "Abbey in Winterland". Her jewellery and glasses are Moxie Teenz, stockings from eBay, armwarmers from Basic Ghoulia, Skeleton Girl CAM shoes and bone clip, Pullip Aquel parasol, dress and hat handmade by me.

The first round theme, was "Hollywood Glam". Below, Abbey wears a Bratz dress, Moxie Teenz shoes and jewellery from Pullip Eternia. I don't recall where the feather boa came from.

Below that, second round was "Lost in Space". I was really excited to finally use my Pullip Mercu's stock outfit (which I've had for around 4 years, and never photographed! Also pleased that the boots went on OK. She wears Toralei's fashion pack belt to cinch the waist, and a few other handmade jewellery bits for finishing touches. Ghoulia's Dawn of the Dance stockings and Gil's helmet complete the look.

The next round is themed "Otherworldly Creatures" which should be a challenge. I am also entering another Next Top Ghoul comp with my Ghoulias. I am trying to use these challenges as inspiration to break away from my habit of setting these girls against a plain black background all the time. As you can see, it isn't really working yet! Haha.

First round entry.

Second round entry.

My personal fave pic of her so far ^_^

As always, see more pics on my flickr page.
Wish us luck!
 - Kat