What are reborn dolls?
Reborn dolls are made out of soft translucent vinyl and are enhanced through a very long process requiring exceptional painting and art skills to, at a glance, truly resemble real life infants, babies or toddlers. The process of creating a reborn doll is referred to as reborning and the doll artists are referred to as reborners. Different techniques of reborning have evolved over the past few years with heat set paints, air dry paints and oils being the most widely used mediums amongst reborn artists. Though perfectly safe, reborn dolls are not intended for small children. They are generally aimed at the adult collector market..
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.
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.
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.
How much does delivery cost to my location?
We charge flat domestic delivery fees per doll which all includes all packaging, shipping and handling costs. This is automatically added to your shopping cart when placing an order so you will be able to view the applicable fees prior to payment. No surprises!