What is 'Reborning'?
Reborning is creating a very realistic vinyl or silicone doll by hand painting it, weighting it to feel like a real baby and stuffing it with soft materials so that the doll is just like a real one. 'Reborning' sounds like it means 'remaking' but that is not what it means. It may have started with people redoing dolls, but now kits, like the ones below, are sculpted and produced specifically for people to paint, root and dress just how they want them to be.
Because of this, Reborning is mostly about making choices that make the most sense for you and allow you to express your vision of what your reborn baby doll will ultimately look like. In this section of my site I discuss all the many decisions I need to make for each one of my dolls. Reborning is very time consuming and takes a lot of patience!
Below are pictures of the original kits for three of the dolls I painted and sold. You can see that when they arrive they have great facial expressions but no color, or any of the shadows, blushing, blemishes or hair that makes them come to life.
So please click through the rest of the Reborning section and learn what decisions I make and steps I take to bring a lifeless vinyl head and turn it into a beautiful, totally unique real looking baby.