This is a listing for my handmade art doll "Amabie." Amabie is highly poseable! The five flippers, spine, and neck can be moved and posed! Amabie is a yokai that protects against pandemics! I made her during 2020 to help me with lockdown.
This is my first time making art dolls, so this comes with some warning. Firstly, this is not a toy. While you can move and pose her, but if you are too rough, breaking her may be possible. All parts are handmade, so please do not expect perfection; she is asymmetrical and the sewing may not be of a professionally quality if inspected heavily. That said, here are some notes about Amabie!
Amabie's spine and back flippers are flexible jeton armature (made from plastic). The back three tails all can move independently of one another! The front flippers are made from heavy armature wire with apoxy sculpt to anchor them. Each flipper is lovingly painted with teal on the top and soft pink on the underside, as well as have a coat of iridescent paint.
The body is made from quilt batting and confetti taffeta fabric I deconstructed and resewed together. It is far from perfect, especially on the underside, as I had to sew in each fabric scale. Feet and head are also apoxy sculpt, painted in golden acrylics and sealed in Testors Dulcoate. The eyes are glass cabochons with pupils draw in copic marker and sealed with uv resin. There is cloudyness to the eyes, due to me accidentally getting apoxy on them. Amabie features a fur ruff around her neck and a fabulous head of hair. The hair is hand combed acrylic yarn, lovingly applied with glue. I made sure to add a blue streak, as she is a very fashionable yokai. The hair can be styled, but if you pull it or comb it too intensely, it may fall out. She is 7 inches long from front to back flipper and about 4 inches high, from flipper to top of head.
Please review the wip photos to see if this smol friend is right for you!