Reborn dolls are just amazing. What other kind of dolls looks so realistically life like. If you love reborn dolls, or perhaps have never seen them before, you're in for a treat as the days of fake looking dolls are over my friend. Here you will find the best information, videos and selection of reborn baby dolls, clothing and supplies.
Dolls have been around for thousands of years, but reborn dolls, which are hand-painted and provided with hair whose strands are individually rooted, only date back to the early 1990s. Since they first were created in the United States, they have become increasingly popular around the world.
Are Reborn Dolls Creepy or Works of Art?
Some people find these dolls downright creepy. But collectors feel there’s nothing unusual about their passionate hobby. We tend to agree as this is truly an extraordinary talent that a reborn artist should be proud of. Of course everyone is entitled to their own opinion and we respect that as well.
For those of you not completely familiar with reborn dolls, they have to be seen to be believed and even then you may have a hard time believing they are not real.
Apparently that was the case on a hot summer day in Queensland, Australia as police smashed a car window in trying to rescue what seemed like an unconscious baby. As it turned out they were just reborn dolls. There have been other similar accounts which goes to show how realistic these dolls are.
Reborn Dolls in the Making
The process usually starts out by taking a play or collector doll and enhancing it to resemble a human baby. Hence the name reborn doll. The process of creating a reborn baby is referred to as reborning which truly is an art form with all the work and time involved (see our reborning guide if you want to take a crack at it).
The technique of reborning dolls has evolved over the past few years with better techniques, paints and supplies. Additional enhancements may include a magnetically attached "umbilical cord", a battery powered heartbeat simulator, breathing simulator, magnetic mouth to hold a pacifer and heat packs just to mention a few. It truly becomes a living doll.
In addition, reborn dolls don’t just look like real babies, they also feel real as their bodies are stuffed and weighted to have the same weight and feel of a live baby. Mohair is normally used for the hair and the better dolls have the hair rooted in the head strand by strand. The remarkable degree of realism is achieved by artists that put in many hours of labor and love into the final creation of these beautiful dolls.
With that said, we now invite you to look over our website as we're sure you'll find the products and information you're looking for. We update the site every day with new reborn dolls, supplies, kits, clothing and more, so you'll want to check back often to see what exciting new things we've found for you.