Reborn Dolls hit the market back in the early 90\u2019s. These realistic looking dolls are more often used as collectible items rather than as toys. \n\n\n\nIf you are looking to collect, there are a few different ways you can get your Reborn Doll. \n\n\n\nYou can either create your own by reusing a silicone doll, purchase a kit to create your own Reborn Doll, or purchase a doll that has already been made. \n\n\n\nWhichever option you choose, one thing is for sure, your realistic Reborn Doll will need clothes, but are they included in your original purchase? \n\n\n\nMost Reborn Dolls sold will include at least one set of clothes but sometimes they will come with multiple sets or none at all. This will vary depending on where you are purchasing your Reborn from. \n\n\n\nIf you are purchasing a kit to create your own, check what the kit includes to see if clothes are included. If you choose to purchase an already-created Reborn Doll, chances are the doll may come with at least a set of clothes, but again this depends solely on the seller. \n\n\n\nIf you choose to create your own, then the clothes that will fit the Reborn Doll would be the doll clothes worn by the doll originally. \n\n\n\nWhen purchasing clothes for your Reborn Doll, make sure they are not too tight as it may reshape the soft skin. Also, be sure to purchase clothes that don\u2019t let the dye bleed through onto your Reborn staining their vinyl\/silicone. \n\n\n\nIt\u2019s best to wash the clothes before placing them onto the doll as well. \n\n\n\nTo see the most popular Reborn Dolls currently available just click here.\n\n\n\nHow Much Does A Reborn Doll Cost?\n\n\n\nIt\u2019s no surprise that these realistic dolls may come at a pretty steep price. \n\n\n\nHow much a Reborn Doll costs will depend on the seller and how custom the doll is. \n\n\n\nYou can find some less expensive Reborn Dolls for under $100 and also get custom made dolls that will cost multiple hundreds of dollars. \n\n\n\nJust remember the cheaper the doll is the lower the quality and customization options will be. Typically the price range for a doll can run anywhere between $150-$300. \n\n\n\nSome Reborn dolls can be purchased on places like Amazon for even under $50 but these will be mass produced and will lack a lot of the lifelike features that the more expensive and custom Reborn Dolls will have. \n\n\n\nIf you are trying to save money then these are good options but if you want as lifelike as possible or want custom hair, eyes, skin, etc. then you would need to be ready to spend a good bit more. \n\n\n\nHow Do You Make A Reborn Doll?\n\n\n\nYou have done careful consideration and decided that creating\/making a Reborn Doll is something you would like to do. It can save you some money in the long run but also be a difficult process to start. \n\n\n\nHere are the steps needed to create your own Reborn Doll.\n\n\n\nStrip and prepare your doll\n\n\n\nYou will need to find a vinyl doll and remove all the limbs and head from the doll and soak them in warm water. This will help prepare them to be painted. This is the easiest step throughout the process, but is a necessary step to making the perfect Reborn Doll.\n\n\n\nApply a base coat\n\n\n\nThe preferred basecoat for most Reborners is a heat-set paint. The reason this type of paint is preferred is that you may end up spending hours covering your doll in base paint. The heat-set paint won\u2019t dry out if you need to have it open for hours. \n\n\n\nIt is also easy to apply and looks natural. \n\n\n\nWhichever type of paint you choose, the principle is still the same: make sure you apply an even coat when doing the base coat; otherwise, it may throw off your next steps. \n\n\n\nApply more paint\n\n\n\nThis step is important as you make sure that your doll is thoroughly covered and you have reached the desired color or color variations on the dolls \u201cskin\u201d. \n\n\n\nAdd blush\n\n\n\nThis step is just an addition to the painting; however, this step is what is vital to adding life-likeness to your doll. It\u2019s recommended that you have all the blush painting supplies out around the time of applying the final coat of paint. \n\n\n\nReplace the eyes\n\n\n\nYou will want to replace the original factory doll\u2019s eyes with a higher-quality and more life-like set of eyes. While this process is not difficult, it may be tricky to make sure the eyes are set just right. \n\n\n\nHair Rooting\n\n\n\nYou can add hair to your doll a few different ways: you can either use a drill and create tiny holes to weave the hair through, or you can use a needle and thread the hair into the doll\u2019s scalp. \n\n\n\nWeighing down and stuffing\n\n\n\nMany Reborners add weight to make the doll feel more realistic. They will also add extra weight in just the head so the Reborn Doll\u2019s head needs support just like a baby\u2019s. \n\n\n\nYou can use different materials for the weight such as glass micro beads, poly pellets, or steel bb\u2019s. Do not use sand, rice, or anything else that is perishable and will attract bugs or moisture. \n\n\n\nThese things can cause damage to the Reborn Doll you just spent all this time making. \n\n\n\nPoly-fil is suggested for the stuffing portion of the Reborn just for the fact of avoiding bugs. Using cotton may attract bugs and other creatures inside your Reborn. \n\n\n\nAdd your unique touches\n\n\n\nYou get to design your doll however you like. You can either add a matte finish, open up the nostrils for a more realistic look, install a magnet in the mouth so your doll can hold a pacifier\/bottle, apply eyelashes, or pierce ears; the options are endless. \n\n\n\nHow Do You Care For A Reborn Doll? \n\n\n\nTaking one of these Reborn Dolls home with you should not be a light-hearted decision. Only take a Reborn Doll home once you have done some careful consideration as it isn\u2019t a cheap doll and requires a significant investment up front. \n\n\n\nIf you are new to Reborn Doll collecting or just want a Reborn Doll in general, remember that these dolls are very different from your typical everyday doll. Having this mentality that it\u2019s just another doll may result in your Reborn Doll being damaged or even destroyed. \n\n\n\nIf you did decide to care for a Reborn Doll, what exactly does that entail? \n\n\n\nTo properly care for your Reborn Doll you will need to protect it from damage (by pets or children), keep it out of direct sunlight, store in a cool dry place (no excessive heat or moisture), and carefully clean it as needed.You need to make sure your home is set up to handle a Reborn Doll as well by considering where you will store it at. \n\n\n\nOne of the most common hazards for Reborn Dolls are pets. Does this mean that if you have a pet that you should not adopt a Reborn? Absolutely not. You will just need to make sure that your Reborn is stored away from your pets. \n\n\n\nA scratch from their claws can damage the paint and the vinyl of your Reborn. Depending on the depth and type of scratch, it may be impossible to repair your Reborn. \n\n\n\nOther hazardous things to consider when bringing home your Reborn Doll include humidity and exposure to light. You will want to make sure that they are stored somewhere the sunlight won\u2019t damage their vinyl and fade their paint. \n\n\n\nIn addition, the humidity can cause the Reborn to swell and paint to crack resulting in a damaged and almost irreparable Reborn. \n\n\n\nConclusion\n\n\n\nIf you are joining the Reborn Doll collecting community, make sure that you have enough saved not only for the doll but to care for the doll as well. \n\n\n\nWhile some sellers include clothing, you may need to purchase your own to ensure that your Reborn Doll looks exactly the way that you like. \n\n\n\nHaving multiple sets of clothes for your doll will also allow you to change it whenever you like based on your mood.