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fandumbnotebook:

Remember when I talked about combining 60s fashion with traditional Irish/Celtic patterns? This is the start of that project!

I did these quick sketches as a warm-up for tonight’s work using SketchBook Copic. They’re fashion ideas for Scarah Screams. Scarah’s looks are heavily influenced by Mod & Ye-Ye fashions, so that’s where I drew most of my influence.

However, I also wanted to bring in the Irish influence. Scarah is the daughter of a Banshee- but she doesn’t really resemble one. The lack of white hair isn’t a big deal, but no nods to the Banshee scream? I get why they didn’t make her main power her voice since that’s Operetta’s deal, but maybe she could have a really, really squeaky singing voice- one that’s she completely embarrassed by because oh my god that not how a proper Banshee sounds Mom will be so disappointed!!

…wow, I spewed Banshee feelings. The Banshee were a part of the stories I grew up with (my family is very Irish), so I’m a little protective, I suppose? Maybe they covered it in one of the books or later webisodes.

Back to my main point: I wanted to bring some of her Irish roots into her look and connect her a little more to her monster type. I was completely lost until I found some old psychedelic fabric prints, and the solution clicked! I also added in some broken glass patterns as a nod to the piercing scream.

I’ll bring these to a higher level of finish in the future, along with more outfits.

(Sorry for the double post, my first one didn’t show up in the tag!)

freyrferret:

merrydoll:

momdusa:

Going to Frank and sons with no money was a bad idea..
Epic sads

Prob never getting any of those three :F :D ♥

Don’t say, Merry,  the first I <3 Fashions came here (though with long latency)  and I’m sure the shoe packs come too, since they dont’ seem to be exclusives.  And if no other way, I’m going to get that Scarah by throwing myself on ground before momdusa and telling how majestic, beautiful and all-knowhing she is and flattering her until she bores on me and goes liek “Fine, I get you one…”   :D 
 /morning weirdness

lol. I <3 u. 
I should have clarified… Frank and Sons is a giant toy/collectible/comic warehouse (with no AC but Action Figures, Barbies and statues galore!) and the MH dolls we found were more than retail (almost scalper) prices, and so even if I HAD money, I probably would not have gotten them. HOWEVER- If I keep going to TRU and seeing 12 I love Fashion Clawdeens but NO SCARAH, then I’ll be back u_u
(I’m waiting on I Love Shoes- hoping my in laws in Michigan find them for me u_u)
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freyrferret:

merrydoll:

momdusa:

Going to Frank and sons with no money was a bad idea..
Epic sads

Prob never getting any of those three :F :D ♥

Don’t say, Merry,  the first I <3 Fashions came here (though with long latency)  and I’m sure the shoe packs come too, since they dont’ seem to be exclusives.  And if no other way, I’m going to get that Scarah by throwing myself on ground before momdusa and telling how majestic, beautiful and all-knowhing she is and flattering her until she bores on me and goes liek “Fine, I get you one…”   :D 
 /morning weirdness

lol. I <3 u. 
I should have clarified… Frank and Sons is a giant toy/collectible/comic warehouse (with no AC but Action Figures, Barbies and statues galore!) and the MH dolls we found were more than retail (almost scalper) prices, and so even if I HAD money, I probably would not have gotten them. HOWEVER- If I keep going to TRU and seeing 12 I love Fashion Clawdeens but NO SCARAH, then I’ll be back u_u
(I’m waiting on I Love Shoes- hoping my in laws in Michigan find them for me u_u)
Zoom Info
freyrferret:

merrydoll:

momdusa:

Going to Frank and sons with no money was a bad idea..
Epic sads

Prob never getting any of those three :F :D ♥

Don’t say, Merry,  the first I <3 Fashions came here (though with long latency)  and I’m sure the shoe packs come too, since they dont’ seem to be exclusives.  And if no other way, I’m going to get that Scarah by throwing myself on ground before momdusa and telling how majestic, beautiful and all-knowhing she is and flattering her until she bores on me and goes liek “Fine, I get you one…”   :D 
 /morning weirdness

lol. I <3 u. 
I should have clarified… Frank and Sons is a giant toy/collectible/comic warehouse (with no AC but Action Figures, Barbies and statues galore!) and the MH dolls we found were more than retail (almost scalper) prices, and so even if I HAD money, I probably would not have gotten them. HOWEVER- If I keep going to TRU and seeing 12 I love Fashion Clawdeens but NO SCARAH, then I’ll be back u_u
(I’m waiting on I Love Shoes- hoping my in laws in Michigan find them for me u_u)
Zoom Info

freyrferret:

merrydoll:

momdusa:

Going to Frank and sons with no money was a bad idea..

Epic sads

Prob never getting any of those three :F :D ♥

Don’t say, Merry,  the first I <3 Fashions came here (though with long latency)  and I’m sure the shoe packs come too, since they dont’ seem to be exclusives.  And if no other way, I’m going to get that Scarah by throwing myself on ground before momdusa and telling how majestic, beautiful and all-knowhing she is and flattering her until she bores on me and goes liek “Fine, I get you one…”   :D 

 /morning weirdness

lol. I <3 u.

I should have clarified… Frank and Sons is a giant toy/collectible/comic warehouse (with no AC but Action Figures, Barbies and statues galore!) and the MH dolls we found were more than retail (almost scalper) prices, and so even if I HAD money, I probably would not have gotten them. HOWEVER- If I keep going to TRU and seeing 12 I love Fashion Clawdeens but NO SCARAH, then I’ll be back u_u

(I’m waiting on I Love Shoes- hoping my in laws in Michigan find them for me u_u)

meownyo:

this is how I picture Scarah Screams to be in the dot dead gorgeous fashion set. her dress is a very simple 60’s style fashion which to be honest I’ve never been such a big fan of personally, however I love Scarah wearing it! :3 she literally does make it look drop dead gorgeous <3 I’ve also been meaning to draw her ever since I happily got myself the sdcc doll <3

!please note this design is not official!

Character copyright© (Scarah Screams) MATTEL
Illustration© *meownyo (Natasha K M V Hall_27/03/2013)

Congrats on Monster of the Week! ;)

Toys Dolls Comics Nerdy Whatevers: I've done my part ...

sumtoystuff:

I’ve done my part … have you? Or are you just going to keep complaining about it on tumblr?

Below is a copy of my letter to Mattel about Scarah’s release.

“Hello Mattel. I am sending this message in hopes that my voice will be added to others contacting you with disappointment on the recent handling of the Monster High Scarah Screams release.

To use a character voted by fans during the 2011 SDCC event as an exclusive was very upsetting. Fans were able to vote through outlets other than at ComicCon making it seem the doll would see release beyond ComicCon.

I understand the need for SDCC exclusives to maintain excitement and attention for your product. But to create a product that just benefits the secondary market seems like a poor strategy. Imagine if the production had been doubled or tripled. I’m sure there still would have been no problem selling out and all the profit would go to Mattel, not creating as much opportunity for 75% markup profit for secondary market sells.

Again, this is just an attempt to add my voice to the request of other Monster High collectors that would like to see Mattel do the right thing. I hope this doll may soon see a standard released so everyone can enjoy her as part of their collection. I am pleased with Mattel’s recent rerelease of many older hard to find dolls and hope we see more of this soon.

Thank you for your time. “

Good on ya!! Everyone?

The Monster High Revolution: Tricks to getting Scarah (or any other doll) on ebay

gearsngarters:

thatn3rdygirl:

momdusa:

allisonnicolle:

thatn3rdygirl:

mhrevolution:

1. If you see an auction starting low and it has days to go, don’t bid! You only draw attention to the auction and it has more time to increase in price

Case and point: I saw a SDCC Ghoulia with a starting bid of $.99 but it had a reserve, no bids, and 3 days to go. I decided I’d bid and try to…

Scarah sold for $60-80 as a pre-order. Now that she is, for all intents and purposes, “sold out”, it should come as no surprise that she has doubled in value.

When she sold for $25 originally and only ebay scalpers offered a pre-order of $80 I don’t find it very fair. I realize she is sold out, but “value” has little to do with it. 

Yeah its not value, its greed. Also, TBH- I could care less about the “signed” ones. I would’ve let my daughter play with it anyway! But it pisses me off that they are going for $100+ cause there is an autograph. How do we even know its real?

It’s not “scalping” or greed. This is how things work in the collectables world. The SDCC doll(s) is/are collector exclusives. Unless you want to pay to go to the con and wait in the lines, etc, to get it for $25, you will need to come to terms with the fact that you are not going to find one for “face value”.

The doll DOES have a higher value - it is a limited production item that was offered exclusively at one location, with very few held for online sales a week later (which sold out within 13 minutes).

THIS is how collecting in the adult collecting world works. If you don’t like it, then accept you may just never have those pieces in your collection.

Well, I’ve been “Collecting” (Barbies, action figures, comics etc) since before ebay. I know how it works. But as people mentioned, last year the price for the Ghoulia wasn’t this high this close to after Comic Con. It seems like in the last few years this is how people are trying to make a living, instead just, I don’t know, getting a job?

I used to pay up to $50 for an action figure, until I learned to just be at TRU when they opened, and learned when the truck days are for each of the stores. I’ve been through ebay looking for old Barbies I had when I was a kid, or limiteds I never got to buy and have never paid more that $40. And we’re talking about dolls that are 10-30 years old! Not a doll that came out 3 weeks ago.

With Limited Editions, I’m fully aware that I’ll never get my hands on any of them, I just feel for the people who felt the need to pay $80 for a preorder, or $125 for a doll that should be closer to $40, if you throw some in for the buyers expenses. If you bought 6 dolls and sold them all for $40 or 50, you are getting a decent enough amount back. I mean, why should they be completely compensated for their ticket to Comic Con? You didn’t go JUST to buy dolls, right? You got to look at pick up freebies and take pictures and just revel in the magic of SDCC! …So you are getting what you paid for, imho

And yes, I think its greed. An example: There is another thing I collect, a small brand perfume oil made by a very talented family. A few years back, you could find their limited editions online for a few dollars more than what they charged, say if a person found the blend didn’t work on them, or if they bought two bottles online and ended up not liking it. If the blend got better with age, or was discontinued, they might ask for a few dollars more. A few years ago I was able to find many of the ones that were sold before I discovered them, and at a reasonable price.

Now? Psh. $150 for last years Christmas exclusive. A single bottle of perfume. 5ml. Less than a year old. In the last two years, I’ve stood in line behind people at their trunk shows and watched as a scalper (and trust me, this is a tiny, close knit fan-dom, we KNOW each other, and this was no fan), bought bottle after bottle (close to 80) of exclusives SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PUTTING ON EBAY THE NEXT DAY. And I remember the owners of the company mentioning, sadly, that their Comic Con Exclusives were bought up in an afternoon and on ebay before comic con was over.

THAT’S straight up Greed.

THEY started limited bottles per person and stopped allowing third party orders (no more “but I need 5 bottles for my friends!”). I don’t even think they did Comic con this year. And at another event, they passed out numbers to the fans in line, so we could get a chance at the perfumes first. The gal passing them out recognized us in line. None of the fans have been hurt by this, and in fact there weren’t as many scalp-y people there at the last event.

Can Mattel do this? Probably not, but they can limit the number of dolls sold per person. I also wish there were fan based system so that people who are active on forums, or go in cosplay, or have kids singing the goddamn theme song with them, could have first crack at them. Scalpers could figure out a way to exploit that, I’m sure, but eh- at least they’d be TRYING to help the fans.

But anyway, don’t tell me its not greed when someone buys up dozens of something they have zero interest in for the sole purpose of racking up the cost to sell to desperate fans. If they want to start the bidding at $25 and see where fans go from their, that’s fine, but the automatic charging of $90 for a single doll is redic. Like I said, in my opinion, they shouldn’t be compensated for having to get in to Comicon cause THEY GOT TO GO TO COMICON.

If they are going solely for the purpose of buying out Limited editions, and it was such an inconvenience, and that took a ticket away from a fan who WANTED to go, then they are a waste of space and deserve to let their dolls sit and rot in storage.

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