Articulation in dolls was usually lacking or disappointing compared to “action figures” and it wasn’t until I found Obitsu dolls that I finally got the range of motion and posing ability that action figures had in dolls. Considering the range of articulation available in Obitsu dolls, Monster High dolls are a cheaper alternative and are photogenic!
Can you guess what might be different with this Lala?
Did you see?
A swiveling torso!
Luckily, Monster High torsos are hollow inside. There are some peg configurations right around the hip and chest area but the center mass is empty. I filled out either side with Apoxie sculpt to hold metal rings which are held together by garter similar to the way some OOAK Ball Jointed Dolls (BJD) are designed.
Before anyone asks…
There won’t be a tutorial for this nor would it be something I’d like to try again. It’s a very tricky and somewhat dangerous process. The mod is more appropriate for Ghoulia since the chest has a tendency to slouch due to the weight of the head.
If you really want a jointed torso, you should pick one up from Plastic-Curves. The torso is only usable for Create a Monster sets but it’s also much more attractive than converting MH bodies from scratch.