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Posable Doll Tutorial by Foam-Addict Posable Doll Tutorial by Foam-Addict
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Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the start of the tutorial.

There was just far too much information I wished to convey to put in the extra work to make a DA friendly tutorial when Tumblr is just far far better at this sort of thing. If you really are interested in how these dolls are made I'm sure one little link some scrolling and a few arrow buttons through the pages will hardly deter you.

Also oh look I have a tumblr account! Imagine that! Feel free to follow me if you are into that sort of thing I should be posting a bunch more WIP shots on there then I do on DA.

Hope someone finds this useful or at least enjoyable to read through.
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LuAisaka Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Where is the url?? plz help me.
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Foam-Addict Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Its at the very top of the comment. Link on "Link". 
I suppose I could make that more noticeable it is rather small.
Sorry about that.
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MileniaKitsuvee Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! Never seen a foam posable doll. I'll have to try this one day. I have made puppets of foam before (the squishy foam) c: But I hate cutting foam lol it's really messy XD
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Foam-Addict Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D.
Foam is so very messy, and the little bits love to attack your face. I find the best way to combat this is with a blanket over your lap you can wipe the bits onto and a glue roll (those things you use to get pet hair off your clothes) to clean them up every so often.

If you ever do try I would love to see what you come up with!
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kaileymiller Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
What kind of foam do you use? I use insulation foam and it is NOT pliable like yours is. For example, I would never be able to cut open the body and shove the internal skeleton inside like that because the foam would crumple and snap into many pieces.
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Foam-Addict Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just run of the mill upholstery foam. The sort that you'd find in your couch.
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kaileymiller Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Very interesting. I had never considered using that before.
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dragontrap Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
LOVED the tutorial! Very interesting way to accomplish a poseable
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Foam-Addict Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad you enjoyed it :D
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dragontrap Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very much so!
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Torke159 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh God this is just amazing!
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Foam-Addict Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the kind words :blush:
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Torke159 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome ^w^
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Naivigera Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting, especially with all the photos - thanks!
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Foam-Addict Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your very welcome
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Jerseydays Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is wonderful! I've never seen anything like this! Wooow!!
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Foam-Addict Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm so glad you enjoyed it :D
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Jerseydays Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:w00t:
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Nindeanwa Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh man i'm the kind of person who has to try EVERYTHING this isn't nice my dear now i HAVE to do something like this D:

thank you for the wonderful tutorial i feel so much smarter craft wise now :)

just one question, when putting the claws in was it very easy to find the tube to slip the wire into it?

again thanks so much for sharing this <3
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Foam-Addict Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for reading it! And I am so happy it has inspired you to play with new things, I wish you the best of luck in your foam adventures!

As for your question:
Easy enough to find the tube yes, took a hell of a lot more patience and persistence to get the wires to all fit in there happily however. They love to bend and refuse to slid in the way you like them to and it can get very frustrating.
Like most of the process its all down to patience and just taking your time. I am sure there has to be a better way to do the fingers. Part of why I did not document what I did properly is I'm not happy with how I'm doing it currently. One day a better way will come to me I'm sure but it's sure taking it's time.
With the first two I just cut the feet off, threaded the claws through the foam, slid the feet back on and wrapped all the wires snugly around the leg tube before gluing the leg back to the feet. But that leaves unsightly seams unless you have something to cover them with (like in the case of Theo, he had those black arm spike things which made life so much easier)
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Nindeanwa Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's a wonderful read actually and it gets my creativity rolling pretty easily i've gone back twice after leaving my comment just to re-read and to clarify some of the instructions.

I'm sure you will find a simpler way eventually :)
all i can think of though is the foam dolls i saw in a movie, they were human and you had to mix your foam mixture and pour it into a mould definatly different from what you have here. I've never seen anything like this though so it's refreshing for me :)
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Foam-Addict Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So glad you have found it that engaging. It makes all the work worth it to know even one person found it helpful and fun.

Yes I have seen something similar on 'How its Made' where they were making manikins out of foam. I would love to one day learn to actually cast my own foam but for now I am content attacking it with scissors.
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poniesrockusohard Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can i maybe buy something like that from u :D
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Foam-Addict Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Unfortunately at this time I just don't have the time or motivation to take commissions or attempt to sell anything. We are working on moving, buying a house, and basically settling our lives down properly so it looks like it will likely be a year or so before I can begin to think about opening up commissions. Sorry.
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LovelyTwistofNature Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
THANK YOU!!!!!!!
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Foam-Addict Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your very welcome!
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