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Brushable Celestia - Tutorial by DeeKary Brushable Celestia - Tutorial by DeeKary
Finally! Took me a while to finish, but it's done! Here's my tutorial on how to make a custom Celestia like mine :D. It covers from the very start, where I strip Celestia from her plastic mane and tail, to the end with grooming advice. It's a very lengthy process (and a lengthy read!), but I did my best to explain with detail each step. I also included a lot of pictures because I'm pretty sure it will be easier to understand with pictures, sometimes even more than with words hehe ^^. If any of you get to use any of my tips or tricks, or get to the task of making your own Celestia using this tutorial, please credit me and show me what you did! ^^.

Hope this helps everybody and answers your questions about my approach to this project :D.
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:iconlps-ruby-wolfie:
LPS-Ruby-Wolfie Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:( I had this doll but I gave it to  my dearest friend!Damn I should have kept it!
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PetitSaumon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It is the REAL celestia  !
Why she's pink ? It is not beautiful...

But your tutorial is perfect ! Well done !
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Aithusa308 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wait celestias PINK?!
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IIrainbowdash Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
wow you people are good
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:iconcinderel345:
cinderel345 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
have white celestia with a brushable mane already....PROFIT
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:iconbannylou:
bannylou Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same!
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SrsAwkwardTeen Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
me toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo *three thousand ooooo's later* ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! :D :D :D :D :D :D
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bannylou Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your icon.
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:iconhogbroom:
Hogbroom Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love yours.
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:iconnarutofan657:
narutofan657 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Sucks that I can't draw or paint... AT ALL
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:iconluckykitten29:
luckykitten29 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Artist
is there a way to DYE the hair? i'd like to make my OC
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:iconrenreichan:
RenreiChan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You can use RIT dye, or just purchasethe hair in the colour you want ^^
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:iconluckykitten29:
luckykitten29 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Artist
i just need dark purple and black mane
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:iconrenreichan:
RenreiChan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
[link]

^They have so many choices! Maybe Black Magick and Sour Grape?
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:iconluckykitten29:
luckykitten29 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Artist
EXACTLY what i need
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:iconrenreichan:
RenreiChan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! Glad I could help ^^
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:iconhypernerd13:
HyperNerd13 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Hey, is there a way to make the Sculpey necklace removable? I don't like the idea of having it permanately stuck there.
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FouArts Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really late reply, sorry xD . But an idea of what you could do I'd that you shape it onto her, making it fit, then take it off and bake it.
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mylittlepony-fimart Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Perfect! I have never seen such a perfect MLP statue EVER! cpcke~
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Live-to-Art Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a brushable Celestia, but I want to redo the main/tail.
Would I be better off using another tutorial for rehairing it? Or would the way you put brushable hair on it work too?
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RimbaudDash Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Awesome !
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KawaiiMizukiCharms Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Can I ask what kind of brushes or tools you use to paint.. Like what brushes dont leave streak marks. And what might be best to paint small details like the eyes & cutie marks?
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KawaiiMizukiCharms Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
If people are afraid boiling or baking the clay....Could cold porcelain or air drying clay work?
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Poizonkitty3 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I believe she just painted over it with white paint :) and used air-dry clay to fill in the hole made from taking out the mane
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Irukapooka Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
This is such an amazing tutorial! I really want to try this! I would just be very nervous about the rehairing...I'd be afraid that I'd mess up...
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Equinoxthealicorn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are amazing Deekary!
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luna1021 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Did you make one of these for Princess Luna because if you didnt you should!
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:iconbannylou:
bannylou Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure You could use this same tutorial.
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versionstudio Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OH...MY...GOD...WOW!
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CelestPapermoon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
used your tutorial to make this

[link]
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StarHeartCustoms Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heyyyy gurlfriend!!!!!!!!!! I've done a bad job with my other custom of celestia. and im redoing her. But do you know how i can remove the paint off of her? back then i didnt know how to properly use acrylic paint and the brush strokes showed. and i cant get it off!!!! can you please help meeee???
and i dont wanna use nail polish remover because im worried that it will stink up the whole house and eat away the plastic.....
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DeeKary Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi! Hmmm well other than acetone, if the paint is water-based acrylics it should come out with some soap, water and a really good scrub! Maybe use an old toothbrush for the tight parts? I've never had to strip paint from a pony, but I would do that if I had to :). Good luck!
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StarHeartCustoms Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok, thank you!!!
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:iconquotecentric:
QuoteCentric Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
You've given me an idea...:plotting:
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CatchABird Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Thanks for this tutorial, it really helped me out. :)
I used this technique to give my Luna sculpt her hair [link]
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:iconquotecentric:
QuoteCentric Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Where did you get the Dollyhair for your ponies?
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:icondeekary:
DeeKary Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
At dollyhair.com precisely ^^ they have a section for MLP hair with tons of colors :).
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QuoteCentric Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Thanks. I'm gonna have to start commissions to supplement my income (stuck at home for a week per doctor's orders with a sore back), and I can't find doll hair anywhere in my home town.

(Incidentally, know anyone who'd want a customized McDonald's toy (sculpted head with brushable tail)? Sorry to ask, but I'm gonna need the cash soon.) :ashamed:
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:icondeekary:
DeeKary Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not really honestly, sorry :( Maybe you can try ebay?

Hope you feel better soon!
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:iconquotecentric:
QuoteCentric Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Yeah, I may have to go that route. I'm glad the dollyhair is cheap, because despite depleted funds, I need to buy some to finish my projects (old add age: spend money to make money.)'

I do, too. The pain doesn't bother me if I can sit down...but, I gotta stand where I work.
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Zaphy1415926 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
I used this tutorial to hair my own resin custom :) [link] Thank you so much for the fantastic idea!
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:icondeekary:
DeeKary Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow awesome job! :D glad it worked for you! ^^
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Angelkitty17 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure I've seen this before and maybe commented...but, oh my god, this is so awesome!!!!!! xD *high five* you really inspire me!! :D
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Emilychu Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm using this to style my pink celestia's mane (not doing what you did, i don't have the patience) with this tutorial. i know how to braid but i don't get how you did that thing over her horn, like her bangs thing... could you explain it in more detail perhaps?
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DeeKary Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'll try to explain as best as I can ^^.

What I did for the braid was that I didn't braid towards the back, like you would do with your own hair. I braided it starting to the side of the mane and towards the front (kinda like this hairstyle [link]). For the part that "wraps" the horn I just took part of the green stripe of hair and started braiding it from the very beginning so that it would be curled tight and take the shape it should to make that "bangs" effect.

Wished I had a WIP pic to show you, but that was the only picture I've taken of the braiding step :XD:. Hope this helped!
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xXCrazyCatXx2 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Now it looks like her ^^
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royalcelastia Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
it turned out beautiful!!
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finnandpb Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
wow
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:iconsetsuchii:
SetsuChii Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Amazing! *_*
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Opdeverent Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
That is awsome!!!
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