It’s October! Woohoo, my absolute favourite month of the year and time to begin my project, this year I’ve chosen My Little Pony Rarity to customize for Halloween! I began by carefully removing her eye paint and symbol with some cotton buds dipped in nail polish remover.
The next step was to research and decide exactly who or what I’m turning this pony into. I’m a huge Tim Burton fan, so it’s safe to say she will be in that category, please take guesses in the comments on who you think she will be at the end of her makeover?
This is my first My Little Pony custom, so wish me luck! I’ve just started looking for colours for her base as she will no longer be white! I’ll use this same post to update on Rarity’s progress.
Update 1: Just waiting for one coat of paint to dry, so I can do the other side, the colour is just how I wanted it and I will post more photos when her base paint job is complete.
Update 2: I’ve painted the whole pony, I think she only needs one coat of blue so I will leave it there. Someone on Facebook has already guessed correctly!
Update 3: I have given the pony overnight to dry and started on her mane, it’s currently hot pink, which looks great with the base paint but I’m changing it to pillar box red! Photos to follow
Update 4: Thanks to my trusty red Sharpie, my pony now has a beautiful red mane! I’m happy with the outcome and I’ve left it alone for quite a few hours to dry out. Maybe I will do a youtube video of how to colour doll and pony hair with Sharpies, it’s quite easy and fun to do. I may pop some brown ‘lowlights’ into the mane with a brown pen, just to give some definition but I will see how that goes.
The next update is going to be a total giveaway on her new character, if you hadn’t already guessed. I’m doing some deep thinking about her new symbol or whether to give her some clothes instead.
Update 5: I started painting on the white of the eye, but it seems my white paint was a bit lumpy and so I’m not as happy with that as I thought, but it’s the first time I’ve customized a My Little Pony, learning as I go. Next I used a sharp pencil to mark out the rest of the eye and the eyelashes, using google images as a reference. Can you guess who she is yet?
Sorry if you have been waiting to see the finished product, although I did tweet and instagram this pic, the final product – I managed to get inspiration and finish her on Halloween. Introducing Sally Stitches Pony:
I used black Sharpie to make her stitches and eye paint, red Sharpie for her lips and I chose to draw a symbol on her hip instead of dressing her. I drew Jack Skellington, (the object of her desire) on Spiral Hill with Sharpie and a little bit of yellow highlighter. All in all it was a lot of fun to make this custom Pony, I don’t think I will be waiting until next Halloween to make another and maybe I will do another one soon.
If you have any questions about this custom and what I used please ask away! On a side note, the blue ‘paint’ I used for the body (nailpolish) is still going strong after a month, was quite worried it would deteriorate but so far so good!