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« on: April 27, 2009 01:49:54 PM »

Alright. So, yesterday, I was busily not-doing the homework I intended up staying up late that night to finish, when an (amazing) idea occurred to me.

What I'd like to know is if anyone here has ever A) seen something successful like this or B) smarter than me and/or more able to easily visualize things and can tell me if they think this could work.

So, the idea that immediately came to mind was Harry Potter dolls - namely, Rita Skeeter, Sirius Black, James Potter, and Professor Minerva McGonagall. What do these four very different characters have in common? They're all animagis. And maybe we could throw in Remus and his animal-changing-into-powers, too.

Anyway, what I was wondering if you think it'd be possible to make, say, a Sirius doll that can turn into his wolf form? The idea for me was that you've got a posable doll, right? And then, say, you pull his cloak strings or something, and do a little flipping, and then you've got his doggy side out. The only way I can think to do this is to have, say, opening the cloak strings showing a whole in his neck, and you turn him inside out, and the inside is his doggy self!

Basically, I'm sorry if this is confusing, because I don't really understand what I'm saying myself. Thanks to anyone who's taken the time to slog through this description and try and help my poor, lost soul.

Thanks a gazillion;

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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009 03:32:38 PM »

I've actually seen these but usually they're women that turn into other women, men, or humanoid animals. You flip their skirts over their heads and the other doll faces the opposite direction (if that makes sense). I googled "reversible doll" and got a number of examples.
How I visualize it from your description: you would have to make an animal and a person, both with openings, sew them together opening to opening and flip so one hides inside the other.
It's possible if the doll is made of cloth because then it can squish... The doll could turn inside out somewhere like the whole back (so there's more room for flipping) especially if the back is covered by a cloak or fur in the animal form. you can always have some Velcro to shut the opening and make it less visible.
I don't know if it would be possible to do with a doll made out of something other than cloth, but I hope that helps!
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009 03:45:45 PM »

I know I've seen this done before in retail, can't think of specific examples right now except for popples (stuffie that turned into a ball) maybe if you could find some of the retail ones they would give inspiration?
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2009 08:33:37 PM »

Thank you so much - both of you perfectly got the gist of what I was (poorly) trying to get across. It's so great to know what I'm planning is possible... And thanks especially for the Velcro idea - that hadn't occured to me and will work perfectly.

Thanks so much!
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