Category Archives: Dollhouse and Dollmaking

I have an action figure dollhouse that I built myself over a decade. I also make and customize dolls, usually unpleasant ones.

GodXXX Noirphiles Trans Magic Barbie for Dollicious Life Mochallenge!

GodXXX Noirphiles custom Trans Magic Barbie by Suzanne Forbes Nov 14 2021I just barely got this custom GodXXX Noirphiles Barbie doll finished for the Mochallenge deadline!

I knew Tinu of Dollicious Life (my Dollicious post here) was doing another Barbie doll customisation/makeover Mochallenge in November. I wanted to join in again!

GodXXXNoirphiles Trans Magic Barbie Custom by Suzanne Forbes Nov 14 2021I thought of a Barbie inspired by the drag makeup looks of incredible Berlin creator Adrian Blount, AKA GodXXX Noirphiles.

I asked for and got Godx’ consent, and ordered the Barbies, all just ten days before the challenge began. So I hustled!

GodXXXNoirphiles Trans Magic Barbie Custom by Suzanne Forbes Nov 14 2021I used action figure customizing skills and Apoxie Sculpt to give Mermaid Dreamtopia Barbie’s tail to Fashionista Letterman Jacket Barbie.

The two Barbies were the only things I bought for the challenge – all other materials were from my stash. The Fashionista Barbie is really beautiful – you can see one in Tinu’s video here.

GodXXXNoirphiles Trans Magic Barbie Custom by Suzanne Forbes Nov 14 2021 face detailThe “Trans Magic” tagline is a reference to a hilarious 90s Barbie collecting phenomenon, “Earring Magic Ken“, aka “Cock Ring Ken”.

Back of GodXXX Noirphiles Trans Magic Barbie by Suzanne Forbes Nov 14 2021I have lots of miniature trims and micro-rhinestones on hand for my action figure and dollhouse projects.

It was pure luck that some recently acquired holographic butterfly nail charms were pink and blue! And what luck that the Letterman Barbie’s jacket was already  pink, white and blue, as I cut up my last mini trans flag for my trans action figure customs!

I knew I wanted to do a beard for GodXXXBarbie, as so many of Godx’s Drag looks incorporate beards. I had a TINY amount of exactly the right shade of blue nail flocking left over from my Trans Dino-Witch in 2017.

I painted GodXxXBarbie’s face with regular artist’s acrylic, mixed with interferent blue acrylic.

They (GodxBarbie’s pronouns are all of them, like GodXXX Noirphiles themself!) already had a gorgeous blue lip! The narrow lines of purple glitter on GodxBarbie’s face are nail art tape, 1mm wide.

And the little half-pearls, exactly like ones GodXXXNoirphiles wears in the video below, are nail art supplies too! Small buckles and studs come from Rio Rondo, who still haven’t updated their website. GodxBarbie is a Patron gift to GodXXX themselves of course!

GodXXX Noirphiles has a Patreon and you can support their art!! 

He/she/they are posting incredible new work, like this video on Precolonial Black Queer and Trans History and their groundbreaking Queer Birthing Series. You can help support this single parent, House of Living Colors mama, and powerful creative! Linktree here, Insta here!

I am so grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me to continue making art as a vaccinated but Covid-vulnerable disabled person.

Previous GodXXX Noirphiles art posts here, here, and here! Also, check out my Pride Doll Art projects!


A dollhouse maid upgrade for the Beetlejuice fashion revival!

Six inch scale dollhouse maid Beetlejuice custom by Suzanne ForbesTim Burton stripes are back, big time, and I’m also in love with bustles again!

Not that I ever stopped loving the bustle silhouette, but wow I am suddenly so excited to wear it and draw it and see it again. The goth and burner fashions of San Francisco in the Oughts were absolutely marvelous, and I am personally ready to bring these looks back in Berlin. It’s gonna be cold drawing at outside events this Fall and I am happy to wear some layers 🙂

six inch scale bustle dress dollhouse maid custom by Suzanne Forbes August 2021 three shotLike this little commercial maid doll who I radically upgraded into the goth maid my dollhouses need!

I used fourteen different trims, ribbons and micro-picots plus three fabrics to do this customizing! Of course all the original articulation of the doll is preserved, and a cool bonus to narrowing her skirt silhouette and loading it with ruffles is that she now stands on her own!

I hadn’t touched my black-and-white trims bin in years and it was marvelous to see how many cool things I had saved every scrap of.

Below, the doll (I have named her Myrtle the Maid) with my biggest Little Shop of Horrors Audrey Two, made last year. The last image is the original doll before mods.six inch scale bustle dress dollhouse maid custom by Suzanne Forbes August 2021 outside

If you’d like to see more of my doll customizing, check out the Dollhouse and Dollmaking category on here, or these specific stripey-doll projects:

Gothic Lolita Nico Minoru custom

Gothic Burlesque Bride of Frankenstein

Other bricolage dolls and fairies I have made:

Fancy Wasp Dolly

Reserved Parking for Eliza

Valentine’s Monster Doll Armada

Snow Queen/Jadis

Fearless Pink Gay Santa

Gothic Rococo Horribella


Mummified Fairy King

Evil Mermaid

Opal Fimo Mantis Doll

Earliest dolls! with bad photos!