Xylra: A New Ms. Mannequin Paper Doll from Space!

logo-xylra-alienBack in March I mentioned that I was working on an alien/sci-fi Ms. Mannequinn paper doll set and this is the first part of that paper doll creation. After all, you can’t do alien fashions without having an alien to show them off. So, today I present Xylra, a leading intergalactic astrophysicist who happens to be fashionably dressed, though you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see her outfits. I was going to say she was an intergalatic fashion model and spy, which of course she still could be, but I was reminded of something I read years ago on the Toy Box Philosopher when she reviewed the Nova Stars dolls by MGA.

Novi Stars were aliens who had come to earth to to “try new things, update the fashion trends, and make new friends.” The dolls were cute enough I suppose, but as it was pointed out by Toy Box Philosopher at the time, “Why, oh why, does fashion have to be such a huge part of every doll’s personality? I mean, I love a fashionable doll, but can’t they be, say, rocket scientists who happen to have a good sense of style?”

So, I decided that Xylra would not be an intergalactic fashion model. Of course, if you personally want her to be, than I say go for it! That’s part of the fun of paper dolls.

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Xylra’s skin patterning was inspired by the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine race called the Dosi who show up in only one episode. Frankly, I think their makeup is a bit over the top for a Star Trek species, but I liked the patterns on their faces enough to adapt them. Besides, I see Xylra as being much more of a retro-space fantasy than anything even vaguely realistic. After all, how realistic can a paper doll with teal skin and pink eyes really be?

Xylra’s outfits will be up on Friday. 🙂

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6 Responses to Xylra: A New Ms. Mannequin Paper Doll from Space!

  1. Melinda says:

    Rachel, have you thought of adding a patterned Lab coat for her? When I finish my ultrasound degree, I want to get a pink lab coat (they do sell those) so patients don’t get scared.

  2. Gwendolyn says:

    I love that you made her an astrophysicist! I agree that we need more stories where dolls are more than their clothes.

    • RLC says:

      I big part of the appeal of dolls is dressing them up. At least it was for me when I was a kid and still is today. So perhaps it is logical from the point of view of doll manufacturers to make them all “into fashion”, but it does get old after a while.

      I don’t know, however, how much kids care. I certainly didn’t play out the book stories with my American Girl dolls as a kid, so I wonder if kids even notice.

  3. Toni says:

    “…their facial art designs were specifically based on colorations found in tribes in Borneo and in the South Seas.”

  4. Grace C. says:

    I love the hair! Do you think you could make a regular doll with that hair? (Non-alien being regular)

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