Newest Crafting Endeavor: Custom Funko Pops!

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 13, 2017 | 5 Comments

I’ve seen a few custom funkos out there that inspired me to make these (see @pieraforde’s custom Mia & Mister Kindly@bookstorefinds custom Mia, Tric, & Mister Kindly, & @howlingpages custom Manon Blackbeak) and I had soooo much fun with it! It’s definitely something I want to try again in the future!

How I did it

Here’s the funkos I used for my three customs:

Mia: Leeloo head, Elise body
Mister Kindly: Artemis
Manon: Bella head, Evie body
Me: Elise head, Hermione body

First things first, I took them apart.

I soaked them in hot water for about 15-20 min. Trial and error: the water was not hot enough. (Andrea said that she actually boiled her water.) I ended up having to use an Exacto knife to cut the heads off.


Before splicing the heads together, I began the long process of painting. (No, seriously, it took like 9283493 freaking coats of paint)

I used acrylic paint. My black was glossy paint and everything else was matte. I found that the high gloss paint had a much nicer finish than the matte did – in the future I think I’ll buy glossy paint for everything! I had to use an acrylic glaze over the things I didn’t paint black.

Here’s a pic of Manon before I painted her eyes gold, showing PhantomRin’s depiction of her – which was my inspiration of my funko! I had contemplated just leaving her eyes black because that’s how all Funkos are, but I’m very happy with the way she looks with her signature golden eyes!

Next I made her iron nails out of polymer clay. These were SO tedious!! But look how badass they are:

I also made my own custom funko’s glasses out of polymer clay!

The finished result

Manon Blackbeak, Mia Corvere & Mister Kindly, and ME ready for Hogwarts like I always dreamed XD

What custom funkos would you like to see?

Jessi (Geo)

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5 responses to “Newest Crafting Endeavor: Custom Funko Pops!

  1. Jessi, these are so beautiful! I’ve been loving the photos you’ve been posting of them on instagram! I wish I had the talent to do this myself! If I could make any custom Funko, I think the first one I would try for would be a group of Raven Boys<3!

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