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:
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)
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
What custom funkos would you like to see?