Woman Makes Silicone Baby Dolls That Look Like Living Newborns


Art imitating life! Woman creates eerily realistic baby dolls that look SO lifelike people regularly confuse them for living, breathing newborns
Susan Gibbs, 49, from Canada, paints silicone baby dolls known as 'reborns'
She first began painting the dolls in 2010

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Art imitating life! Woman creates eerily realistic baby dolls that look SO lifelike people regularly confuse them for living, breathing newborns

  • Susan Gibbs, 49, from Canada, paints silicone baby dolls known as 'reborns'
  • She first began painting the dolls in 2010 and discovered she had an uncanny talent for making the creations look incredibly lifelike 
  • The artist began making the dolls after purchasing several for herself and realizing just how expensive it would be to collect them 
  • It takes her up to four weeks to finish the dolls, which she paints layer by layer to create lifelike skin, before adding the hair follicle by follicle  
  • Susan now sells the dolls online - where they can go for close to $8,000 a piece - but she says she struggles to let them go sometimes because they are so real   

By Dailymail.Com Reporter

Published: 16:31 EDT, 6 October 2020 | Updated: 16:33 EDT, 6 October 2020

Meet the women who paints human baby dolls and makes them look so life-like, that she sometimes struggles to let them go.

Susan Gibbs, 49, a silicone artist from Canada, has been painting newborns since 2010 and said she feels like a 'proud mama' when she sees the finished result – even keeping three recent creations for her personal collection after bonding with them 'big time'.

Susan told Jam Press: 'I always loved dolls when I was little and I wished they made them more realistic.

Precious: Artist Susan Gibbs, from Canada, creates incredibly realistic-looking baby dolls, known as newborns 

Spot the difference: The 49-year-old paints silicone dolls to make them look just like real-life babies, and ends up with such lifelike results that people can't tell the difference 

Creative: Susan began painting the dolls back in 2010, having discovered 'reborns' online and buying a few for herself 

Pricey: The dolls can cost thousands of dollars a pop, so Susan decided to try her hand at making her own 

'Proud': The creative woman says she struggles to sell the dolls sometimes because they look so lifelike and she forms a close bond with them 

 

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