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Commissions - Dolls by Maria

Commission a custom work-of-art to complete your collection or commemorate your day!

Breathing new life into fashion dolls.


My commission book is currently closed. Please sign up for my mailing list to find out when my commission book will be open or to reserve a space on my waiting list. You will also be notified when new dolls become available in the salesroom, on eBay, or in my Etsy shop.


More Information about Commissions

When you commission a doll, you are hiring me to create a special one-of-a-kind doll just for you. Commissions can be celebrities, characters that you create, high-fashion divas, or custom portraits of loved ones.

Before I accept a doll commission, I will look at the pictures you have provided and ask a lot of questions about your vision for the doll. If I don’t think that I can create a doll for you that will live up to your vision, or I don’t feel that there is an acceptable doll model available to get the best likeness, I will be honest and tell you.

Once I begin your doll commission, I will communicate with you on specifics such as hair color and style, eye and makeup colors, outfit style, accessories, jewelry style, and more. I want to make sure that the doll I create matches your vision as closely as possible. However, I must be allowed to retain artistic control. You are commissioning me to create a doll based on examples of my work that you have seen here. Therefore, you must trust that any doll I create for you will have a similar style and quality.

To ensure that all dolls are genuinely “one-of-a-kind,” I will not duplicate exactly any doll that I have already completed. Arrangements can be made to create the same doll using another model doll, or making changes to the outfit, makeup, or other features. Please do not ask me to duplicate another artist’s work.

Every doll will receive a complete facial repaint using Liquitex and Golden acrylic paints and sealers. Depending on your requests, dolls will then receive rerooting, highlights, light resculpting, jewelry, outfits, shoes, and accessories. All 11.5″ dolls come with a display stand and a keepsake box. All 16″ dolls come with their original boxes and shippers (unless noted). All dolls are accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity.

Prices will vary according to the amount of time required to create your doll, the model of doll used and the types of fabrics, trims, and other materials used. Please e-mail me for a price quote.


Before I begin working on your doll, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required. The full payment is due within 10 days of the completion of the doll, unless other arrangements were discussed and approved when I accepted the commission. Color photos of the finished doll will always be provided upon completion. Some suggestions and changes can be made to meet expectations, but remember, I must be allowed artistic control.

I accept all major credit cards and electronic checks through Paypal. When paying by Paypal, you MUST have a confirmed address (this is NOT optional). If you pay with an unconfirmed address, I will refund the money, and will require another form of payment. I also accept money orders and cashier checks. I’m sorry, but personal checks are not accepted.

Shipping Information

I prefer to send all packages priority mail via the U.S. Postal Service. All packages will be sent with insurance and delivery confirmation. Dolls are shipped either in clear, window display boxes, their original shippers, or wrapped in tissue paper or bubble wrap. Dolls can be shipped via other methods at the buyer’s request. Below is a breakdown of shipping prices for priority mail in the United States:

4.5″ dolls: ………………..$6.00

11.5″ dolls: ……………… $10.00

16″ dolls: …………………$15.00

InternationalShipping………..$20.00 and up


I happily accept layaway. I require one-half of the balance once the doll has been completed, and the other half within 30 days. Layaway plans longer than two months can be discussed on a per-person basis. However, all layaway arrangements must be discussed and approved before I agree to the commission. All payments made toward layaway are non-refundable.

Return policy

I invest a lot of time and hard work in the dolls that I create and, therefore, want each person who purchases one of my dolls to be satisfied. All efforts will be made to ensure that every doll is created with care and quality, and accurate pictures will always be provided to ensure an honest representation of the doll being offered. In the event that a problem arises, I am happy to resolve any issues by correcting or repairing a doll when needed. However, all sales are final and no returns will be given.


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