|Why are Reborn babies so expensive?|
All materials to create a Reborn baby are expensive.
Only the Genesis paints cost 100 euros (which is what it costed to me)
The kits have various prices, but a normal price range is 40 to 150 euros, even more for limited editions!
Cloth bodies also have various prices, from 10 to 20 euros.
The solvents, the sponges (which is the cheapest of them all).. and brushes (some of which are not that cheap)
You also have to remember the weight applied and the filling (which costs 15 euros to me)
Mohair, which is the hair used, cost from 10 to 50 or 70 euros.. the best of them !!
Needles that break while rooting hair (10 needles cost 8 euros)
Calculate all these, including shipping and import taxes.
Also, electricity.. "Why electricity?" It's simple. To seal the paint, it needs to be baked in the oven and the over takes up much electricity.
Every time a layer of paint is applied it has to be baked for 8 minutes in the oven and painting for only one baby might reach 15 to 30 layers.
Finally, every Reborn Artist wants to charge something for their work. We need not forget that Reborning is a art work and requires patience, concentration and practice..
If you ever see a "Reborn" baby that costs 100 euros, you can start being suspicious !!!