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La Llorona Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:47862  
Name:La Llorona
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Batman
Creator:latinlad  
Date Added:March 10, 2013
Base Figure:Enchanted Galadriel from LOTR
Height:6.00 inches
Completion Time:2.50 hours
Articulation:16 points
A first for the Figure Realm and maybe a first ever! Straight from the pages of Batwoman it's La Llorona. La Llorona (the Weeping Woman) is an age-old Mexican legend of a woman who, jilted by her husband/lover, drowns her kids and is fated to wander the land wailing for her dead children. First appearing in Batwoman#1 she abducts children from her parents and is used by Medusa to raise the Mother of Monsters.

La Llorona is a LOTR Enchanted Galadriel I picked up on eBay. The moment I saw her I knew I could adopt her for this character.
- the first challenge was how to make Galdriel's breastplate into a white gown. I didn't want to just paint over it and putting Sculpy all over it would have just weighed down the figure and looked sloppy. So I decided to wrap her in plumber's tape and paint over that. I felt it would give her gown a textured, cloth-like quality. As a side effect it also made the gown look like mummy wrappings. Pretty good for a ghost woman!
- I used washes of white and various shades of grey on her skin. throughout the book her skin tone changes from white to grey to blue to reflect her moods and her morphing in and out of substance as well as her identification with water. I tried to make the aqua blue show under the whites and greys. It actually looks better than in the pic.
- I also used washes of white on the translucent parts of the gown so that it looks like parts of her are turning from water into ectoplasm (?)
- I added details to her face like the eyebrows and tears. The shape of the head is a bit thinner than the rounded one she has in the book. After the pic was taken I added some shadow to her jaw to try and round her out a bit and not look so much like Sarah Jessica Parker.
- The extra hair was scuplted and painted

Added below are the original Galadriel figure and a source pic. Let me know what you think!


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User Comments
Davey Blaze Customs - Tuesday, March 12, 2013
This is really nice, such a cool character to make a custom of. I really like the hair and the way the white of the gown bleeds down into the darker part really gives her a floating look when the photo is viewed from a distance, must look really cool in person!
fitzjedi - Monday, March 11, 2013
Wow that's scary and beautiful!
firefly - Monday, March 11, 2013
love it!
mikey0357 - Monday, March 11, 2013
Badass custom!! Takes me back to the stories my older cousins would tell the lil kids at my Grandmother's house. Got anymore planned, like La Lechuza or El chupacabra?
latinlad - Monday, March 11, 2013
LOL thanks! No, only if they show up in a Batman comic!
Redmist - Monday, March 11, 2013
Ay bendito! Te quedo muy bien!
Aww! Came out awesome!
Xysma Warhorse - Monday, March 11, 2013
Don't know the character, but this figure is awesome. Really solid work from concept to completion, way to go!
JackTheBiscuit - Sunday, March 10, 2013
Very nicely realised. Excellent
pock63 - Sunday, March 10, 2013
Pretty cool!
(((CARLITOS))) - Sunday, March 10, 2013
HAY MIS HIJOS !!!!!! MIS HIJOS LOL
NeCrollector - Sunday, March 10, 2013
She's beautifully haunting, brother! I love her! It's so cool to see a custom of La Llorona!
python6 - Sunday, March 10, 2013
Man Great Job
TicaL - Sunday, March 10, 2013
Cool! never heard of her. Great job
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