Finn Super Hero Conversion Pack

Convert a Super Hero pack for Lotti to one for Finn

     

    Lottie is an 'Award-winning, childlike doll, that empowers young minds and nurtures individuality through play'.
    Details from www.lottie.com

    The makers of the Lottie doll for girls have found that girls have brothers and that some of them want dolls like Lottie so they also make a boy doll called Finn.

    Finn does not have such a wide range of clothes accesories as Lottie. In particular, he does not have a Finn Super Hero outfit.

    If you want to offer a Super-Hero outfit to the brother of your daughter you can't buy one.

    Here you will find the graphic materials you need to convert a Lottie superhero outfit into one for Finn, including the packaging front and back and the logos you need to stick on the clothes.

    You will need to buy a Lottie super-hero doll, open the packaging and stick new logos on the chest and cape of the suit. To do this I recommend printing the logos on cloth using an inkjet printer and fixing the image on the cloth. I will be putting a video up on YouTube showing how I did this. There are 'How to print on cloth' web pages already but I found a different way which I summarise below at the very bottom of this page. That is not to say that other ways will not work.

    If you are giving the outfit as a gift I recommend printing the revised front and back images below on A4 photographic paper to stick over the Lottie packaging (using photo mount spray can glue or double-sided tape, at any rate somethin that really sticks) and reassembling the pack so it looks a plausible Finn product.

    The packaging is 165mm wide which fits on an A4 page. You may need to adjust the magnification of the image when you print to give you this width.

    The logos should be printed 22mm wide for the front chest and 30 wide for the back cape.

    This website is not sponsored by the makers of Lottie and is offered as a service to those who have boys who are jealous of their sisters and want to be able to play with a super-hero like their sister.

    The Super Hero outfit for Lottie is available from Arku, 47 Beaufort Mansions, Beaufort Street, London, SW3 5AG, UK, Amazon (unfortunately the only retailer at present the seems to stock these).

    Pictures of the packs comparing a bought Lottie pack and the Finn pack I made can be found by scrolling to the bottom of the page..

    or 'the doll which lives a normal life, not one with a 'celebrity' life-style'

    Click on the images below to see them full size. To download the images onto your computer you should right-click with you mouse as the mouse cursor hovers over the image and choose 'save link as' if you use the Firefox web browser or 'save target as' if you use Internet Explorer.


     


    To print a coloured image on cloth with an inkjet printer you have to make the cloth go through the printer without crumpling up. The way recommended on most websites is to attach your cloth (I used an old shirt of fine cotton which I cut up) to a sheet of 'Freezer paper' by ironing the cloth to the paper. Freezer paper is wax-coated paper used by butchers amongst others but I couldn't source any. Instead I used double-sided tape which I stuck around the edges of a sheet of A4 paper and then stuck onto the cloth with the cloth overlapping the double-sided tape. I trimmed the sheet through the double-sided tape so there was no loose bits of tape, cloth or paper. It doesn't matter if the sheet to be printed is smaller than A4 providing the image prints onto it. Make sure that the edge entering the printer is completely stuck all along the width of the paper.

    The image printed by a conventional printer will wash off easily in water. Ironing the cloth does not make it colour-fast; varnish used for water colour paintings did not work. Wood varnish of the type you can wash the brushes in water afterwards did not work (it is white in colour and dries clear). Polyeurathane wood varnish of the type that you need to wash the brushes in white spirit afterwards did work. However it did make the image darker from the colour of the varnish.

    I tried to strengthen the blue colour of the logo by using a fine marker pen; this tended to run in the cloth but if the pen was used after varnishing the cloth first the running remained in acceptable limits. It maybe that using special textile painting pens might prevent the ink running so much, I don't know I didn't try this.

    I stuck the logo onto the front of the suit and onto the cape with the glue in spray cans used for permanent photo mounting. I stuck the clear plastic moulding back on to the front of the pack after re-packing the suit etc. inside with double-sided tape.


      Last updated: Dec 21 2014