Hi! Apologies for the long title, but I couldn't figure out how to truncate it more decently X'D I suppose I'm curious about people's opinions on the kinds of characters dolls end up being. There's three ways I've seen people handle characterizing their dolls: 1. Shelling a pre-existing OC. This seems to be pretty common, and I know I intend to do this for a few dolls/characters. 2. The doll becomes its own character as bits are added, no pre-existing concept. I wouldn't be able to do this myself, but I'm fascinated by those who can pull it off! 3. Shelling a "canon" character from some medium. I'm almost considering doing this myself (blame Hypnosis Mic), but I feel a little unsure about it, and this is primarily what I'm most interested in people's opinions on. So, to get to the point, you can boil my questions down to this: Which of the above do you tend to do when assigning characters to your dolls, and why? Do any particular characterization options make you uneasy? As for me, I plan to shell pre-existing OCs for the most part, but thanks to a certain fandom (...Hypnosis Mic), I'm suddenly considering making dolls of some canon characters. However, I feel like that's perceived differently from OC shell dolls or dolls that become their own concepts. I might just be being a bit paranoid, so I want to see what others think. Thanks for stopping by!