Spectra Vondergeist Ghouls Night Out Review and Restyle

Spectra Vondergeist Ghouls Night Out Illustration Spectra Vondergeist Ghouls Night Out

Spectra Vondergeist doesn’t seem like the most popular Monster High doll to me, instead of her older releases being sold out, they’re available cheaper than when they were new. Released in June 2013, Ghouls Night Out Spectra Vondergeist is available for $14 on Amazon, though if you wait I bought mine (still in the package) for $8 on eBay. I love Spectra’s clear hands/feet, oddly high cheekbones, purple hair (my favorite color), and most importantly of all, purple sclera. Spectra is the only Monster High doll with a non-white white of the eye and I feel like this, along with her gradient limbs, makes her especially unique. Below I’ll be sharing the photos I took of my re-styled Ghouls Night Out Spectra, reviewing the stock doll, and telling you how to re-style your doll the same way if you so choose. One of my readers suggested that I post these restyles, so thank you for the idea!

Spectra Vondergeist - Ghouls Night Out Series

Spectra Vondergeist – Ghouls Night Out Series

My GNO Spectra looks a lot different from the stock image above, but the only new addition is a Walking Dead print skirt from Lovely Woods on Etsy. The skirt took a long time to arrive, but it wasn’t expensive, and it’s very well made. I removed the accessories from Spectra that I thought were too much, added the skirt over her dress, and she was done. I also boil straightened her hair; out of the box her hair was a poofy mess, but boil straightening went a long way toward fixing that (and ruining it, read on). Without so much jewelry weighing her down, GNO Spectra is a much prettier doll. On to the review:

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Here’s to an Auspicious Year of the Snake

First of all, Happy New Year! and second, can I just say how much I love this illustration by Hyesu Lee? Lunar New Year is really the only new year I should be celebrating, but I always fail miserably at it. I like to blame Florida’s lack of a proper festival, but really I think I always fail to celebrate it because I have no one to celebrate with. Instead my New Year celebrations become a brief personal meditation on an auspicious new year. At least the internet reminds me that I’m not forever alone in my holiday, ha! So here’s to a new year, to quote Pikaland (where I found this illustration): “There’s no better time than now to make full use of that passion of yours and go make a dent in the universe.”