My 2 year old (our resident Dora expert) says your Dora is perfect.
I just tried making one the other day and mine didn't come out nearly as good.
I recognized her as Dora and I'm 48 and haven't had kids at home in a long time.
Nope...I think you did a GREAT job! Not strange looking at all.
She looks pretty good to me, I made one and her eyes were kind of off. My daughter would say " I like the scary dora you made" lol.
The only suggestion I might make is cut her bangs a little, so her one eye is not covered.
Other that I think it's perfect....my 3 year old boy loves Diego on his shoes, but likes Dora even more. These cartoon figures are very challenging because they can really end up looking creepy. Yours looks very good.
I think she is fab couldnt have done better myself... put her on cake with pride...
She's a little off, but I think she'll do fine.
I kept coming back to your picture and I just happen to have the 2009 Wilton yearbook right here beside me, so I opened it up to compare and if you have to find something to "fix" I think maybe she needs just a little more neck.
By the way check out the look on Ariels face on page 33 she looks a little constipated
I agree needs more neck - move her arms down a little. other than that - GREAT job
yes! she needs a neck, she has a little hunch back also in the back but no one will see it
she also needs hands... but I was not very brave to cut little fingers...
I do not have the new Wilton book jet, I will check Ariel out sometime (you make me laugh!!)
I think is too late to fix the neck I just tried to move the arms down and she almost brakes..
I just showed my soon-to-be-three year old (without saying anything to her) and she knew it was Dora. Actually called her Princess Dora because "she's wearing a princess hat". I told her it was Birthday Dora because it was a birthday hat. lol
My only criticism (as soon as I saw her) is she needs to have her eyes outlined.
I like her! I think you did great, but I see the point of her missing the neck....but I think she looks like a "baby" dora...you know because babies don't have much of a neck! Congrats...I'm not even close to doing a figurine!
it looks very good to me..
and I never ask anything to my hubby 'cause he never knows what he is saying about cake decorating
I always find that trying to duplicate a famous image is rather difficult, but you did a great job!
If your hubby thinks it looks "strange", its only because Dora is a bit strange looking to begin with...c'mon...how many kids do you know with a football shaped head? LOL!!!