As many of you know I have been re-rooting several of my own dolls recently.
I have wanted the Princess of Japan Barbie FOREVER!! A couple weeks ago I finally won her NIB on eBay for $20 shipped. Her face is perfect! (No off set eyes and crappy face paint! Woo hoo!)
I quickly purchased her a 27cm Obitsu body (the cheapest model, $23 shipped, in the "white" skin tone).
Her complexion is WAY too pale for the "Sinatra" or "Elvis" pivotal bodies.
I have 3 gals on Obitsu bodies due to this. I know some Integrity bodies would match, but they are a small fortune....AND they have less articulation.
If you are interested in checking out these "Obitsu" bodies I keep blabbing on about...
They are shorter than most Barbie dolls.
An example of this....
***Warning bad quality photo ahead***
That is "Sakura" aka Princess of Japan in the middle. Personally, I think the shorter stature makes her more of a character.
(I'm a tall person, and I still feel this way.)
A closer, and clearer picture of what Sakura looked like before I got a wild look in my eye, and ripped all of her hair out.
Gorgeous, isn't she?
I just loved her face SO much that I couldn't bring myself to leave her as a stiff display doll.
She needed some life breathed into her.
When my doll hair order came in there was a color I bought just to see it up close.
I soon realized whose hair it was meant to be, and this happened...
I realize that I don't often show many "in progress shots".
Usually my madness takes over to such a level that I space taking pictures of the process.
As you see from the above pictures she has an odd hairline.
(She also had sideburns.)
So I erased them using Pure Acetone *scary stuff*....
Then the paint and sealer was put on so her scalp would semi-match her hair...
It wasn't as shiny as this picture depicts.
After a good amount of drying it was time to "plug" away.
Yes, her head is on a plate. I pre-tied 450 plugs for her re-root.
Though, I did not end up using them all. She took 2 days to complete.
The hair color is "Red red wine" and it is Saran.
After many hours of good music, and slightly sore fingers, she was finished!!
I will be trimming her hair and evening up the ends in the near future.
But now, she has charisma!! (^_^)
And just to remind everyone of what she looked like before....
Beautiful either way.
Maybe one day I will buy another for display.
May each of you be blessed!!!
A HUGE THANKS to all of you who comment, blog, play, and keep in touch even when I am terrible about keeping up on replies!!!
I sincerely appreciate each of you with all my heart.
-Cat of A Doll Affinity