|Apollo before (left) and after (right)|
To take out some of the volume, I gently (and slowly) steamed the hairline. Hot water and humidity straighten de-curled hair, but applying too much will make the hair wilt. Keep it away from humidity.
Backstory: Apollo is the lead singer and guitarist of the 70s rock band "We Were Gods." He loves getting attention--- good or bad. His favorite food is humble pie.
December 2010: Aries
|Aries before (left) and after (right)|
Midway, Aries tore the vinyl in his scalp! I fixed that by dabbing on a thin coat of Beacon's 3-in-1 Advanced craft glue and letting it air-dry. Then, I carefully rooted new hair into the dried glue, which looked and held perfectly. Just to be on the safe side, I used my hole-punching tool to make a new hairline right underneath the original, and rooted hair into that:
|It's a hairline fracture! Nurse, get me some craft glue!|
Backstory: Aries is the introverted drummer of the 70s rock trio "We Were Gods." He loves poetry, playing various musical instruments, and spiders. He hates being disturbed during the creative process. His favorite food is catnip.
February 2011: Marcia
rerooted her back to her old glory--- with a twist. Instead of platinum blonde, I gave her a more nuanced auburn shade using RestoreDoll's Nylon 855 (for the base) and 858 (for the highlights.)
I used a size 10 beading needle on the hairline, and a size 10 needle everywhere else (Barbies have very small holes in their heads, and it's difficult to widen them with a hole puncher.)
My only regret was not using saran. Although her hair is beautiful, nylon feels stiffer on dolls with small, squishy heads than saran does (always use saran on Barbies and dolls with similar head-sizes.)
Backstory: Marcia is a CEO of a media and entertainment company, which manages "We Were Gods."
February 2011: Ethan Zeus
|Ethan before (left) and after (right)|
Backstory: Ethan Zeus is the lead guitarist for the 70s rock group "We Were Gods." He is smug, brazen, and always gets what he wants. Women want him, men want to be him--- he's king of the Gods!