We wasted no time in getting Fifi taken apart, blushed, and esthetized.
It is a breeze with help, but I could totally see how the process would make me cry if I had to do it alone. Hemostats are invaluable.
The husband did most of the sanding, bless ‘im, while I did the coating, blushing, coating, painting, and coating. We used Krylon Matte Coat and lucky for me it dries super fast.
Since her previous lashes melted when we tried to melt the glue Volks used to glue down her eyelashes I used some purple ones I bought ages ago. They worked out real well!
Please note her spiffy new pink vinyl 18th cent. style corset. I drafted the little bastard myself and it actually kinda fits. Happy! Not stiff enough, but I wanted it to cling to her body so didn’t want to actually wire it. I like… not I just have to make the rest of the outfit for it. Hrm.
She’s been here all afternoon, and after running some errands we were finally able to sit down and open her! And then I’ve been taking pictures all evening.
Ohmigosh. I can’t tell you how beautiful she is. I wasn’t prepared at all! When I pulled her out of the box I just sat there, turning her around and around. I am completely in awe. I honestly wasn’t sure how in love I’d be with her face, I began to have doubts. Mimi sometimes doesn’t photo well and there are certainly plenty of unflattering pix of her out there. But she is superb! You just have to be careful lighting her nose *wink*
They didn’t do the face-up that I asked for though >.<
But you know what? That is ok. Cuz she’s gorgeous, even with the default natural make-up. Besides, I want to redo it myself anyways, and this will give me more of an excuse now that I don’t have to worry about messing up a custom volks gothy smokey make-up job.
So, I’ve been playing with wigs and outfits all afternoon. The pink one is a re-styled poshdolls wig, the other ones are obviously Volks. The wig she came with is unbelievably gorgeous. An inky midnight blue. I might, after a bit, iron it straight after all. Haven’t decided yet! And her eyes, volks glass neosium, are stunning! Sometimes they’re rosey lavendar, sometimes they’re purple, and sometimes even pink! Aaaaaaaaaaaaah! I die!
Ok, I’ll hush up now. You can go see the pictures. Here’s a teaser…