After the success with Rachel's wig, it was Xander's turn. I can't believe how good looking these dolls are with black hair - which I think I've said before, but it still stands.
firstly I made him a plain black wig, then cut it into style. I wish I'd left the bits around his neck just a little longer to hide the neck bump when I tilt his head to one side, but despite that, it still looks nice:
I just love taking pics of my BJDs:
Then I decided to have a go at a two-tone wig. I've seen some doll artists online who make some really creative fur wigs using lots of different colours, but when you look on Etsy or Ebay, they seem quite scarce.
My first attempt came out very nicely, I'll keep these patterns and try putting the bits of fabric together in different ways. I decided to keep this wig long, so both Xander and Rachel can wear it.
I trimmed the fringe a wee bit. It looks good, but I sort of wish I hadn't now. I liked it better untouched in the picture above. But hey-ho, we live and learn:
From the sides:
And the back:
Very pleased. I've also ordered some blonde shades of fur fabric, so I'll be able to combine more colours, if I feel brave enough.
Iplehouse have brought out a new male body for the JID range. I have mixed feelings about it. Whilst it is beautiful, and the six-pack is much nicer than the old body, it does look taller than the old body. I'm a bit sore about that, because I'll be ordering my Jerome at the end of July, and I really didn't want him to be taller than Xander :( And I'm slightly nervous that I won't like Xander as much when I have a doll with the new body.