So. 2016 AA holiday Barbie. Painted over her eyes, lower eyeshadow, and mouth, as well as gave her a bit of pastel blush. Aggressively cut/gelled/ironed* her hair. Recapitated her to an MTM AA Soccer body.
Observation: Her stock eyebrows are not symmetrical, and that’s where I was getting the hint of personality that was trying to come through her glam paint. She’s a lot more…fitting with my doll aesthetic now.
Yes, the teeth are part of the sculpt. Mattel doesn’t always pay attention to that, apparently.
Has anyone used this sculpt as a base for a Janelle Monae doll?
* By “ironed” I mean that Blythe customizer trick of heat styling doll hair without dunking the whole head in boiling water by placing a damp cloth on the hair then putting a low heat iron–I used my Clover mini-iron–on the damp cloth until it stops sizzling.