Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Aunty Entity Adèle

Salt and Pepper wig made for playscale doll (rear view)

After I added the last strands of hair to the salt and pepper gray wig that my husband created using the wig cap I made, I tried the wig on Integrity Toy's Adèle Makéda for size. It's perfect for her.

Adèle Makéda with salt and pepper gray wig (still wiry, but tamed a bit with hair wrapping foam and hair spray)

While not the exact hairstyle as that given the character Tina Turner portrayed in the 1985 movie, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, I immediately thought of Aunty Entity after placing the wig on Adèle's head. It looks like a hair color and style Adèle would fearlessly and fiercely wear well.



In addition to a new wig, Adèle now has pierced ears and earrings.  I recently deboxed a 1995 Barbie and kept the plastic-coated wire ties that were used to secure the doll to box.   Adèle's hoop earrings were made using the ties.  A straight pin attaches the earrings to her ears.

What do you think of Aunty Entity Adèle's new wig?

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8 comments:

  1. Very nice. I love the hair color. I am going to have to give it a try. I flocked some Ken dolls for a customer for Barbie Con 2011. They turned out very nice. I plan to do one for my self.

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    1. Thanks, Georgia Girl. I initially was going to flock (it would have been my first attempt), but I decided to go straight (or as straight as I could achieve with kanekalon) for reasons that I will reveal later. I'd love to see pictures of your flocked Kens. You should share in blog form.

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  2. I love her! She came out really nice. Great job:)

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    1. Thanks Chynadoll. I was too impatient (I need to work on that) for my husband to finish the tiny strip down the middle, so I finished it. I didn't realize I changed the style he was going for. After showing it to him, he said, "You should have kept it with the center part." (Who knew that's what he was doing? But then he said, "It looks good; you'll do better next time."

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  3. Fabulous! Look at you getting all creative and whatnot! I really like that hair color.

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    1. Your comment showed up as spam, Vanessa. So my comments to your blog are showing up as spam and now yours to mine. What's the deal, Blogger?

      I really like this hair color, too. Texture... not so much.

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  4. The texture is a bit rough, but it adds to the personality of the look. I really like the appearance of prematurely gray hair, and I am saddened that most people (women especially) feel they have to dye their hair to look young enough to be treated well in our society. Full gray or salt-and-pepper is a special power look, to me. I think it is a look that is ready to come into its own as an empowerment...anybody listening? It's high time! And it looks really good on your doll.

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    1. Hello Eklectic1,

      I am one of those women who often "dye their hair to look young enough," but I do it for me. I don't care what society or others think about me or how I am perceived by others. I just want to be able to look in the mirror and still smile at the reflection I see. I am sure the day will come when I will be able to fully embrace my gray hair and look at my reflection and smile, but that day is not here yet. Until then, I will continue to cover it.

      Interestingly, however, I love seeing gray on most other women.

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