Friday, October 9, 2015

Elin's Wigs and Her Twin



Before knowing there would be a complexion discrepancy, in preparation for my new 1/6 BJD, Elin's arrival, and in addition to the dress, socks, shoes, and undies that I ordered or won on eBay for her, I ordered two size 7 wigs made for 1/6 BJD/SDs.  These add to the other wigs she can borrow from other dolls.


One of the wigs, shown above, is wavy and too long for a doll this size. I wanted to tightened up the waves a bit and tame the ends so I trimmed, braided and boiled it. The plan was to have tighter curls after the wig dried and the braids were removed.

Braided wavy wig...
...was immersed in a cup of boiled water for about a minute.

Still not pleased with the end result, I trimmed the ends more and created two side ponytails. Elin #2 (the doll with the complexion that Elin #1 was supposed to have) laid claim to the new wig.  See her next wearing the permed wig before getting fully dressed.

Elin #2 wearing permed and slightly curlier wig styled in two side ponytails
The seller sent an auburn short pageboy wig along with Elin #2 which is too close to her complexion.  Elin #1 will enjoy wearing it when not wearing the Afro wig she prefers.  Both girls do model the auburn wig later in this post.

As agreed upon, the seller sent a dress for Elin #2 (shown in next photos) as well as a silicone wig cap and the auburn wig, mentioned above.   This was very generous of her since I only asked for a dress to compensate for the incorrect color of the first doll (and a discounted price on the second).

The girls took photos individually and together wearing and sharing wigs, which are shown below.

L-R:  Elin #2 wears the dress the seller sent for her and the boil permed wig.  The auburn wig seller sent is worn by Elin #1

Wearing same wigs as shown in the previous photo, this pose was too sweet not to share.

Elin #1 returns to her Afro wig.

Elin #2 wears a dark brown loosely braided wig that was ordered with the permed wig.

Wig swapping:  L-R, auburn pageboy, dark brown loosely braided wig

More wig swapping in this final photo where Elin #2 wears the Afro wig (that she decided to keep) and Elin #1 wears the wavy ponytails.

It is amazing that the seller's dress selection for Elin #2 is a perfect complement for Elin #1's navy blue coat dress.  Except for their complexions, these two sweet-faced girls are twins, but they prefer not to dress alike.

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12 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing those sweet photos of your two Elin's Fashion 'week'. They look so sweet.
    Have fun!

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  2. They are both lovely, and how great that the dresses match :-).

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I was really pleased with all the extras the seller sent.

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  3. These girls are adorable. So glad it worked out in the end.

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    1. Thank you, Havilland. I just read your Empire recap. Enjoyed it!

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  4. Those are such beautiful dolls! I love their faces. So sweet. :)

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  5. Welcome Elin #2! I think the last picture is the best choice of all the others shown. However, I think the afro wig suits both dolls perfectly. I like it parted on the side for the lighter skinned doll and down the middle for the darker skinned doll.

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    1. I agree with everything you wrote, Vanessa. The Afro wig does look better parted to the side and I like it better on Elin #2. In the last picture, the ponytails wig is not positioned correctly on her head. It needed to be pulled down a little bit toward the front and forward on the sides, which I have done since the photo was taken.

      If I sewed, these girls would have a lovely wardrobe. I'll be picking up similar but not identical outfits for them from time to time.

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  6. Hi there!
    I loooved Elin with pigtais! Great job with the wig!

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    1. Hi there to you, Lady LoLo! Thank you for the comment and compliments on the wig.

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