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|
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.