|Manufactured and handmade wigs|
The dolls in this post were manufactured with molded hair and came with an extra wig or two, or I elected to add a wig to change the doll's appearance. In some cases, I made the wigs or purchased them from others. Before and after photos illustrate the different looks that can be achieved by changing a doll's hairstyle using wigs.
|Soldier Story action figure and Barbie Basics Denim Model 8 (before)|
|Above dolls, after being wigged|
|Wooden dolls by Floyd Bell with carved and painted hair (before)|
|Dolls by Floyd Bell (after)|
|So In Style Rocawear Darren and Glam Barbie (before)|
|Darren and Glam Barbie (after)|
|Franklin Mint's Official White House Portrait Doll of Michelle Obama (before and after)|
|Robert Tonner's Jon (before and after)|
Jon achieved her new look with a dreadlocks wig I made for her using the skull cap method** and application of individual dreadlocks that I made using Lock Twist braiding hair. Her original hair is in a low-lying ponytail underneath the wig which completely overs the original hair.
|1990s Teresa did experience a big chop before the braided wig was added.|
|Basic Russell by Robert Tonner (before and after)|
|All-Natural Lizette Spice by Wilde Imagination (before and after)|
Underneath her original manufactured Afro wig, Lizette is bald. She arrived with the Afro wig and a long straight wig. In her "after" look, Lizette wears an Afro puff purchased from a local beauty supply store. The Afro puff has a drawstring underneath which allows adjusting for a secure fit. It now serves as her new and improved Afro.
Have you rewigged any of your dolls or have you future plans to do so?
*See the Tabloach wig (in black) being styled on a doll's head here.
**Jon's wig-making process using the skull cap method seen here.