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A Rare Treat.

Flickr is down again. LJ has been up and down lately. Doesn't anything work right any more?

I've been wanting to show off this gorgeous rerooted Dark Angels Marya that Kristen did for me within the past week. It's not often that you find a rare Volks head in great condition floating around on eBay. I'm especially grateful this time because as far as I know, this doll had the NEO body. I don't think I've ever been able to extract the head from a NEO body before.

She's been rerooted with Restoredoll saran in Mahogany. I had liked her with short, dark hair but I don't know why Volks is so hell-bent on giving Marya that manta ray hairstyle. It is seriously ugly. Why don't they give her a nice, thick bob and leave it at that?

I renamed this doll "Kirie" because that was the name I gave my female protagonist in Persona 3 Portable. I had always wanted to do a custom doll with red eyes and brown hair in a similiar hairstyle. Well...maybe this is how she'd look with her hair down. I don't think that it's possible to root a doll with short, upswept hair and all those pins...even if we managed accuracy, it would probably look stupid on a doll with such a small head.

I have to give Kristen a lot of credit for choosing Mahogany as the hair color. The heroine from Persona 3 Portable has been shown in promotional material with at least three different shades of brown hair. Screw accuracy! I prefer the hair color that looks the prettiest.


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Aug. 2nd, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
She looks great! Whoever rerooted her did an awesome job ha ha ha

No, seriously, I'm glad you're happy with her. I knew as soon as I held the hair up to her bald head that it would be a success.
Aug. 3rd, 2011 12:35 am (UTC)

I was a little worried at first. I've always thought that short black hair on a doll is about as great as you can get, and that removing such a hairstyle would be defacing the doll. Unfortunately, Volks didn't do such a great job on this doll's hair. Those long side pieces looked plain weird!
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