|Bodhi--not quite finished in his not quite finished board shorts|
Left to do: Outfit--swim trunks and tank top, I will try to make sandals too. Modify his hand (s) to make the "shaka" sign--not sure how to go about that but I think it will require some boiling water, rubber bands and possibly rubber cement. I also want to tan him more and do a bit more wig styling.
I decided to make him a wig because the reroot was going poorly--I know a mohair reroot is possible and can be absolutely stunning like this one on the Puchi Collective (this Blythe site has some crazy good tutorials and free patterns too) Making a wig was so much easier than I anticipated though and I think it turned out quite good for a first try.
For his paint I did some "bronzer" all over and a bit of sunburn with chalks and I gave his eyes a little shadowing and darkened his lashes, I also defined his mouth a little more--I wanted him to look sweet and happy, I also painted his eyebrows.
|Wig almost complete-- before paint and tanning, and definitely before hair styling|
|I made the wig cap from plaster cloth, I did two coats on top of a layer of masking tape, next time I will only do one coat and skip the tape, it is a bit thick but very sturdy.|