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Hello!

Hello!

This is my first time posting to this community, so I thought I'd introduce myself. I've been collecting Monster High dolls since last November, and this year I started doing my own Monster High reroots. I've been rerooting dolls for almost 13 years, and I find the Monster High dolls to be particularly fun because of their unique skin tones, but they are quite challenging because of the amount of glue they have in their heads. ^^;;; I've realized that the made in China dolls(Dead Tired, Skull Shores, and first wave of 2.0 dolls) don't have glue, and judging from the way Roller Maze Ghoulia and Frankie look, they will probably be made in China as well, so I'm looking forward to using them as raw materials. ^_^ I've rerooted six Monster High dolls so far--I put a picture of my second reroot under a cut.



She used to be Day at the Maul Frankie. I'm doing a blue-haired version to sell in a few weeks. I'll post some pictures of the other rerooted Monster High doll in my collection(the others were for commissions) soon!


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lamseteid
Mar. 22nd, 2012 01:12 am (UTC)
Welcome!! That reroot is really well done and looks so cute! I'm actually going to be doing my first reroot once my hair comes in the mail (DOTD Lagoona... pita hair or what?)

Anyways, have fun in this community! People are uber nice.
tsubasahome
Mar. 22nd, 2012 04:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, how nice! I've always wanted to reroot Dawn of the Dance Lagoona, but there doesn't seem to be a good place to find her around here, outside of the $$$$ listings on Amazon. I'm tempted to drop the extra money because I like her dress so much.

If you need any help/advice once you start your first reroot, just let me know. There's a bit of a learning curve compared to some 1/6 scale dolls, but once you get the head off and hair/glue out, they're quite easy.
parareality
Mar. 22nd, 2012 01:21 am (UTC)
Oh, she's gorgeous with that aqua green hair!
queenamoonfan
Mar. 22nd, 2012 01:27 am (UTC)
shes so pretty
taedenitespiral
Mar. 22nd, 2012 01:34 am (UTC)
Wow!
She looks great!
It is a really great color for Frankie! Her wave is adorable also.

What kind of hair did you use and how long did she take?
tsubasahome
Mar. 22nd, 2012 02:25 am (UTC)
I used Restoredoll Seaweed saran hair. It's a blend of Evergreen and what Dollyhair sells as Mint Ice(oddly enough, Restoredoll doesn't sell that light green color by itself, only in the blend Seaweed).

She needed very close to an entire large format order. Using the needle/knot method, it took me about 9 hours to reroot her(split over the course of 3 days).
black_rider
Mar. 22nd, 2012 04:12 am (UTC)
What's your price for a reroot?
taedenitespiral
Mar. 22nd, 2012 12:56 pm (UTC)
Well, it certainly looks fantastic on your Frankie.
Thanks for filling me in.
I always wondered how much doll hair was used for rerooting.

Edited at 2012-03-22 12:56 pm (UTC)
ashbet
Mar. 22nd, 2012 02:13 am (UTC)
Very cute! I love how the style turned out, and the shade of blue makes her look almost aquatic! <3
bauhausfrau
Mar. 22nd, 2012 03:13 am (UTC)
So pretty! I love the uber-greenness of her, she looks a bit like mer-frankie now.
eiko82
Mar. 22nd, 2012 04:43 am (UTC)
She looks amazing! I've been dreaming for a more aquatic Frankie. This hair colour suits her perfectly.
ghost_girl
Mar. 22nd, 2012 01:55 pm (UTC)
Ohhh so pretty! You did a lovely job!
degraala
Mar. 22nd, 2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
She looks beautiful! Her bangs are just perfect.
cactus_extract
Oct. 5th, 2012 08:49 am (UTC)
frankie looks great with green hair!!!!!!!!! Id love t obe able to do that! I cant wait to see the blue hair :)
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