So there are a ton of awesome custom and original characters for and from Monster High, but one of my favorites is Selma Slime by Dr. FrankenDesign. She epitomizes creepy cool.
I wanted to make my own version, so when I saw the bright green lipstick and hair highlights on Roller Maze Frankie, I decided I would make my own Selma Slime.
Now please bear with me as I explain: I didn’t repaint her and this is why:
I think her facepaint is pretty wonderful as it is. I really like it. But the Frankie dolls never looked like Frankie does from the cartoon, which bothers me. So I intend to repaint Wave 1 Basic Frankie to look like Frankie from the cartoon instead, so they won’t look like twins, they will look like 2 totally different characters.
I put green teardrop beads in her hair to look like slime is dripping from her scalp. I put drips of hotglue on her legs, arms, back, stomach, neck, and forehead. I also painted her fingernails and toenails lime green to match her hair and lips. I thought the dress she came with was also pretty perfect for the character, so I am leaving it on. I hope to buy the shoes from Draculaura as Snow Bite from the Scarily Ever After editions so she will have shoes to wear.
You know how doll hair is a bunch of tiny plugs coming through tiny holes? Take one small hank of hair (one hole’s-worth), wet the end with water (just like you would wet thread before putting it through the eye of a needle so that the fibers all stick together) and thread it through a crimp bead.
I hope you can see here that the lock of hair was threaded through a crimp bead and then the crimp bead was pushed to the scalp. I’m a designer Jim, not a photographer! *
Take a bead and string it on a length of fishing line. Decide how long you want the bead to hang. Then put the 2 ends of the fishing line also through the crimp bead. Crush the crimp bead closed with flat pliers.
Tell me what you think! Leave me a comment!
* That was a Original Series Star Trek reference.