when i saw the monster high c. a. cupid doll, two things struck me; wow, i want those wings, and, she would make an awesome noa. so, after a month of stalking the local walmart, i finally got my chance and picked one up.
even though it's never a good idea to start a project late at night, i went ahead and did it anyway. i removed the face paint, washed and boiled the hair, and then covered it in a stocking so it would lay flat. i also attempted to remove the leg paint so the doll would be completely white, like noa from skydoll. by "attempted", i mean, wasn't really able to completely and that it's still a work in progress.
today, i gave her a haircut, and painted her face from a couple of different inspirations. i decided to keep the really long piece which had made up cupids heart shaped headband, alluding to a tail. still a bit more work to do with removing the leg paint, and then sewing up some clothes. yay!
by now you're probably wondering what the heck a noa is. well, it's the main character in canepa/barbucci's skydoll, a comic from france which i absolutely adore. if your second question is, what's monster high, you probably don't have a daughter under the age of 12. it's a group of dolls based around characters on mattel's webisodes about the children of monsters, and accepting everyone because of their differences. i just think they're awesome, from a doll collector's viewpoint of course. they're so posable and really neat. (but, i have watched all the webisodes since getting my first doll, ghoulia yelps, daughter of zombies.)