From the moment I started collecting dolls, I dreamt about creating the doll myself. As a very creative and artistic person, I knew that I was able to come up with a unique concept, but I was concerned about my technical skills. I absolutely loved watching custom made OOAK dolls on Instagram or Etsy, but I decided to try to make my own creation instead of buying somebody else’s work of art. After all, OOAK means One Of A Kind so that I decided to start making custom dolls.
There is a lot of different things that you can do to customize a doll. You can change her hair (cut the original hair, dye it or reroot the doll with a new hair), change the face (add new features to the original face or repaint the face) and change the body (put the head on a different body or repaint/resculpt the original body). I decided to start my adventure with customization with rerooting the doll’s hair and I am planning on learning how to repaint the dolls next.
There are a few ways to reroot a doll. The most popular ones are the needle and thread method, and the knot method. I decided to use the special reroot tool that I found online and I really liked it. If you would be interested, I could make a tutorial on how to reroot a doll, so please let me know!
For my first reroot I decided to change Ever After High Apple White’s blonde hair to black hair. I always wanted to see how Apple, daughter of Snow White, would look like in black because according to the original fairytale Snow White is supposed to have hair as black as ebony. I chose Apple White doll from the Legacy Day line because she has a beautiful face with rare shaded eyebrows and her outfit is absolutely gorgeous. Then I chose the hair color I wanted and I ordered it online. I removed the original hair with tweezers and I started rerooting. After a few days of precise work Apple White became Apple Black.
I am totally in love with my OOAK Apple Black! I think that Apple looks absolutely amazing with black hair and in my opinion this new look really suits her. I kept her hairstyle similar to the original one and I added black fishnet stockings to her outfit. I am also planning on darkening her eye makeup once I learn how to repaint the dolls.
Original Doll – Ever After High Apple White Legacy Day
OOAK Ever After High Apple Black
What do you think about my Apple Black? Please let me know in the comments! I really hope that you like it because I am planning on doing more OOAK dolls in the future!