I’ve finished Atalanta’s quiver finally…
And her bow, plus she now has a headband.
Now I just got to decide how I’m gonna make her arrows and then do it. Then a stand and seal her face. Home stretch!
I’ve been working on old unfinished projects lately, and Atalanta is one of them. She was a warrior woman in Greek mythology. There’s a cool story about her here.
The doll I started with was originally a Movin’ Groovin’ Teresa, one I picked up at Goodwill.
First thing I did was find her a different body… I didn’t like her stiff legs, and I have a preference to the belly button body’s. I managed to pick up an Artsy Fashionista who’s skin tone is close to this head.
Her original hair needed some work (a lot actually)… so I opted to reroot her totally with 2 shades of golden blonde and a streak of midnight black saran at the nape of her neck (inspired by Shakira). This took me several months *blush* as I put her on the back burner a few times. But I finally finished her reroot a couple weeks ago. Then I braided her hair in tiny braids (16 in total), and gave her a boil perm.
I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!
Now I’m working on her costume… and I’m thrilled with how it’s going. I just had to share! It’s greatly inspired by a leather working artist I found on DeviantArt… she made this in people size. I love the colors and the use of fur bits, and how it’s unsymmetrical. So I dug out my tooling leather, and this is what I’ve got done so far…
Cool or what?!?!
Ok… I know, she’s missing a face. That’ll come. Also, she needs pauldrons (shoulder guards), bracers and boots. And a weapon… bow and arrows would be true to her legend.