I bought Corey on eBay a few years ago. She was the blonde Barbie Basics with the very curly hair.
As a curly girl myself, I loved her hair... but I had plans for her. I'd wanted my very own Tokidoki Barbie for awhile, and unfortunately, she was ridiculously expensive on the secondary market. So I got the idea, like many doll customizers before me, to make my own.
(I believe it's called Faux-kidoki? Love. That. Name.)
At first I dyed her hair pink with watered-down acrylic paint. And... it wasn't bad. But it wasn't the shade I was looking for. So after making sure I absolutely knew how to thatch a part the right way, I gave her a nice re-root in this color of saran.
Here's how she turned out:
As you can see, I didn't get around to cutting and styling her hair in Tokidoki fashion -- she's been like this for over a year now. The truth is? I didn't have the heart to! She looks so cute, especially with the clip in her hair...
and wearing one of my favorite dresses ever, the umbrella dress.
Of course, she doesn't like me saying things like that. She's not a fan of words like cute. She's also not a fan of the umbrella dress. Corey has... how to put it? The strongest personality and language of any of my dolls.
"You can keep my hair long," she says. "I don't care. But what's with this frilly f---ng dress?"
"No, seriously. This is the frilliest f---ing dress you've made. And that's saying a lot, because holy sh--, you've made some frilly f---ing dresses."
Thanks, Corey. You're a real charmer.
But at least I got her to sit still for a photo shoot. There was just one condition -- that I let her wear her favorite combat boots... and that I post the photo here. That way, everyone will know that she's still... how did she phrase it? Oh, that's right. A badass motherf---ing b-tch.
But even though she's strong-willed and has the kind of vocabulary that would send sailors running for the hills, she's still my girl, and I love her. So do the other dolls. She has a tightly-knit group of friends, including mild-mannered Mindy and tough girl Tristan.
She's also in a relationship with someone just as charming as she is. His name is Than, and I'll post photos of him sooner or later.
And because some of my dolls have given themselves job titles, like Doll Advisor (Nora), Doll President (Mellie), and Miniature Art Curator (Allie), Corey has a title. Minister of F---ing Sh-- Up. And she does a very good job of this.
Corey wouldn't want me to tell you this, and she'll probably stomp me with her combat boots if she finds out, but her full name is Coriander Veronica Haines. She's one of my only dolls with a middle and last name, which I owe to her strong personality.
Stay tuned for more re-roots and interesting characters! As I said before, I have lots and lots of photos.
Sarah J. Sequins
(And profane doll)