About four years ago, I bought a 1:6 scale kid doll from local figural sculptor Georgia Landau, along with some mohair [or maybe wool] wig fibers. She has a porcelain head/neck, lower arms/hands, and lower legs/feet, all attached to a cloth body with wire armature. Though she has limited poseability, she is extremely adorable, with a gawky, earnest, curious personality. However, she has been sitting on my shelf, garishly dressed and bald, thus unfinished, for most of her life.
Last week I finally finished customizing her. I made a shirt for her out of knit socks for the front and recycled T-shirt for all other parts. I glossed her eyes and teeth. Then I made her a wig. I made the cap with a single layer of plastic wrap, which I then covered with several layers of toilet paper impregnated with Mod Podge. Then I combed all the knots out of a premade weft of blond curls. After that I painted the cap to roughly match her head, then hot glued the wefts to the cap. I started off with a spiral at the center of the nape, around the edge of the cap, then progressively upward toward the crown. At the top I hot glued two doubled sections of weft stitched end to stitched end to simulate a part. Then I glued that on top of the head and combed the shit out of it. Results below.
Note: Gerry Cole is a character I invented for my DW fanfic. In my AU, there’s the Shalka Dorks, Alison, the Master, and the Doctor. She’s the accidental half-human, half-Time Lord kid from one of the Master’s alternative universe selves.