More than a year ago, my friend Ebony sent me a LINE message from a Hobby-Off. It included a picture of a baggie doll.
It was a “Alfred” TaeYang. TaeYang is Pullip’s boyfriend…her second boyfriend actually because Namu was her first and wasn’t popular. Namu is no more. Goodnight Namu.
Of course, the TaeYang Ebony mailed me about was naked, in a baggie, with some sort of glitter-gel caked in his wig for about 3,000¥
So, of course, I was all:
And then he sat around until I realized who he needed to be…
I’m a Bill Hader fan girl. Stefon, I love. In an alternate universe John Mulaney and I are a power couple so I feel like Bill’s part of the family. The series Barry is bloody brilliant (but only NoHo Hank is really a viable doll). AND I appreciate that Bill Hader has been open about his issues with anxiety.
I’ve now spent a LOT of time googling him and studying his face…he’s hot. This is the hottest photo of him. I just needed to share this image. Take. It. All. In.
So, as usually I removed TaeYangs face with rubbing alcohol and fine sandpaper.
This time, because TaeYang is smooth and nearly nose-less and Bill is NOT, I had to start carving. More nose, smile lines, and after this…and this feels weird to say, opening up one eye slightly larger than the other because Bill Hader has a slight muscle issue in one eye so when he’s not actively making a face one eyelid hangs slightly lower.
And I began drawing in his face.
I feel like a creeper who is way too familiar with Bill Hader’s eyebrows.
I feel like a creeper a lot of the time, only partly because of the dolls. Recently Ebony and I split cheese sticks at a TGIFridays. Ebony and I both noticed how attractive our server was….but how I reacted was by telling Ebony “Her lips would look amazing on a doll. I couldn’t stop staring at them” and Ebony was more human in noting “She’s very attractive”
We later told the server she was pretty and I refrained from saying YOUR FACE WOULD LOOK GREAT ON A DOLL.
So, Stefon’s face is now mostly finished….although I’ll be smoothing those lip colors a bit later.
This has brought us to the stage I’m now on, building a wig.
I’ve only made one yarn wig thus far. Smaller and more conceptual.
TaeYang’s head is MUCH bigger than a Monster High doll so it’s slow going, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to find a perfect wig for Stefon.
Here is an in-process shot of it looking like the dude you liked 30 years ago and have just looked up on Facebook.
Trying on the wig midway to make sure I’m not crazy. With styling and some razor trimming this should eventually work…
And then will come the most absurd part of this process….
Tiny. Ed. Hardy. Shirt. for Stefon Zelesky. Yes, he has a last name.
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