Jan 23, 2009
Okay, so they weren't done when I posted the first group of pictures the other day. But now they are. Stand, apple and all. I did a little fine-tuning yesterday on their eyes and faces, gave Edward a new hand so he could offer the apple to Bella and put a red ribbon in Bella's hair. I'm actually going to replace the ribbon she's wearing now with a silk one that I ordered from someone on Ebay.
I posed them together on one stand, interacting with each other. Bella's wearing funky jeans with a little heart patch made from my favorite old pair of torn up Levi's. I gave her a scrunchy tie-dye top over a little white t-shirt and a matching velvet hair ribbon. Edward is in a white button-down, more refined jeans. I made him a cashmere sport coat, but in the end decided I liked him better without it. He's got black sculpted loafers on. She's wearing (symbolic) red ballet flats.
In his outstretched hand, Edward offers her the apple of "forbidden fruit" -- like on the cover of the book. The red ribbon symbolizes the intense love bond that ties them together.
You can't see all the details in Edward's costume with Bella standing in front of him, but they're there. His body is sculpted under his clothes. His jeans have belt loops and back pockets; his jacket has buttons and pocket flaps; his shirt even has a little pocket on the front.
Well, what do you think? Did I waste the past few weeks of my life on crap or not? In any event, I think they look better than the Tonner dolls of them. But that's all I'm ready to admit.
Posted by Nina Mason at 1:27 PM