I’m really excited to share with you another Doll Rescue Story: this time, a Disney Megara doll!
I really, really love Megara. She’s definitely in my Top 3 favorite unofficial Disney Princess list (along with Vanellope von Schweetz and Jane Porter). She’s hilarious, has gorgeous hair, and her catchphrase is awesome:
(source: Oh My Disney)
If that isn’t enough, there’s the awesome Meg: My Life in Purple and Plastic blog by MyLittleMegara!
And BTW, you NEED to watch this clip of the Disney World Megara interacting with people…she is SPOT on and hilarious!! 😀 😛
Anyway, I’ve wanted a Meg doll for a while, but one of the only versions of her ever made is selling for anywhere from $80 to $200 online! I didn’t think I’d ever get my hands on one until recently at my local Goodwill. They don’t usually have a ton of dolls, but I think someone donated a boatload of Disney dolls at once. I didn’t really want any of them, because they were unarticulated and the ones at the Disney Store are cuter and better articulated. But one doll caught my eye from the bottom of the pile.
I grabbed her up and immediately knew I would buy her, but the poor thing didn’t have any clothes…and most of her front hair had been hacked off. I knew a simple boil wash couldn’t fix this. But for $.99, why not?!
Here’s how poor Meg looked when she arrived at home: (note the cut off front)
I wasn’t sure where to begin with a reroot, but I found a large fake hair extension on sale at a beauty store that I thought would work great. I used My Froggy Stuff’s instructions to make a reroot tool and root Meg with a new head of hair.
Now that you’ve seen the before, here’s the after!
An improvement, right? 😀
I realize that her new hairstyle isn’t totally movie-accurate, and it’s crazy long, but I kind of like it that way. 😛 I tried to make her a Grecian-style dress, and I know it’s not movie accurate either, but I think it’s fun anyway. :} (BTW, would you all like to see a Grecian dress tutorial?)
Here’s Meg being welcomed by the other Disney girls. 🙂
Anna:“We’re so glad you’re here!!”
Elsa: “Oh, it must have been just awful in that Goodwill! But now you’re here, and you look gorgeous!”
Merida: “Nice to have you aboard, lassie!” 😉
Rapunzel:“We’re gonna have so much fun!”
Meg: “I think…..I think I’m gonna like it here.” (cue this song 😉 )
I hope you enjoyed reading about my rescue of our newest member of the Doll Dimensions gang!
It’s Been a Real Slice,