The package arrived already last week on November 18th, but we didn't want to share the news before the faceups are ready :)
The box! (On the left you can see a glimpse of the cabinet where we keep our smaller dolls :3)
You should've seen Sarg's face when she opened the box and realized what there was XD
Here she is in all her glory, grey Soom Onyx! ♥
Since this Onyx came with both heads and I knew that Sarg was mainly after the romantic head, I thought it'd be fun to create twin sisters! So when I decided to buy the doll I hoped that Sarg would not strangle me once she finds out that I'd like to keep the OE head X''D Luckily she was okay with it and actually quite excited about the twin idea, so I'm still alive, yay~
One of the twins is evil and the other is more innocent and good-willing, a bit like the original concept of Soom's Onyx - light and dark. We thought that it would be nice if the evil one disguises herself in light colors, while our "good" girl is the one wearing dark clothes XD So there's a bit of a twist, but I think it's fun to play around with things and not always go with the most obvious choices.
Unpainted snakes x)
The plan was that Sarg would get the original body and I'd search for another body for the OE head, but as we discussed different options she got excited about the possibility to get a 70cm Impldoll body for Hydra - which didn't surprise me as she loves very tall dolls XD We had some grey parts from the company already and noticed that they matched Soom's old grey resin almost perfectly, but since Impldoll offers custom resin color service we decided to send them an ankle ball from Onyx to ensure a 100% resin match. We have admired the Impldoll Idol female body ever since it was released, but none of the face sculpts really appealed to us so this was a great turn of events ^^
Once the body arrives, we'll post some comparison photos and tell more about the experience!
Then what about my girl? I got the inspiration for Spectra from a League of Legends character Diana (Lunar Goddess skin) :D She might not look so much like her, but that's what got me started on creating her character... Even though I've played the game, I've never tried playing as Diana, but I've always loved her character design very much. I had thought that Spectra would be a grey Cuprit if Soom ever decides to release her in such color, but after I saw the sales thread for Onyx it actually hit me that the open-eyed head could work for Spectra a lot better...
We wanted the girls to have self-made fantasy parts as well, so Sarg mixed some polymer clay colors together and made a few horns that attach to the heads with magnets, just like parts made by companies would :)
Here's a picture of Sarg's Hydra wearing her horns, they're huuge!
Spectra's horns look like babies compared to Hydra's XD
When Spectra and Hydra get some clothes (and Hydra gets her own body...), we will share more pictures of them and also tell more about their personalities and story ! I can't wait to take more photos with Diaval too ♥