Since Ruru arrived and got me in faceup mode again, I decided to tackle a few more backlog faceups as well. Iori has been on my list for a while, and though I originally planned to make her a snarky kitsune girl, another idea popped into my head-
Yup, now that I have Utena and Anthy, why not create a few more of the Revolutionary Girl Utena gang – like fan-favorite antagonist/comic relief/Ojou archetype Nanami Kiryuu. It’ll be a few ticks before I can get a proper wig and clothes for her, but I think Iori’s sculpt suits her well enough that I gave it a shot.
I attempted to hybridize the old-school anime style with my own style and somewhat match the factory faceups on Volks Utena and Anthy as well. Eventually I’ll also make some custom resin eyes for her to match the rest of the RGU group.
Currently I’ve styled her in an older Volks uniform and shoes with a Miruya wig. Volks default hands are actually not too bad for the Ojou laugh pose, but I might look for a third-party option ‘paper’ hand with a more tightly-held thumb to really nail the look!
Looks like she’s here to bully all the other dolls! XD