Sunday, March 21, 2010

Another Lili Ledy Crissy


I bought two Mexican Crissys at the same time, and this is the other one that I bought.  She was in horrible shape, and I didn't really think she'd turn out very well, but she was really cheap, so I bought her anyway.  Her hair was absolutely horrific, and she had a huge Kool-Aid stain all around her mouth (haha!). 


The first thing I did with her was sanitize using Clorox wipes.  She was so grimey.  Next, I got to work on the ink stain.  Using Oxy-10, I started the long process of bleaching away the red stain.
She reminds me of Hannibal Lecter...

After quite a few weeks, I switched to the Walmart brand of Oxy-10, and after one treatment, it appeared as if the vinyl was also getting bleached out.  So at this point, I stopped the bleaching process.

You can see the lighter area all around her mouth.

Next, I used Testors enamel paints and painted her mouth.
Looking better...

The next step was to wash her hair, which turned the water in my sink almost black.  To keep water out of her eyes, I taped two cotton balls down over them while I washed her hair.  Then I styled her hair and was suprised at how well it came out.  I wanted her to have a Spanish style dress, so I used some red cloth and black lace material and made a dress for her.  I'm not the best seamstress in the world but it came out okay.
The finished product.  Much better!

Even though she was the less expensive Crissy, she came out looking the best.  It just goes to show what a little work and time will do!!


  1. Two things:

    1) Why is their hair so weird? What kinda style is it supposed to look like?

    2) How do you know it was Kool Aid which stained her mouth?

  2. Beautiful job!
    What color Testors paint did you use for her lips?



  3. Hi Tricia,
    Thanks for visiting! I am not a painting pro by any means, and I mixed Chrysler Engine Red and Flat White to get the color. At first I didn't like it and intended it to be a softer color, but now I have grown to love it!