Recently I managed to get a hold of a second defective Tenshi body with the intention of both re-enabling the cast off option and possibly modifying the dress a bit. Before I started knifing away though I figured I would ask you guys if you had any advice and if anyone here has already done it and wanted to share.
I would like to figure out a way that, if the dress has pegs that hold the seam together like a normal castoffable piece of clothing should, would keep said pegs intact. Does anyone know if there are still pegs in the dress and if there is a way to weaken the glue enough without harming the paint to allow me to pry the seam apart? Would rapidly heating and cooling the seam with warm and cold water loosen up the glue or would doing that simply make the dress material and paint brittle and potentially damage or destroy it?
I am also considering cutting the dress in half under the third button and making a two piece top and skirt combo out of it so if anyone has any advice on cutting thin PVC in general and making it look nice it would surely be appreciated.
(It's also worth pointing out how surprised I am at the difference between the shading of these two dresses.)