Yesterday a miracle happened. Not that I didn’t wait for it to happen but it took me totally by surprise. The head of Benedict Cumberbatch has arrived!!
It took me quite a while to decide to order him on Etsy (from natrume). I love the actor, yes. And admire him. A lot! I saw him first in Sherlock and that’s how it all started (despite me not liking detective stories!). Then a few other films followed, and two of them have become my favourites: Parade’s End 2012 and The Other Boleyn Girl 2008. I didn’t want a Benedict Cumberbatch doll, but then I saw this head and simply had to give in (after a couple of weeks of agonising over it!).
And having just received the head I am very very glad I got it!! The head arrived with a face-up (without eyes). I don’t know the name of the artist, but he (or she) is very talented, that’s for sure! By the way, the eyelashes are painted, not glued! I didn’t think I had a suitable wig, but… the wig which looked awful on my Frederick (Iplehouse Felix) is just the right one for Benedict. So, isn’t he just awesome?!! I have never seen anything like this in my life – he looks real to the point that I have a feeling that he might start talking any second!
I put him temporarily on an Iplehouse EID Model body (taken from Mr Thornton) and I actually think this body suits him (even the colour seems almost right – although the head is supposed to be in normal skin and the body I have is in real skin!).
So, Benedict is a perfection. As for my plans for him (once I’ve got a body for him)… I have two roles in mind: one is Christopher Tietjens from Parade’s End (outfits from 1910s) and the other one – William Carey from The Other Boleyn Girl (Tudor outfits). While I really admire him as Sherlock, I am not really interested enough to recreate that role for him.
More photos are in the gallery below.