lestat, the new hair looks much better b/c its not so "poofy". its a huge improvement, much more movie accurate.
as far as the fraying goes on the soft goods, BrentS is right, clear nail polish will do it, or even just some clear elmer's glue. just need to get the "frays" pasted down & then they won't be noticable at all.
wonderful job on this custom, i look forward to seeing more of your work and welcome