I DID IT!!!!
I finally mustered the courage to try hometanning my Lati with RIT dye!! I am really pleased with how she turned out. She's not *absolutely perfect* (but really, it seems even the tans directly from Lati are rarely perfect, too - they so often have sanding marks or marbeling), Her tan is a bit inconsistent on her ankles and her right shoulder, as well as her forehead (but that will be covered with a wig, of course). Overall, I am incredibly pleased with how she looks.
It took me forever to get the courage, but I'm so happy I did. Now she just needs a new face up, and I will finally have my dream tan lati!
*BIG BIG THANKS* to Olga (Vainilladolly), Carmina (Barbievoltios), and Kristin (KristinKreations), for the home tan tutorial and additional advice. I could never have mustered the courage if these ladies had not taken the time to share their knowledge. Thank you so much, all of you! *hugs*