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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Experimenting with Hybrids

BJD hybrids are always a great way to get a fabulous custom doll all your own, but when different parts of the doll come from different doll companies, finding a skintone match can be difficult.  Also, the age of the resin can be an issue.  After a good amount of research and searching for the right body, I decided to give my Peak's Woods normal skin Rogita head a Doll Chateau normal pink skin body (Y-03 girl body).  The body and head were slightly different in color, but a little body blushing blending the two together quite well and it's hard to even see the difference in photos.

Doll Chateau makes great exaggerated bodies with all kinds of extra joints.  I took the wrist and neck pieces out, but I love the doll this way.  What do you think?

Consider experimenting with doll bodies and heads.  It can be quite fun.

Want some special designs for your dolls?  MegannArt provides lots of dolly attire and a pattern book for DIY designs.  Support an artist!  Visit the website (MegannArt) for an Etsy shop, Twitter, Facebook (with occasional discounts), Pinterest page, and much more.

Picture courtesy of MegannArt.

Friday, October 10, 2014

New Alice in Wickedland limited editions from Peak's Woods!

I love me an Alice in Wonderland-themed doll--it's what got me so enthralled in BJDs in the first place--and Peak's Woods has a delicious offering for Halloween!

Three full sets are available, and are also being offered as basics. Each doll is being offered in normal, white, and for an extra charge ($80) blue-grey or suntan

The White Rabbit uses the Dandy Tristan boy sculpt (he is their new large boy size and he is adorable!). His outfit includes a long sleeved shirt, vest, attached hood, pants, belt, scarf, stockings, fur wig modified with rabbit ears, tail, brooch, clock pendant, and pocket watch. The outfit is $139.

The Mad Hatter uses the Dandy Bella the Moon sculpt. His outfit is $129 and includes a woven shirt, corset, pants, hat, collar, and ribbon. His wig is an additional $13.

The basic version of the boy dolls includes random glass eyes, cotton cushions, and a certificate of authenticity. The price for the basic boys starts at $590.

Alice in Wickedland use the new FOC Tristan face sculpt, and she is just gorgeous. I think her face-up is amazing. Her adorable outfit is $129, and it includes a cream sleeveless dress, blue short-sleeved dress, bloomers, crinoline, stockings, ribbon, and two necklaces with pendants.

The basic version of FOC Tristan includes a default wig (blonde and wavy), random glass eyes, cotton cushions and a certificate of authenticity. It looks like she's been added to the permanent collection, too. She starts at $550.

Limited edition face-ups are $80, and the boys are painted by Nornen, Alice by KyungMin Lee. You can add hand blushing and painting for an additional $30. Jewel eyes are available for an additional $35.

I just ordered Dandy Tristan and Elf Tristan--but I so adore Peak's Woods suntan dolls. I am very, very tempted by The Mad Hatter. I have been thinking of adding another boy to my hoard... but I have to just sit on my hands!