I love Halloween related things and these questions are so much fun~ There's such a great idea behind them too - all the questions are based on a spooky creature/character, but are still related to dolls :D
Werewolf – How has the hobby “transformed” you?
I used to hate sewing and suck at it, but the dolls got me to love sewing and develop my skills little by little. If someone would've told me years ago that I would someday be sewing tiny corsets and other stuff, I wouldn't have believed them XD The hobby has also taught me to be more social and given me many great friends, who I would have probably never met otherwise. I find it hard to imagine how things would be now if I hadn't started the doll hobby, it has changed me a lot as a person and plays a big role in my life nowadays :)
Vampire – The dreaded sun! How do you feel about and cope with yellowing, or more generally the aging of these dolls?
The yellowing used to scare me quite a bit, but now I feel like it's not a problem as long as I take care of my dolls and don't expose them to sunlight, heat and heavy indoor light from lamps. I store most of my resin crew in a walk-in closet/tiny room, where there are no windows and we only turn on the lights for a brief moment if we go to get a doll out or search for some clothes/props etc. So they're stored in the darkness for most of the time and even when they're elsewhere in the apartment, we're really careful.
Frankenstein’s Monster – Have you ever modded a doll? Tell us about it! If you could magically try any mod without fear of failure, what would you like to try?
I've made longer nails for a few dolls using Epoxy. That is quite fun and other small mods like that would be okay for me, but I probably wouldn't have the courage for anything bigger myself. I'd ask help from Sarg if I ever needed to do a big mod project XD
Cressida and her nails~ Modded and painted by me :3
Zombie – Have you ever caught the Marketplace virus?? Name some unplanned purchases that jumped out and “infected” you?
On the BJD side, I'd say not really, unless you count dolls purchased directly from the company as being "infected" too :D There are some dolls that had no character before I saw the sculpt, fell in love with it and had to order... With Azones there are quite a few dolls that were not planned, but ended up here because they were just too cute to resist ^^;
Skeleton – What’s your favorite body sculpt? Forget heads!
As for females, I really like Iplehouse's bodies, especially the EID and nYID :) I also like the new Super Gem and the new Zenith body a lot. They are both really beautiful and have lovely hands.
Then for males, my absolute favorite is Soom Idealian72 body! ♥ If the male characters worked better for me, I'd love to have an army of them, but luckily Sarg has enough Idealian hunks for me to enjoy as well :D
Iplehouse nYID Emilia
Iplehouse EID Doria
Soom Idealian Hyperon in bronze skin *o*
Photo © Sarg
Witch – Name some dolls that are magical! Seeing them on your dashboard inspires you! Can be general sculpts or specific dolls owned by talented friends?
There're so many dolls that inspire me that I couldn't possibly name just a few... One thing that I love is when I see a sculpt that I usually don't like turned into the most gorgeous thing ever! It reminds me how everything seems to be possible with just the power of faceups and gives me a lot of inspiration. I also love seeing photos with a story behind them, whether it's something character related or about something meaningful for the owner.
Ghost – The one that got away. Do any limited or rare dolls “haunt” you to this day?
I feel lucky since I've managed to find many of the limited/rare dolls that I originally missed, like Soom Asis, bronze Soom Vesuvia, DD Mariko and Azone Squirrel Chiika. At the moment the only existing doll that's "haunting" me a bit is Soom Mullu, there was even a chance to buy her from Soom recently, but I missed her since I didn't know that it was gonna be a click-war instead of the usual lottery thing u_u
I'm also hoping that Soom will someday release Cuprit in grey skin... All kinds of mermaid and fairy themed dolls tend to "haunt" me as well, there are many different kinds on the market and new ones coming all the time (like those new releases from Fairyland!).
Soom Mullu, a fairy that I'd love to have someday ;___;
Photo © Soom
Freddy Krueger – What is your worst doll nightmare? Has it happened or not?
One of my biggest nightmares would be that all my dolls get burned and destroyed in fire ;___; I'm generally afraid of them getting broken as well, especially since some of my dolls are limited releases that I might never be able to get my hands on again. Also, it may sound weird, but even if I managed to replace a doll by buying it again as the same sculpt, it wouldn't feel the same... When little Miu got broken, I could've just bought a new Picconeemo Miu, but instead I was determined to get her repaired since I felt like a new doll wouldn't be the same doll I had fallen in love with :(
Jason Voorhees – If you were gonna make Halloween costumes for your dolls (or if you plan to!) what costumes would you make?
We're actually planning to do a Halloween photoshoot with Sarg and we're most likely going to make some simple costumes for them, like witch, ghost, cat and fairy :)
Chucky (possessed doll) – Have you ever been scared of dolls or a certain doll? Be honest!
Well, we just recently watched the movie Annabelle and the dolls on that where creepy as hell, something I definitely wouldn't want anywhere near my house... :D And then there is that Circus Kane doll which has holes on its face, I seem to have Trypophobia since I find that doll quite terrifying... Oh and Eve Studio has made a spider BJD, I'm terrified of spiders so that's quite scary too XD
Tags:I tried to tag people who I haven't seen getting tagged to do this yet :) Even if you didn't get tagged, feel free to do this if you want! ♥
- Tiinyan / Pureneemo Diaries
- AlesseCarnesir / Inn of the Wayward Misfits
- Spica / Spicasmagoria
- Elina / The Fair Children
- Sarg / you can do this on DeviantArt XD
Questions:These are the questions, so you can copy paste them directly from here:
- Werewolf – How has the hobby “transformed” you?
- Vampire – The dreaded sun! How do you feel about and cope with yellowing, or more generally the aging of these dolls?
- Frankenstein’s Monster – Have you ever modded a doll? Tell us about it! If you could magically try any mod without fear of failure, what would you like to try?
- Zombie – Have you ever caught the Marketplace virus?? Name some unplanned purchases that jumped out and “infected” you?
- Skeleton – What’s your favorite body sculpt? Forget heads!
- Witch – Name some dolls that are magical! Seeing them on your dashboard inspires you! Can be general sculpts or specific dolls owned by talented friends.
- Ghost – The one that got away. Do any limited or rare dolls “haunt” you to this day?
- Freddy Krueger – What is your worst doll nightmare? Has it happened or not?
- Jason Voorhees – If you were gonna make Halloween costumes for your dolls (or if you plan to!) what costumes would you make?
- Chucky (possessed doll) – Have you ever been scared of dolls or a certain doll? Be honest!