Well, I ended up making a new post after all.
So… the mysterious arrival that I talked about in the last entry is… my first Dollfie Dream! Yaaaay!! ヾ(＠^∇^＠)ノ ♥ ♥ ♥ … well, actually I’d be able to have another complete doll if I bought another body, whoops. (ーー;) I was collecting Semi-White parts first, but then I noticed that there are more WS than SW bodies around… so then I had to buy a WS head and hands, too, in order to get at least ONE complete doll… and while I was hunting the parts and planning my girl’s look, I had trouble deciding on one look… so then when I had to buy another head anyway, I thought I might as well have twins! (✧∇✧)╯ One with a more cheerful expression, and another with a shy look. I really love the DDH-06 head anyway, so I’m more than happy to have two of them, haha~ 〜(￣▽￣〜)
Getting one of these dolls isn’t a dream, though, unless you’re prepared to shell out A LOT of money (and it’s also easier to buy one of the fullset character dolls than hunt down these basic parts separately, really) – which I wasn’t, ahah… (;´∀｀) I’ve been hunting down parts from three different places. eBay especially is insane with the prices, ughh… So I got a semi-white DDH-06 head from Y!J, a white skin body from Mandarake (I actually bought the Pureneemo Maya Heartful Kiss because I was able to have them shipped together) and the rest of the parts are from Volks… and I had to make two orders to Volks, because first I only got semi-white hands from them, but then later on I needed to re-buy everything in white ’cause I was only able to get a white body. (￣□￣) But well, now I have one complete doll at least. There isn’t that much difference between white and semi-white in photos, so once I get around paiting the other head, I can photograph both of the twins… just not together for now. But that’s okay. ヽ(｡･ω･｡)ﾉ
The one I photographed earlier was the semi-white head with a Volks face up… I suppose it was the 2011 version. Volks doesn’t have pretty much anything semi-white in stock, and I wasn’t able to find any blank semi-white heads on Y!J so I bought this one first. I was also a bit afraid that I wouldn’t be able to paint her myself because I don’t have any acrylics (well, I had some cheap ones which turned out to be all dried up, thus unusable lol), so it was kinda reassuring to get a face up… although, when I got it home, I wasn’t a huge fan of it after all, because it was so harsh. ~( ´•︵•` )~ With BJDs I’m used to soft pastel face ups, so… well, then I had to buy a white skin head and it came blank, so I had to try painting it myself. But luckily pastels worked just fine, phew! (･∀･；)
I decided that the semi-white head shall be Emiko, who is the older twin and has a more cheerful and outgoing personality. Because I wanted the younger twin to be more shy, a little introverted… so I thought that a lighter skin tone would work better for her. (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) The younger twin is called Umeko, and she is the one who I painted first. I’ve never done an anime style face up before, so it was quite exciting and fun. It turned out pretty well considering it was my first try, I think… Although, I screwed up her eyeshape a bit ’cause I got too carried away painting eyeliner on her upper lids, but… she’s still cute. Maybe at some point I’ll re-do her face if it starts bugging me too much.
I took a couple of photos of Ume today:
The blonde wig is really strange because I’d want her to have dark brown hair, haha. （ ´∀｀） I bought one cheap wig from eBay but it’s too much of a medium brown to suit Ume. Hopefully I can buy her a better wig soon~ ♥
… I feel like I’ve been writing forever and I’ve probably forgotten something but right now I’m too tired to think any more. (ノ_ _)ノ Hmm, maybe I’ll talk about the twins’ personalities in more detail later. When I have better photos to post… and Emi has a face up that matches her sister’s. Bottom line is: I’m so happy to finally have a Dollfie Dream!（*´▽｀*）♥ I only wish I’d already got one four or five years ago when was the last time that I had proper DD fever, haha… but well, better late than never. Especially now that I’ve been buying neemos, getting a DD seemed like a natural next step. (￣▽￣)ノ ♥
Too bad the Finnish BJD forum doesn’t allow DDs anymore… when I joined it in 2005, DDs were just as welcome as resin dolls (and that’s how I first learned about them and thought that I’d want one of my own someday). I only realised last year (when I got my first neemos) that DDs aren’t on-topic on the forum anymore. Bahh. No wonder I haven’t seen these cuties around in years! Well, sure, they aren’t proper BJDs anymore since they’re not strung, but… stilllll! (´；д；`) “The good old days” are long gone…
Now when I go to a con, I’ll have a big and light enough mascot to take with me, lmao! Well, I’m actually making a small trip to Helsinki next month because my brother got a new apartment, so I’ll go visit him~ (*^▽^*) Hopefully I’ll find some lovely places for doll photography there!