Eepp, I’m really excited to introduce today’s arrival! (´∇ﾉ｀*)ノ ♥ A while ago I got very lucky while browsing Y!J and managed to buy a doll that I didn’t think would pop up for sale for a reasonable price anytime soon~ The doll in question is one of my huge favourites from Azone’s dolls, so I was very excited when I found her and was able to win her (yaay for buy it now prices, no bid wars!) and today I was even more excited when I finally got the package in my hands~ ヾ( ≧ ω≦ )ﾉ” Those of you who follow me on instagram already know which doll it is – and, well, I already spammed a couple of photos in twitter and flickr as well. But let’s try to keep up the suspense for a bit, ahah! (･∀･；)
Let’s open the box and see what’s inside, shall we?
I’m so happy to have this girl at home, my gosh! (/∇＼*)｡o○♡ I already thought that Alice is super cute in photos but wow, in person she’s even cuter! Such a sweetheart and gosh, I really love her outfit~ ´͈ ᵕ `͈ ♡°◌̊ I can’t wait to have the green pureneemo version of this dress! I’d also love to get the white one in Picconeemo size for Iru and then a blue version for Alice if I could get my hands on some extra cash and the dresses are still available~ ♥ At first I thought that it’s a bit of a shame that this Alice is all white, but… there’s something really charming about all-white dolls. And I mean, I tend to dress Iru in all whites, too, so I wonder if the same will happen with Alice now, ahah… it’s entirely possible. She definitely looks great in white and those pretty teal blue eyes really pop up thanks to all the whiteness, too! (*´ ˘ `*).｡oO ( ♡ )
For a long time I kept calling this girl Arisu ’cause I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to add her into my Azone family at all, so I didn’t have a name nor a character already picked out for her. I mean, Azone did release a new version of Alice just recently, Time of Grace II ~A dream of Princess~, but I wasn’t a big fan of the outfit (the fabric of the dress looks somehow really cheap to me and reminds me of some of the barbie dresses I had as a kid) nor the fact that she had a wig. ( ´△｀) For customisable dolls like DDs, when you can paint their faces and change the eyes, I like using wigs… but since Azone dolls have these decal faces, I like them more with rooted hair. Also, the wigs looked somehow really poofy, while rooted hair is sleek and makes her head look more dainty. So yeah, I figured that I’ve got to hunt down this older release if I want to have Alice – and luckily I found her! ♥～(‘▽^人)
But yeah, the name that I eventually decided on for her is Hisame, 氷雨, which means “chilly rain”. I thought that a name that would have something to do with winter, snow or ice would suit her because she’s all white and then has those pretty teal blue eyes~ ( ˘͈ ᵕ ˘͈♡)˚๐*˟ ♡ Her nickname is Ame-chan, because I already have Hisoka who is nicknamed Hisa, haha. (´つヮ⊂)
But gosh, I really like this girl! o(≧∇≦o) ♥ The Obitsu body took a bit of getting used to because it’s a little different from DDs, obviously – especially the torso that is this really soft and squishy vinyl and it bends super easily like whoa – but once you get the hang of it, it’s a really nice body and poses great! I’ll have to take some posing photos when I have time~ ヾ（〃＾∇＾）ﾉ♪ Also, the size is very nice to handle, especially since I started the doll hobby with 41~45cm resin dolls in 2005 and the 40~50cm range has always been my favourite, so Ame-chan at 48cm is a really nice size! (´∀｀)♡ A fun fact of the Obitsu 48cm body is that her feet are really small: she can wear MSD BJD shoes. Some of the shoes that I have are a bit tight, but fit nicely. Her own shoes are quite roomy in comparison to MSD shoes… but then SD shoes for DDs and 60cm+ resin girls would be waaaay too big for this girl.
Later I braided Ame’s hair and it took me over an hour because I wanted her braids to be as neat as possible. Σ(´ﾟωﾟ｀ ) I also wanted to avoid having a bald spot at the back of her head, so I spent a while combing and arranging the fibers.