A couple of years ago I heard of BJD.. and last year Shojo Beat posted a article about it. (I'm a subscriber for Shojo Beat.. manga FTW!) Anyways, I looked online to check them out and seen many types and sizes.
I decided on an 1/6 scale doll, a 27cm. size, because they are less expensive and also you can find other clothes to fit them.. momoko, some neo blythe, and barbie. Since I just started too, I went ahead for the smaller doll, because I wasn't going all out until I would know if I liked bjd or not. (I do of course!) :3
Anyways, last year on Ebay, I bought my first doll body and head from MimiWoo! The doll is a female 27cm obitsu with the magnetized feet! They were so beautiful when they came.. life like, except the body was natural color and the head white! I was soooo newb, I forgot to check the colors when ordering! -__-
I tried painting the head to match the doll and got it somewhat right... but when I added on other stuff to decorate my face.. the painted smeared and I rubbed it all off to start again.. Unfortunately when all the way clean, the face was stained.. the lips were an orangish color but in line so I knew I could fix that by going over, but the left cheek & ear, an bluish smuge was stained on skin.. I tried going over it but it didn't work..
To get to the point, I'm going to order another head from mimiwoo.. I decided I actually like the obitsu gretel head. When I get enough money saved, I'm going to get the gretel head and some eyes!
Btw, the doll stands great, looks awesome, and Mimiwoo was very polite and nice when my hubby ordered it for me! I gave him the money! I don't have paypal, but he does!
I learned quite a few things, since the smuging accident.. what not to use on a bjd and also some guidelines on blushing the body! XD
Wish me luck!~
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