I Love DollsPosted: August 16, 2012
As I have mentioned quite a few times, I am a collector of dolls known as Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls, or simply ‘BJD’ as it is known as.
I have been in this hobby for approximately 8 years now. It is my longest hobby that I am still very passionate about. The beauty of these dolls is that they are completely customizable, making them ideal for people like me who enjoy creating/designing characters. I find that having BJDs is allowing me to ‘bring my characters to 3D form’, so to speak.
Here are my babies :D
All boys (they are anatomically correct, mind you :x) except the little blonde girl on the far right. :)
And yes, they look very much influenced by anime/manga culture because they are commonly manufactured in Japan and Korea (though there are some in China, Thailand and other places in the world as well).
Besides BJDs, I also collect Groove dolls. I’m not as big a collector as I am with BJDs, but I find them absolutely adorable too. ♥
Here is my current little family :D
I really love all my dolls ♥ So please refrain from saying anything negative about them.
I truly apologize if you find them ‘creepy’ but since this is my art/craft blog, I figured I’d like to introduce them here, seeing that my dolls have been a big, big inspiration for me.
Many people (actually, myself included!) who saw these dolls for the first time are usually freaked out from their realistic aesthetics. They relate these dolls to those in horror films; one of the most common question I get from others is: “How do you sleep at night with them staring at you?”
To which I reply, while they have life-like human features, to me they’re just dolls. They are no different to a teddy bear or any sort of plushie to me.
I’m sorry if I sound rigid, but I do enjoy sharing things I love and somehow BJDs are always the ones getting negative responses. ;_;
If they’ve sparked your interest and you’d like to see more photos, feel free to visit my Flickr. :D