Monday, May 8, 2017

Introducing Elisabeth (Pullip Elisabeth)

Some time back in October 2015, I purchased Pullip Elisabeth from another collector.  She joined my "otherworldly" dolls right away, but I never did get around to photographing her.  So Today I corrected that situation. Although at the end of this post, you'll see that I learned a hard lesson today about the need to supervise Elisabeth!

Introducing Elisabeth
Elisabeth in her fill glory!

Introducing Elisabeth
I love her pink eyelids!
Introducing Elisabeth
So captivating!
Introducing Elisabeth
Her gown is gorgeous!
Introducing Elisabeth
Her vampire teeth are optional, but I love them on!
Here is my first impressions video of Elisabeth (filmed 2 years ago!):

Introducing Elisabeth
I was about to put Elisabeth away, when sleeping Jax caught her eye...

Introducing Elisabeth
I tried to intervene, but...
Introducing Elisabeth
She was swift
Introducing Elisabeth
Jax: "hey!  What the..."
Introducing Elisabeth
"Wha... what happened?"
Introducing Elisabeth
"What is going on?  Where did all this blood come from?"
Introducing Elisabeth
*starting to feel whoosie*

BTS Jax and Elisabeth photo shoot

Monday, May 1, 2017

Introducing and saying goodbye to Adam (Isul Yomi)

Isul Yomi
Adam: Isul Yomi: Here today, gone tomorrow

This handsome boy joined my doll shelf over a year ago, but I didn't get to take any photos of him when he arrived.  I kind of floated away from the hobby for many months, and when I returned, I decided to take my collection in a different direction, so I decided to sell him.  

Isul Yomi
He will be leaving next week, but I thought I'd post a few pics of him here to remember him.

The Band

Isul Yomi is/was my third doll from the Nightmare collaboration series.  My post for Ni-Ya (who I renamed Dominic) is here, and my post for Hitsugi, who I named Kai, is here.  Unfortunately, Hitsugi has also been sold.  It's hard to let these boys go because they are extremely rare and difficult to find.  But selling them frees up some extra dolly dollars to move my collection in a different direction.  

Monday, March 6, 2017

Re-Styled Wren!

Today I finally got the courage to modify my Dal Lyla, whom I have called both Wren, and Savannah. My first impression of her was that she would be a bratty spoiled ghost-girl with a stormy temper. I rewigged her into a hair style that was really similar to her stock wig, but with cute ringlets at the front. Here's how she looked: The more I worked with her, the more it seemed that the name "Wren" suited her more, and a different character started to emerge.
Wren/Savannah before her update
So I thought I'd make her a bit more creepy, and decided to change out her eyechips, maybe to grey and white. I made some grey and white eye chips, as well as a few other options:
Trying on these green eyes (over her current eye chips)

Trying on yellow chips
these are the ones I made with Copic markers
Looking better already with her extra lashes!
I was pleased that they looked so great, despite some imperfections in the chips
For once I didn't forget to attach her body
I gave her this fabulous fur wig
“The cries of the dead are terrible indeed; you should try not to hear them.” 
― Philip K. DickVALIS
“We're all of us haunted and haunting.” 
― Chuck PalahniukLullaby
This is where I spent an hour of my morning
“To be haunted is to glimpse a truth that might best be hidden.”
― James HerbertHaunted
“Ghosts could walk freely tonight, without fear of the disbelief of men; for this night was haunted, and it would be an insensitive man who did not know it.” 
― John SteinbeckTortilla Flat
“It was haunted; but real hauntings have nothing to do with ghosts finally; they have to do with the menace of memory.” 
― Anne RiceThe Queen of the Damned

“There is a child - a baby - who long since kicked off her blankets. Her skin is ashen and her mouth open in a perpetual yet silent scream. She isn't old enough to roll over, to sit up, to climb. So she lies there kicking her fat legs against the footboard of the crib, eternally calling for her mother. For food. For flesh.”
― Carrie RyanThe Forest of Hands and Teeth