After cruising around Chinatown, I headed back to the dealer room just to see what I could see. I saw more dolls, doll stuff, and original art. Continue reading Otakuthon DollFest, 08/05/2018: Back to the dealer room
When I went out at around noon to appease the parking gods with another day’s offering, I saw a functional phone booth kitty-corner to our hotel. Continue reading Otakuthon DollFest, 08/04/2018: Dealer room, show and tell, Danny Choo, shabu shabu
Saturday morning we started the day with the DollFest meetup, where I assiduously chased around people until I got their names, the names of the doll sculpts, and the names of their doll makers. I enjoyed an excuse to talk to strangers and share our enthusiasm.
Continue reading Otakuthon DollFest, 08/04/2018: Saturday meetup
Bittersweet Blue, Lyrajean, and I traveled up to Montreal, Quebec, Canada on Friday morning for the BJD-related programming at Otakuthon. Continue reading Otakuthon DollFest, Montreal, Quebec, 08/03/2018-08/05/2018: Friday travel and hotel, Saturday morning
Either this is a scale problem, or the bed is the perfect size!
…Apparently they put on their little N95 respirators and get out their little airbrushes. ^_^ See photoset by lightlytattered for details. That’s awfully clean and well-lit for a painting table — that’s all I’m saying. :p
These beautiful photos by Jen Spectacular provide a look outside and into a highly detailed marionette shop that she made. The table with paints, limbs, tools and plans reminds me of my own desk! ^_^ I’ll have to scroll through these at my leisure and maybe get some ideas for Isabel’s mess.
EDIT: Oh look — she’s into BJDs too…Doll Chateau [makers of Jareth’s body] even!
While Janna took a nap in the shade after playing with the trains in the Toy Shop, I ventured into the Variety Unit, where the museum stuffs all its small collections that don’t really fit anywhere else. I avoided that which did not interest me and made a beeline for the dolls.
I could have spent all day in there, trying to get good shots of the diversity of small populations. However, I photoed selectively, trying to achieve focused, detailed pictures of the ones I thought most intriguing. I came out about 40 minutes later with ~150 photos, which I whittled down to the results below.
1:3 scale Volks doll sets up a photoshoot with its 1:6 scale Gentaro Araki Unoa Light. ^_^
Carrie Becker did a series of 1:6 dioramas entitled "Barbie Trashes Her Dream House," in which 1:6 scenes were made to look as if taken over by messy hoarders. While some miniatures she used were Rement, others she made by hand. Check out the whole detailed set on Flickr!
On Flickr, NickIsConfused has a set where he took pictures of a Star Wars walking robot AT-AT toy so that it looks like a house pet.