Well, Iplehouse Aria with her sweet face, anyway... I tried out a blond Amadiz Studio on her and it looks great! This is a custom wig which I had made for Iplehouse Doria. It is available to purchase from Amadiz Studio - I think it is called "Innocence". Very appropriate!
Aria's outfit and earrings were made by me.
Aria is in light brown resin. Iplehouse are now making this resin colour much darker, which is unfortunate if one wants to one spare hands and feet.
I have a play with wigs, giving my displays a fresh look...
This is Amadiz Studio wig "Aphrodite", modelled by Soom Breccia (on a new SuperGem body);
Iplehouse regularly auction off dolls with flaws, or from cancelled orders. The resident face-up artists give them custom face-ups which can be very... "unusual", or just different. Anyway, whoever buys one of these dolls has a "one of a kind" doll!
And here we have another pink Jpopdolls wig! This is in 8/9" size, but a 7/8" would be a better, snugger fit. Pamela has ginger brows, and there are ginger strands in this wig (Kanalong in "Summer Moon").
Those long EID legs!
And here is the wig shown on FID Raffine; she is the "Fashion Doll" edition of EID Raffine.
My Raffine is also in the "glow" peach gold resin colour, which is really lovely. It really does seem to have a healthy "glow" under the "skin", and this adds a great deal more liveliness to the doll.
I took her to my friend Lyanne, where we tried on a couple of outfits that Lyanne had made for her CED fashion dolls (a bit broad in the shoulder, and narrow in the hips, but not a bad fit overall). CED shoes are too narrow however. She is wearing Kitty Collier shoes, and these ones are a square-toed style, so I don't know if narrow styles would fit either. There are a lot of 16-17 inch fashion dolls, but they usually have very small, narrow feet.
Iplehouse FID ladies still have feet with more normal proportions - which look great in my opinion but it sure makes it harder to find shoes for them.
This is the first photo that I've taken of Dollmore "Invisible Tattoo" Misia! (Actually, Sara, since I've replaced Misia's head with Sara's).
I got this wig from Jpopdolls ("Autumn Dream" I think) for my FID-size Raffine, but it looks charming on Sara. She's so tiny! She's only 17 inches tall.
I have some fun with Raffine, a large photo and a new Amadiz Studio wig.
Amadiz Studio wigs are awesome!
Well, it was far from summery - completely the opposite in fact, being August this year. I can't remember a winter and spring when we had so much rain! Thank goodness we've finally reverted back to normal Auckland spring weather in November - rain, shine, rain, shine - all in the one day mind you.
My new peach gold Raffine got to model this fabulous new ensemble from Iplehouse;
Lady B. (Carina) also got a new outfit;
And Doria and Crow got in on the act as well;
Well, I did feel a little more summery myself, after that photoshoot!
After seeing Chloe in a red wig, I just had to get one for my Feeple65 Angela; this is Jpopdolls wig style "Kye" in colour "Mad Flame".
Incidentally, the Jpopdolls wig sizes used here are 8/9" and comfortably fit the Feeple65 heads which are 9.25 inches in circumference. I have tried this size on Iplehouse EID ladies and they look okay but not fit snugly. In their case a 7/8" would be more appropriate.
Lyanne had some fun with my Feeple65 Chloe - these are actually two different face-plates.
Shown below is "Dreaming Chloe, who has had her down-cast eyes opened up a bit and been given a pretty face-up by BJD face-up artist Nomyens (Thailand).
I would never have thought of putting a pink wig on a doll, but it looks perfect on Chloe! (I now have a couple of pink wigs for my dolls too). This one is "J-rock" in sugar pink by Monique Wigs. Sadly this colour is no longer made, but we can enjoy it on Chloe here.
This Chloe is actually a sleeping Chloe who has had her eyes opened up and her elf ears modified to become human. (Dreaming Chloe has human ears too).
Photos, doll clothing and posing by Lyanne (LyanneNZ on Flickr - do check out her wonderful photos!
Based in New Zealand, I've been a collector of ball-jointed dolls since 2011.