List of My Ball-Jointed Dolls

Rune - Iplehouse EID Luo Firal - Feeple65 Chloe Lumia - Littlefee Chloe Vahnil - Iplehouse SID Claude Lillibelle - Pukipuki Ante Laele - Iplehouse nYID Aria Arrios - Iplehouse SID Omar


Name: Rune
Nicknames:
Runey
Sculpt:
Iplehouse EID Luo NS, Super Hero body
Faceup: By me
Eyes: Ersa Flora 12mm resin/glass, custom design by me
Wig: Handcrafted by me
Mods: Facial mods by GarekiPhoenix; SOOM Monzo legs modded to fit; Custom originally sculpted claw hands
Date of Arrival: February 4, 2010

Rune was my first doll. I saved for 16 months before I was able to afford him, at which point my parents surprised me by ordering him as a gift. He is my favorite of my resin crew, and has been a thorn in my side since he arrived.

Since he is on the original version of the EID body, he does not pose well and is difficult to clothe, making him my primary reason for learning to sew well.

Through the years he sustained some damage to his face, which was offset by extensive modifications performed by a dear friend who does exceptional work. His nose has been heavily sanded and reshaped, and his chin and jawline altered. He also has additive modification to his face, filling the recesses in his cheeks to match the more youthful appearance his modified jaw gives him.

As he is meant to be one of the main characters from my epic fantasy series, which begins with the yet-unpublished Serpent’s Tears, he has also received extensive fantasy modifications, such as altering limited SOOM Monzo leg parts to fit the Iplehouse knees, modifications to allow him to stand, an alternate pair of arms with custom elbow joints, and custom-sculpted four-fingered reptilian hands.

His ongoing customization project has been chronicled on my YouTube channel.

I am his first owner and he was purchased directly from Iplehouse. He has had two face-ups, the latter of which featured airbrushing to conceal his additive modifications.

He has several wigs in an assortment of materials. One made with faux fur, two made with heat resistant synthetic fibers, and one made from natural dark brown suri alpaca fleece. A second alpaca wig in a different hair style is a current work in progress. He also has two pairs of eyes; both with a vertically slitted pupil (typically referred to as cat eyes) and both from Ersa Flora. Both pairs were designed by me and created to my custom specifications. They are urethane resin with glass domes. One pair is purple and one is red, and both pairs glow in the dark.

Though he is my favorite, he is not perfect. He would still need more modification to be a perfect fit for the character. Furthermore, the only resin colors available at the time he was made were white and normal resin. I think Iplehouse’s Realskin resin would suit him better, but replacing him is an unreasonable expense when he’s a perfectly good doll and after so many years and so many modifications, dyeing the doll isn’t a reasonable option.



Name: Firal
Nicknames:
None
Sculpt:
Fairyland Feeple65 Chloe elf NS
Faceup: By me
Eyes: MakoEyes 16mm urethane, SA-009
Wig: Monique Gold “Pixie” in black
Mods: None
Date of Arrival: May 28, 2013

Firal was part of my original plan of 3 dolls, expanding to 5 if I was able to find sculpts to suit two more characters. Though she was supposed to be my second doll, she ended up being the fourth. (I no longer have the second.)

Like Rune, she’s a main character in my epic fantasy series. She also appears in a handful of writing prompts I did in 2015, which can be found in the Short Stories archive.

I was initially wary of buying a Fairyland doll, as complaints about their quality control are common. I browsed a variety of other options, but elf ears were a must, and at that point I didn’t trust myself to create elf ears on my own. That meant my options were few, and since I needed her to be appropriately in scale compared to Rune, the choices were even slimmer. I eventually settled on Fairyland because of the elf ears. The face sculpt was a tossup between Chloe and Siean, but Chloe won out after comparison to concept drawings I’d done of the character.

I was delighted when she arrived with no issues, making my first purchase direct from Fairyland a pleasant one. The Feeple65 body has beautiful jointing and poses wonderfully. Her magnetic hands and feet also make it easy to dress her. She is difficult to stand, though, thrown off balance by the extreme S-curve posture she’s sculpted with. Being a large doll, she also comes with the curse of being hard to clothe, and it’s even more difficult to find shoes that fit her.

Though I’ve made several wigs for her, I like her current Monique Gold wig better than the ones I made. She has had two faceups. Her current faceup is done by me, though her first was a beautiful faceup by GarekiPhoenix, which was only removed due to damage.

I am her first owner, the doll purchased direct from Fairyland. She was produced before Fairyland issued Certificates of Authenticity with their dolls, so I have kept all my email correspondence with the company from date of purchase, just in case I need to replace damaged parts in the future. I initially ordered her without the sleeping faceplate, but in 2016 decided to purchase a sleeping faceplate second-hand through Den of Angels. This faceplate has minor damage and has yet to be repaired or painted.


Name: Lumia
Nicknames:
Lulu, or just Lu
Sculpt:
Fairyland Littlefee Chloe NS
Faceup: By me
Eyes: MakoEyes 14mm urethane, AR-030
Wig: Handcrafted by me
Mods: Elf ears added
Date of Arrival: January 9, 2014

Lulu was originally shelled in a ResinSoul Bei, but the body was much too slender to make her look like the toddler she was supposed to be. As a result, she was re-shelled into a Littlefee Chloe. As Chloe was not available with elf ears, I had to learn to do the modification on my own.

She was purchased directly from Fairyland and I am her first owner. She arrived with some defects and damage, but Fairyland was quick to address the issues and send me replacement parts. Her sleeping faceplate was purchased second-hand on Den of Angels.

Though we got off to a rocky start, she is one of my favorite dolls. The Littlefee body poses beautifully, making her a joy to work with. In the future, I plan to purchase other hands for her for a variety of poses.



Name: Vahnil
Nicknames:
Vahn
Sculpt:
Iplehouse SID Claude NS
Faceup: By me
Eyes: Ersa Flora 12mm acrylic, Natural Blue
Wig: Handcrafted by me
Mods: Half-elven slight point added to ears
Date of Arrival: October 15, 2011

Vahn was my first impulse purchase. When Iplehouse released the Elemental Guardians promo images, I immediately thought of the character and realized I wanted to add him to my collection. He was also my first and only doll purchased on layaway.

One of the major characters in my fantasy series, he is the son of Ilmenhith’s Captain of the Guard, and serves as part of the guard himself. Though well-educated, he claims to feel ill at ease among his noble peers, preferring the companionship of his fellow guardsmen. He also carries a bit of an ill reputation as a skirt-chaser and troublemaker.

The doll was purchased direct from Iplehouse and I am his first owner.

Despite seeing little use and spending most of his time put away, he has developed a crack in one eyelid that will eventually need to be repaired.

From the time he was created, he’s always had blue eyes, but since learning to make my own urethane eyes, I’ve taken a liking to him with gray eyes and may change the color of his eyes in the book as well.


Name: Lillibelle
Nicknames:
Lilli
Sculpt:
Fairyland PukiPuki Ante NS
Faceup: Default
Eyes: Handmade urethane blue glitter with blue zircon Swarovski crystals
Wig: Unknown Japanese brand
Mods: None
Date of Arrival: September 11, 2013

Lillibelle was my second unplanned doll. I received her as a surprise gift from my parents after I visited a doll shop with my mother and fell in love with their display of tiny dolls.

She is the only one of my dolls who does not have a story, but since she is so small, her box fits easily in my bag. As a result, she spends a lot of time with me, from shopping trips to travel and just sitting around the house while I work. I imagine her as a fairy, since she is so much smaller than my other dolls. She is small enough to sit in Rune’s hand.

I am her first owner. She was purchased from Denver Doll Emporium, who had her in stock. As result, I am unsure of when she was actually made.

I began a project to create a fairy-like dollhouse for her, but it is yet unfinished.


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Name: Laele
Nicknames:
None
Sculpt:
Iplehouse nYID Aria NS
Faceup: By me
Eyes: Handmade 14mm urethane, green-gold
Wig: Handcrafted by me
Mods: None
Date of Arrival: December 17, 2015

Laele was originally shelled as a Zaoll Luv who I received from a friend as a gift, but the doll was too small to fit with the rest of my collection. She was re-shelled into an SID Aria on the nYID body to make her a better fit. The face sculpt bears a bit of resemblance to the Zaoll Luv sculpt, which made it an easy transition.

She was purchased directly from Iplehouse and I am her first owner. She was ordered with normal thigh pieces and a large bust piece.

Laele’s character is the daughter of a spice merchant. She studies to become an alchemist, which led to an accident that permanently changed the color of her hair. She  appeared in several of the writing prompts I wrote in 2015, which can be found in the Short Stories archive.

I was under the impression that I made her name up by myself, but years later, I discovered it was a real name. Hers is pronounced differently, however, and should be read as “Lay-lee.”


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Name: Arrios
Nicknames:
None
Sculpt:
Iplehouse SID Omar Light Brown
Faceup: By me
Eyes: Ersa Flora 12mm Natural Blue
Wig: Handcrafted by me
Mods: None
Date of Arrival: December 17, 2015

Arrios is the only one of my dolls representing a character who doesn’t belong to me. Instead he belongs to my husband. The character appears in a novel we plan to write together, as well as starring in his work-in-progress comic Ever Skyward.

Arrios is my newest doll, as well as being my most popular, which is slightly frustrating for me as he isn’t my character.

He was purchased directly from Iplehouse and I am his first owner. He came with the new SID hands and feet and was purchased with mobility thigh joints. His head was roughly finished, with lots of flash remaining in the eyes that had to be carefully cut out. As the light brown resin photographs much lighter than it appears in person, I was initially startled by the color and wasn’t sure I liked it. After I did his faceup, however, he quickly became my second favorite doll, only behind Rune.

Future plans for the doll include a wide wardrobe and body blushing.

Despite being incredibly photogenic, I rarely photograph him at all.


Not pictured, info coming soon:

Rhyllyn (LaTiDoll Blue Rei Cristopher / MyouDoll hybrid)
Envesi (Souldoll Zenith Paratiisi, head only)
Kytenia (Fairyland Feeple65 Ine, head only)
Jun Planning Ai