The Hiding Kitty – MaskCat Dolls

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine linked me to a photostory on Den of Angels showing an SD-size doll receiving a doll of her own. When I first saw the story, I didn’t think a whole lot about it – it was cute as a photostory, but that was it at the time.

Over the next few weeks, my friend starts talking more and more about this newer company.. how the little dolls have bodies with SD10 proportions (which I absolutely love!), and how they can wear Lati Yellow/PKF/Blythe clothes.

I finally gave up and decided to find out more about these little dolls and what company is making them. (Gee, thanks Kiyono!)

After looking around on DoA and Facebook, I found the company: MaskCat Doll.

OMG! The special size dolls are so stinkin’ cute! At 21cm, they are a bit taller than PKF, and with the immature proportions, they can still wear some of the same clothes.

I’m absolutely head-over-heels for Ceci. Seriously, check out her adorableness!

MaskCat Ceci

MaskCat Ceci with Nutcracker

MaskCat Ceci with Flowers

And they are currently running a promotion for tan skin until July 16! The tan skin is a lovely color compared to the normal skin.. Check out Aruna in both skintones – it’s a great picture to show the body sculpt as well. <3

MaskCat Tan Aruna

I actually just found out that they also offer a 2-part layaway on their website. Woot! That is really tempting – especially since they are offering their girls in tan skin for a limited time.

There are also 60cm girls available. I have heard rumors of a 60cm Ceci… and am secretly crossing my fingers. 😉

ChitownDollz Mitsuwa Meetup Collage

Thanks for coming!

While I usually update new posts on Mondays, I thought it would be nice to update a little early this week…

We had our ChitownDollz Mitsuwa meet yesterday, and we had a great turn out! A HUGE “Thank you!!” to everyone who came!

We had so many people and fantastic dolls on display. 😀

I was able to take photos of most of the dolls we had there, but I know I missed a few – especially an adorable MysticKid MSD girl. <3

We have our next Mitsuwa meet up scheduled for August 23. In the mean time, we will be at the Dairyland Summer Meet in Madison, and we may have a ChitownDollz meet at the Garfield Conservatory in Chicago.

Keep an eye out for more info, and can’t wait to see everyone soon!

Mitsuwa Meetup, June 21

Mitsuwa Meet – June 21

ChitownDollz is hosting a BJD meet-up at Mitsuwa in Arlington Heights, IL on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Join us!

What: BJD Meetup
When: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Time: 3pm-close
Where:
Mitsuwa Marketplace
100 E Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Hope to see you there!

Souldoll Chiron Header

Previous Loves – Chiron

When Souldoll released their Chiron centaur back in 2009, I just knew I had to get one! He was amazing!

In January 2010, I took the plunge and ordered him in gray skin, with elf ears, and included the Souldoll painted sword and shield. Unfortunately, I had missed out on being able to order his fullset outfit, but no matter – he was epic! <3

Aaand then he was delivered.

OMG.

The box was HUGE!

Souldoll Chiron Box

Seriously. The box he was delivered in was bigger than our coffee table (notice the can of Dr. Pepper for scale). o.O

His actual doll box literally fits right inside of the shipping box he came in. There was no additional space between them. And the amount of padding/pillows/foam/bubble wrap inside the doll box was insane – and totally necessary!

His elf ears were so gorgeous – I was terrified I was going to break one.

Check them out! Talk about epic elf ears.. <3

Souldoll Chiron Elf Head

I took a couple pictures of size comparison between him and a Volks YoSD (shown with PeapodDoll Hooves), and the size of his hands compared to the older single jointed body from SoulDoll (my SoulDoll Paris). The size difference is CRAZY!

Souldoll Chiron vs Volks Mamu

SoulDoll Chiron vs Paris Hands

Seriously, though, he was just so huge I couldn’t keep him. My husband and I were living in a 1-bedroom apartment at the time, and we just didn’t have space to keep him.

But he was so cool! And detailed! The detailing in the sculpting was amazing. Truly a work of art.

Luckily enough, I was able to sell him to a friend, so he is still in the area. <3

I loved him, but I’m not sure I would order him again… Maybe a Yo-size or PKF-size centaur might be a better fit for me…

 

Join us on Sunday, June 8, 2014!

A few of us from ChitownDollz will be available all day at the Naperville Doll Show on Sunday, June 8, 2014 – come join us!

Info:
What: Naperville Doll Show
Date: Sunday, June 8, 2014
Time: 9am – 3pm
Where: Marriott Hotel, 1801 N. Naper Blvd, Naperville, IL
Cost: $5/person

While this is primarily an antique doll and teddy bear show, there are a number of items available that are well suited to BJD. We love digging for eyes, wigs, shoes, and elastic. And if you sew – there’s TONS of great deals on antique and vintage fabrics and lace!

We will also have a number of items for sale – both handmade and company-made.

Naperville Doll Show, June 2014

Several others from the forum usually come & go throughout the day, but there will at least be a few of us available all day. Come hang out! 😀