Spooky Halloween Monster Tag

I was recently tagged by the charming Alasse from the Wayward Inn and although I have other things that could use some attention (like my poor paint peeling garden pots), I thought it would be an enjoyable break from the real world to have some fun with this meme. :)

  • Werewolf – How has the hobby “transformed” you? I have always been a collector, and although previous treasures have been pleasing to the eye and decorative around our home, they have always been static. I find BJD's very tactile and they have quite quickly taken me on a journey around the world and introduced me to some wonderful people. BJD's have also opened doors to exciting new interests, (all of which I am still exploring) and have renewed my enthusiasm for photography.

  • Vampire – The dreaded sun! How do you feel about and cope with yellowing, or more generally the ageing of these dolls? I purchase my dolls to enjoy, so they are always on display, ready for me to pick up and play with. They are in a room with the blind down to protect them from direct sunlight and all our windows are UV-A tinted, but if they mellow with age so be it, after all aging is just part of life, nothing stays like new forever.

  • Frankenstein’s Monster – Have you ever modded a doll? Tell us about it! If you could magically try any mod without fear of failure, what would you like to try? Yes, I have modded dolls in the past, but not any BJD's. To be honest I'm not sure I would want to mod a BJD, though I do own a couple with modded ears, but for the most part I like my dolls as they are. One day I'd love to sculpt one.

  • Zombie – Have you ever caught the Marketplace virus?? Name some unplanned purchases that jumped out and “infected” you? OMG there have been so many, but not so much from the Marketplace, mostly direct from suppliers. My recent being the two FL RLF human Mari's in pink and tan, I really had no intention of purchasing them when FL released the mermaid, I just wanted the full set in normal skin with the clear pink tail. However, the thought of two little girls with different colour skin really “infected” me and caught me quite by surprise!

  • Skeleton – What’s your favourite body sculpt? Forget heads! I don't really have a favourite body sculpt, although I have a leaning towards anything FL because they pose so well, but my favourite body part would have to be Peak's Woods special hands.

  • Witch – Name some dolls that are magical! Seeing them on your dashboard inspires you! Can be general sculpts or specific dolls owned by talented friends. My Puki Fees, I just love them so much. They sit on a little shelf beside my bed, they are the first thing I see when I wake and the last thing I see before sleep. If I'm ever feeling down, I can count on them magically cheer me up in no time at all. As for other people's dolls, well there have been several over the years, probably too many to mention here!

  • Photo: Peak's Woods
  • Ghost – The one that got away. Do any limited or rare dolls “haunt” you to this day? Oh yeah, I completely missed out on getting my grail doll ~ Peak's Woods A B Bella the Moon. She had been on my wish list for such a long time, but I kept putting her off because I never quite had enough money to purchase her outright. I also kept falling for new, less expensive dolls which didn't help matters, so when I finally had enough money to bring her home, she was no longer available.

  • Freddy Krueger – What is your worst doll nightmare? Has it happened or not? Losing all my dolls in a house fire! Especially the limited ones, as they could never be replaced.

  • Nanette's New Dress
  • Jason Voorhees – If you were gonna make Halloween costumes for your dolls (or if you plan to!) what costumes would you make? Not sure if I want to go there today, I have designed a few, but none that I have been completely happy with.

  • Chucky (possessed doll) – Have you ever been scared of dolls or a certain doll? Be honest! Maybe scared isn't quite the word I would use, but I do detest those ugly ventriloquist dolls, they really give me the creeps.

  • Now I believe this is where I'm supposed to tag a few more people, but most of my blogging friends have already been tagged. However, if you have been accidently overlooked, please feel free to join in and have a go at it yourself.

    Lene at Dustbunnie's Dusty Doll Dungeon
    Lily at Genwaku
    Sam at Days of Our Little Lives

    Comments

    1. These memes are a great distraction aren't they? I used the meme to avoid mopping the floors... I'm glad you did this meme though. I love reading people's answers.

      I'm the same with the enthusiasm for photography. I used to enjoy it and made the mistake of getting into wedding photography for family and a few clients. It really zapped the joy out of photography for me and I didn't touch my camera for a long time until I purchased my very first bjd.

      You did such a great job at sculpting that Ent, I can totally see you sculpting your own doll one day.

      I really hope you will be able to get Bella the Moon one day through the secondhand market. She is quite lovely.

      Oh I had forgotten about those ventriloquist dolls. Do you know, I have never seen one in person, just in movies and tv shows?


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      1. Yes Alasse they are, and fortunately for me hubby painted the pots for me, hee hee.

        I really understand you feeling like that, I love designing & sewing but hate working to someone else's brief, it stiffles me and takes the fun out of creating.

        I don' know that I'll ever be good enough to be succesful at it, but it will be exciting to try.

        I hope so. I've only seen one and that was quite enough!
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    2. I'm pretty sure PW will re-release AB Bella the Moon at some point! :D I hope you can order her since she is lovely, I also adore the tan version of her xO

      It was interesting reading this :D I think most of us share the fear of losing our collections in a crazy accident like that! :O

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      1. Well, I hope so Irene, it would be much better to have a new one rather than try for one on the secondary market.

        Thank you, I think you're right.
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    3. This meme was great!
      I do hope you can get PW AB Bella the Moon (either by the MP or by a release). Also Nanette's dress was too cute! :D

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      1. Thank you Masume. Maybe I will one day. :) Nanette's dress wasn't quite as I'd visulised it, but it's acceptable to her.
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    4. Love seeing this meme pop up - it's so much fun!

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      1. Yes JS it was fun, but it also makes you think!
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    5. This was great to read :-). Ventriloquist dolls are strange, I agree, but still I would love to own a large sized vintage one. I had a little one from the fifties once, he wasn't scary to look at, he was too small LOL!

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      1. Thank you Linda. You have more courage than I, wouldn't catch me anywhere near one. Ugh, gives me the creeps just thinking about them.
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    6. Great reading! Thanks for taking your time and answering the tag as well!

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      1. Thanks Alejandra, I'm pleased you enjoyed reading my answers.
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    7. This is very interesting. Yeah, ventriloquist dolls are creepy!
      Thanks for the tag.

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      1. Hi Sam!
        Good to hear from you, and how could I not tag you, you are always the first one I think of. :)
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    8. This meme is totally fun! Thanks for the tag, Sandi.
      I'm afraid that ventriloquist dolls aren't very loved, most of these dolls are creepy. And I hope you will be able to get Bella the Moon one day, while there's life there's hope.
      Greetings ^^

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      1. Hi Lily!
        Hey, you're welcome. No they aren't, but I guess you can blame the movies for giving them a bad name, they always depict them in a creepy way. Maybe one day, if it's meant to be. :)
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