This post is aptly titled not just because it is showing off new purchases made for my doll, but because the items also happen to come from the site named: For My Doll!
Owning a doll as customizable as a Dollfie Dream opens up far more opportunities for shopping sprees than do figures and other dolls like Pureneemos. With figures, you can buy more figures and perhaps accessories, and small dolls offer a variety of clothing to collect, but Dollfie Dreams beg for so much more. DDs not only can use the usual items like clothing and accessories, but interchangeable eyes and wigs to totally change the doll’s look are also an option. When entering the DD world, I was well aware of this customizable craziness, so to keep myself grounded, I wanted to be sure that none of my dolls had an “identity crisis”. When a doll has an open look or personality, you can justify buying anything for her and will inevitably end up with a sizable collection of wigs, eyes, and clothing in all styles. Often time, DD owners will even purchase a doll head with no foreseeable plans for the doll, but just because they like her sculpt or faceup. There is of course nothing wrong with this, but as with Tamaki and Kagura, I wanted Celeste to have her own limits as to what she would not wear along with a definite hair color. This is mostly for my wallet’s protection, but also because I like my dolls to have some defining characteristic. For instance, Tamaki wears kimonos because that’s what she likes, and anything else just wouldn’t be Tamaki.
Another thing I decided to do to stop myself from unprecedented shopping sprees is only order from group orders. Because a great deal of doll shops are located in Japan and South Korea and require EMS shipping on all orders, many times doll owners will get together and order in bulk to obtain free shipping for the group. I almost never participate in group orders for figures because I rarely find the hassle to be worth it, but avoiding the imposed EMS is a great incentive to join GOs, and it limits the times I purchase.
Not long after Celeste was completed, a For My Doll group order popped up, and seeing that hey sold carrot colored wigs, I just had to join. My original intention was to get only one wig, but as the deadline neared, and we needed more items to get extra shipping, I added some small accessories which I am now more than happy to have gotten.
Now let’s get a look at that loot!
Just by handling this wig, it became clear that it is far better quality than Celeste’s first one. The other wig is non heat resistant while this one is which makes a huge difference in texture. I’ll have to buy heat resistant from now on.
The last thing I ordered was….
Even though the wig, accessories, and laptop were all that I ordered, the GO was so big, that the organizer was able to share a few gifts from For My Doll!
I got this pretty grey wig!
The wig is nothing Celeste would wear, but grey is a wig color I am fond of, and the streak of white reminds me that it will see use in the future. So into my doll accessory box the wig goes to await its destiny.
But I can’t get new accessories and not photograph them! So here’s my newest photo shoot with Celeste! I’m still learning how to make her look her best, but this is my favorite shoot so far!
And back in the tree like nothing happened!
This angle makes her thighs look bigger which reminds me that I thought of doing the trick to make Celeste a DDY with an M bust for some extra oomph, but decided not to since clothes wouldn’t fit her as easily.
Next, I changed Celeste’s outfit and took her to the tomato garden!
That brings an end to my first big purchase for Celeste! I hope to get her a better long wig as the winter months approach.