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Dollism Plus Tokyo 2016

 

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Last update on this blog was so long time ago, now that I got myself a new desktop I think I can finally update my photo from my camera memory card and upload some of it to the blog. The last event that I went was actually Dollism Plus Tokyo 2016. I had been looking forward for this event for a while since my friend over in my QQ group have been planning this meetup for a while. They called this 「オフ会」where people meet up offline. This event was organized by Dolk. Dolk is an online doll only related item merchant portal originated from China (correct me if I am wrong). They specifically sell doll related items, I used to order once from their home page based in Japan and I am pleased with their services, although price wise I am not sure myself. But I am pretty sure they have a good reputation of selling original items, since the wig I ordered are original all right, or at least I think it is.

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This year DP2016 was organized in SunShine City A1 Hall in Ikebukuro. The ticket price is around 1,500 yen, and you can re-enter the event multiple times. The event itself actually have two parts. First part is actually selling limited doll and doll related items. Those limited items price can goes up to 100,000 yen?

Event hall show case area.

Event hall show case area.

Event hall show case area. You don't wanted to know how much does each of the doll cost.

Event hall show case area. You don’t wanted to know how much does each of the doll cost.

This actually caught my eyes, there are black and white version.

This actually caught my eyes, there are black and white version.

Those are not what I am looking forward to for this event actually. I am actually looking forward to the eye dealer, HISYO. I am not sure it is a she or he but let’s just presume it is a she from now onward. (I believe the person I talked to is actually hisyo herself so…). Once I entered the hall, I rushed to her booth tried to find where is the end of the line was. Not surprisingly it was like waaaay behind that when you queued up you can’t even see her booth from the place that you was standing. When it was finally my turn, (took me around 30 minutes or so) I was so excited that I actually bought the wrong eyes. xD For those who do’t know about costume eyes, there are grading on these eyes. From highest to lowest, S rank all the way to B rank. HISYO price is like

S Rank – 2,000 yen

A Rank – 1,500 yen

B Rank – 1,000 yen

I think this is standard price all across the industry. When I bought my daughter ronronshuka eyes the pricing also almost the same.

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Anyway back to the point. So according to HISYO home page, there are a few choices for you to choose from, so I actually grab one grade A type BP red eyes. I think that is a great purchase and you will see when I show my daughter photo later. After the purchase I actually don’t feel like walk around anymore since I am very tired from queuing up and the day before that I was tired from working too.

One piece that I bought

One piece that I bought

Good thing that my friend actually scouted for me one of the booth which he think the dress will fit my daughter. When I reached the dealer booth, the one piece actually caught my eyes. The dress give me a bit of lolita vibe and well since winter is coming I think this one piece will fit my daughter very well. By the way the booth owner is 木蓮さん(mokuren). There was actually no more that one piece so she would actually sell me the showcase dress. I don’t actually mind that so I bought it for 3,500 yen. There was actually one regret actually. I didn’t managed to take a photo of the one piece before it was being un-dressed from the model right in front of me. When I reach home I actually have problem trying to figure out how to dress the one piece dress. XD. But fear not, I actually managed to dress her up as you can see from the photo above or below. And I actually shamelessly tweeted her about the purchase and how I am having a hard time trying to dress her up in it. XD welp at least she gave me a thumb of approval on the way I dress her up.

Seems like something that would come out straight from horror movie.

Seems like something that would come out straight from horror movie.

After the event, we hangout around one of the Italian Cafe near the event. Instead of hangout I think ‘invaded’ would be the right word to put it since we actually took out quite a lot of space and sat there for quite long. In our defense, we ordered quite a of stuff. While we are in the cafe, my friend actually brought over a set of solider uniform. Instead of solider I think general? would be better word to put it. Nevertheless it was a “European style” uniform and I would say that was actually pretty good. Of course the price is good too. The set actually cost him 16,000 yen without the boot.

Banner for the studio website.

Banner for the studio website.

After the hangout session at the Italian Cafe we head out to the next location which is a studio that we pre-booked to take photo in it. Name of the studio is called 「STUDIO HAMSTER 2匹目!」Price wise it was 16,000 yen for 4 or 5 hour session. You can check the time slot from the website itself. So we actually divided around us and I only paid around 1,600 yen for 4 hours session. The studio was small but was an european style room. They also provide lightning equipment, a tripod and they actually have doll size sofa (you gotta ask and pre-book from them).

Group photo for our doll.

Group photo for our doll.

I am sorry for not taking photo of the whole surrounding since I totally forgot about doing so. I didn’t plan to write about this blog at all actually. It was an impulse to write this since it was a while before I update about it. Oh yea they do include a small rest area where there is toilet, a pantry for you to prepare tea and all. Those are included in charges so, drink as much as you can. Sorry to say that but this session the whole time I only took the photo of my daughter and another friend of mine (the guy who borrowed me his set of army uniform). And we have a lot of fun time trying to take photos with our daughter. Feel free to take a look at my flickr for more photos.

Overall, I was having fun hangout with them. Hangout people with same interest was really fun. Our next meetup might be during Christmas. Or perhaps going for a trip to Osaka, there is nothing firm yet, but I will update here if there is something interesting. Last but not least here’s the group photo of the doll which I took.

Group Photo, say cheese!

Group Photo, say cheese!

Oh before I took my leave, I am gonna leave a song which I have been listening for quite a bit, and well to add more content to my blog post I guess. XD something for future me to see and listen back the song that I have been listened.

Recently I love to listen this song since I just watched 「声の形」and this song is actually the theme song for the anime movie. Sang by aiko titled 「恋をしたのは」.

And below will be some of the photo that I took. Not all will be posted here , please check out my flickr for more of it. This is also my first time tried out adjusting color and tint in lightroom, so you might found some inconsistently on coloring for each photo. Gonna try harder and improve on that. Also forgive me if you found that some of the photo are in vertical mode. Trust me, I didn’t plan to write this blog at all, so I don’t have a lot of photo taken during the event itself. But I will do more next time. Until next time!

Sir yes sir!

Sir yes sir!

Obey me you will.

Obey me you will.

Whole body shot.

Whole body shot.

And suddenly Miku just join the photoshoot.

And suddenly Miku just join the photoshoot.

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