links (for doll lovers only)

Unofficial BJD Reference Sites in English

Blogs

  1. elphsnt's My Dolls and Bears - English and Japanese. Japan based collector with many beautiful Volks girls whose names all begin with the letter A.
  2. Amaranth's Castaways - Blog of a former recast supporter with lots of articles on identifying recasts as well as issues with confidence, selling, and consumerism.
  3. BJD Life - Asenva's blog. She makes a lot of Youtube videos. She's always upbeat and mature and I can really appreciate that!
  4. たいたんnoページ - Japanese. I could but this under photographers, but it's really an event report blog. Hasn't been updated since 2016.
  5. linuxhacker.ru (archived) - English and Russian. Disappeared rather recently, but last updated in 2018. Includes dollpa photos! Here is their flickr

Old school websites

many of these have been lost to time!

  1. Val's World - Written by a doll collector who passed away in 2020. Not actually a blog but definitely worth checking out.
  2. Dollfieville - Oldschool website of a doll collector and former DoA moderator who passed away in 2016. You may or may not know her as Kellyhime. Has a ton of oldschool Volks dolls! Her gallery is quite fun with lots of meetups and detailed clothes. She accidentally took pictures of the Tenshi no Sato museum in 2004.
  3. Tangled Web - hard to navigate!! good style
  4. Acquired Rapture - Lots of profiles and a gallery! Was once a diary, which I'm sure was filled with interesting tidbits. The background along with my screen tearing is awful to scroll through. There's a few articles that are love letters to her doll, Razkil, under misc. It's cute!
  5. by the oak tree - very small site. not too much to enjoy
  6. Fallen From Briah - Photostories and a gallery. Lots of classic Volks looks. All edgy demon boys!
  7. sarsarblanki - BJD and Blythe. cute pink theme!
  8. Vivid Colours - a Singaporean girl who owns a DoC Yen
  9. Violet et Rouge - A few doll profiles and some photos. Even a couple meetups!
  10. Dolls Drug Kingdom - JP. really cool design. customizer and tailor? I think?
  11. orderhouse-M - JP. Sculptor? Photographer? idk I can't read

Sculptors

  1. Expensive Garbage - The site of a Chinese doll sculptor. Tells the story of her life through 6 dolls she has sculpted.
  2. Nunodoll - Tutorial on how to make a cute fabric doll! I used this to make Ryan a Takane doll a few years ago.
  3. Vivcore's Dolly Daydream - Step by step how a woman created her first BJD. Perhaps not the most impressive doll, but the process is fun! Her name sounds familiar...
  4. Denes - Korean sculptor that has sculpted for many Korean doll companies.

Customizers

  1. Pleiades Room - American faceup artist and photographer.
  2. Jadepixel Doll Lab - American faceup artist, seamstress, photographer.

Photographers

i refuse to accept instagram as a platform for sharing photographs.

  1. AZURE Toy-box - Photo blog of an amazing DD photographer.
  2. Orchid dolls - Blog of a Spanish DD collector. She posts photography tips in English.
  3. Zodake - Thai DD photographer. Owns a doll cafe. Photoshop wizard and Miku fanatic. Before you ask, all the joints are photoshopped out.
  4. nono nogisaka - Japanese DD photographer. Lots of landscapes with dolls in TOAClaris clothes.
  5. nisshi - Japanese DD photographer. More pretty girls in landscapes.
  6. kotonokazu - Japanese doll photographer and doll tailor. Beautiful Volks boys! Fujos should check this guy out.
  7. Hiritai - Blog of an Australian girl who had some beautiful boy dolls. The inspiration of many young doll fujoshis.
  8. Johnny Director - Japanese cowboy doll photographer.
  9. Tom Beach - Depression era doll photographer. This dude follows his dreams.
  10. bottlefairy - Japanese DD photographer. I think this dude owns a lot of Sabers. Like at least 5. Some photos are NSFW.
  11. manjuu NEW - Japanese DD photographer. Dynamic poses sometimes with weapons. Some photos are NSFW.
  12. You 索尼大法好 - Chinese doll and owner photos. Very cute! Last updated 2017
  13. Follow-the-Wind - French customizer who owns some awesome oni dolls

YouTube Channels

  1. Inari Passenger - Russian girl living in Tokyo. She has some very detailed box openings of Japanese dolls including Volks and Azone.
  2. Rokuドールch - Sewing and doll crafting videos in Japanese.
  3. AsenvaBJD - Once famous for JunkySpot Obitsu reviews. Still making videos about having fun with her dolls. She's good at not getting into drama.
  4. Lomi's Playground - This girl has better sewing techniques than I do. She has patterns available for most if not all of her sewing tutorials. She seems to have a lot of fun customizing her dolls!
  5. Mina & Tachibana - I don't really enjoy listening to Chinese, but if you want to watch 2 girls open some stupidly expensive dolls, check these girls out.
  6. Shoutan - Ya'll are gonna have to explain this one to me. Man feeds doll? Hires voice actress for doll? Why does he have fried chicken so close to her face.

BJD owners on Neocities

  1. Cheesecake Dreams
  2. Clover's Room
  3. Mermaidgrey
  4. TroubleInTheMessageCentre
  5. Licorice Strudel's Homepage
  6. Des Dolls
  7. mir.moe

Photos on social media

Some Japanese hashtags and my attempt at translation. I don't speak any Japanese btw. Try searching on Flickr, Twitter, and Instagram. Many dealers and artists also have their own hashtag that buyers will post under. Many Super Dollfie sculpts also have their own hashtag such as #SD_f_63 or #SD63番 (numbered sculpts) or #SDリズ (sculpts with names). There's a few variations on the format though.

secret links i use to look at cute doll on twitter

no really i just dont want to track down the characters on my phone. these links are all 100% catered to my tastes. i think i broke the links sorry