The thing about resin boys and girls is that you often don't know the full cost until you get out your trusty calculator. There's the base price. That seems pretty straightforward, except where the base price differs depending on whether one chooses French resin or urethane resin. (Note: I never choose French resin. Yes, it has a beautiful, translucent quality, but it yellows, sometimes unevenly, and sometimes within less than a year. Examples turn up every so often on ebay.) Tan dolls may come at a different price again. Faceup (i.e., make-up) is an added cost: one price for default make-up and a higher price for custom make-up. Some dolls have optional body parts: extra hands or faces, extra torsos, high heel feet, etc. You get the picture. Add a costume where none is included in the base price and ring up more dollars on the register. Same goes for wigs and eyes. Then there is shipping. If the doll is coming from Asia, expect to pay something in the vicinity of $60, more for a larger, heavier doll and less for a smaller doll. If you have done the sums and are still breathing, you may be ready to order your doll.
The choices for Narae kept me from ordering for a long time. I just couldn't make up my mind. There were six different facial expressions to choose from, not to mention around 30 face painting styles. In the end, I opted for tan matte urethane, open eyes, and a smoky eye faceup. I think it's time for a photo, don't you?
I will close today with another look at Narae's period gown, called "Notorious" as designed for Ellowyne Wilde. It is the same pattern as "1790" for Elfdoll Sooah, both from the Adams-Harris Pattern Company. (More about Unoa's gown when we meet her.)