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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Steampunk Doll Meet-Up May 2016

Ah, Steampunk: A mix of Victorian and Sci-Fi! Gears! Top Hats! Dolls!

Dolls?

Yes, dolls. This was the May meet-up of the Vermont Doll Lovers and Steampunk was the theme. Attendees were ModernWizard, Lyrajean, Bittersweet Blue, Shannon, Melface, and Vermont Chick (that's me). As usual we were outnumbered by the resins, who got into the spirit of things via props and costumes. Ready, set, go:
Above is my crew (with ModernWizard's Elfdoll Kai in basket): Iplehouse JID Edwin, Iplehouse BID Ringo, Lumedoll Meissa Elf, Dollmore Dollpire Kid Girl Definition of Hazy Roo, and Iplehouse KID Lisa. And here they are in photo-collage:
Next up we have Modern Wizard's modded Angelsdoll Isseul Cat Avatar on Angel of Dream 60cm body (and she thought Dollpire Roo's official name was long!) wearing a Souldoll Evelyn mask, followed by her little Elfdolls Dodo (brown hair) and Kai (hot pink). Dodo and Kai enjoyed riding on anything they could get their little hands on.

Lyrajean was represented by Volks Tony, Volks F26, Volks Date Masamune and Volks Masha (left to right in the first photo) and Volks Dollfie World Cup 01 (in sundress and cat mask in the collage). Her dolls partook of a tea party with overtones of Russian Roulette. Yes, that is a gun in Tony's hand. An innocent prop? Keep reading.
Bittersweet Blue brought (below, from left to right): Dream of Doll Petsha, Dollzone Mo, Dollzone Shoyo, and Souldoll Miribyeol. She also brought the 1:4 scale telescope, a Steampunk trunk, and other room furnishings. Petsha looks like she's collecting money from the other dolls to look through the telescope. Five cents a view! (She won't make much money that way.) Late in the afternoon Petsha became a casualty of her success as angered customers ganged up on her. Or was it a stray shot from Tony's gun that mowed her down? Unfortunately, Petsha can't tell us.
Shannon brought Doll Chateau Bella, seen below holding a mini American Girl Felicity. She also brought an American Girl trunk with foldout Murphy bed and the other props Melface's and her dolls are using.
Before I add the photo collage, Melface's dolls include Doll Chateau Charles (with the gorgeous rose tattoos added by a Russian artist), Dollzone Rafael (lurking in the wardrobe), a Luts Tiny Delf Alice Centaur, Soom Kremer (with lion's head tattoo), Alchemic Labo Unoa L-bi, and Soom Aphan (blue wigged doll whose hooves got cropped out of the photo). There are additional small dolls in the wardrobe. I believe they are part of Shannon's props.

Recently I had to replace my old computer. While I was at it I bought a new edition of Photoshop Elements. In the blink of an eye I went from version 1 to version 14! It may take me a while to get acquainted with (never mind master) all it can do. One thing I've discovered is how to produce quick and painless photo collages. I can't post them larger because they overlap the print in the right hand column. Click on any one to enlarge it. Hope you're as pleased with the results as I am.

8 comments:

  1. Nice photo collages. Do your photos come out of your camera that nice and white? Mine always look yellow. Either I need a new camera or some better postwork skillz.

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    1. Thanks! Mine come out yellowed, too. Whitening them is Photoshop magic. It doesn't always work, though, especially with flash images, which is why I always have a choice word or two to say when the flash goes off. LOL

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  2. I am so impressed your Lumedoll boy already has clothes! He looks great too! Everyone looks so put together--and I love the props!

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    1. Thank you! Actually, I made the shirt and pants years ago for a Limhwa Limho Mono. They're a perfect fit, although the vest from the same outfit was too tight. I made the vest you see in the pics on Saturday from a different scaled down Adams-Harris pattern.

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  3. Those are some really gorgeous dollies!! I love steampunk it is such a nice trend to style dolls!
    Hope you had a wonderful time!

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  4. Thanks! It was fun. We tend to develop crazy stories as we pose the dolls among the props. Next month's theme is Beach Party. I have to figure out how to work my dragons into that theme.

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  5. Looks like you had a great meet, there's certainly lots of lovely dolls in these pics. :)
    Hugs,
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    1. Thank you! We're a small but lively group. Most people bring several dolls, which adds to the fun.

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