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RAVEN'S GALLERY

It seems like amazing dolls are being produced at an ever-increasing rate... I'm just dizzied by the number of Sooms and Iplehouses and countless other dolls that are just calling to me. When I bought my Iplehouse Tedros I hoped he would be my one and only foray into big, realistic dolls... but no, of course not. Soon after, Iplehouse came out with two more limited Noctarcana Circus dolls, Carina and Theo in tanned skin, and they both were gorgeous! So... does Valentin need a lover or a sister or a brother? I kept wandering over to the website and was drawn more and more to Theo.

Both Carina and Theo are tanned and very exotic in features. I do tend towards the male dolls... so Theo was calling louder and suddenly I was picking out names and creating a backstory, something that I don't think I've actually done for any previous BJDs! I was figuring out how Valentin and Theo could be related--as half-brothers, with Valentin older and more responsible, and Theo being a wilder spirit. The story and characters were growing quickly. Basically, I was doomed from the point I started picking names... or maybe from the first look at the website? "Don't look!" said the Crow... *sigh*

Layaway was also spelling doom for me. I figured a super-expensive doll wasn't quite so crazy when paid for over three months. Wow. I am SO in trouble!


STATS

NAME: "Raven" Raveendra Kieran Jibril (or Gavriel).

COMPANY: Iplehouse (Korean based co.)

SIZE: Senior, SID (~65cm size, larger than Volks SD-13)

HEAD SCULPT: SID Theo.

BODY SCULPT: SID Body Male, Mobility Thigh

SKIN TONE: Special Light Brown Skin

MAKEUP (Faceup): Noctarcana Circus Theo Snake Charmer default

PURCHASED FROM: Iplehouse

PURCHASE DATE: September 15, 2010, 3 month layaway to December 15, arrived December 18, 2010; Original Owner CAME WITH: Theo Head, SID Male Body with Mobility Thigh, NC faceup, NC wig, sandals, trousers, shirt, hat, sash, necklaces, Enchanted Doll urethane eyes.


GALLERY

From the "Box Opening" shots.

Box Opening: Trying on default outfit and wig.

Default Snake Charmer outfit, minus the turban and the sandals (require the tabi feet) and the earrings (need to pierce ears). I also didn't purchase the flute or the snake!

I changed outfits. This one is by Tous Les Garcons on DoA. I had to send them measurements since few people make clothes for SIDs. SIDs are super-wide in the shoulder and waist and, well, the shirt and waistcoat are too tight to close! I think he still looks great. Although he's not so happy with the less comfortable clothes he must wear as a more proper English gentleman--which he is not at all...

I thought Valentin was the moody one, but Raven is looking rather Byronic, I think.

Raven with Valentin (IH Tedros).

Raven with Valentin seated.

Raven wearing an outfit created specifically for him by Ayase001 "Colors" on DoA.

I tried on a (bit large) Volks wig instead of his default wig.

I tried on a (bit large) Volks wig instead of his default wig. ... Lounging without the over-coat.


At Gayle's Party at the Pub, 2011. Now Raven really wants his own Harley. *____*


At Gayle's Party at the Pub, 2011. Raven is wearing Iplehouse clothes and wigs.


With miniature books by Lee Ann Borgia.


Raven gets a guitar. He loves it.


I believe this is a Souldoll guitar. I bought it second-hand off ebay so I can't be sure, but the scale is great. It's about 14" long.


Chibi art commissioned in Sept. '12, by Satirico on DoA: PhФεИiϰ's Artshop.


At the 3rd. San Diego BJD Con, 2011. Diorama: Haunted New Orleans. Wearing Tous Les Garcons.


At the 3rd. San Diego BJD Con, 2011.


At the 4th. San Diego BJD Con, 2012. "Wild West" theme. In front of the great Saloon set.


At the 4th. San Diego BJD Con, 2012. "Wild West" theme. Absolutely AMAZING outfit by AYASE001.


At the 4th. San Diego BJD Con, 2012. "Wild West" theme. In front of one of the fabulous dioramas at the con.


At the San Diego Comic Con, 2012, BJD Panel/Meet. Wearing IH shirt and boots and 'untilikilt'-like kilt from ebay.


At the 5th. San Diego BJD Con, 2013. "Naughty Nauticals" theme.


At the 5th. San Diego BJD Con, 2013. "Naughty Nauticals" theme. Wearing outfit by Ayase001, hat by Julienne, wig by Eclipse, Enchanted eyes.


At the 5th. San Diego BJD Con, 2013. "Naughty Nauticals" theme. Ayase001 makes the best ooak outfits!




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