Monday, 26 May 2014

Anime North 2014

Anime North is done for another year. We only went for the Sunday this time around, so it was a little hard to fit in everything we wanted to do, but we still saw a lot of awesome stuff and got to see friends we rarely see otherwise.

Doll North had some cute Dollfie Dreams out on display, though I'm not sure who they belonged to. I really liked this one's pose:

Doll North - Dollfie Dream

The Doll Masquerade went well and there were some great entries this year. In case I forgot to mention, the theme was "Manga and Anime of the 1990s", which opened up a whole slew of options and made for a very diverse year - although Sailor Moon was still very much a favourite choice.

Doll North Masquerade 2014 - Prince Darien (Sailor Moon)
Prince Darien from Sailor Moon
Doll North Masquerade 2014 - Yue (Card Captor Sakura)
Yue from Cardcaptor Sakura

They split the contest into three categories this year - SD, MSD, and Tinies - and I'm pleased to say that my entry - San from Princess Mononoke - won First Prize in the MSD Category!!! I hope to get her outside for some proper photos but this is sort of what my display looked like. :) For anyone who is interested I will be uploading my research notes for her sometime in the next while.

inEssenceCreations - Doll North Masquerade 2014  - San (Princess Mononoke) - Tobi (Unoa Lusis)
She will totally cut you. Watch out.

The prize was a LittleFee Chloe fullset donated by Fairyland, so I'm very happy about that. ^^

Fairyland LittleFee Chloe

I also won the Charity Raffle draw for this sweet little Maskcat Doll Belina!!! I'd been eyeing her on the Maskcat site for a while, and I can't believe I managed to win her! Such a crazy day. @w@

Maskcat Doll Belina

I'm really, really pleased. XD This year was a bit of a whirlwind and I'm not sure I've quite accepted it happened yet. It's strange to leave the house with only two complete dolls and come back with 4. O.o

I hope everyone had a great time this year as well and thank you so much to everyone who stopped by to say hello! <3 

Monday, 19 May 2014

(Pre-) Doll North Masquerade

I'm working like mad on my entry for this years Doll North Masquerade. I still have some things to finish, but I thought it would be fun to share some teaser images before the event. :)

Minifee Cosplay - inEssence Creations
Minifee Cosplay - inEssence Creations
Minifee Cosplay - inEssence Creations

I'm sure a lot of people can already guess my entry based on these photos, so I hope everyone who is going to Doll North this year will come say hi! I apologize in advance if I'm super awkward. XD <3

See you on Sunday!!! :D

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Trade List

Hello again everyone! I've been working very hard on my entry for the Doll North Masquerade this year. It's taken up most of my time (though I will admit to recently purchasing Ni no Kuni ;) ).

I just wanted to highlight the new 'Trade List' tab at the top of the page. It can be hard to be in such an expensive hobby sometimes, but trading for items we want can be a very fun way to get something new without spending extra money.

Mostly it has shoes and doll parts, but there are also a few clothing pieces from other seamstresses I would love. Top of my list right now are MSD Bootee Boots in any colour as well as the Unoa girls Sleeping Faceplate. :)

Hope everyone is doing well! There will be more updates very soon, so keep your eyes open!

Have a Bella:

Bella - tan Minfee Rheia