Gavin ... I swear. To be fair he was my first child brainchild other than Amanda-but I don't have the same connection with her. She borders Mary Sue in her general awesomeness so needs some work. Gavin is my difficult boy-timid, moody, sensitive, and broken. He gets all my hugs (and probably hates them because he doesn't like to be touched, but yet I digress).
I have made major scarf progress:
Yes, I will have to do work on the ends. Also, Photobooth flipped that backwards, so ... it happens.
So Flickr is a brilliant thing for a BJD newbie when you couple it with DOA related Google searches. I discovered a company that does more odd colored wigs of good quality in some short cuts. Meaning, YAY, Gavin can have a white wig (oh and one is perfection if it looks the same as the photos on the Owen sculpt) and I won't have to become a salon artist. So, it looks like I'll be putting in a For My Doll Order down the line. Now, my inclination is to order 7/8 + wig cap, mostly because even though he can where 6/7 he is a JID boy, so I don't want it to be A) too tight B) too short. Gavin's short hair is a little ... unkempt.
Also, for shoes (ok, boots-he DEMANDS boots and I blame my SO for this 'horrible' boot influence), Alice's Collections is a win. This is a MAJOR excuse to buy more clothes because I can custom size Stacy's Pink Ocean. She has this frilly dark blue/purple shirt that he must have ... and more zippered pants ... then there's the purple hoodie ... And I think they have a non SPO waistcoat that will fit (maybe with a little alteration) ... vests! I LOVE them on men. Sexy waistcoats and suspenders on men, and cute, cute, cute on boys. That is so why I'm also tempted by the JID Classic Set on Iple ... I know zippers + waistcoats + suspenders, am I on?
Yeah, that is absolutely why James wears a waistcoat. I am NOT going to lie-pretty elfin featured man-child gets vests that show off chest and shoulders ... Yep. Artist service? (Yes, James will be a very FUN doll to dress ... OMG, excuse to sew Named One things ...). Wait until he grows up more (oh yes, there will be older James down the line)!
I'm ... I'm beginning to see how people go crazy in the BJD hobby. It is bringing out silly girl feelings like I've not had since I was a silly girl. Oh I've missed it! The pinboard is out of control!!
Also, haha, I accidently activated an OSX look up feature when I was editing Gavin's name: "Gavin is a male given name. It is the late medieval form of the name Gawain, which in turn is believed to have originated from the Welsh name Gwalchgwn, meaning "White Hawk." Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is an epic poem connected withKing Arthur's Round Table. Gavin also shares an origin with the Italian name Gavino, which dates back to ancient Latin. Saint Gavinus (San Gavino, Porto Torres,Sardinia) was an early Christian martyr, an ex Roman centurion, decapitated in 300 AD and whose head was thrown in the Mediterranean sea before being reunited with his body."
I knew the white hawk thing (it is why he has white hair--you know, because I was a obvious namer in high school). However, the Saint Gavinus ... whoa ... don't lose your head, boy, that would be unfortunate.