scale doll. While Hitomi shares a similar aesthetic to a ball-jointed-doll, Hitomi is a tad different.
"Obitsu," what is that?
Hitomi is a doll made by the Obitsu Plastic Manufacturing Company. This is a well-known Japanese plastic company. Obitsu creates many items, such as models and figurines. Besides these creations, they also make dolls. Unlike a BJD an Obitsu has a peg and internal skeleton system rather than elastic. Obitsu dolls are made from the lighter and less expensive vinyl rather than hard resin. Hitomi is their 1/3 scale 50 cm doll. She is unique because she is right in between a standard MSD and a standard SD size doll. Hitomi either looks like a tall MSD doll or a shorter SD doll. Personally, I love that she looks like a younger adult and a tall Lolita. If you are familiar with Dollfie Dream dolls by VOLKS, Hitomi is roughly the same size as a Dollfie Dream Sister.
In addition to the 50 cm doll, I also own an 11 cm Obitsu doll known as Mariela. Mariela is Hitomi's doll. She is the perfect size for Hitomi! In comparison, Mariela appears to be an SD doll for Hitomi. I absolutely love her darling small size! Mariela is the same size as a Fairyland Pukipuki or a Chelsea Barbie doll. It is very easy to find toys, furniture, clothes and other small-scale props for her.
How I Choose Hitomi's Look
What doll are you interested in? Is there an aesthetic you would like to have? Is there a company or sculpt that interests you? What options would you like for your doll?
These are all important questions that I have asked myself when I wanted to buy my first doll. There were a few aspects that I wanted my doll to have. Firstly, I wanted a specific look. The best way that I can explain my preferred type of doll would be that I want my dolls to look like Square Enix characters. I love how Square Enix can make characters that have exaggerated attributes with realistic aspects. The most important characteristic for me at this time is for my dolls to have a natural nose. One of my favorite things about Obitsu dolls is that you can choose between a doll head sculpt with a natural nose or one with an animated anime-type aesthetic.
When both Hitomi and Mariela arrived, they were completely blank. The best way to make a doll unique is to give your doll a face-up. A face-up is basically the makeup of the doll. Both of my dolls have their face ups by TheKawaiiPhoenix on Etsy. Her name is Lauren. Lauren is a fantastic doll face up artist. For Hitomi, Lauren was able to make her resemble my favorite lolita model Midori Fukasawa. The face-up is the perfect natural look that compliments her lolita fashion style. From freckles to scars, the face of your doll is the most defining feature of your doll. Face-ups range from $20 to $150, depending on your artist. Lauren is wonderful because she is extremely talented, yet affordable. I have commissioned her a total of three times, and each time I have been overwhelmingly satisfied with her work. Her most recent fantasy commissions are especially lovely!
Since the parts of an Obitsu are so inexpensive, you have more freedom to try and experiment with different attributes. I myself plan to purchase additional Misha heads for Hitomi and give each head a different look. I would love to have a Gothic Lolita style for Hitomi, as well as an OTT Sweet, look!
Hitomi is a mascot for my prior online shop known as KeepAFallenStar™. In her world, Hitomi owns and operates her lolita brand shop called KeepAFallenStar. Hitomi began to wear lolita in high school and focused on sewing club and embroidery club to create items and express her love of the alternative fashion. Once she graduated from high school Hitomi began to sell the pieces that she created to other Lolitas and online. In a few years, she was able to rent a small building in Osaka. The first floor of the building is her shop, and her apartment on the second level. Now, Hitomi maintains the online shop, her physical storefront, and often participates in vendor events to sell and share her wares with others.
Mariela is Hitomi's muse. Hitomi had located an old journal in the attic of her apartment. When Hitomi wrote in the journal, the book produced a tiny fairy by the name of Mariela. Since then, the mischievous Mariela has remained at her owner's
and there you have it! Now you know more about the doll that sits on my shelf. I hope that this overview was fun and informative! What did you personally learn about Obitsu dolls? Were you surprised at any of my answers? If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me as you have done. I respond rather quickly and would love to help you in any way that I can.
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