Welcome to the Dollism Plus USA series of articles! In the next couple of days, I will be blogging about this wonderful bjd convention, which has arrived in the United States for the first time since it was launched in 2006. Dollism Plus USA, hosted by Den of Angels, DollHeart and Mint on Card, was held on September 19-21, 2014 in Buffalo, New York, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
What makes this convention extra special is that it’s also a celebration of Den of Angels’ 10th anniversary. I’ve been a member of Den of Angels since its humble beginnings as a Yahoo group over a decade ago, and I am extra excited to celebrate this huge milestone in our forum’s history. I look forward to sharing my experience with you!
This post is the second part of the Vendor Hall tour. It features images from Soom, Darak Doll, Dollmore, DollHeart, Mellow Doll, Batchix, Lati, Xtremedolls, Valerie Zeitler, Vertales, BJD Outfitters, Jpop Dolls, Bo Bergemann, The Horned Moon and Henriette Jardin booths. Photos from Peak’s Woods, DearMine, Switch, Spirit Doll and others can be found in Dollism Plus USA Part II article.
Want to see all the gorgeous contest entries prepared for this convention? Check out Dollism Plus USA Part I – The Contest Entries!
I was very much looking forward to seeing Soom at Dollism Plus USA, and their booth did not disappoint! Julia, the representative who staffed the booth, is actually Department Director for The Gem and Idealian lines. It was very interesting and informative chatting with her!
R. Hyperon SO was released by Soom for Dollism Plus USA. The grey resin version (below) was exclusive to the convention and could only be purchased in person. The white and normal resin options were available on the website as well.
Ender, another big boy brought to the convention by Soom, was gorgeous in his black and red ensemble. He is quite impressive in person!
I really love Soom’s new CutiePie anthro line! The toad was absolutely adorable with its little crown. My favorite was the open-eyed one cast in light green resin – that shade really suited the little guy. One of these days I’ll have to add him to my ever-expanding anthro lineup.
The mermaids Rico and Serin were stunning in person! I loved them both, but was especially partial to the one cast in normal resin and coral orange tail with romantic head.
Val Zeitler Booth
I have long admired Val Zeitler dolls, but have never seen them in person. Her customization style stands out among mostly neutral face-ups found on many BJDs. The extensive shading and deep blushing really pops and photographs beautifully!
Val’s outfits are also very pretty. I like the bright colors and diverse patterns used for each ensemble. I did not expect that combining polka dots, stripes and florals would yield such pleasant results!
The girl below was my favorite at Val Zeitler’s booth. The teal and muted magenta of the dress complemented the doll’s colorful face-up well.
Dollmore brought many dolls with them to Dollism Plus USA! I spent quite a long time at their booth admiring the beautifully diverse style of their sculpts.
As many of my readers know, I love anthro ball jointed dolls, so I was very happy that Dollmore brought their Catish to the convention. She is quite a glamorous cat girl, and is particularly stunning in the Mink resin.
The Mokashura line of dolls (below) have rather unique proportions. They are 40.5cm tall, much like an average MSD-sized BJD, yet wear 28mm eyes and 13-14 inch wigs! By comparison, Dollmore’s 79cm Lusion dolls take 30mm eyes and the same wig size.
The Model dolls were quite impressive with their intricate tattoos. It must have taken a very long time to apply them with such precision and detail!
Lisa Rubik was my personal favorite at the Dollmore booth. I particularly loved the golden tones of her face-up on the black resin (called “Real Raven Skin” by the company). I would love to add her to my collection one of these days!
Theo is another doll that landed on my wishlist, which is unexpected since I am very picky when it comes to male sculpts. He was quite dashing in his sailor uniform!
The little munchkins below are Mona dolls. They are 27cm tall, which is only a few centimeters taller than a LittleFee. I was surprised to note that these BJDs do not have ankle or wrist joints, which makes them off-topic for Den of Angels. I wonder if Dollmore will release an alternative body with more articulation in the future?
There were many Narshas at the booth! Considering how popular this sculpt is, it’s no wonder the company brought a handful!
At the height of 105cm, the Trinity line is Dollmore’s tallest and biggest BJD. Elysia (below) was absolutely magnificent in her black corset ensemble. I am very thankful that Dollmore brought her to the convention, as it was amazing to see her in person!
Because this article is very image heavy, it is split into three pages. Continue onto the second page for Batchix, BJD Outfitters, Darak, Bo Bergemann, DollHeart, Lati, Henriette Jardin, The Horned Moon, Jpop Dolls, Mellow Doll, Vertales and Xtremedolls pictures!