Reblogged from kawaiimon  62 notes

Let me put a human face on the deal with the Cuarto dragons. Their maker works in a small studio, where she does everything herself, from ordering and mixing colors, to making molds, casting resin, assembling each doll, managing shipping and all. The money she makes goes back in production. She is a very humble and sweet woman with a great artistic vision. She is not rich. And you, recast owners, monetarily support those who steal from her. Each of you is culpable. Yes, think on it for a bit. By

#2288 (via recastconfessions)

Yes. This. Fucking this.

Words cannot describe how angry I was when I found out Cuarto’s work was being recasted. I got even angrier when someone in the BJD tag joyfully posted about ordering a recast of her Darkhorn.

Yeah, I hope you enjoy that counterfeit resin dragon. I also hope you see this and enjoy the fact that you funded someone stealing away another human’s living. Feels good, doesn’t it?

(via elijahfeathers)

Reblogged from kawaiimon  81 notes

Respect!

eggshapedchapstick:

  • For those who crochet / knit in scale.
  • For people who can do awesome mods.
  • For those who can do fantastic face-up with acrylic paint.
  • For those who can make bjd tattoos look realistic.
  • For those who can add realistic skin textures and freckles to resin.
  • For those who are able to sew itty bitty clothes for itty bitty dolls.
  • For the awesome seamstresses on Etsy.
  • For the wig makers.
  • For people who make eyes by hand and symmetrical.
  • For everyone who sculpts their own doll.
  • For those who can do intricate nail art on bjd fingers.
  • For people who make in scale, realistic props.
  • For people who make in scale furniture.
  • For those who create beautiful photostories.
  • For people who can come up with interesting, deeply thought out characters.
  • For those who have such a distinctive style, you can easily spot their work from afar.
  • For the talented photographers.
  • For everyone who bothers to do the math when calculating their price and not violate paypal TOS by charging fees.
  • For the sellers who take the extra effort of photographing their item in / on the doll as well as outside of it.
  • For people who are capable of handeling anon hate with patience and grace.
  • For those who don’t send anon hate.
  • For everyone who owns legits.
  • For those who risk their account by giving out doa invites to strangers.
  • For the companies for making the dollies we love so much.
  • For everyone who can apply eyelashes at first try.
  • For those who take the time to politely help out newbies.
  • For everyone who succesfully hosts meets.
  • For everyone who succesfully hosts group orders.
  • For the mods and admins.
  • For everyone who allows newbies to hold their doll.

Respect to these people and I’m sure I forgot many others, so feel free to add your own. Have an applause if this applies to you. You deserve it.

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Reblogged from funnylori  48 notes
funnylori:

Giveaway time! https://www.etsy.com/shop/funnylori
What: I’m giving away faux fur wig lucky packs in the winner’s choice of size from my available sizes. Each lucky pack will contain two randomly colored wigs. Shipping will be on me.
There will be three winners!
Rules:
Yah don’t gotta be following me to win, but it would be nice. Nobody is associated with this giveaway other than me. It isn’t Tumblr’s responsibility etc etc.
Ask box must be open so I can contact you if you do win.
Reblog this post and state in your reblog what your favorite doll sculpt is to enter.
Don’t be a jerk by spamming your friends with unnecessary reblogs, I’ll only count one.
Likes don’t count.
No giveaway blogs.
Must be 18 or older to win, or have parental permission to enter.
I’m in the USA but will ship internationally. Customs fees and duties are the winner’s responsibility. 
The giveaway will close on October 13th at 11:59pm Portland Oregon time. Winners will be announced October 17th at the latest. I’ll be choosing winners randomly.
If you don’t want to wait, I am having a sale in my Esty shop now. Use coupon code DORRU from now through October 10th, 2014 for 15% off all orders. The coupon must be used during checkout to be honored, I cannot refund for unused coupons. 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/funnylori

Favourite sculpt is so hard, there are so many I like. I have a particularly soft spot for Dearmine Priscilla though.

funnylori:

Giveaway time! https://www.etsy.com/shop/funnylori

What: I’m giving away faux fur wig lucky packs in the winner’s choice of size from my available sizes. Each lucky pack will contain two randomly colored wigs. Shipping will be on me.

There will be three winners!

Rules:

Yah don’t gotta be following me to win, but it would be nice. Nobody is associated with this giveaway other than me. It isn’t Tumblr’s responsibility etc etc.

Ask box must be open so I can contact you if you do win.

Reblog this post and state in your reblog what your favorite doll sculpt is to enter.

Don’t be a jerk by spamming your friends with unnecessary reblogs, I’ll only count one.

Likes don’t count.

No giveaway blogs.

Must be 18 or older to win, or have parental permission to enter.

I’m in the USA but will ship internationally. Customs fees and duties are the winner’s responsibility. 

The giveaway will close on October 13th at 11:59pm Portland Oregon time. Winners will be announced October 17th at the latest. I’ll be choosing winners randomly.

If you don’t want to wait, I am having a sale in my Esty shop now. Use coupon code DORRU from now through October 10th, 2014 for 15% off all orders. The coupon must be used during checkout to be honored, I cannot refund for unused coupons. 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/funnylori

Favourite sculpt is so hard, there are so many I like. I have a particularly soft spot for Dearmine Priscilla though.

Reblogged from kawaiimon  166 notes

beachgirlnikita:

sicktress:

semiotickitten:

geekisthecolour:

elijahfeathers:

Counting only DOAs list of recasted dolls, 466 dolls have been recasted. So I want us to do just a little fun bit of math here to see how much damage the hobby is having done to it.

First, let’s decide that 500 is the price of every one of those 466 dolls on the legit market, since I don’t want to go look up all those prices.

If only ONE copy of each recasted doll sells, the legit BJD market is out  $233,000. If ten copies of each recasted doll sell, the legit bjd market is out $2,330,000.

Let’s pull a number out of our ass that’s probably too low: let’s say the average number of recasts per doll sold is 35 (thanks, recast fl dolls!).

233,000 x 35 = 8,155,000

If 35 copies of every recasted doll sells, the legit bjd market loses $8,155,000. This is assuming each legit doll costs only $500.

Ah yes, recasts totally aren’t doing harm to this hobby at all. Keep in mind this is also DOA’s list, it may be out of date, and recasters are always adding more dolls.

Not to mention of course (before anyone claims legit artists are raking it in) that that isn’t pure profit by any means. Legit artists have a shit ton more overheads and costs to recoup from development than recasters ever would. They do all the hard work while recasters make money off their backs.

Also its SO damn depressing that so damn many sculpts have been recast. It’s hard to imagine there being that many sculpts around in the first place let alone being illegally copied.

Wow… The math is way more depressing than I expected =/

I dare someone to say pro-artists are overreacting after this.

And this does not take into account what damage recasts have done to the resale market for legit dolls.  Between fear of getting a recast and the flood of the cheap recasts on the new market, it is difficult to sell a used legit doll now, and harder yet to sell them for their actual value.

Reblogged from ersa-flora  300 notes
ersa-flora:

ersa-flora:

nobodiesinthetrees:

ersa-flora:

Ersa Flora’s 500 Followers Giveaway
What can you get?
20 people will Receive:
1 free pair of random Ersa Flora eyes in your choice of size (8mm ~22mm)
You can request pupil or no pupil and let me know what colors you like or dislike but please understand it is a random pair from my pre-made stock & and I may not be able to give you the color you want or style but I will try my best! <3
Rules:
Winner pays shipping only
($2.10 in usa, $7.10 anywhere else for first class mail)
I will be choosing from Reblogs.
like and reblog this as many times as you want, winners are being chosen by a generator so the more you reblog the better chances you have!
Must be following me “ersa-flora” at time of drawing winner to enter as the winner will be chosen from followers.
I will post the winners on my tumblr and have my ask box open after I hit 500 so you can contact me. 
Thank you :)

I have no idea if this is still going on…
But I absolutely love these eyes. I have yet to purchase a pair (lack of funds), but I have been eyeballing these (no pun intended) since I started getting into the BJD hobby.

Yep it’s still going on, as soon as I reach 500 I will make another update :) Thank you so much for the kind words :3

really super close everyone <3 reblog away and let’s see if we can get this done!

ersa-flora:

ersa-flora:

nobodiesinthetrees:

ersa-flora:

Ersa Flora’s 500 Followers Giveaway

What can you get?

20 people will Receive:

1 free pair of random Ersa Flora eyes in your choice of size (8mm ~22mm)

You can request pupil or no pupil and let me know what colors you like or dislike but please understand it is a random pair from my pre-made stock & and I may not be able to give you the color you want or style but I will try my best! <3

Rules:

Winner pays shipping only

($2.10 in usa, $7.10 anywhere else for first class mail)

I will be choosing from Reblogs.

like and reblog this as many times as you want, winners are being chosen by a generator so the more you reblog the better chances you have!

Must be following me “ersa-flora” at time of drawing winner to enter as the winner will be chosen from followers.

I will post the winners on my tumblr and have my ask box open after I hit 500 so you can contact me. 

Thank you :)

I have no idea if this is still going on…

But I absolutely love these eyes. I have yet to purchase a pair (lack of funds), but I have been eyeballing these (no pun intended) since I started getting into the BJD hobby.

Yep it’s still going on, as soon as I reach 500 I will make another update :) Thank you so much for the kind words :3

really super close everyone <3 reblog away and let’s see if we can get this done!

Reblogged from sicktress  38 notes

Somebody convinced me to buy a recast as my first doll, and I wish they hadn’t. They told me to just say I got it from Ebay if it raises questions. I didn’t even know what a recast was! While waiting, I started looking at clothes on and ended up looking at dolls and I found a doll I actually really liked, for less than they had me give them for the recast. Now I’m stuck because I think I want Bobobie Mei, but I already gave them my money for a stupid fake. I want to cancel the order, but how? By

#2200 (via recastconfessions)

I think it is any recast owners responsibility to at the very least inform newbies about what they are getting themselves into when they recommend recasts to newbies.

As someone has suggested you can try to go trough paypal or your credit company to have the payment stopped. If not you can ask your friend to take it off your hands since they were the one that chose not to inform you about what you were buying, though I can see why you wouldn’t want to raise a stink over it with your friend.

(via cheesedemon88)

I have just seen a Tumblr post that linked to new Paypal TOS that might actually be helpful here: https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/ua/upcoming-policies-full?country.x=US&locale.x=en_US

So you might be able to get your money back, the Tumblr post did mention there was a section on getting refunds for fakes, although they destroy the item. Which is not a bad thing. I hope you can get something sorted since you were misinformed.

This is another reason why pro-artists have a problem with some pro-recast owners, because they will encourage newbies and have provided all kinds of misinformation about them. The amount of people that don’t seem to think that recasts are illegal is sickening. So sadly people who have listened to them have not been able to make an informed choice.  

Unfortunately, it’s not the first case I read off… I know some pro recast community in italy that puposely search and lure neewbie to persuade buy recast without any info and so if this people reach a certain amount of dolls order, they have dolls for free (specially from luo). on the Rimini doll convention the past week one of this “victim” reach my stand with an unoa recast alf assembled only and with serious problem at the legs and obiouvlsy a neewbie without any sort of guide what can she do? So me and my friend help her, and we do that for free but as a “payement” she had to listen to all the “pro-artist” speach and promise not to buy one anymore XD we exchange bussiness card and I hope this had pull off one member of the recast circuit =_= Sorry for the long post but I never stop to tell all: this is a quite Expensive hobby, so please, for your safety and happiness (and respect for this hobby) INFORM YOU BEFORE SPEND YOUR MONEY. By this time the web is planty of information, EVERYWHERE. spend some of your time to not waste your own money. (via saskha)