Fashion-Size BJDs- what are they and who do I recommend
Hello. I love Fashion-Sized BJDs, specifically those 15-20 inches tall. I made a list on DoA of my favorite resin ball-jointed fashion dolls, and I thought anyone who likes these dolls as well might appreciate it. They are a mix between BJDs and fashion dolls. Please, if I've left anyone's favorite dolls off, add them on the wall! I realize there are specific groups around dollfan.club already for Ficon dolls and others, but this is just a master list of recommendations from me!
A lot of the resources in this list came fromthislist! Plus, more fun non-resin dolls are listed there (sadly many companies mentioned are now defunct). I foundthis list as well after making my own, but again, many dolls are featured on both my list and theirs.
IF DOLL NUDITY OFFENDS YOU; PROCEED WITH CAUTION. I tried to find dressed photos of all of these dolls, but it was not always possible.
Here's a list of my favorite realistic sculpts (except for one tiny subsection the vast majority of dolls on this list are what I consider realistic) in this size range (ordered by preference within their price ranges):
Expensive (approaching or over $600++ USD) REALISTIC dolls/mostly realistic:
-Bardo Research BJDs (I class Ayatana, Anyita, and Pooja as realistic, but they are a bit stylized)
-Lumedoll (company may be defunct?)
-DragonShell doll (Small size dolls are made upon request only! I have seen owner photos of the resized dolls, they are compatible with Natalia Loseva and EslynDolls. Transparent resin also available upon request!)
Lovely non-realistic fashion BJDs (600+ USD):
-Pidgin Dolls by JDM (not really realistic, but still lovely!)
Resin BJDs with painted eyes:
(these are off-topic on DOA due to their painted eyes, but you can mod these to open eyes and it looks great if you want. I love their painted eyes, though. According to the off-topic doll list JAMIEshow dolls with open eyes may be on topic, so I'm just tossing them in here. These are all what I would class as expensive. As they are resin an ball-jointed, I consider them BJDs.)
-Dollchic (makers of Dominion Doll/also related to Numina I believe?)
-Deva Doll (made by Kingdom Dolls)
-StudioXOXODolls (most unique and beautiful dolls on this list!!)
Less expensive realistic BJDs ($200-$500 USD- Dollshe has massive sales frequently so they fit here):
-Dollshe Craft Fashion Maxi (terrible wait times, gorgeous dolls. get them on sale.)
Less expensive resin fashion dolls that are sometimes not considered BJDs:
(Tonner Doll and Wilde Imagination no longer exist. Most dolls on this list can be found in the dollfan.club marketplace, or on eBay.com)
-Evangeline Ghastly, another off-topic girl. You can sometimes get the resin version for under $200 USD. I think she's lovely, and at least a bit realistic in the way that Bardo Research dolls are, but she's more fashion than BJD, but she's still a cool little doll
-Ellowyne Wilde is the same deal as Evangeline Ghastly
-Kadira by Phyn & Aero is as well
-Annora Monet is another Phyn & Aero off-topic BJD I'd reccomend
-Tonner BJDs in general, like Lady G, are lovely with realistic faces and fashion proportions, but lack detail in their body sculpts, and are therefore off-topic. They're good, less-expensive, starter BJDs though, I think
-Sevlana doll has adorable mature girls, but they are 28 cm only, so not exactly in this size range unfortunately.
-Kuklakit sells the best, most inexpensive BJDs I've seen. they are 35 cm. They are not excellent quality, but you can clean them up nicely.
-SobaDolls makes her dolls from Flumo, not resin, but they’re too wonderful not to include.
-Postapocolypticdoll also makes flumo dolls