Saturday, May 28, 2011

Spotlight on the BST

Do you have a doll in need of a wig? Or do you have more wigs than you know what to do with? If either or both of these apply to you, you are not alone. The wig and chip buy-sell-trade event at PUDDLE can help solve your problems. Shortly after PUDDLE begins, we'll find a spot where everyone with extra wigs/chips can display their items. It's a perfect opportunity to try a wig style or color on a doll before committing to purchasing the wig, or to examine some chips in real life instead of on screen. This opportunity is for everyone looking for wigs or chips, even if you don't have anything to sell or trade.

If you are bringing items, it's a good idea to get organized before PUDDLE and to price everything in advance. Separating the items into baggies is also a good idea, as is labeling them with your name. Also, identify any dolls you have that need new wigs and bring them along to PUDDLE and to the wig/chip BST. So far as I know, there will not be any vendors selling doll wigs this year, so the BST is your best chance to find the perfect wig or chips.

There will be informal selling and trading going on throughout the day, but this is a great opportunity to catch everyone all at once. Also, be sure to bring some cash, as that's the easiest way to handle purchases at PUDDLE!

Friday, May 27, 2011

last day for the hotel convention rate!

Today is the last day to get the convention rate at the PUDDLE hotel. The group code for reserving a room is PDS. You can book online or by phone. You can choose a king, a queen, or two doubles. The room rate is available for June 10 and June 11.

Phone numbers: Hotel Local Phone: (847) 437-6010
Toll-Free: (888) HOLIDAY

Also, the first 60 attendees to pay the registration fee will receive premuim gift bags, and they are almost gone. If you are definitely attending and haven't yet paid, I recommend you pay soon if you want a premium bag. (There will be standard gift bags for 20 additional attendees.) The registration fee is $13 per registered attendee. Disinterested parents/spouses/relatives do not have to pay the fee (and will not receive a gift bag.) Contact TrueFan for information on how to pay. Payment at the door is $15 per attendee.

Only two weeks!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Spotlight on the Dress Like Your Doll Parade

Spotlight on the Dress Like Your Doll Parade:

Anyone can enter this contest! You can enter with any kind of doll – not just a member of the Pullip family. You do not have to wear a fancy or expensive costume. You and your doll can dress in matching jeans and t-shirts if you like.

Each person who enters will walk across a riser. Babelglyph will introduce you and your doll, and say somethng about your outfits. Keelyvh will judge the contest and award prizes from her shop. Audience members will also vote for their favorite. Everyone who enters will receive a coupon to use at Keelyvh's sales table!
Here is a link to her etsy shop:

There is no advance registration for the contest. The parade will take place about 3:30 and you can decide to enter any time up until about 3:25. So start looking for your matching outfits!
Spotlight on Friday:

If you are arriving for PUDDLE on Friday, join us for dinner at Mitsuwa Mall around 5:30 pm. You can go early to shop and meet up with us there or meet in the lobby to head over. Mitsuwa is Chicago's premier Japanese marketplace, with authentic Japanese (and Korean) restaurants as well as a fabulous bakery. You can also check out the gashapon (capsule toy) machines for little items for your dolls! (Sometimes there is Rement for sale, but there hasn't been much lately.)

After dinner there will be informal outings to the hot tub/pool (make sure to pack a swimsuit). A tea party will start around the same time if you prefer not to get wet. Bring your doll decked out in her party finest. You can wear your party finest or your pajamas (or your swimsuit!) to chat with other collectors before the big day. We will probably watch some episodes of Rozen Maiden series while we sip our tea.

If you live in the area but can't make it to PUDDLE on Saturday, you are welcome to join us Friday night.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

New PUDDLE sponsor KerriaRosette has a fun Decorate the Dress contest going on, with some terrific prizes. Details here:

Friday, May 20, 2011

More sponsors - Jackiekie and KerriaRosette!

I've received the lovely donations from Jackiekie! Dresses for Dal or Byul, mini dresses, and caps for Dal, Byul, or Pullip. Thanks, Jackie!

Also, KerriaRosette has volunteered to be a sponsor! That's exciting news - her outfits are gorgeous too. Thank you!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

PUDDLE is only four weeks away!

This year's Pullip and Dal Doll Lovers Event is only four weeks away! PUDDLE 2011 will take place on June 11 in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The theme of this year's event is CRANES. There is still time to register! The registration fee is a low $13 per person. Check out the website for more information:

A number of custom dolls will be raffled off to raise money for charity.

Johanna, a complete custom by Mioshu; Puddles the Clown, a complete custom by Requiem with outfit by Keelyvh; and Whoopie, a Lala modified by me.

Tickets for Puddles can only be purchased at PUDDLE, but tickets for Whoopie and Johanna are available to anyone. Tickets are $5 each or three for $12. Please contact me if you are interested. Proceeds benefit the Willowbrook Wildlife Center for their work with Sandhill Cranes and other wildlife. View their website here:

You can see Puddles here:

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Thank you to myufish!

A big thank you to Myufish! She drew an adorable paper doll for this year's PUDDLE. I'm keeping this year's doll as surprise for the day of the event, but here is last year's for you to admire.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Today I got an email from Yosuke Oba at Jun Planning USA. He is sending me "Pullip Sticker, Puzzle and Poster for PUDDLE Events." I don't know what he'll be sending exactly, but I'm excited!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Thank you to Dolls Magazine!

Thank you to Dolls Magazine for donating recent issues to be distributed at PUDDLE. Dolls Magazine always contains fascinating articles and beautiful photos.

Check out their website here:

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Vote for your favorite entry!

The entries are up for the photo/art contest, at the PUDDLE forum. Please vote for your favorites! (A judge will be picking the official winners, but we'll have a fan favorite as well.) Please vote for no more than three.

View them at the link below, then vote in the poll!

Thanks to everyone who entered!