|R.U.B.Y. and Sapphire.|
I only have a few--mostly because a lot of them, after a certain point, cost out the nose. That and I'm a brown doll fan and a lot of them aren't brown. I tend to like the smaller, portable ones. For example, Hujoo dolls.
These are my two completed Hujoo, R.U.B.Y. and Sapphire. Hujoo dolls are a Korean small BJD that range in height; these two are only about 10 inches tall at 24 CM. They're made of ABS plastic, not resin, so it makes them hella cheaper than resin ones. R.U.B.Y (which stands for Robotic Ultimate Beauty Youth--anime all over this) was purchased all customized like she was. I got Sapphire from Junky Spot, which is awesome in that they keep their stuff in stock so what they have on the site can ship ASAP. And yes, that's a Pokémon thing I've got going, with those two.
Naked dolls under the cut. You've been warned.
|Sapphire bare, so you can see her detailing.|
While I did not paint up R.U.B.Y.--more details on her shortly--I worked Sapphire from scratch. This is the first time I've shown her nude since she was fully painted, though I have a few pics from when she first was being worked on. Every bit of her was a choice by me.
|Chest, lips, and shoulders.|
As a woman who loves freckles on brown skin, I freckled her everywhere. She's got them on her face, chest, legs, arms, butt, and feet and hands. There are even a few near her hairline. I clustered them in some spots. As for the blushing--that's ground up pastel chalk dusted on with a paintbrush, dusted on the body and face to give slight flushing and make her look less blank.
|Sapphire's eyes are gorgeous, and you can't say otherwise.|
|Knees and toes, knees and toes.|
|Freckles all over the place.|
|Butt and back legs.|
Some BJD come with external genitalia. I'm not here for that.
|R.U.B.Y without clothes. Not as naked, per se.|
|Knees and toes and lines.|
|Eyes, face, and cheeks.|
Also her eyes. They are these super unique metallic eyes with no pupils and silver sclera, and they give her a dreamy, distant look. She's the quiet dreamer to Sapphire's semi-sass.
|Moxie Girls shirt and overalls, eBay Hujoo shoes.|
Hujoo: They make the dolls. Of course the clothes will fit. I have a set of Hujoo jeans that are versatile, and I tend to get all my footwear from them as direct as possible.
Barbie/Similar: Some clothes will fit, but Hujoo are not as big breasted so there may be a top gap if the fabric is too stiff. Sapphire's panties had to come from eBay and sized for vintage dolls, because modern Barbies have this weird crotch that doesn't fit right. Dresses are generally okay, if you're ready for some length adjustments if needed. Shoes are not going to fit.
Moxie Girls: I've found these outfits almost always fit perfectly. Shoes are a loss, because Moxie Girls have weird snap on feet I can't get with. But the clothes fit really well.
|Brazilla outfit, Hujoo socks and shoes. I sliced the cuffs off the jacket, the bow off the shirt, and the panties out of the skirt.|
Blythe: I have heard these patterns and clothes will fit. I have yet to try them personally.
Other: I found these cheap "Barbie" clothes at a Daiso store. (A Japanese dollar store, or here $1.50) The shorts for one set, however, might pose a tightness and then hip joints are best not flexed.
What to do for Shoes/Socks: Measure their feet, go looking on eBay. You are not likely to find fitting shoes anywhere else. Hujoo have 3.5cm long feet. R.U.B.Y.'s feet are a touch smaller due to her customization, but I still give her the same size shoes.
What to do for Panties/Bras: For panties, look up vintage Barbie panties. These are your best bet. For bras, I might not bother cause whatever.
|Two girls with awesome looks. But a lot of work for it.|
In Conclusion: Hujoo are awesome little dolls. Small enough to port around some, and of a nice respectable cost at base price of about 30-50 bucks. Since they're not resin, they cost much less. And I'm in love with the two I've got--both the one that someone else made and the one I customized myself. Not only are the possibilities endless for customization, they're hella poseable, with their multiple joints in so many places. However, the cost of a Hujoo BJD on sites is for the doll alone. Faceups/blushing take time to do unless you're willing to have someone else do it for you. Eyes and wigs can run up as much as the doll itself, and clothes are going to need to be tried out and you may find as much failure as success.
If you're the kind of person who just want to get your doll out of the box and play from jump, or want to easily be able to figure out clothes then I suggest that you skip Hujoo BJD altogether, unless you're ready to spend $50-200 bucks over the doll's base cost itself to get it to you all customized up.