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Seasons Greetings from the Chaos Crew (everyone)

December 15th, 2007 (10:47 pm)

current mood: sleepy

Well, this took too much time to get together.

It's a big photo...

Except for Trans, Shuichi, Shindo and Chikara, all hats were crocheted (without a pattern) by me over the past few weeks. Shuichi's hat is by celtic chrystal. Shindo is in a hat I found in the ornament section last year. Trans' hat is part of a 20-inch doll sweater set. Chikara's 'hat' is really part of the hoodie he is wearing.

Chikara's short purple scarf and Shindo's yellow and pink scarf were knitted by mmc_ningyouai. The rest were crocheted by me, without any pattern, again. Yes, I can crochet with both yarn and thread.

Getting them dressed: of all the resin to fight me in the past when dressing them, I was shocked when laid-back Trans fought me this time. I had put the cream sweater and hat on Kane prior and as I attempted to dress Trans, he kept fighting me. Seems he has laid claim on that sweater set (he wore it last Xmas) and so after a lot of tussle, I took it off Kane and put it on Trans, who was passive and happy again.

The tree is a My Little Pony tree I have had stashed away for years. I got it really cheap at Target during their after-Xmas sale. The original purple lights I had on it had green electrical cords so it looked weird. rat found some white corded purple lights at Walmart last night for $2 so I retrimmed the tree. The other lights were draped along the top so you see hints of it in the photo.

I 'threw' various stuff at the tree as fake trim since the tree only came with six My Little Pony ornaments and six clear balls. Yes, you might see some of those DBZ fake Lego figures, and Island of Misfit Toys figures, various doll plushies and other things on that tree if you look hard. After the shoot, Chikara complained about me not trimming the back of the tree, then got quite angry when I told him it was just a prop and would be put away as soon as we were done. That's when all hell broke loose - he was angry I didn't put a tree up last year and now I was depriving me of one this year. He's pouting in the corner now...

Some of the resin was cranky (not just Eiri!) about standing so I had to adjust and re-adjust and finally set up some hidden braces. I kept changing the set around, adding, removing, moving resin about, etc. That took two days of fiddling to finally get what I wanted.

And it took three photoshoot attempts to get the lighting adjusted enough to get a half-way decent photo.

Additional clothing credits (in a circle, starting left, back, right):

Nasake: outfit by snow-kagura
Hatori: sweater and pants by Tonner
Bodkin: jumpsuit by Mattel (Tommy); shoes from Denver Doll
Trans: pants by mammadog (gayle)
Eiri: sweater by beachgirlnikita; pants by Iplehouse
Shuichi: turtleneck by Volks; pants by hunter_ryu (wifey); jacket by Plastica Obscura
Kane: outfit by Dollzone
Chibi Eiri: outfit by Dollmore; Blythe shoes from ebay
Chibi Shu: shirt and pants by Mattel (Kelly); socks by Dollmore; Blythe shoes from ebay
Chikara: shirt by friends2bMade; jacket by Dollzone; jeans by jessicadolls
Shindo: sweater by beachgirlnikita; pants by Luts
Tifa: sweater by Mattel (Barbie); skirt and tights by Calvin Klein for Mattel; Blythe boots from Denver Doll


Posted by: keeley_keena (keeley_keena)
Posted at: December 16th, 2007 05:33 am (UTC)
greencorset (icon_goddess)

It's really a WONDERFUL FESTIVE Xmas photo . . . I LOVE it!! ♥ ^_________^

And it's obvious you put alot of time and effort into this . . . it's really GREAT Onna. Merry Christmas to you and Rat!!! :)

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: December 16th, 2007 05:45 am (UTC)
Shuichi Sultry

Merry Christmas to you, your hubby, your puppies AND your resin!

Glad you enjoyed the shot! I really wanted to do some closeups but the camera was not happy with me so I gave up. Most everyone is sitting or leaning back now so I may try some other stuff later before I do the strike next week.

Posted by: . (aoi_no_neko)
Posted at: December 16th, 2007 06:09 am (UTC)
pumpkin king

Wow, that's quite a festive group you have there and quite a tree also! Must have been a bit of work to get them all just right!

Thank you for sharing this!

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: December 16th, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)

The tree really cracks me up. I never thought I would have a lavender tree with purple lights on it.

Trying to get the tinies 'up' so they were in-line with everyone else was definitely a challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted by: Maz's resin minions (rory_aka_spike)
Posted at: December 16th, 2007 09:05 am (UTC)

Happy Christmas to you..

and great shot, always so hard to set up lots of dolls together and they all look awesome ^_^

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: December 16th, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
Shuichi Sultry

Happy Holidays back at ya! *laughs*

Thanks! Looking at them now makes me want to get them more stuff for cold weather! *laughs*

Posted by: mammadog (mammadog)
Posted at: December 16th, 2007 12:51 pm (UTC)

That is a really wonderful Christmas pic!! Very delightful :)

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: December 16th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC)

Thanks, G!

I know it is difficult to see the pants you made for me, but they work SO WELL with Trans' cream outfit! I didn't realize how good he looked in buffs and creams until he made me put on this outfit.

Posted by: Barbara (htbthomas)
Posted at: December 16th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)

Great pic! :)

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: December 16th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)

Thanks! Hope all is well with you and yours! The chibi all ready for Santa? What's on her list this year?

Posted by: Barbara (htbthomas)
Posted at: December 16th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
Ashlyn Fairy Princess

She wants pretty much everything she sees... :D Mostly My Little Pony, Dora, Barbie, Backyardigans stuff... but she's little enough that she'll love whatever she gets. I think this might be the last Christmas for that. She's starting to get pickier about things. :( It was fun while it lasted, though!

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: December 17th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
Pink Power

Oh yeah, I remember those days fondly myself! I liked both boy and girl toys, though. I still have my Matchbox cars!

I have heard of all but Backyardigans.

She would probably like our My Little Pony tree, then! *laughs*

Posted by: Barbara (htbthomas)
Posted at: December 17th, 2007 12:25 am (UTC)
Ashlyn Fairy Princess

She's definitely a girl's-girl, down to her very pink toes.

The Backyardigans are my favorite kids show. 5 animal pals who play in their back yards together, coming up with fantastic adventures... and every episode has songs sung in a different style - reggae, django, hip-hop, Gilbert and Sullivan, rockabilly, bluegrass, Dixieland jazz... the list goes on.

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: December 17th, 2007 04:56 am (UTC)
Chikara green

Looks like I may have to check them out some time. Sounds like fun! And I love music, too.

Posted by: mmc_ningyouai (mmc_ningyouai)
Posted at: December 16th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)

wow everyone looks so awesome. and as i showed it to L he says "we need to do something like that"... i had thought the same thing of course, and also thanks for the scarf credits... i'm reminded i need to update my doa post...

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: December 17th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)

Yep, y'all need to do a dollie photo for the holidays! It's frustrating but fun in the end.

Posted by: Blaknite (blakniteludlam)
Posted at: December 17th, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)

They look great ^.^V

I was glad Skah was not with me when I passed by the pink tree with pink lights at walmart the other day >.>

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: December 17th, 2007 04:57 am (UTC)

I have been seeing pink trees around the last few years and have been tempted, too. I think it would be fun to have a bunch of small trees in different colours and put them in a group for the holidays.

Glad you like!

Posted by: Alicechan (xxalicechanxx)
Posted at: December 17th, 2007 06:32 am (UTC)

Wonderful picture!~ ^_^ They all look so cute in their scarfs. I also LOVE the tree, muchly. (Never thought purple was such a pretty color..)

and Merry early Christmas Onna!~ : DDDD (since I probably won't see you again till after christmas~ XD;; )

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: December 17th, 2007 01:21 pm (UTC)

Thanks, K! I have been having fun making the scarves and hats, even though I don't know what I'm doing! *laughs*

It's hard to see, but the tree lights are really a dark purple. The light I used to fill the scene took out some of the dark details.

Merry Xmas to you and your family, both human and resin!

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