Glad that I was able to join a carpool with Bluestarbaby and 2 friends to go to the meet at VanDusen Botanical Garden!

I brought Himitsu and Mirin with me and the theme of the doll meet was Masquerade + Summer

I almost completely forgot that I should make the mask until the last couple hours before I went to bed the night before ^^; so quickly made a couple with white card stock ^^;

When I got home, completely knackered, I tried to edit some photos, and photoshop crashed my laptop due to having to open too many photos :P I ended up not editing everything — it got a bit too late ^^;

My friend’s cute Blue fairy MSD girl

The nice thing about big doll meets is there’s often sales or trades happening, either it be someone’s closet clean out or wanting to find something or even promoting some hand made items, it’s nice to save on shipping or be able to see something in person before buying ^^

Some really neat props, want! :P I should ask the doll owner where did she get it!

A much nicer mask than the ones I made for my girls :P

Bluestarbaby’s Hitomi had a very cool one going as well :3

The room was rather crowded, but it does not deter some owners from dressing up for the theme! There was a contest going on too :)

Some interesting dolls around at the meet :3

Lost little BJD girl? Don’t blame her, it was rather crowded!

It got really sunny and bright some point in time, and funny enough sone of the better photos I feel are taken under the shade!

Chissen’s Haruki babysitting Candyman’s Suzu ^^;

Reaperofleave’s Ellanie (I think)

Into the sun ^^;

Dangerously perched :P

Should have tried another pose lol but then the girls are in skirt/dress ^^;

Got photobombed by a curious Canadian goose XD Too bad it’s a bit over exposed ^^;

Mirin feeding her feetsies to the fishes :P (Not!) Just before this photo, Himitsu pulled Mirin’s wig off (argh!)

Mirin patiently(?) waiting for me to be done taking photos ^^;

Turned up the exposure :P Like the dreamy look :D

I have to step back quite far to get more of the background… a bit stressful sometimes ^^;

Hitomi at the Bamboo garden XD

One other over exposed picture which turned out pretty nice :3

After walking around for a bit, we were all tired… dolls included :P (LOL that my girl’s heads are kinda funky angle — I was too tired/lazy to fix)

The attendees (most of them) Some may have left by then ^^; I was rather amused by the No Smoking sign at the top :P

Some sweets for the girls :3 for their hard work XD

For non doll related images you can check them out here :D Thanks for looking! ^^

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27 Responses to VanDusen Botanical Garden Doll Meet 2010

  1. That looks like a lot of fun and the casual trading could be a great way to find new items. I should look into a local meet. Actually, I might be meeting up with fellow DD fan TsunamiDelta sometime this week ^^

    • chun says:

      I really enjoy going to different places to take photos and meeting different type of dolls, was hoping to infect more people to be interested in Dollfie Dreams too! XD I hope you guys have a great time :)

  2. Miette-chan says:

    Alright first things first, I’m in love with Himitsu’s outfit. I would like to go to a doll meet, if only once, to experience the swapping and trading of stuff.

    • chun says:

      Glad you like Himitsu’s outfit :) I’m adjusting a bit more and I hope to finalise something in the coming week or so :3

  3. James says:

    Great shots as usual. I really love the last one where they are holding their treats for the day – very cute.

  4. Smithy says:

    Nice photos! Himitsu and Mirin look very cute. They do look like sisters having the same eyes. ^^

    It’s funny how during an outdoor shoot you can think the moments with sunshine will give you the best photos compared to those made in shade/cloud cover and then when post-processing you’ll see that the best ones are actually from those not made with such sunshine. XD

    • chun says:

      Heehe I actually prefer slightly overcast days, but the sky may not look as nice lol The direct sunlight can be too harsh on the doll’s face, ruining the picture ^^;

  5. kuraikawai says:

    Nice!! I wish I could attend a doll meet >_<
    Cute dresses as always :))

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