Occasionally I’ll do some faceup commissions for friends and acquaintances, and the first of this year’s batch is custom Kizuna AI. She’s been repainted to look like Kotori Minami from the Love Live anime.
I’m not too familiar with the anime but I think she’s really cute! And Kizuna’s sculpt is a good fit for the character. I also made some urethane eyes to match.
For this photoshoot Kizuna is wearing a Volks outfit with the white pom-pom pannier and second-hand mystery wig. The socks are from a local dealer (purchased at PNW BJD Expo a while back).
Unfortunately having this adorable Kizuna staring at me was all the motivation I needed to pick up a secondhand Kizuna head from Mandarake. So while this Kizuna will go home, her twin will be joining my crew soon. I need to stabilize the cracks in new Kizuna’s head (apparently a common problem for current gen DD), but look forward to more Kizuna in the future!
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