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Sephiroth 08 by scargeear Sephiroth 08 by scargeear
This is Sephiroth. He poses for his fans, showing off his eternal beauty.

His head, faceup, wig and all the clothes including shoulderplates are made by me. Photoshopped petals and eyes are by me too.
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Slurch Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Go ahead, check him out and tell me if he looks like a girl. XD Here's the link: [link]
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scargeear Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Bad comparison, really. I've seen manly Iplehouse molds with girly faceup who looked like transvestits (no links here, of course). HZ dolls look so masculine because of their mimic, and I see them as fantasy characters only. My Simon was sculpted not only to look like Sephiroth but as an usual man, see this: [link]
It highly depends not also on faceup but on sculpt itself, and on personal preferences of the owner. I have a very mixed feelings towards so-called ABJD stylistics. A very few real men wear black eyeliner everyday actually.
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Slurch Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
What do you mean by mimic?
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scargeear Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm so sorry, English is not my 1st language. I mean facial expressions of the most of HZ dolls which are rather stern: a frowning forehead and drooping mouth corners, as example. Their noses are also more protruding in comparison with usual female BJD noses. But their jaw line is too narrow to be masculine, and their forehead is too smooth. This is not my personal opinion, this is a basic anatomy knowledge (if we talk about human-like dolls). That's why I see them as fantasy characters because anatomy of a fantasy specimen may differ from Homo Sapiens anatomy.
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Slurch Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
HZ's GuHu has a pretty square jaw, especially when compared to the others. He is going be the second HZ I own. Yes, for the most part they have softer features which is why I called mine feminine. But I don't mind at all, I LOVE feminine guys. Does this make me strange? :XD:
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scargeear Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
No, this doesn't make you strange in the slightest)) Actually, a huge amount of anime and BJD fans have the same preferences. This is a norm in the hobby))
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Slurch Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
I always loved feminine guys before anime and ABJDs. As a matter of fact, I'm not a big fan of anime.
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Slurch Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
All he's missing are some long curled eyelashes and an application of black eyeliner. Otherwise, he's pretty spot on. Kudos. ;)
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scargeear Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Uh-oh, he already looks too girly on this photo, and with thick black eyelashes and more prominent eyeliner he would look like some Diva from cabaret :lol:
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Slurch Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Nonsense! It's what makes Sephiroth so irresistible, besides, this doll has too much of a square jaw to ever look like a girl, trust me. If I were you I'd give it a shot. You can always remove the make-up and such if you dislike it. He would be the exact replica in doll form with these additions. ;D Hey, what can I say? I'm a HUGE fan girl. My doll has some thick ass eyeliner, (HZ Wang-Ye) and it's default. He looks nothing like a girl. Sure he's feminine, but the make up isn't why, as a matter of fact the makeup just makes him look cool. ;)
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scargeear Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ok, I think I answered to this in a post above. I have my own reasons for customizing my doll this way, I call him not always Sephiroth but Simon too. More, when I sculpted him I made some intentional changes like more prominent jaw so the sculpt itself looks not 100% Sephiroth-y already, please take this into account)))
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Slurch Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
I honestly did not know. I can see why then. HZs are by far one of the best and hardest to find bjds. Of all the bjd owners I've met, the HZs are always their favorite. A lot of emotion is put into the sculpts and the face-ups are unbelievable. As for them being more fantasy, that is true, but the pointed ears, ect. are actually optional. Honestly, they're right up there with realism to the high quality, regular dolls.
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scargeear Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Saying that HZ sculpts are fantasy-like I meant not the pointed ears but facial features and proportions only. I take real men (and women) as a primary base for any comparison with human-like dolls. I live in Europe, my beauty preferences are based on European standards, so this also has its influence on my views.
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Slurch Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
The anatomy is actually pretty spot on. Their eyes look A LOT bigger in the promos than they do in person, (Make up is what gives this illusion.) And their shoulders are fairly broad. The legs are really the only things out of proportion, but, well, most all bjds have incredibly long legs; human ones included.
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scargeear Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Again, I talked only about their face sculpt. And I can see through the faceup because I sculpt by myself.
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