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Doll FAQ - Measurements, layaways, getting dolls, OOAK's, changing hands, wigs, and more...

Updated: Apr 21

How to I buy a doll?

Inamorata dolls are sold through an annual preorder event. The dolls are extremely limited: only 30 blank dolls are available at each time and the commission appointments for painted or dressed OOAK dolls are usually limited to 15 slots. The preorder event is usually open for 24 hour or until the dolls are sold out (usually within the first 30 minutes, so it's best to be there around opening time). You can follow Inamorata on social media platforms to see the posts about the preorder times, but its a safer bet to subscribe to the newsletter because the new Instagram algorithms don't always show all the content to all the followers.


What currency do you use?

All the prices are in USD (but I live and ship from Japan).


Do you offer layaways?

Yes. I usually offer 3 and 6 month layaway plans. For commissions and preorders there is a 50% deposit, and the final payment can be broken into monthly installations. You can specify that you would like a layaway payment plan when you use the order forms to order your doll or at the checkout during a preorder. You can see the layaway options in the the shop next to each items description. Enter the layaway code of LAYAWAY3 or LAYAWAY6 at checkout. PLEASE WAIT TO GET YOUR INVOICE FOR THE REMAINDER, instead of sending me money directly on Paypal. Please use the invoice for each instalment or Paypal does not register as part of the layaway plan.


What are the measurements of Inamorata doll?

Each generation of Inamorata is unique and the measurements have evolved over the years. The newer generations 3.0 and 4.0 have an athletic body with more booty and thighs, whereas the earlier 1.0 and 2.0 had a more petite body type.


What is included in an Inamorata doll?

When you buy a blank doll, you get an unpainted resin sculpture, fully sanded (no seams), strung by the caster (looser tension) with one pair of hands (ballet hands, other expressive hands and gloves sold separately), one pair of dressing paddles (also used while shipping), high heel feet. All head sculpts have pierced ears. You can enjoy the art doll as poseable sculpture or customise it yourself.


When ordering a OOAK doll, I coat the joints with hot glue and check the elastics for the correct string tension to improve poseability.  I hand paint your doll (face up and body blush, nails) with layers of UV coating. There is also option of a UV resin treatment to protect the face up and body (and allow temporary makeup play). You can also commission me for wigs, garments and accessories. OOAK means One-of-a-kind and I guarantee I will not make another one like it. It will truly be a unique work of art.


The doll I wanted is sold. Can you make another one?

My artworks are One Of A Kind. It is a matter of honour for me not to make copies of my own or anyone else’s work. You can commission a similar concept item that clearly has a personality of its own, for example another doll with vitiligo patterns as long as each doll is clearly it's own person.


How do I change Inamorata hands/feet?

Inamorata use the hook mechanism. It’s pretty simple when you get the hang of it.  Here is a video tutorial to help.


What size wigs should I get for my Inamorata?

The wig size in head circumference is 4,5 - 5″ (12cm) for traditional soft cap wigs. I recommend hard cap wigs because they have a more natural fitting hairline than traditional soft net wigs. You can commission me for hard cap wigs.

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Inamorata can share wigs with other similar size dolls, like Popovy. Read the full article about size and sharing here or watch a video where I show different Inamorata dolls on a Popovy doll on YouTube.


Can Inamorata share fashions/shoes with other 16″ dolls?

Yes. Inamorata can share with many similar size dolls. Read the full article about it here.


I got my Inamorata doll and it poses very differently from other dolls. How do I pose it?

This is by design. One of the main reasons I wanted to design my own dolls was to discover new joint mechanics. Every doll design in a compromise between aesthetics and poseability. Some like solid sculptures and some robotic joints that allow extortionist levels of movement. Inamorata is designed with lingerie in mind, so most torso joints can be hidden by skimpiest of underwear. However, most Inamorata joints are not slitted ball joints like traditional BJD, but odd shapes with hidden joints and locks, that are designed to perform a certain task with minimum visible mechanics. To discover the hidden features and how to pose Inamorata, watch this video.


How long is the waiting list?

Usually around 6 to 12 months.


Everything I make is OOAK, hand made and designed especially for the project at hand. It’s slow and labour intensive work of love that I do without helpers. My sewing techniques mainly utilise haute couture hand stitching on a mannequin so a single garment may take a weeks and even months to create. Painting a doll usually takes a week as each face up and body blushing consists of dozens of layers that need to dry well between layers. It is art, not mass production.


Can I skip the waiting line?

Generally it’s first come first served, but I often juggle multiple projects and work on different patches due to weather conditions (temperature and humidity affect the UV coating). So if I am painting a set of dolls in the same resin tone, it might be possible shuffle the order.


Sometimes people need to postpone their commission appointments. Before starting on a commission I contact the next person in line to ask if the time is convenient for them and if it’s not the project gets postponed and bumps up the next one in the queue.


A dressed OOAK doll will often take a full months to make and generally cannot be done as a rush order.




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