Mikuru Asahina in the "ToHeart 2" universe...
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with this lovely Japanese Schoolgirl Sailor Suit, appropriated and modified from my recently acquired KOTOBUKIYA ToHeart 2 'Tamaki Kousaka" 1/6 doll,
my Sweet Angel Mikuru looks as if she could have stepped straight out of the "ToHeart" Visual Novel/Anime continuity;




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That sock-shoe combo in the first pic is super cute... err... I mean kawaii!!!
They're not dolls, they're action figures!
yeah, i became a huge fan of the Japanese Schoolgirl loose socks style 15+ years ago, when the style had run it's original course,
and was beginning to die off, at least on the general streets in Japan. i heard the fashion supposedly came back some around the 2010's or so, though.

anyhow, i've wanted a truly satisfying Japanese Sailor Suit/Loose Socks combo for practically as long as i've been into Character dolls,
and now i've a virtually perfect set for my Favorite Girl.

i mean, i tried twice before to pull the look off, a long time ago, on the first character doll i ever had, TOYNAMI's 2001 12in. TENCHI MUYO "Princess Ayeka Jurai"
and i suppose they were decent enough efforts, but neither were anywhere nearly as aesthetically on point and overwhelmingly pleasing to my eye
as Mikuru's ToHeart iteration above...

- 2005 -

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-2007/2008 -

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Around 2015/2016, i made a renewed, serious effort, -this time using a TAKARA "Tokimeki Memorial" Sailor Suit as the base-
and it did turn out pretty good. "Nakoruru" from SNK's "SAMURAI SPIRITS/SHODOWN" is the model;

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jump clear to 2018, and this lightly modified To Heart sailor suit for my Mikuru is easily the best yet, and virtually Perfect;

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Wow! Fifteen years of trying to capture "the look." The most recent incarnation is definitely, as you say, the most aesthetically on point!
They're not dolls, they're action figures!
two new variations in socks;

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another, pretty much final, variation; better fit for Mikuru's sleeves, as well as her stockings...

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(12-20-2018, 03:53 AM)tasuke Wrote: another, pretty much final, variation....

Ha ha! "Pretty much." Why do I suspect the stocking tinkering may continue? It seems to have become a hobby in and of itself!
They're not dolls, they're action figures!

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