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Note: This page describes the Japanese culture of ball-jointed dolls as an aesthetic. For the Western feminine aesthetics popular on tumblr and Pinterest that involve Lana del Rey, Brandy Melville, ballet, etc., see "coquette." For the aesthetic that juxtaposes morbid religious motifs with vintage girly visuals, see Morute.



Dollcore (Japanese: ドーリー系) is an aesthetic that is inspired by ball-jointed dolls, both antique and modern. It mostly centers around the transient beauty that lies in a doll-like delicate nature in the form of artistic photography and image edits, but also encompasses fashion.

Visuals

  • Soft filters
  • Ball-jointed dolls
  • Girls in frilly fashion (usually no face showing)
  • Ribbon hairdos
  • Outfit details
  • Chunky shoes

Fashion

  • Poofy dresses (often empire-waist) or skirts
  • Sheer layers
  • Peter pan collars
  • Ruffled waist aprons
  • Petticoats
  • Ball-jointed tights
  • Lace ankle socks
  • Platform shoes
  • Ribbon accessories
  • Gemstone hearts

Dolling

The more extreme fans of the aesthetic follow a practice refered to as "dolling" in which they turn themself into living dolls with the help of bjd kigurumi masks and often also ball-jointed zentai. It highly increased in popularity because of the worldwide media coverage about Lulu Hashimoto, who centers her modeling career around looking like a bjd. She's a hot topic that is still loved by core fans. However, as there has been an issue with masking fetishists not only spamming the the hashtag with pornographic content, but also sexually harassing those participating in it, there were multiple attempts to create a new hashtag as safe space for those who only wear bjd masks for artistic and fashion purposes, such as #dollmaskfc by Millna, but all failed.


Media

Anime/Manga

  • Angelic Layer
  • Chobits
  • Fantasia Doll
  • Princess's Doll Shop
  • Rozen Maiden
  • Unbreakable Machine-Doll
  • Violet Evergarden

Games

  • Nameless ~ The One Thing You Must Recall ~

Resources

External links to help get a better understanding of this aesthetic.

Vendors

Dolls

Playlists

Gallery

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