Tatters

Maker:
Doll Chateau
Head Sculpt:
Gladys A
Skintone:
White skin
Body:
Youth body-03 Mechanical
Sex:
Female
  • Face-up artist(s):
    Myself
    Body blushing artist(s):
    Myself
    Date of acquisition:
    April 2020
    Provenance:
    Purchased from Doll Chateau through Fabric, Friends and Dolls
    Reason for choice:
    I’ve been looking for a sculpt to represent my OC (inspired by the manga “Chobits” by Clamp) for nearly a decade. I was also wanting to get a Doll Chateau SD for my collection for a long time. When I saw this very unusual girl with her mechanical body, I knew she was absolutely perfect!
    Best Points:
    The modeling of her very unusual mechanical body, plus her elongated joints which make her very elegant-looking. Also the stylish simplicity of her facial sculpt is uniquely suited to her character.
  • Eyes:
    Oscar Doll eyes (sakura) pink in 14mm
    Wig:
    Wild and long Tibetan mohair wigs made by me
    Favourite colours:
    Any and all
    Fashion style(s):
    Her outfits are a mis-mash of vintage cast off items that she pulls together.
    Key fashion accessory:
    Ultra fancy hats of course! As well as the bunny ears her second owner installed.
    Tatters wears outfits she cobbles together from vintage and antique pieces she finds while scrounging around in old trunks. And she always tops it off with a spectacular and lavish Easter bonnet to remind her of her past happy experiences with a young creative owner, who has long since outgrown her.
  • Name story:
    She wears wild Tibetan mohair wigs and pieced-together clothing, so I thought Tatters was a fitting name. It sounded fashionably naive, like something a young girl would give her, and also played into the backstory of her unique fashion style.
    Character age:
    Appears to be somewhere in her 20s (but she’s actually a sentient computer, so who knows?)
    Character gender:
    female
    Offsite roleplay:
    This doll's character is not available for offsite roleplay.
    Tatters was built as an early prototype of the Chobits line of persocoms (sentient computers of course inspired by the manga “Chobits” by Clamp) but she was never fully completed. Her inventor and concept designer feared that her skin was far too pale ("white as paper,” he said) and was not realistic or resilient enough to endure the rigors of the ordinary uses he’d designed her for. And her hair was unruly and entirely uncontrollable. He switched to different mediums entirely mid-build, and as an unfinished prototype she was simply sent off to a colleague to be scrapped for parts. On a whim, the colleague instead stuck bunny ears on her and presented her as a holiday novelty to his youngest daughter at Easter time. The two of them happily whiled away the hours exploring the attic together, digging through old trunks and dressers for antique fabrics and elegant trims so they could make fancy Easter bonnets for the two of them to wear. After a number of years however, the girl became a teenager wanting “the latest thing”, and as her styles and tastes changed, Tatters was placed away in the attic for safe keeping...until eventually she was completely forgotten altogether. No one quite realized she was, even as an unfinished Chobit prototype, already quite capable of learning on her own and developing her own identity. So eventually she took her happy memories and her expansive collection of hats, and went to live in the fantasy realm beyond the hedgerow, becoming a highly prized milliner to the fantasy folk there, in a shop called “Tattered Hats”.
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