I've done some forum searching and could not find a thread with exactly this subject, so I wanted to start one! As a curious cat, I'm wondering how people go about choosing the aesthetics and styles they want for/from their dolls. It's all very much about personal taste, where we come from, what we watch/read-- the influences on what a person likes is so varied! So the question is; what influences/ed your style of doll? What is it about a sculpt that draws you in more than others? Same sort of questions for faceups. I've always enjoyed a variety of arts and aesthetics, so it's been incredibly difficult to pin point exactly what I want from my [first] doll. I adore sculpts with potential for a bit more realism, but don't want to slip into uncanny valley. I really want my dolls to have a strong personality and style of each one; it'd be especially fun for me if each one could stand apart from the others! I think my IRL Goth influences definitely affect the style of fashions I look for in doll clothes/outfits. Something else I've noticed in both myself and others is wanting to explore different styles; personally it's exciting to try different aesthetics, even if it won't be permanent. P.S.: This thread is meant to share enthusiasm for our styles and tastes, please do not judge others for their preferences and keep things friendly!