I was just looking at my dolls and thinking that I think they are both very attractive and beautiful. I created them as such - with beautiful eyes, perfect brows, amazing color. They are, by my own accounts, projections of my ideals of beauty. They don't look like supermodels, they don't look like makeup ads, but they look real and their faces reflect their personality, and I consider them objects of high beauty. I wonder if other people create their dolls to be a sort of projection of their ideal of beauty. If someone has a purple haired, tattooed, scarred doll with 2 different color eyes and 10 piercings, is that one of their ideals of beauty? (it's one of my ideals of beauty It just doesn't fit any of my characters) What about your own dolls? Do their looks directly mirror their characters or are they some statement about your own ideals of beauty? Both? Neither? Share your thoughts please! To add a dimension to this: Here is a scenario. You have had a character in your head for years now and you finally decide to make him into a doll. However, this character is someone you find immensely unattractive. So if you were to make him into a doll, you'd look at him each day and say "Eh. He's kinda ugly." but he'd still be that character you'd been thinking of and evolving for years. Would you still want to own him as a doll if you find him technically unattractive, or would he become attractive because he is such a dear character to you? Would you even want to own him if you found him (and in turn, his doll) unattractive? My answer for this scenario is yes. Even if I found him different than my own ideals of beauty, I would still enjoy having the dollified version of him around as I was adding to his character, but it would probably be a little harder to appreciate him because he wasn't really my ideal of beauty. In that case, I'd be more likely to get rid of the doll sooner even if I was attached to his character. For me, it'd be difficult to really love and appreciate a doll that I didn't find beautiful.