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What is this group about?

While the BJD hobby includes various different 'side-hobbies' such as painting, customizing, sculpting, etc. this group focuses on the artistic photography aspect. We do not judge photos by the looks of the doll, but by the artistic value of the photo itself. Just like when photographing a human model, different aspects such as lighting, posing, composition, creativity, originality, etc. should be kept in mind and proven in the photographs.

What are Ball jointed dolls?

A ball-jointed doll is a doll that is articulated with ball and socket joints. In contemporary usage when referring to modern dolls, and particularly when using the acronyms BJD or ABJD, it usually refers to modern Asian ball-jointed dolls. These dolls are cast in polyurethane resin: a hard, dense plastic; and the parts are strung together with thick elastic strings. BJDs are predominantly produced in Japan, South Korea and China. The BJD style has been described as both realistic and influenced by anime/manga. Their size varies from about 60 centimetres (24 in) for the larger dolls, 40 cm (16 in) for the mini dolls, and all the way down to 10 cm (4 in) or so for the tiniest of the tiny BJDs. BJDs are primarily intended for adult collectors and customizers. They are created to be easily customized by painting, changing the eyes and wig, and so forth.

For more information about BJDs:…

How can I join?

Membership is OPEN/AUTO-APPROVED, so anyone can join the group, being a BJD owner or not. To join the group, simply press the "Join this Group" button located on top of this page.

Before submitting your works to the group, please make sure you read the rules below on this page.

Approval/Rejection of Submissions usually takes about 5 hours to 2 days to be reviewed. Please be patient if it happens to take a bit longer once a while. If your submission hasn't been approved/rejected after 5 days, please contact the moderating team on the correspondence notice or through dev-notes. Thank you.

Submission Rules (Please Read It Carefully!)

Please read carefully


1. The photo(s) must contain Ball-Jointed-Dolls: Dolls with ball and socket joints, with customizable and interchangeable eyes and wigs, made of resin. We DO NOT ACCEPT the following: Hujoos, Pullips, Blythes or hybrids that have their parts.

EXCEPTIONS WHICH WE'LL ACCEPT IN THE GROUP: Obitsu, Super Dollfie, Self-made dolls (which can be made of clay etc. but must have other BJD features such as above, and they belong into the Self-made BJD folder)

2. The photo(s) must be of a certain quality standard – not too grainy, blurry, dark, bright, overly contrasted etc.

3. The photo(s) should not contain distracting backgrounds such as humans (for example Doll meet snapshots), messy rooms, random clutter, or anything not in context with the photo(s).

4. Multiple photo submission should not belong to the same set from a photo shoot that has another photo that was approved previously (I.E Same shoot but different poses etc.)

5. The photo(s) should be submitted to the appropriate folder: MSD: 40-45cm. SD & Hound: 60-80cm, Yo-SD & Tinies: 30cm and below. Etc.

6. The photo(s) should have a mature tag if needed and not violate any other terms & conditions of DeviantArt.

7. If the photo(s) are suspected to have violated copyrights, they will be declined and the user will be banned if it happens again after a warning.

8. The photo(s) should not contain any sale ads. This group does not support sales, if you have something to sell please visit marketplaces such like on DOA or other platforms as Ebay.

9. No photo(s) of floating heads or other random floating doll parts, even if it’s for showing off the face up / blushing (and especially when it contains commission ads, see rule 8). This group is focussing on photography, there are others groups and platforms to show face ups etc.

Fanart of any kind is allowed as long as it is based on yours or other peoples' doll characters. They may not necessarily be drawn as dolls (with joints etc) but do refrain from submitting such art works to only a few a month.

There are plenty of art groups on deviantART for posting those, and we would prefer to keep our main focus on photography.

The following below doesn't count as photo-manipulations and they belong into the photo folders:

  • any photo editing that enhances the photo (changing colors etc.)
  • added a frame or small border etc.
  • added a word, small text, etc.

Photo-manipulations that belong into the Fanart folder:

  • any manipulation that changes a big part of the picture, for example: changing / adding backgrounds.
  • re-paints (painted over an actual photo are only allowed if you yourself are the owner of the photo or have written permission of the owner of the photo, everything else counts as copyright infringement and will be denied and reported.).

Our Quality Standards includes:
Effort, creativity, originality, composition, etc.

The moderators are free to judge the photo submissions within this quality standards and decline a submission without giving a reason. However, if you would like to know why a certain submission got declined, you are free to ask the group, as long as you keep it polite. Rude comments will not be entertained. Spamming/Dev-noting of staff members individually will be ignored and severely dealt with.

We would like to emphasize that the quality standards has got nothing to do with any form of elitism. An art website such as DeviantArt is all about showing and improving your art, and improving isn’t possible without any form of critique.


Hello everyone!

Please welcome our new moderators

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We are happy to have such talented members in our team!

The moderator applications are now closed till further notice, thank you everyone who applied!
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T-h-a-e-r Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Thanks for the accepts!
catkinks Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
Why don't you guys accept Hujoo's? They are just as much of a bjd as others, their just not resin-made. and their, wigs, and eyes are able to be changed as well 
BnVaF Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Hi! I know someone who makes Anime/manga armors for BJDs. if intrested please talk to me.
BnVaF Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Hi! I know someone who makes Anime/manga armors for BJDs, if interested please talk to me
polarsurfacewiz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014   Artist
Is it possible to make BJDs that aren't so... delicate?
I want to be able to play with them (laugh all you want, but i don't care) and to make them as damage resistant as any other doll.
Plus, i want to have permanent hair on them. Not a wig.
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