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OOAK Doll Festival–Friday’s Day Events

Friday started with a new and interesting activity.  The Unconventional Materials Challenge.  Attendees were challenged to create a OOAK dress using things you don’t normally use in couture.  Think, plastic, food, paper etc.…  We all started with the same basic white short sheath. 

©2017 Jenny Kim  OOAK Doll Festival

©2017 Jenny Kim  OOAK Doll Festival

We were given a couple of hours to creative a OOAK using these unconventional materials.  I have to be honest…this is not in my wheelhouse but let me just tell you…this was definitely in Rogier’s wheelhouse and many other attendees. 

See the master at his craft…

©2017 Jenny Kim  OOAK Doll Festival

©2017 Jenny Kim  OOAK Doll Festival

Rogier’s final creation that made it into the final!  Keep reading to see how he did.

©2017 Jenny Kim  OOAK Doll Festival

Here are some more creative entries for this event.

©2017 Jenny Kim  OOAK Doll Festival

©2017 Jenny Kim  OOAK Doll Festival

©2017 Jenny Kim  OOAK Doll Festival

A handful of OOAK designs were chosen by a talented panel of designer judges.  The final winner would be announced at dinner that night.  Anticipation was high and this had to have been one of the most joyful events I have attended at a convention.  As you created, you chatted and joked with your tablemates and those of other tables.  It was such a fun and creative way to spend the morning with fellow collectors.

This was not the only creative challenge that would be asked of festival attendees.  At this unconventional challenge we were shown the doll we were all going to be customizing at another OOAK competition on Saturday.  To get us ready for this challenge, the festival held a workshop to show us some techniques

©2017 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio


It was led by the talented duo of Hilda Westervelt of Bellissima Couture and Marie Lebreton of Ninimomo.

©2017 Jenny Kim  OOAK Doll Festival

After lunch on our own, it was time to shop in the sales room!

-Rebecca and Rogier


4 responses

  1. ❤️❤️❤️

    February 23, 2017 at 6:03 pm

  2. Antonio Edwards

    I must say it was like watching Projeft Runway you guys did a fab job

    February 24, 2017 at 8:36 am

    • It was kind of like project runway…without the major stress I think ;-). So much creativity in that room…it was amazing.

      March 17, 2017 at 8:38 am

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