This is Rikugou, my first hand-made Ball Jointed Doll.

I made him for a friend who's into dolls. His character is a Krusnik, a vampire that feeds on other vampires. In stories those are usually either some kind of "fallen angels", protecting humans by killing vampires, but not exactly friendly ones... Or shamans gone overboard in their chase after evil spirits.

I made him about a year ago, and as you can tell by his joints and overall proportions, I wasn't very skilled yet... In fact, I didn't even have a BJD myself back then, so I just had to look at pictures a lot to figure out how they work... However, he moves pretty good and can stand up by himself, without support.

He is made out of papier-maché formed around a polystyrene core and wooden beads (for the joints).