Sunday, November 1, 2015

Interview with MaskcatDoll

Hello everybody! Today I have a new interview, and this time the interviewee is Banyo from de BJD company MaskcatDoll! As always, the interview is both in English and Spanish, and all photos were used with permission from Banyo (if you click the image you will be directed to the Flickr location, unless it is a collage).

Anyways, without further ado, lets go to the interview!

Hi there! It is a please to do this interview!
Hi, I'm Banyo from MaskcatDoll, and I'm happy and thank you to have this chance to let more people know about me and MaskcatDoll.
¡Hola! ¡Es un placer hacer esta entrevista!
Hola, soy Banyo de MaskcatDoll, y estoy muy feliz y agradecido por tener esta oportunidad de permitir que más gente me conozca a mí y a MaskcatDoll.



How did you meet BJDs? Have you been part of the hobby before sculpting your own dolls?
It was in my teenage years, and I saw some photos of BJD in a magazine. I was totally shocked by the details and their clothes. Before that, I had never known how beautiful a doll could be.
I love dolls since I was a little child, but my dad didn't like that. So it was impossible to buy a BJD for my own. But honestly, I'm that kind of "make a doll for myself" person, and put this goal for myself.
¿Cómo conociste las BJDs? ¿Fuiste parte del hobby antes de esculpir tus propias muñecas?
Estaba en mis años de adolescencia cuando vi unas fotos de BJDs en una revista. Quedé sorprendida por los detalles que tenían y sus ropas. Antes de eso, no sabía cuán bonitas podian ser las muñecas.
He adorado las muñecas desde que era pequeño, pero a mi padre no le gustaba. Así que era imposible comprarme una BJD propia. Pero honestamente, soy ese tipo de persona de “haz una muñeca por ti mismo”, y me coloqué esto como meta personal.


How did MaskcatDoll started?
Personally, I think that MaskcatDoll is a gift to me, because I couldn’t set up it by myself. Last few years I met PrettyinPlastic and Wendy when I started to learn English and met people of this hobby on the internet. It's lucky to meet so many people in this big world because we love the same thing, and they really did so many things to help, so I could found my own brand and keep doing it. I think I’m a lucky girl.
¿Cómo empezaste MaskatDoll?
Personalmente, creo que MaskcatDoll es un regalo para mí, porque no podía comenzarla por mí misma. En los últimos años conocí a PrettyInPlastic y Wendy cuando comencé a aprender inglés y conocer gente del hobby a través de internet. Tuve suerte de conocer tantas personas en este gran mundo que tuvieran la misma pasión, y todos hicieron muchas cosas para ayudar, y que yo pudiera fundar mi propia marca y continuar trabajando. Creo que soy una chica muy afortunada.




Something that I’m very curious about, is the name MaskcatDoll! How did you came up with it?
I love cat: I really, really love them. And I’m a shy person in real life, like a shy cat with a mask. So that's why I love to call my dolls by the name of "Maskcat".
Algo que me da mucha curiosidad ¡es el nombre MaskcatDoll! ¿Cómo se te ocurrió?
Adoro los gatos: realmente me gustan mucho. Además, soy una persona tímida en la vida real, como un tímido gatito que tiene una máscara. Así que por eso llamo a mis muñecas “Maskcat”. Nota: Maskcat significaría “Gato Enmascarado”.



How many people work at MaskcatDoll?
 I made all the MaskcatDolls BJDs by now, and we have about 5 people to run all things inside the store. I wish someday we can have other sculptor and share more pretty dolls with everyone.
¿Cuántas personas trabajan en MaskcatDoll? 
Yo he hecho todas las BJDs de MaskcatDolls por el momento, y tenemos 5 personas para hacer todas las cosas dentro de la tienda. Espero que algún día podamos tener otro escultor y compartir más muñecas bonitas con todos.



Your dolls are really gorgeous, and have a unique aesthetic, however, so far there are only 1/3 and 1/6 sizes. Are you planning on doing a 1/4 size sculpt? And male dolls?
Thank you! But our 21cm line is almost like 1/8: they can share items with Blythe and Azone or most of this size. I'm planning on two 1/4 size doll now: first for a little cat, and next is a normal girl. I wish I can finish one at least in this year.
Sadly, but for now I think I will not make any male dolls for a long time. I think I’m not good enough for that.
Tus muñecas son muy bonitas y tienen una estética única, sin embargo sólo hay tamaño 1/3 y 1/6. ¿Has planeado un molde tamaño 1/4? ¿Y muñecas hombre?
¡Gracias! Pero nuestra línea de 21cm es más como 1/8: pueden compartir cosas con Blythe y Azone, y la mayoría de este tamaño.
Estoy planeando dos muñecas 1/4 por ahora: primero para un pequeño gato, y luego una niña normal. Espero poder terminar al menos una durante este año.
Lamentablemente, creo que por ahora no voy a hacer muñecos varones por un largo tiempo. Creo que no soy suficientemente buena para eso.


Is there a driving motto or goal behind the characteristic design of MaskcatDoll sculpts?
Hard to say, but I’m always thinking about BJDs; when I get a new idea for doll, I start by creating an image in my mind about how she looks, the colors, and the character. I enjoy making clothes and photos for my dolls, that's fun. I don't know how far MaskcatDoll can go and I had never thought about the future: the only thing I care is how to make sure everyone who ordered our dolls can be happy and pleased with their dolls.
¿Hay algún objetivo detrás del diseño característico de los moldes de MaskcatDoll?
Difícil de decir, pero siempre estoy pensando en BJDs: cuando tengo una nueva idea para una muñeca, comienzo por crear una imagen en mi mente de cómo se ve, los colores y el personaje. Disfruto haciendo ropa y tomando fotos de mis muñecas, eso es divertido. No se cuán lejos puede ir MaskcatDoll y nunca he pensado en el futuro: lo único que me importa es cómo asegurarme que todos los que encargan nuestras muñecas pueden estar contentos y satisfechos con sus muñecas.



Finally, is there anything more you’ll like to share with us?
I'm really happy to have this chance, thanks so much for Musume. I know maybe this bobby (BJDs, I mean) is a little bit "classic" by now, but I still feel very grateful to see so many new people who want to join this hobby. As I said, I’m that kind of "make one by myself", I think nobody has that "gift" to do what they want, just keep doing it, and then you will find so many joy and happy for yourself.
Finalmente ¿hay algo más que te gustaría compartir con nosotros?
Estoy muy contenta de tener esta oportunidad, muchas gracias Musume. Creo que quizás este hobby (me refiero a las BJDs) es un poco “clásico” por ahora, pero aún así me siento muy agradecida de ver tantas personas que quieren unirse. Como dije, personalmente soy del tipo “haz una por ti mismo”, pero creo que nadie tiene ese ‘don’ para hacer las cosas que quieren: simplemente continúa practicando, y vas a encontrar mucha dicha y felicidad para ti mismo.


Thank you so much for doing the interview! It was a pleasure!
Thank you, I appreciate that and please excuse my poor English XD
¡Muchas gracias por hacer la entrevista! ¡Ha sido un placer!
Gracias, es algo que aprecio mucho, y sepan disculpar mi pobre inglés xD




Anyways, I want to thank everyone for reading the interview, I hope you have enjoyed it! As always, feel free to share the link, but, do not repost the interview. Finally, here are some links were to find MaskcatDoll:

15 comments :

  1. Hi Musume,,
    Another interesting interview, it was very enjoyable read with lovely photos. Thank you!
    Hugs,
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  2. Ahh, I love this company~ Thanks for sharing this interview! :D

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  3. Thanks for this interview, love their work!

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  4. She seems so sweet. So interesting to hear about this company, its becoming more and more popular :D
    Its so awesome you take your time to do this Musume, its such a pleasure to gain some 'insider info' *^^*

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    1. Thank you so much, you are very kind!
      I love to do interviews and share them! Happy you liked it! :3

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    2. Would you perhaps consider doing an interview with Peak's Woods at some point? :3
      I'd love to know more about them from 'behind the scene' ^^

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    3. I had contacted them last year, and they told me they were 'too busy'. I will try again next year (I already have December's interview, and I don't do interviews on January). I will try again with them! :D

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    4. Yay! I hope they'll do an interview with you. They've really become amazing over the last two and a half years ^^

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  5. Thanks for sharing this interview - these are always wonderful to read.

    And the photos are beautiful - such lovely dolls!

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    1. Happy you like the interviews!! :D
      And yes, they have lovely dolls :3

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  6. Muy interesante la entrevista. Me encantaron tanto sus muñecas como su dulzura. Gracias por acercarme siempre estas entrevistas que me ayudan a aprender algo màs sobre BJD

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    1. ¡Me alegro mucho que te haya gustado! :D

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