Bloody Red Hood has long been touted as one of the best releases Groove has ever done. And it’s not hard to see why – let me introduce you to the fabulous, blood-red, wine coloured beauty.
Bloody Red Hood (BRH) was released in 2011. She was a collaboration doll between TOKYOROSE, Crankygel and Momolita – and what a fine, fine team they made. BRH was the first doll to release under the “Creator’s Label” flag, designed as a way for Pullip to collaborate with faceup, dress and costume artists around the world (others of note are Galene, Seila/Laura/Alura, Heiwa).
Let’s talk about her face-up first. BRH has quite a unique faceup, and she sits very differently on my shelf compared to other dolls. Her lips are stained wine, with a darkening on her bottom lip – resembling someone who has left her glass to linger too long. Her eyes are a shadowy, shadowy black, almost changing her eye shape (makeup power!), with thick eyeliner almost encircling her entire eye. Theres touches of pink and peach to contour her face. She has dainty, arched brows, and killer lilac eyelids.
Her stock is amazing. She comes with a plush red velvet hood trimmed in lace. Her dress is made of layers and layers of frayed linen and cotton, making you think that she just escaped from the woods. She has an apron over the top of her dress with a wolf print attached, and a leather belt that acts as a corset. She’s covered in cables, lace, and frayed trim – and her clothes are designed beautifully – nothing less from someone as experienced as Momolita.
She has a big linen bow that is tied behind her ears using a pleather string and absolutely crazy sleeves. I barely know what’s going on! Complexity in beauty here.
Check out her amazingly lush hood! But it all doesn’t end there. Under the layers and layers of her dress (and also a layer of tulle to fluff her dress up) we have some killer boots – some of the most detailed shoes I’ve seen in a pullip release. Her boots are fierce. Leather, shin-high, laced, and platformed they’re not for the faint hearted. She wears them across these opulent lace tights that finish with little bows half-way up her thighs. She’s got attitude underneath the dress.
Let me show you the detail at the back of her dress. Ribbons, rolls of linen hold up this art piece of stock.
It’s a great photograph to show the layers of white and cream that make up her dress and add to the depth. But it doesn’t finish there. She of course would not go on a journey without her trusted handbag and basket, and she has one here with a little bottle filled with wine.
I’ve also forgotten to photograph and mention that her dress clips off to show a short little frilled slip underneath. Yup. Insane.
(The kink is my fault, I tied the ribbon there… all fixed now though). It’s easy to see why BRH is one of the most beloved releases in Pullip Land. She’s widely touted as a great doll to get you started. She’s different. Her faceup isn’t the most versatile, but it’s stunning. She’s an amazing doll to display – and probably re-dress but I haven’t touched that as I love her as is. I love her stock so much I have another one that I am modifying for a commission. It’s fab. She’s fab. Yes, she’s dark, but… that doesn’t stop her from being beautiful.