Before I begin todays post I would like to give a bit of background to it – I realise many of my readers have probably never heard of Blythe, let alone Blythecon! Very briefly, Blythe is a doll that was originally created in 1972 by toy company Kenner. Her run was short-lived as children found her big head and haunting expression to be quite off-putting. However she was re-released in 2001 by Japanese toy company Takara. Since then she has become more and more popular and collectable. Today a Blythe doll costs from around £120 pounds and up – with some customs reaching well in to the thousand pound mark. Blythecon is an annual event held around the country (and in various locations worldwide) where collectors and fans can gather to buy handmade outfits and accessories plus custom dolls, take part in competitions and workshops and meet/make friends with similar interests!
This year Blythecon was held in Cecil Sharp House, Camden and the theme for the event was Halloween.