Dandy Puppeteer’s 3rd Anniversary

Hello! Today is 10/10/23, which means it’s Dandy Puppeteer’s 3rd anniversary! We wanted to share a post to give an update regarding our upcoming Carnival Puppet collection and reflect on the last year.

We first previewed this collection on Instagram back in October 2021. As you may or may not know, Dandy Puppeteer is run by one person. We started off by the owner making handmade laser cut jewelry and have expanded into manufactured bulk goods as well, with clothing being our biggest goal. It’s a time consuming process that takes many stages of sampling and iteration and after this time, this collection is around 75% complete!

Here, you can see the dress, vest, pants, bonnet, blouse with detachable sleeves, mini hat, head bow, wristcuffs, and head bow. There were considerable changes to the designs from the first time I previewed them but they’re almost there! I had spent some time looking for a good alternative to the first samples’ polyester and found a lovely 100% Tencel fabric that was a similar color. I’m also developing matching over knee socks, a jewelry set, and an embroidered brooch, thus bringing the entire collection number to 13 individual pieces. I’ll be working on the Black x White colorways next and then testing the size chart over the next few months.

I’m tentatively anticipating that around March/April 2024 will be when I’ll be able to launch the Kickstarter but, of course this can change. I’m currently funding this collection (and sampling all my projects) through the shop’s sales and to be honest, 2023 has been a difficult year. The continuous increase in cost of living has been rough on everyone, but I want to keep working as best as I can at my own pace. I know this new estimate makes around 2 years since I first previewed the collection but I hope you will please wait just a tiny bit longer and please support the pre-order when it happens.

For everyone who has ever bought something from my shop, thank you so much! I always read the notes you leave and love seeing the photos you tag me in. It really means the world to me to know that there are people out there who really enjoy my designs. Please continue to look forward to our new projects as we approach year 4. Thank you so much!

Brand Launch/ Vampire Stand Collection

Hello and welcome to the launch of Dandy Puppetrois! Dandy is the culmination of lots of work and planning, a massive labor of love that stems from a strong of love of Japanese Lolita Fashion. We aim to create inclusive pieces that suit all substyles of Lolita Fashion as well as other styles of Japanese Fashion.

Our first series Vampire Stand was inspired by the idea of carnival treats but with a playfully gruesome twist. This collection hopes to define a lot of what to expect from Dandy Puppetrois as a brand. The collection includes 5 pieces total with one artwork in print or postcard format.

There are only a limited amount of pieces available from launch. These will be shipped out and arrive in time for Halloween coordinates. Backorders afterward will be part of our Made-to-Order process which you can find out more about in our FAQ.

The photoshoot was a lot of fun trying to capture the silliness of the concept but the allure of a vampire. A major thank you to my partner for being my muse. Please check out our Photos page for more of the photoshoot!

2020 overall has been a year with much uncertainty and fear so starting something like this, a concept that has been dear to our heart for so long but only until recently was able to obtain the resources to pursue, has been a major beacon of hope. We hope you’ll stick around and see what more we want to create! A special thank you to Bay Area Kei for hosting Gramarye 2020 and letting us experience our first event as a brand.