Aug. 11-13, Clackamas, Oregon

This year’s Resin Rose BJD Expo mascot, Rosette, was created by Abigail Vollers. The artwork is by Rap1993.
Synthetic Ephemera is producing this year’s limited-edition Rosette mascot doll.
A computer rendering of the planned BJD design for Rosette.

By Jamie Rist

Resin Rose BJD Expo is the Pacific Northwest’s largest BJD show, held at the Monarch Hotel and Convention Center in Clackamas, Oregon. Resin Rose is a nonprofit organization run by a team of volunteers. Their love of BJDs brought them together to start Resin Rose in 2015. We are now on our seventh show, which will include over 50 vendors, including invited BJD artists.

A two-level display of anthropomorphic BJDs in a variety of poses. Includes BJD cats, bunnies, a unicorn, squirrel, and more creatures.
Resin Rose’s special guest vendor this year is CocoRiang from South Korea. Photo by Jamie Rist

Our special guest vendor from South Korea, CocoRiang, will be returning. We will have a meet-and-greet dinner that will include prizes and a swag bag. We’ll also have a pajama party, a swap meet, photo opportunities, meet-ups, contests, door prizes, and a closing ceremony, which will include the results of the charity raffle.

A boy and girl BJD posed holding hands in front of a woodsy backdrop with an ivy-covered fence in front of them.
A variety of backgrounds and props are available in the expo’s photography area. Photo by Sophie Dolan-Martin

There will be a variety of workshops and classes, along with a DIY room where you can work on restringing, hot-glue sueding your doll, making a plush animal, or decorating a headband. We are still finalizing our scheduling for this year, but so far our class schedule includes: Bookmaking for Dolls, Couture Speed Race Contest, Decorating a Coffee Mug, BJD Dating Game, Eye Making 101, Pick up a Camera: BJD Photography, Sewing for BJDs, Sandal Making, and Intro to Wig Making. More about our scheduling can be found at–classes.html.

Collectors and their dolls get together at the 2022 Meet and Greet Dinner. Photos by Jamie Rist

Our theme this year is A Day at the Café. Our limited-edition mascot doll, Rosette, will be available for pre-order in May and available for pickup at the show. She is being produced by one of Resin Rose’s team members, Synthetic Ephemera (, and is still in the final stages of completion. We are excited to welcome everyone back to Resin Rose for another fun year!

Resin Rose BJD Expo

More Scenes From the 2022 Resin Rose BJD Expo

Collectors enjoy late-night fun and games with prizes at the 2022 expo’s Pajama Party. Photo by Jamie Rist
A vendor stands behind her table which dispays several BJDs as well as rings and other doll-sized jewelry.
Of Adornment’s table in last year’s vendor hall. Photo by Jamie Rist
Prizes on display from the 2022 expo’s charity raffle. Photo by Jamie Rist
BJDs dressed as Snow White and Rose Red posed on either side of a bear figure, under a floral arch. A sign on the table in front of the scene reads "Contest Tables - Props"
One of last year’s Costume Contest and Prop entries. Photo by Jamie Rist
The swap meet at last year’s Resin Rose BJD Expo. Photo by Jamie Rist