Apparently I have not posted anything here for almost a year, so the previous post was kind of out of order. I should say a few words about casting dolls through the Harucasting service (which was nothing but amazing experience).
After casting my first doll at home in February 2017 I started looking into services that could do it professionally, as I did not have time nor energy to do it myself. I have been following Haru on Flickr and they seemed to work very close with the customer and seemed to be really transparent about their work. You can find tons of casting process pictures on Haru's Flickr and the approximate quotes for service for different sizes of dolls and resin colors and ordering information on Haru's website (https://blog.naver.com/haru_resin), which is really convenient. I researched a few other casting companies and none seems to have this type of information readily available, you would have to contact the company first and get the quotes and casting process info on case by case basis. I guess Haru's transparency and abundance of pictures of their work was the selling point for me.
I have nothing to compare to, since I have not worked with any other company before, but the communication was very prompt and easy and the turnaround time of work was very reasonable. I shipped the prototype in mid-April 2017 and received my 10 dolls back in first week of July.
All in all it was a super fun experience and I would highly recommend Harucasting to anyone looking into casting dolls or doll parts.