Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Claire Dodd

Another Movie Dressograph paper doll from the Saint Louis Dispatch newspaper.  This sheet features Claire Dodd and is dated 3-31-1935.  She has three outfits with matching hats.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter

Or is it Hoppy Easter?  Here is a digital color of my 2016 Easter Paper Doll.  Have a Happy Easter holiday.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Easter Paper Doll in Color

Color pencil version of the 2016 Easter paper doll.  Working on a computer color version as well but not sure it will be done by tomorrow. 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter Idea

hello all. Easter is just around the corner.  Here's a cute idea.  Hide paper dolls!  These medium plastic eggs fit Polly Pocket perfectly. Find Polly here
You can use bigger eggs for bigger sets or try shrinking them down.  Also, if the doll doesn't fit but the clothing does, then give the base doll as a reward for finding the clothing or at the begging as a challenge to find the outfits.  I put a few outfits in each egg (about three) but if you have more eggs you can do a single outfit in each.  Hope everyone has a Happy Easter.  My color version of the Easter doll will be up soon.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Chester Morris

A movie Dressographs paper doll featuring Chester Morris.  This newspaper doll features 3 outfits and 2 hats.  The paper doll was published by St Louis Dispatch on 5-19-1935.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Barbie 1994

Here is a Barbie Paper Doll from Peck Aubry dated 1994.  I do not have the folder for this set.  The set includes 3 pages (1 sheet folded) of clothing in color and 3 pages in black and white.  I also have a book format of this including the Swirl Ponytail doll from 1997.  Barbie is owned by Mattel.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Here is the uncut set Bedknobs and Broomsticks based on the movie which is based on books "The Magic Bed-Knob; or, How to Become a Witch in Ten Easy Lessons (1943) and Bonfires and Broomsticks (1945)" by English children's author Mary Norton. The movie was produced by Disney and released in 1971.  The paper doll book was published by Whitman in 1971 and was authorized by Disney.  I've never seen the movie so I do not know how accurate the very colorful wardrobe is.  The set includes the five characters and six pages of clothing. The cover has art of a town and drawings of the characters. 

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Katy Dress Up

A Katy Keene Paper doll Dress Up game.  Click on the link to play.  Use the arrows to change her clothing.  Use the X to remove clear that item. Art and Character by Bill Woggon.  Made using Adobe Flash. 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Easter Coloring

Here is my design for Easter 2016.  Posted in black and white to be colored.  There is one doll with 8 dresses and one hair band.  Coloring Challenge:  Send in an email with your colored paper doll and it will be posted on the blog the day before Easter along with your name and age (children must ask parent's for permission).  I will post my colored version on Easter. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

1920s scrap dolls

two girls on left are attached togther

the one on the right looks a little bit like Edith from Downton Abby
More handmade cutout paper dolls from 1920s fashion magazines, ads, and catalogs.  These feature men, women, and children and come in color and black and white.  I will post more of these another time.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Jane Arden's Wardobe

I just realized I have a new big scanner.  I should dig these comic dolls out and see if the page will fit.  The newspaper is fragile, so I worry about it tearing when unfolding.  Here is Jane Arden's Wardrobe from 3-2-1941.  This sheet features a blonde (one of Jane's friends?) with 5 outfits with two pairs of shoes and three tiny hats (the kind that get lost once they are cut out).  I love the red white and blue swimsuit.  There are lots of colors on this comic page.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Paper Doll

I actually finished something BEFORE a holiday!  Featured above is my 2016 St. Patrick's Day paper doll featuring a wardrobe of green doe in marker.  I've included the two sketch pages as well.  I'm thinking of adding more outfits to this doll in the future, and may hold a contest to help design her wardrobe. St. Patrick's Day is next week on the 17th.  So if you have any outfit ideas, sketches, pinterest, internet photos or otherwise, please send them to my email before next week and I'll try to add them to her existing fashions.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Virginia Bruce

Here is a Movie Dressographs photocopy.  The color is very different from the real newspaper dolls.  This features the actress Virginia Bruce and was published by St. Louis Post Dispatch on April 14 1935.  She has three dresses, a cape, and two hairstyles. 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Dolly Dingle March 1917

This is not complete.  I'm not sure exactly the name of the set is.  I believe it is called Dolly Dingle in the Land of the Mongols.  The artist is Grace G Drayton.  March 1917.

 Correction. Dolly Dingle Visits the Palace of the Grand Moguls.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wedding Cards

Wedding cards.  Not sure if I posted some of these already.  Various ages, most not marked on back.