Wednesday, August 16, 2017

New Dressing Dolls

I don't know much about these two dolls. They appear very similar to Samuel Gabriel Sons My dolly Series but aren't quite the same.  The most notable difference is the doll has bows on her dress. Also I believe these are much smaller These are also marked "Comfort" Augusta, ME and may have been used for advertisement.   I have 2 dolls, (the boy is pretty beat up) along with 2 envelopes.  The boy only has one blue outfit with a hat, (uncut) and the girl has 3 outfits, 1 green 1 pink, and 1 blue.  I have 3 matching hats, and 1 extra pink which suggest there was another pink outfit.  i found this auction picture, that seems to be similar and mentions the envelope as well

If anyone has additional information, please let me know.

Monday, August 14, 2017

American Colortype Company

Doll 602 Pearl and outfit 835

outfit 815 and 819
Here is an uncut paper doll from American Colortype Company along with three uncut outfits.  The outfits are number and also named.  835 is Winter Girl, 815 is Camp Fire Girl (similar to girl scouts) and 819 is Seashore Girl.  I have a few more of these somewhere but I can't seem to find them right now.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Paper Doll Gazette Issues 72 and 73

Above from Issue 72


Charles Ventura

Donna Cameron

Here are some pages from issues 72 and 73 of the Paper Doll Gazette.  My issue 72 is pretty well read, so I couldn't scan very much from it. Issue 72 number 3 1985.  Issue 73 is from Fall 1987 Volume XV.  All pages are in black and white.  All pages are not shown here. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

2016 Convention Photos

Above photos, SHOW and SHARE room

My mom's entries to the competition

My entries to the competition

My raffle prizes (won one more stack after this photo)

My freebie haul

It's been a week since I last posted!  Hopefully fall classes won't be as crazy busy as summer. And these photos are from more then a year ago!  But since the current convention is going on now, I thought I'd finally dump them here.  Also I have more on a camera that won't connect to my computer, so I'll try to post those if I can.  As you can see, my photos are blurry! This is my phone's camera, which is not very good.  If you see you're item in the show and share, let me know and i'll label it.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Maurice Chevalier

This newspaper Dressograph features the actor Maurice Chevalier.  Some of his outfits are separated into two parts.  He has three outfits and a hat.  These are from the movies "Innocents of Paris", "The Smiling Lieutenant" and "Playboy of Paris".  This page has a very yellow tint to the paper from age.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Jane Arden's Wardobe

This Jane doll has 5 outfits, with the colors green, black, and brown mostly along with a bit of red.  This doll is from 12-10-1939.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Music Inspiration

Alright, managed to finish this today!  Been SUPER BUSY with summer school doing very strange 'art' projects.  For music inspiration I decided to focus on bands and band shirts, (mostly rock).  My orignal idea was to do outfits inspired by Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Beyonce but once I started school I knew that would not happen.  The tank top is a shirt I actually owned (the version I owned was 3/4 sleeve) for the band Siouxsie and the Banshees.  The top under that is a No Doubt t-shirt (I had a different one with the band drawn as cartoons)

The last shirt is a Linkin Park shirt, and as many of you know (or may not know) one of the singers, Chester Bennington committed suicide earlier this month.  The band now has a new logo but I decided to do the old logo.  I grew up listening to this band, especially their first two albums.  I was very saddened to hear the news.

As much as I would love to include every band I ever loved, it would be too much!  For the pants I've included patches from the following bands (in no particular order):

Rolling Stones
Pink Floyd
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
David Bowie (not a band but love him!)
Led Zeppelin

I tried to choose bands that had iconic logos (and also easy to draw) I did NOT freehand any of these!  Anyway Offspring patch is particularly important because when my fiance and I started dating, he invited me to an Offspring concert. I was too embarrassed to tell him I had no idea who the band was and declined his offer.  After the concert, he gave me the patch.

And so, the last thing is the hair, which is inspired by Sia's famous wig. For more outfits for this doll drawn by me click here

Please check out the other great outfits for this month's theme!  So much variety!

Paper Doll School here
Paper Thin Persona here
Pop Culture Paper Dolls  here