Friday, July 21, 2017

FR Monogram Collection and Night Warrior Vanessa


These two pages of paper dolls represent real dolls from the Fashion Royalty line.  Both dolls were exclusive, the top was a convention exclusive and the bottom was exclusive to Japan.  The top doll has a dress, stockings, and an extra pair of shoes.  The bottom has 2 tops, pants, boots and a katana sword.  The artist is Lisa Miller.  These pages are from a doll magazine, but I forget which one! 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Paper Figure



This bright magazine page features an action figure paper doll.  The man has 3 costumes; a spacesuit, a soldier, and a super hero.  Inspired by but not based on any particular action figure, it reminds me of Captain Action.  This two page paper doll was in Haute Doll Magazine August 2013. The artist is H. Kuffel. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Googly Baby





This adorable 2 page paper doll is by the artist Karen Reilly and was featured in Doll Reader June/July 2008.  The doll has 3 outfits with 1 hat but tons of cute tiny accessories such as toys, kitchen items, and vanity items.  The little bunny on the first page reminds me a lot of Grace G Drayton.  The soft pastel colors are quite pleasing.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Just a note

I've started summer school. For the next four weeks I will be very busy!  Not sure how much I can post or update the blog while I'm in school.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Genevieve Tobin

Another beautiful Movie Dressograph sheet featuring the actress Genevieve Tobin.  This page is from the St Louis Post Dispatch and is dated May 7 1933.  Genevieve has 3 lovely dresses along with a jacket and two head pieces.  The outfits are from the movies "Perfect Understanding", "Pleasure Cruise" and "Infernal Machine". Great color on this old newspaper page. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Jane Arden's Wardobe

Here is a newspaper sheet of Jane Arden from 6-15-1941.  Hope everyone had a nice 4th of July.  The doll has 4 outfits, 3 head pieces, and an extra pair of shoes. 

Friday, June 30, 2017

Mythical Creatures

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This month's theme for the Paper Doll Collaboration Project was Mythical Creatures.  My first thought was Lamia, since I've been reading/watching the anime Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls.  Please note before you look it up, it is NOT the most appropriate series in the world!  Anyway, a Lamia is a Greek inspired myth where one of Zeus's poor girlfriends (named Lamia) gets turned into a child-eating monster by the jealous Hera.  She's not always a half snake lady, but that seems to be the most popular depiction.  Also, she can never close her eyes, poor thing!  A Naga is a religious deity linked with Indian religion such as Buddhism and Hinduism, that can take the form of a 'very great snake' usually a cobra.  Sometimes they are part-snake, part human and sometimes they are just snakes depending on the tale.  Naga show up in other cultures as well.  Gorgon's hardly need any introduction, since they are the most well known with Medusa being the most popular.  Another Greek myth, these creatures differ in appearance as well over different myths but usually thought of having snake hair and turn people to stone if they look at them.  I made the snake hair a little more playful and cartoonist, inspired by Monster High.  Kinda looks like brains from far away, now that I see it smaller on the screen. Wow, I think that's the most I've ever written on this blog!

Alright for other outfits  click here

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

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Jack Oakie

This male paper doll newspaper sheet is another Movie Dressograph featuring the actor Jackie Oakie.  He has 4 full outfits, 3 hats,and a coat.  These costumes are from his movies "Touchdown", "Let's go Native" and "Dude Ranch"  This page was published January 31st, 1932 by the St Louis Post-Dispatch.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Misty Mysterious

Here is another Lalaloopsy paper doll designed by me using Adobe Illustrator.  She was created by MGA.  Misty is a magician themed doll who was sewn on March 24th, (Harry Houdini's Birthday).  Misty has 3 pairs of shoes, 3 tops, 3 skirts, a dress and 3 hair accessories along with her pet bunny rabbit and 2 magic wands.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Candi


This cute two page doll is from the artist Diana E Vining and was published in Dolls magazine Nov/Dec 2016.  Candi has 4 adorable sweet themed outfits and 43 hair accessories.  I especially like the detailed boarder on these pages. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Haute Mademoiselle


This two page magazine doll was featured in Haute Doll November/December 2016.  The art is by Amiechou Arts.  The doll has 3 dresses, 3 tops, 1 skirt, 2 hair styles, 4 hair pieces, 4 sets of gloves, and lots of other accessories all in a retro style with main colors of black and white with some red, pink, and blue pieces as well. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

OPDAG NEWS 33

Tom King

Sylvia Kleindinst

Shirley M Pond

Brenda Sneathen

Brenda Sneathen

Audrey Kaiser

Audrey Kaiser

Sandra Vanderpool

Tom King

Brenda Sneathen

Audrey Kaiser
OPDAG NEWS issue 33 from November 1992 featured an Art Deco theme.  All of the pages are black and white.  Not all of the pages are shown here.  I've included some images from an article by Brenda Sneathen featuring how to draw models.  She also did the Dress A Doll of Cinderella.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Jane Arden's Wardobe Cousin Sue

Jane Arden's Cousin Sue is a blonde doll.  She has 5 outfits here with 2 hats.  Her wardrobe includes: 1 lime green dress with shoulder shrug and red accents, 1 blue dress with lace detail, 1 brown dress with fur, 1 red dress with apron, and 1 grey/purple night gown.  Her hats are both green. This newspaper sheet is from 11-19-1939.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Dede Denton


DeDe Denton is a 18 inch fashion doll from Tonner.  This 2 page paper doll was drawn by Robert Tonner and is dated 2016 and was featured in Haute Doll magazine. All of the outfits featured are actual doll outfits, including her swimsuit.  The outfits are called "Dede Denton Making a Splash" (swimsuit) "Drinks before Dinner" (black outfit), "DeDe Celebrates" (long nude dress) and "Manhattan Blush" (my favorite the pink one!) These outfits were all sold with a doll, not individually. 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

June Bride


This two page paper doll is from Dolls Magazine dated June 2014 (I believe) and is from the artist Diane E Vining.  The doll has 3 lovely bridal gowns with veils from the years 1814, 1914 and 2014.  I can't believe it's already June!  Love the bits of blue on the 1814 doll

Monday, June 5, 2017

Dora Beach Costumes

This newspaper comic is from the strip of the character Dumb Dora.  Dora has 2 outfits and a hat.  Love the yellow dress with the buttons!  Dated 6-25-1933.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Myrna Loy

A few of my Dressographs have been cut, like the one above, and the previous owner made copies of an uncut set and laid out the pieces on top so that you can see it's complete as well as read the description of the costumes.  This set is of Myrna Loy and features  3 outfits with 2 headpieces.  These costumes are from "The Animal Kingdom", "The Mask of Fu Machu" and "Thirteen Women"  I personally love the green dress that the base doll is wearing.  This is dated January 29, 1933.

Friday, June 2, 2017

This is Jean



This single page paper doll is from Wee Wisdom magazine and features a teenage girl with 3 full outfits, a top and a skirt.  The colors are red, black and white. This was designed by 12 year old Barbara Creel and redrawn by Dorothy Wagstaff.   I do not have a date on this.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Paper Doll Collaberation Project Occupations

For the month of May the theme was Occupations. of course I had to choose librarian, since I work at a library!  However, I always imagine librarians in cardigans with pencil skirts and scarfs, though none of my co-workers dress like that!  Also, a stylish and witty book bag, and fun decorative pins.  First time I've ever drawn glasses, I believe!  For the other costume I decided to go with nurse scrubs. I imagine them in the traditional blue/green color however would be easy to add some fun print or color.

 More outfits and doll here

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


Monday, May 29, 2017

Jane Arden Panel


Here is a Jane Arden paper doll from a newspaper dated 1-12-1936.  She has 6 outfits and 3 hats including an aviator type costume and a skiing outfit. 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Gala Garb for Greeks

Another beautiful paper doll page from Golden magazine by the artist Neva Schultz.  This is dated March 1968 and features a boy and girl doll.  Each doll has 1 costume with matching hat from the traditional garb of Greek. Lots of red and white and black in this paper doll wardrobe.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ramon Novarro

This Movie Dressograph newspaper sheet features the actor Ramon Novarro along with 3 costumes, 1 coat, and three hats from his movies: Mata Hari, Son of India, and Daybreakers.  This was published by the Saint Louis Post Dispatch Newspaper and is dated May 1 1932

Friday, May 19, 2017

More Greeting Cards

Doll of England Tichnor Quality Boston d-4 Made in USA

Rustcraft Boston USA 10 AV 4374


A Quality Card T-817 Made in USA



Cute as can Be 337 Made in USA Hello to You



Norcross Signature Note Trademark USA



unknown Aug 1934


unknown


unknown

Here are some more vintage greeting cards from various eras and makers. Lots of dogs and girls in this group. First card is blank inside.  Some vacation, some missing you, some note cards in this lot.