Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Winnie Winkle Fashion Film Cut-Out

This newspaper sheet features two paper dolls, Vera Ritz and Ruby Ritz from the Winnie Winkle comic by Branner.  Each character has two outfits and two hats.  This is dated 2-16-1936.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

just a note

I forgot to mention! I have a second job now! So I'm super busy!  Not sure what my schedule will be like or when I'll have time to post things.  Lately it's been mostly magazines and newspapers because that's what I currently have scanned into my computer.  I want to scan more sets but just haven't found time.  Hopefully in the summer when school is out I'll have more time to commit to it.  But I also have to prepare for the Convention in Seattle in July.  I'll do my best to keep up with the blog but school work comes first!  Thanks to all my readers! 

Brenda Starr Reporter

Here is a comic sheet of Brenda Starr Reporter (this is a copy, which is why it has a yellow tint to it).  It is dated 1948 and is from the Chicago Tribune.  The comic is by Dale Messick.  The doll is on the bottom sideways, so I posted her upright for a better view.  She has 2 outfits and two hats.  I'm sad that the lovely dress in the comic panel isn't included with the doll.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tillie the Toiler

These two Tillie the Toiler comic paper dolls have the same pose.  The first one is "Ho for the Beach" I'm sure the world is used in a different way then what we think of today!  This one has an outfit, hat and umbrella.  It is dated 6-26-1932.  The second one features a dress for a garden party which as a matching hat. This one is dated 6-19-1932.  Both dolls are by Russ Westover.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Roy Gordon

This Muny Opera Dressograph features Roy Gordon along with 3 fabulous costumes from various operas.  I believe Roy Gordon also did some acting later in life, which is where I recognize him from. The date on here is hard to read but I think it is 7-21-35.

Saturday, April 14, 2018



This single page paper doll is from Doll Making Magazine.  It is dated 1987 but was in the Fall 1988 issue.  The artist is Amy Albert Bloom.  This little baby has 6 outfits, many with matching hats and some toys and even a bed. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

All set for the Sioux Ceremonial

This single magazine sheet features 2 paper dolls, a boy and a girl, each with one costume.  The costumes are based on the Sioux Native American ceremonial costumes.  This is from Golden magazine June 1968. The artist is Neva Schultz.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Tillie the Toiler

This newspaper comic paper doll is dated 6-3-1934 and features two outfits, including a cowgirl costume with hat. 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Brenda Starr Fashion Cut-Outs

This is a copy of a Brenda Starr newspaper doll.  I'm not sure if the original was in color or not.  It is dated January 4, 1942.  The doll has pajamas and a bed. 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Curly Cowboy Fashions

This single page paper doll features a handsome cowboy along with 3 outfits and even a beard!  This is from Katy Keene created by Bill Woggon. No exact date known.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Paper Dolls by Yuko Green

This two page paper doll is not signed, but I'm pretty sure the artist is Yuko Green.  This is from Doll World magazine, but I don't recall the date, I think December based on the outfits, and probably around 1990s. The cute girl has 5 outfits along with 3 hats and 2 extra pairs of shoes.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Jane Arden's Wardobe

This newspaper sheet features Jane Arden with lots of fun costumes.  I love the green outfit on the bottom, reminds me of Poison Ivy from Batman series.  And her little cocktail dress, with a cocktail on it!  How chic!  This one is dated 4-26-1942.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Victorian Ornaments Note

Hello everyone.  Just wanted to say I've removed a post involving the book above titled Victorian Ornaments.  The copyright owner has plans to possibly republish this book in the future.  Here is a link to their website.  https://www.bettyannetwigg.com/  They are currently writing books.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter 2018 Color

Happy Easter everyone.  Here is the little bunny paper doll in color.  Black and white can be found  here.  
I will be starting a new (second) job this week and my schedule will be changing so i'm not sure how often I will be able to post on the blog.  

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Paper Doll Collaberation 2018 March Now and Then/Then and Now

OMG totally spaced posting this yesterday! It's been a crazy week for me.
Alright this months theme was "Now and Then" so taking a vintage outfit and making it modern and taking a modern outfit and making it vintage in sorts is how I interpreted it..  For the first outfit I used a fashion plate for inspiration here  and made a casual every day version inspired by the details.  For the second dress I took a casual every day outfit here and created a vintage dress inspired by the fabric and patterns.  The lines on the bottom of the dress are supposed to be the stitched detail of the jeans.  Added some shoes and hats.  The hats, I have no idea if they will actually fit.


Monday, March 26, 2018

Easter 2018 Black And White

For this Easter, I created a rag doll bunny paper doll.  She has lots of dresses and outfits.  21 in total, including a ballerina tutu.  She has 7 pairs of shoes, 2 bows, and 2 flowers for her head.  This was inspired by a rag doll I used to own when  I was a kid.   I image some of the outfits as being home made dresses and some more like doll outfits you'd buy in the store.  This is the black and white version that can be colored.  I'll post a color version in a few days.  I may even do two variations, if I have time.  Have a Happy Easter!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Gigi Goes Glamourous

This comic sheet paper doll features Gigi, a friend of Katy Keene created by Bill Woggon.  her outfits were designed by Barbara Rausch.  She has four outfits, a swimsuit, a top and a pair of boots.  A bit western inspired wear.  Love her little dog. No exact date known.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Movie Dressographs Diana Wynyard

This single page newspaper Movie Dressograph paper doll features the celebrity actress Diana Wynyard along with three outfits from various movies.  The movies are "Cavalcade", "Men Must Fight" and "Rasputin and the Empress"  I love the little hat that matches her blue dress.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I know it's early!  But I will be pretty busy this weekend and next week as well.  Here is a paper doll to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  She is supposed to be a leprechaun.  I actually based her somewhat on a drawing for my DND character gnome Fizzlepop "Poppy" Peppertree.  I was hoping to do curly hair but I just couldn't get it too look how I wanted. She has 6 outfits, all with various shades of green, 1 wig and one extra pair of shoes and a pot of gold.  The bottom outfit two inspired by Irish step dancing costumes and the traditional male leprechaun suit. I also included the page in black and white for those who want to color it.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Jane Arden's Wardrobe

Here is a newspaper paper doll of Jane Arden's Wardrobe.  This sheet is dated 3-23-1941.  She has 4 outfits and 1 hat.  Each outfit was designed by someone who submitted it to the newspaper.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Paper Dolls

I almost feel as this is missing a page, since most magazine paper dolls are two pages. However, I only have this one page.  It's a paper doll by Gerry Hizer that reminds me of a little doll.  She has 2 dresses, two stocking/leggings, and three hats (another reason I'm unsure it's complete).  This one is dated August 1994 and is from Doll World magazine.

Friday, March 9, 2018

OPDAG News #42 Winter 1995

Sue Chaffee

Christine D Scarlett

Dress a Doll by Johana Gast Anderton and Helen Johnson

Dress A Doll

Elinor Peace Bailey

dress a doll

dress a doll

Marcy Lewis

Dress a Doll

Dress a Doll

Elinor Peach Bailey
Here is a black and white issue of OPDAG (original paper doll artist guild) News.  This is issue #42 from the Winter of 1995.  The theme was paper dolls of and for children.  It features 2 dress a doll babies with lots of clothing submitted by members.  Not all pages are shown here. 

Monday, March 5, 2018

This is Deborah

A cute single page paper doll from Wee Wisdom magazine dated March 1955.  This paper doll is mostly Black and Red coloring.  She has 2 dresses, 1 outfit, a top and bottom and a necklace.  She was designed by Sharon Lee Badgett (12) and drawn by the artist Dorothy Wagstaff.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Muny Opera Dressograph Ilse Marvenga

This is a photocopy of the orignal newspaper sheet, which is why it's a bit more yellow in color.  It features the opera star Ilse Marvenga and her costumes from the following operas: Kathie from "the Student Prince" which is the peasant dress and wig, and the other two are from Marietta in "Naughty Marietta".  I really like her blue outfit that the base is wearing as well!  This one is dated July 9, 1933 and was published in the St. Louis Post Dispatch

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Sis Winter Fashion

This paper doll page is from Katy Keene created by Bill Woggan featuring the character Sis and her Winter Fashions.  There are 4 outfits, a coat, and two hats. No exact date on this, probably in a winter season month. 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Tillie the Toiler

This newspaper panel of Tillie the Toiler is dated 7-28-1935 and features 2 long dresses and a hat.  Tillie the Toiler Fashion Parade created by Russ Westover and the doll and outfits are from Ruth Bennett.  I like the back view included for the green dress. 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Paper Doll Collaberation 2018 February Date Night

 The theme for the month of February was date night, inspired by Valentine's Day.  The first dress is based on a real dress that of course I can't find a picture of now.  The other dress I imagine in a blush/pink or maybe champagne color and is inspired by vintage lace dresses.  I don't actually dress up to go on a date but I've always liked the idea of wearing something fancy to go out to dinner.  I created  a pair of shoes to go with the short dress and a little hair heart.  Also a box of chocolates, of course, my favorite Valentine's gift!


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Dolly Dingle's Baby Brother Dickie

Here is a cut Dolly Dingle paper doll featuring her cute baby brother Dickie.  This paper doll is from February 1923.  The baby has 3 outfits, 2 bonnets, a bunny, and a bottle.  There are also comic strips.  He is missing a white bib.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Jane Arden's Wardrobe

This single page newspaper paper doll is from 2-23-1941.  I can't believe Feburary is almost over!  It's cold here too! *unusual for Vegas*  The doll has 4 outfits and one hat.  Love that top left one, looks very patriotic.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Lucki Red Lorelei

This single page paper doll features the character Lucki Red Lorelei from the Katy Keene comic series.  This one is titled "Hit the Sac" and features 5 sac dress designs and two hats.  Her character sometimes has symbols of luck, such as horseshoes and clovers in her outfits.  Created by Bill Woggon, I don't have a date on this page.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Fu Mei Ling

Happy Chinese New Year!  This year is the year of the Dog.  I'll admit I don't have many paper dolls from China or depicting Chinese people.  I found this one, it's from an old Children's Playmate magazine dated September 1942.  The  single page paper doll is Fu Mei Ling drawn by the artist Fern Bisel Peat.  Note the doll has costumes for a girl and a boy, how wonderful.  The doll has traditional costumes along with hats.  Fern Bisel Peat also drew the cover of this issue.

Monday, February 12, 2018


This is a two page black and white Paper doll from the magazine Paper Doll World.  The paper is yellowed from age.  This is dated November/December 1984 and even asks original paper doll artist to send in artwork for the magazine. This magazine is no longer published.  The artist name simply says Kay.  The doll has 5 showgirl style outfits, one with a matching hat.