Printable Paper dolls
Are figures cut out of paper, with separate clothes and folding tabs. They have been inexpensive children's toys for almost 200 years. Today, many artists are turning paper dolls into an form of art.
Paper dolls have been used for advertising, first appeared in magazines and newspapers, and covered a variety of subjects and time periods. They have become collectibles, especially as vintage paper dolls become rarer due to the limited lifespan of paper objects. Printable paper dolls are still being created today.
Printable paper dolls have regained popularity with young children featuring popular characters and celebrities. Online and virtual paper dolls also have a popular following, with users able to drag and drop clothes onto images of dolls or actual people.
Fashion printable paper dolls
Are printable paper dolls designed to reflect fashion trends or occasionally fantasy play. The dolls are made of vinyl or another plastic, and are manufactured both as toys and as collectibles. They are enjoyed by many people. The dolls are usually modeled after teen girls or adult women, though child, male, and even some non-human variants exist. Sizes range from 10.5 inches - 270 mm to 24 inches - 610 mm, there are of course some special cases that fall outside this range: 11.5 inches - 290 mm is the size of the Barbie doll, by Mattel, who set quite a standard for many years in this arena. Gene Marshall from Ashton-Drake and Tyler Wentworth from Tonner are 15 and 16 inches - 380 and 410 mm respectively. These two printable paper dolls created a surge of interest among adult collectors.
Costumers, seamstresses and other creative individuals find the fashion printable paper doll to be a great personal canvas for their work along with creating fashions, some individuals repaint faces, reroot hair, or occasionally do other alterations. Many of these works are one-of-a-kind. These artists are not officially connected to the original manufacturers of the dolls, but their work has in turn become sought after by some collectors. Fashion Dolls may have some historic relationship to small scaled figures and mannequins dressed by tailors and dressmakers to display fashions of their times.