Halloween Is Fast Approaching! Halloween Themed Paper Dolls

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Halloween is always a fun time of the year.  There’s dressing up, lots of candy, and a time to switch out your current doll display for your Halloween doll display.

I was doing some research online about dolls dressed in their Halloween finery when i found a very interesting section that involves Halloween and dolls.  Seems like the holiday is not only for 3D dolls but paper dolls as well.  Here’s a great paper doll I found that’s from the 1930′s.  It comes complete with a costume as well as party wear.

Paper Doll from the 1930's

Paper Doll from the 1930′s

And there’s always our favorite paper doll, Betsy McCall. – here’s a page from the McCall’s Magazine.

Betsy McCall Paper Doll

Betsy McCall Paper Doll

I even found a black and white paper doll from 1951.


1951 Black & White Paper Doll


A very unique paper doll – Kokeshi

hall kokeshi

Kokeshi Halloween Doll
by Stephanie Fizer Coleman
Children’s Illustrator

From Wikipedia – Kokeshi are Japanese dolls, originally from northern Japan. They are handmade from wood, have a simple trunk and an enlarged head with a few thin, painted lines to define the face. The body has a floral design painted in red, black, and sometimes yellow, and covered with a layer of wax. One characteristic of kokeshi dolls is their lack of arms or legs. The bottom is marked with the signature of the artist.

Take a look online and see what fun Halloween paper dolls you can find!

Have a spooktacular week!!  :-)




About Nancy

Executive Assistant at the Tonner Doll Company. Personal assistant to Robert Tonner for the last 19 years. Company Event Planner/Coordinator and Archivist.

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