Ponks XD (ponkie) wrote in culture_awards,
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Challenge.003 [Paper Dolls]

Deadline: Friday, March 16th, 2007; 5pm CST.
You may enter up to 3 [three] icons.
You may use other images of paper dolls if you'd like to.
All effects are allowed [except animations].
All icons must meet LJ requirements.
Do not share your icons until voting has closed.
Enter by commenting to this post only, with image & url.
If you use an image you find on your own, please provide a link to the full size image.
Current entries: 27

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Images from tradebit.com + paperdolls.com + proudmommy.tripod.com.

Paper dolls have existed as long as there have been paper and creative people to apply images to it. Paper figures have been used in ritual ceremonies in Asian cultures for many centuries. An ancient Japanese purification ceremony dating back to at least A.D. 900 included a paper figure and a folded paper object resembling a kimono which were put to sea in a boat.

From the 1870s to the 1890s, European manufacturers produced beautifully lithographed full-color paper dolls. They often represented royalty and famous theater personalities, including the German Royal Family, the House of Windsor, and actresses Ellen Terry, Lily Langtry and Lillian Russell.

Collectors today enjoy many and varied sources of paper dolls. One may network with other collectors via paper doll newsletters and learn about the latest paper dolls published, sources for buying from eBay and other online auctions, catalogues, and directly from artists, and at local and regional parties and conventions. Speaking of conventions, they're the greatest place in the world to find paper dolls. First-time attendees have been heard to gush, "It's paper doll heaven in there!" upon exiting the sales floor. Greeting card companies sometimes publish cards with paper dolls. Keep a keen eye on all the publishers' racks and review them frequently each season, and you may find paper dolls and toys on cards and even wrapping paper. "Paper dolls" may be wood, cloth, plastic or even magnetic. Fabric stores now sell “paper” dolls on yard goods. Specialty shops and catalogues carry some surprising selections.
Copied from The Original Paper Doll Artist Guild

Really feel free to be as creative as you want. It really wouldn't take much editing to actually dress the dolls in most photo editing programs because the backgrounds are plain. I'm really, really looking forward to seeing what you all come up with!

Note: If you find images on your own, please give me a link to the full size image when you post your icons. This will help for banner making if you win!

Good luck!

P.S. There's still a few hours to enter Challenge.002 [Seven Natural Wonders].

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