Víctor in the Afternoon: Casual Guy’s Paper Doll Clothes

One of several paper dolls for boys on the blog, Victor is a young man with a casual wardrobe. He's free to print in color or black and white from Paperthinpersonas.comFor the last Sprite paper doll for a while, I am pleased to introduce Víctor. Víctor is one of the guy Sprite paper dolls. When I draw guy or male paper dolls, I try to think about what paper dolls for boys might look like. I confess that I don’t have sons and I don’t really know what they are into, but it seems to be that the sort of pretend play that paper dolls encourage is just as important for boys as it is for girls.

I will confess that since I was once a little girl, and I was never a little boy, knowing what exactly paper dolls for boys should contain or what paper doll sets that might appeal to boys should contain, is rather hard for me.

Still, I figure all kids like realism in their toys, so I try to be at least as realistic to guy’s clothing as I can be considering that I find guy’s clothing pretty darn boring.

One of several paper dolls for boys on the blog, Victor is a young man with a casual wardrobe of seven pieces. He's free to print in black and white from Paperthinpersonas.com

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Víctor here is, in my head anyway, a young man, maybe from Mexico or Argentina. So, in my head, Víctor  is Latino, but of course, he can be anything you feel like making him. After all, the things we create don’t behave themselves.

His clothing is a mix of casual pieces that the guys I know tend to wear. T-shirts, pants, shorts and a baseball cap. I like to give paper-dolls sandals in their first set, because sandals are very skin-tone dependent.

I will confess that I am little embarrassed by how out of proportion his novel is.  Maybe it’s a very tiny novel…

One of several paper dolls for boys on the blog, Victor is a young man with a casual wardrobe of jeans and t-shirts. He's free to print in color from Paperthinpersonas.com

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As with all the paper dolls in the Sprite series, Víctor can share clothing with Xavier & Zachary.

I do have one more Sprite paper doll mostly finished, but I think I’ll save her for a later date. After all, there are other paper doll series on this blog that need love, too!

As usual, you can support the blog through Patreon. I also wanted to say “Hello” to any new readers who found me through my Viking paper doll which went a little viral on Facebook, or so I have been told.

(Confession- I do not actually have a Facebook page.)

So next Friday, there will be a post- apocalyptic Buxom & Bodacious set and then I haven’t decided between Mini-Maidens or Ms. Mannequin. What do y’all think?

11 comments

  1. I have two boys, and it seems like their imaginations are captured by robots and armor and stuff like that, if that helps. I’d be happy to ask them about it, if you like.

    I vote for Mini-Maidens. 🙂

  2. The novel could be a “pocket book”. I had some when I was a kid and I loved them (though, to be fair, they certainly wouldn’t be long enough to be classified as novels).

    I really like his baseball cap and the blue shirts.

  3. I’ll print some of these out for my boys. They just recently started taking an interest in coloring & cutting, so these are perfect.

    My six year old son is obsessed with Ancient Egypt, China, and fantasy (things like Magic:The Gathering cards. Just the cards, not actually playing the game). If you made an Egyptian themed doll, he’d probably lose his little mind!

    Oh, and hoodies. I don’t get it, but they love hoodies!

  4. “things we create don’t behave themselves” ~ isn’t that the truth!

    i agree with some of the other posters. if you feel like “everyday wear” is boring, maybe you should focus on occupational clothing, fantasy stuff, and the like. your steampunk dolls are always cool.

    or maybe look at men’s history (not just the usual stuff, but think Scottish Highlands, Mesopotamia, Medieval France, Czarist Russia). there are lots of epochs where men’s clothes weren’t so terribly boring ~ hahaha

    1. I’d love to take credit for “the things we make don’t behave themselves”, but I am pretty sure it comes from reading way to much writing on Russian Structuralist poetry & linguistic theory when I was in college.

  5. To add to the boys are into, superheroes, knights, fantasy, Lord of the Rings, and I always love your historical stuff, so some historical men’s wear (those are nearly impossible to find).

    1. Men’s historical paper dolls are totally on my list of “must do” for this year. It’s funny I have a collection of over seventy costume history books (and with libraries, access to hundreds), but somehow I just don’t have nearly as confident a knowledge of men’s clothing as I do of female clothing. So, I guess this is my long winded way of saying “I am working on it”, but it is taking time. I really want to do some historical couples in the Sprites Series, and I think I am going to start with maybe an era I am really comfortable with like the early 1800s or the 17th century. I don’t have ANY paper dolls from the Edwardian era, so that’s another time period I have been thinking a lot about or maybe something from the 1940s celebrating World War 2? (Clearly, I do not lack in ideas.)

  6. Seriously, I have been struggling to find boy paper doll stuff so Please Please help by making more of these. Boys imaginative play toys focus a lot on action heros. I want Historical Guys, normal guys that do different jobs, and just typical guy clothing but it is SOOOOOO hard to find.

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