Marisole Monday & Friends Masquerade: Margot as a Raven


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Today’s Printable Paper Doll Inspirations:  Ravens, this Gold Corset, and 18th Century Hair Styles

An elegant Raven inspired masquerade costume for a paper doll with matching shoes and a mask and wig.

I love Ravens. I grew up in Southeast Alaska where there are a lot of Ravens. We also had a fair number of Crows, but I hate Crows for being loud and annoying, so I refuse to draw a paper doll gown based on them.

So, this is a Raven Masquerade dress that Margot, of the Marisole Monday & Friends paper doll series, is modeling.

Ravens are some of the smartest birds in the world and they can do fairly complex problem solving. No unsurprisingly, they show up a lot on myth and legend. In Tlingit stories, Raven is trickster who frees the sun, moon and stars. In Norse mythology, the god Odin is depicted as having two ravens serving as his eyes and ears. They are named Huginn (thought) and Muninn (memory). In Ancient Greek myths, ravens are associated with Apollo, the god of prophecy.

And of course, there are always the ravens of the Tower of London who, should they ever be removed, would foretell the fall of the Kingdom of England.

So, if you want folklore heavy animals, it doesn’t get much better than the Raven.

This is the most fitted of the gowns. There’s something mysterious about Ravens and I wanted the masquerade gown to capture some of that mystery.

Here are some instructions for the wig, if you’re not sure how it works.

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So, I am curious, what is the favorite Masquerade gown so far? Let me know in a comment!

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4 Responses to Marisole Monday & Friends Masquerade: Margot as a Raven

  1. Kiersten says:

    HI 🙂
    I found your blog a few weeks ago and went and literally saved almost all your dolls. I have four younger siblings (2 boys and 2 girls) and everyone loves coloring your dolls. love these masquerade ones i think the owl is my favorite 🙂

  2. boots says:

    your choices for the designs on these is so wonderful (the white wig!). i’d be so boring and literal with this theme ~ hahaha

    • RLC says:

      I dunno, literal bird costumes could be pretty funny. 🙂

      I was actually heavily influenced by some of Worth’s wacky masquerade dress designs.

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