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The October 2018 issue of DOLLS features48 four-color pages with a focus on ball-jointed dolls (BJDs), including features on BJD artists Liz Frost, Connie Lowe, and Doll Chateau, as well as stories on Monica Spicer, Anna Maryina, Janet Bernasconi, a look at vintage Barbie store displays and gift sets, and more!



8              A Touch of Frost: Liz Frost makes magic through sculpting, face-ups, By Stephanie Finnegan

14           Hallowed Halls: Connie Lowe brings ‘blended fashions’ to dolls, By Sharon Verbeten

18           Fantasy-Fueled & Fabulous: Doll Chateau raises eyebrows with bizarrely beautiful BJDs, By Wil Peterson

25           All-Around Artist: Monica Spicer creates couture for BJDs

26           Dramatic Divas: Anna Maryina’s small dolls star in epic, costumed mini series, By Stephanie Finnegan

30           Vintage Barbie store displays & gift sets, By A. Glenn Mandeville

34           Janet Bernasconi: A world of whimsy and charm


6              Editor’s Notebook
36           Mailbox
36           Portraits
38           Shows of Note
39           Classifieds
40           Antique Q&A
42           Curious Collector
44           Paper Doll
46           Event Calendar
46           Advertiser Index