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The October 2022 issue of DOLLS is 48 full-color pages and includes articles on BJD artist Judy Porter, the design duo behind Emperis Dolls fashion BJDs. In addition, this issue includes features on Jennie Hepler Takens, Marguerite Noschese, World of EPI, Ideal’s Tammy doll, and more!


8 Fashionable Flexibility
British BJD Design Duo Focuses on Beauty, Posability
By Wil Peterson

12 Kidding Around
Judy Porter’s BJDs Celebrate Children
By Stephanie Finnegan

17 Pumpkins on Parade
Jennie Hepler Takens Carves Out a Career in Halloween Art
By Jennie Hepler Takens

20 Tricks & Treats
Artists Share Their Halloween Creations

22 Halloween Spirits
Marguerite Noschese’s Dolls Combine Whimsy, Scariness, Humor
By Marguerite Surich Noschese

26 ‘Pinchable Moment’
World of EPI Pioneers New Techniques to Make Authentic ‘Black Panther’ Dolls
By Joyce Greenholdt

30 Tammy
The Ideal Teen
By A. Glenn Mandeville

34 The People of PUDDLE
Annual Gathering Sparked by the Love of Pullips
By Ashley Brooke Sero