Costume :Dotty
Variant :(Editing)
Source :Raggy Dolls
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Dotty playing Musical Statues

Finished Wig


Costume Information

Cost : < £10
Time Taken : 13 hours

Used/Palnned Uses: My 80s Catoon BBQ Party, June 2009.
- Buying Raggy Dolls DVD, 21 June 2010.

I was lucky with this costume, I didn't have to buy anything except the wool for the wig which cost me £4.95 for a ball. Everything else was from my craft room or left overs.

The wig took the most time, cutting and stitching the wool to the cap..

** other plans include a Reject bin and 'the dark wood' scenes.


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Am I seeing things?! A Raggy Dolls cosplay?! Omg wow! <3
My mum used to call me Back-To-Front because I used to stick my clothes on the wrong way x3
Can't wait to see this, you're so epic!! Progress is fab so far 8D

by Charlie-Bear on Wednesday, 10 June, 2009 - 22:57
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Truly inspired.

I approve!

by nert on Friday, 12 June, 2009 - 22:09
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Now th-th-tth-hth-that's what I like to see!!

by Ninodog on Friday, 12 June, 2009 - 22:46
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Brilliant costume choice :D Great idea with the wig, it looks spot on.

by Amy-Lou on Thursday, 16 July, 2009 - 11:26
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What an awesome costume idea - and you've pulled it off so incredibly well! Great stuff!

by Mighty Odango on Tuesday, 21 July, 2009 - 10:46
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haha brilliant!

by GunstarVixen on Tuesday, 21 July, 2009 - 14:04
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Amazing! brings back fond memories

by Bunni on Tuesday, 21 July, 2009 - 14:38
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Brilliant. Such a fab cosplay. It really dose bring back fond memories.

"Raggy dolls for you and me!!"

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 21 July, 2009 - 15:05
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by Alyx on Tuesday, 16 March, 2010 - 01:07
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Hahaha! this is amazing <3

by nosferatu on Friday, 19 March, 2010 - 14:52
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This is really cool you did really well ^^

i adored the Raggy Dolls when i was younger :D

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Friday, 26 March, 2010 - 01:05
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Thank you ALL for the nice comments, makes me smile :)

I have a few plans for her.
I'm not sure if I want to make a head or just try and do the facepaint better.. I think a head or at least a nose.
I want to have a 'stuffed' body.. Generally want to make it more like a rag doll. Sort of mascot like i guess.

I have a few proper photos I want taken, based off scenes in the cartoon (eg. a scene in 'the dark wood' where they are looking towards the wood)

I want to make a Reject bin, it will be very large so I fit in it. I would love to get the whole team together, that would be amazing.

They are beinging Raggy Dolls out of DVD (FINALLY) in June. So I think I will work on her then, ready. Maybe I'll wear her to the shop to buy the dvd hehe. :)

by FlyingMammal on Friday, 26 March, 2010 - 12:51
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OMG! I totally intend to cosplay Princess at some point! Maybe we should get a group together xP haha
<3 So much love for this!

by Illulyn on Saturday, 8 May, 2010 - 14:18
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Omg, my childhood. <3

So much love for this cosplay!

by The-oncoming-storm on Saturday, 16 July, 2011 - 00:09
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Such a good idea! And really well done as well. :)

by puzzledpenguin on Sunday, 29 January, 2012 - 23:04

Oh wow.

by TheRedRanger on Monday, 13 February, 2012 - 21:15

this is full of win

by magigreen on Sunday, 16 September, 2012 - 22:17

To-Do List

change bowsLowComplete
reject binLowPlanned
shirt againLowPlanned
dungerees smallerLowPlanned
nose and faceLowPlanned


New bits... (Posted 20th July 2011)

I am going to make a nose from stuffed fabric.. I may make a mask covered in fabric, but no over my mouth.. I will try it but i'm not sure it will work.. I might try a balaclava (spelling) type thing... I have ideas.

Again, I want to finally make a Reject bin, and have the photo based on Episode: 'the dark wood';

I'm a bit far behind, and I didn't realise Series 4 dvd is out.. I only know 1 and 2.. Get with it ruth - yes I have been living under a rock! (actually, a hospital bed but yeah)

Really hope to make the changes very soon, and have the photos taken that I want.
If anyone wants to join me in a groupage let me know!

15 June 2010 (Posted 15th June 2010)

Changed the yellow 'bows'

02 June 2010. (Posted 2nd June 2010)

RAGGY DOLLS - Series 1 DVD - OUT 21 June 2010.

Can't go that day, but a few days after DOTTY will be going into my town (OXFORD) buying the dvd.
If anyone wants to come with me let me know, might need someone to take photos :)

Felt or Wool? (Posted 15th June 2009)

Now then, on rag dolls they have woolen hair.. i was thinking maybe making it from stuffed felt..
actually no, I have answered my own question.

Wool it is!

Work so far.. (Posted 13th June 2009)

10 June 2009 - Made foam padding for shoes.
11 June 2009 - Covered shoes in white fabric and sewed on grip to bottoms.
15 June 2009 - Made dungarees, still need a bit of work.
17 June 2009 - Made tshirt but sill needs a bit of work.
23 June 2009 - Made both arms
14 July 2009 - Cut and sewned the bottoms of the dungerees into circles.
Cut out 'paint' sploges
15 July 2009 - Sewed on the 'paint' sploges. Made wig.

All finished... ready to wear on Saturday, 18th July 2009.