The theme of the seventh Pullip and Dal Doll Lovers Event was rainbows – seven colors for seven years. New this year was a Best in Theme contest, and attendees rose to the challenge. The winner was ByronicHeroine with her lineup of Rainbow Brite dolls.
Attendance was the highest ever, with 77 paid attendees at the Holiday Inn Chicago-Elk Grove. The first 60 paid registrants received premium gift bags, and all others who pre-registered received regular gift bags. The bags contained a nice variety of donated and other items.
Attendees were able to buy dolls, wigs, handmade clothing, and accessories from vendors. Events included doll customization contests, an original outfit contest, a dress-like-your-doll parade, door prizes, raffles, and a silent auction. For the first time several ice breakers were played, including a Pullip family trivia contest.
This article on the 2014 PUDDLE appeared in the September 2014 issue of Dolls magazine.
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