My first Kewpie arrived from Zayre's Department Store, and was the 7 inch high, more or less, example, with a one piece vinyl body and a sort of "squeaker" in its back. It was a Cameo vinyl doll. The first Kewpie I remember seeing was knockoff vinyl Kewpie at the toy giveaway my friend Karla Warner's family was having. I was six, and came away with several little dolls I still have, but somehow I missed that one!
Kewpie dolls, and their creator, Rose O'Neill, intrigue me. Like their creator, the cherubic little dolls show infinite dimensions in their personalities.
Below is information for this year's festival celebrating all things Kewp, Kewpiesta! I hope you all can make it :)
The theme for 2015 is "Kewpies on Vacation"! Lots of opportunities for great window displays! The dates are 4/15 - 4/19 .
For more information, see The International Rose O' Neill Club Foundation.
Westgate Branson Woods Resort2201 Roark Valley Rd, Branson, Missouri 65616
Kewpiesta has a Facebook Page, as well.