Leonard Cohen Is A (Paper) Doll

I love your body and your spirit and your clothes

  – From “First We Take Manhattan” by Leonard Cohen

Dressing – And Undressing – Leonard Cohen

Eva M, a member of the Leonard Cohen Forum, offers both an apposite commentary on Leonard Cohen’s style and an entertaining activity for fans  in the form of a well-executed, affecting, unique   paper doll set she created.

The Leonard Cohen paper doll set was originally submitted as an entry in the contest sponsored by the German edition of Rolling Stone to send a “passionate fan” to Paris for the Old Ideas preview. The image atop this post was, in fact, first published at the German Rolling Stone Facebook page (January 3, 2012) with this caption:

A self designed Doll by Leonard Cohen is just a post that we received in the course of the Leonard Cohen contest. Until tomorrow, you can take part – and then we are faced with the difficult task to pick a winner from all the photos, cover songs, stories and poems… [computer powered translation from German to English]

As part of this project Eva M taught herself enough technology to create a flash version of Dress Up Leonard Cohen. (The image of the flash game is shown below; to play the flash version itself, go to the link.)

For those who adhere to traditional forms, Eva M offers these instructions:

Print it  [the paper version] in A3 size, take your scissors and have fun.

Also see Eva M’s Leonard Cohen Specialty Saints Bracelet

Note: Originally posted Jan 8, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

10 Replies to “Leonard Cohen Is A (Paper) Doll”

  1. Guy Minnebach - antwerp guy

    Well done Eva M! Had big fun with the flash game. (Although it’s a bit awkward to dress up a 77 year old man with a T-shirt & shorts he wore when he was in his twenties)
    Hope you win the ticket to Paris!

  2. Guy Minnebach

    Well done Eva M! Had big fun with the flash game. (Although it’s a bit awkward to dress up a 77 year old man with a T-shirt & shorts he wore when he was in his twenties)
    Hope you win the ticket to Paris!

  3. majmunka

    Thanks, guys 😀 I’m really glad you like it. I consider my doll somewhat ageless and as I created it just before leaving to Hydra in June, I wanted to give him some lighter clothes as well 🙂 At least you probably didn’t keep trying to remove his boxers for minutes like some of my friends did 😀

    1. Guy Minnebach - antwerp guy

      No I did not try to remove his boxers! 🙂
      I put on his best suit, hat, the rose in his hand, and then that picture of you beside him, with his hand on your shoulder. You lucky and very smart woman!
      A pity the rose is not horizontal, then Leonard could hold it between his teeth… 🙂

      1. majmunka

        😀 I should have asked your advice! That rose between his teeth idea is a strike of a genius 😀
        Thanks for putting me to his side. I was rather sure people would hate me for that ploy 😀

  4. mel joss

    I find it amazing, that at my age, I actually followed through with trying different clothes on him!! I too hope you make it to Paris!

      1. Guy Minnebach - antwerp guy

        Too bad Eva. Well, to say it with a nice Dr Hook-song, at least you made it to the Facebook of the Rolling Stone! Yeah!