Tuesday Magic Item – Paper Clothes

20 May, 2014

PaperDollHer clothes were beautiful, though of an antique style they seemed newly made.  She was charming and delightful even if she kept vanishing.

After midnight was the last time I saw her.  She begged off and when I caught at her sleeve, this piece came away.  It is just colored paper.

Now I just wonder if I will ever see her again.

Paper Clothes

These items are often found in books but can be just a single page upon which is drawn or printed a set of clothing and a brief phrase.

When the page is held and the phrase is read aloud, the page unfolds into the clothing pictured upon the reader (so it is best to be in one’s undergarments beforehand).  The clothes created are paper-colored unless they are colored before the phrase is read, in which case they will take upon those colors when transformed.

The paper clothes last for six plus 1d4 hours, in the last half hour they becoming increasingly stiff and paper-like before peeling away as simple paper again.

Aura moderate transmutation; CL 9th
Slot none; Price 75; Weight – per page, a book of them may weigh 3 lbs. or more
Construction Requirements
Scribe Scroll, Craft Wondrous Item, fabricate, mending, creator must have 5 ranks in Craft (dressmaker, illustrator, tailor or some such); Cost 37.5 per page, reduced by 5% if twenty or more are made at once and by 10% if a book of a hundred or more is made at the same time.

Notes: For the fashion conscious or just those who want to travel light.

Photo by Sue Clark and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license, originally from the book “What Shall We Do Now? 500 Children’s Games and Pastimes” by Dorothy Canfield and Others. The book was published by Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers of New York in 1907. Page 260, the book is in the public domain and all images should be copyright free.


  1. Absolutely fantastic stuff!

  2. Very clever!

    • Thank you. You could probably do a tech equivalent for Strange Stars easily enough.

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