20 Reasons to go to IDC in 2018

by Dutch Fashion Doll World

The Italian Doll Convention opened the registration today for 2018. I had again such a great time last weekend. So if your are thinking to go next year here 20 reasons you should do it

1 Friendships

For me convention is all about seeing my fellow collectors. Seeing my friends and making new friends. Every year I have such a good time here and I aways meet new people.

2 Theme

Next years theme is IDC goes Cartoonia. And this sounds like so much fun. The organization always does such a great job. and I can wait to see what they will come up with for next year.

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 3 Poppy Parker

Next year IDC will have his first Poppy Parker event !!!! And this is the first time that an European convention will have an exclusive Poppy Parker event doll !!!

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4 Hotel

The venue where IDC take place is Melia Milano. And this is the perfect convention Hotel. Its very Italian chique. And the people working in the hotel are the best. Its always fun to see that they also enjoy the madness that a doll convention brings to a place. It’s situated close to the subway and in a few minutes you are at the Duomo. And they serve a great Aperol Spritz at their lounge terras. For IDC they always have a special room rate so we can spend a little more in the salesroom 😉


5 Largest Fashion Doll Convention

IDC is the largest Fashion Doll Convention in Europe. And they are still growing every year. But they manage to make it in such a way that it feels like a big fam reunion. We are all together and you won’t feel lost.

6 Barbie

And Don’t forget our Queen Barbie. On Saturday evening we celebrate the Love that we have for this Iconic doll during a big Gala diner and it ends with the revealing of the Convention Barbie Doll.

 7 Ooak Barbie Dolls

When you are a fan of ooak Barbie dolls you will love the salesroom on Sunday. Here you will find the ooak artists from Europe. Magia2000, Atelier Sebastian, Lantis Kelly, Creations Cotho and many more.

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8 Food

Omg Italian food is amazing !!! Pizza, pasta, risotto you just cant go wrong in Italy. At the back of the hotel there is this small place called Da Peppino were they serve an amazing vitello tonato and were you will always find some conventioneers.

9 Marinella, Mario and Gianni

Without these people there would not be such an amazing convention. These hero’s with their amazing group of people that help them give us this yearly experience of epic doll fun.

10 Fashion Show

IDC has the best Fashion Show at doll convention in the world. It’s so much fun and I am always amazed by amount of work the collectors put in these creations.

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And this year 2 sexy lingerie nuns stole the show.

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11 Entertainment

This convention has some great life entertainment. Even Madonna preforms at this event !!!!

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12 Decoration

I always love the moment when you enter the Gala diner. Its alway such a WOW moment. These guys know how to decorate.


13 Italian Men


Need I say more.

14 International

This convention is very International with people attending from all over the world. Italy, Spain, Japan, Australia, The Netherlands, Swiss, USA, Israel, Portugal, Greece and many more

15 DISCO!!!

These Italians know how to Party. Good music and an open bar. I’M IN !!!

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16 Doll Diversity

What I love about the salesroom is that its so diverse. Of course you can find here your Barbie and Integrity dolls. But you will see dolls you never knew they existed. I love that IDC shows this diversity in Fashion and Art Dolls.

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17 Fun Workshops

This is a bit of self promotion. Since the ast 4 years I am one of the collectors that give a workshop at IDC and I LOVE it. Its so much fun to craft with your fellow collectors.

18 Charity

I love it that conventions do a lot for Charity and also IDC. They have an amazing Ebay Charity auction. During the Saturday Gala diner the dolls from this auction are on display. And on Sunday there is a big raffle with many amazing prices also for charity.

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19 Fashion Capital

Milan is one of the biggest fashion capitals of the world. GUCCI, Prada, Valentino and many more. They al have their flagship stores here. So combine your Fashion Doll shopping with some Fashion shopping.

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20 Fun for Non Collectors.

This is a convention that is also a lot off fun for non fashion doll collectors. So bring your husband, girlfriend, boyfriend. neighbour or mom like I do. They will have a great time !!!

I can easily post 100 reasons to go to IDC but I think you have to check it out for yourself. Registration to the public opened today. You can find the registration form here.


So I hope to see you next year on 18 19 and 20 May in Milan. And if you have any questions feel free to contact me.

for more information http://www.italiandollconvention.it