I'm back from vacation and have finally settled down. When you are gone for two weeks it sometimes takes a while to get everything situated and fall back into routine life. And before I got to the next big batch of clothing haul I got for Christmas I wanted to get into the dolly box and pick out some subjects to put my new Super Mario clothes on. So here we go!
I saw her in the box and have always wanted to rebody her.
I really don't like the Disney Princess Hasbro dolls because of the huge cartoon eyes they have. I was debating buying an Ariel from The Disney Store because their eyes are less dramatic. This doll is by Mattel and is similar to The Disney Store doll so I decided to use her.
It took a little bit to find a body that had a pink tone to the skin and decided on this one.
Hair! Yikes. So I decided to just give her hair a wash because it's bad. There was quite a bit of hair loss but when combed it's not too bad.
Nice and shiny.
Much better. Now I have a head if I should need one. The neck peg on the Ariel doll was a pain in the rear and I almost broke it. So I left the head off of the Ariel doll in case I want to change her back to a mermaid later on.
I chose the pink Princess Peach outfit since she is, you know, a princess. :)
I added a pink and black skirt and a pair of gold shoes with a pink bow.
Next I found her.
This was a wave 2 Sporty Fashionista wearing a Swappin' Styles dress. So I decided to give her a new outfit.
I have always wanted to put the pants from Secret Spells Barbie on a doll but didn't have anything to really go with them.
So I paired it with the white Mario logo tee. And I think it works!
Added a pair of platform black boots.
I also had a shirt for a curvy Barbie and the only other curvy doll I had was from the TV News Team.
And I actually needed two more dolls and since the camera girl had articulated arms, I just decided to use her too! (And she had cute freckles, another plus.)
I question why they didn't give the anchor articulated arms. Do they really think she could talk like this?
Not sure how or why but I had a pair of jeans that fit the curvy doll perfectly. I'm glad I had them!
I love this outfit. LOVE!
And I had to keep the same shoes. Feet on the curvy dolls are larger than normal. I was going to put a cute pair of platform sneakers on but they didn't fit. These shoes work though!
And for the camera girl I put on the Mario outfit that was formerly on Trendy and Bendy Barbie.
I really liked the distressed jeggings she was wearing so I left those on her instead of adding the blue tulle skirt.
And she has weird feet too! They are half heel/half flat foot and skinnier than normal feet. I had a cute pair of black flip flops ready to put her in but those were huge and slid off. So I had to keep her in her original shoes too. Not too crazy about them but I'll try some more options until I find ones that might work.
Here's the group!
I decided NOT to put the Power Up denim jacket on a doll. I found a good use for my bustform.
Besides, if it was on a doll, the doll would be facing us and then we wouldn't be able to see the cute picture on the back. And it is a little small on a Barbie, would fit much better on a Skipper or Stacie.
Here is the shelf of Mario outfits! I still need to fix it up a little. I need to add a riser so I can display them better. But for now it works!
Next post will be more vintage and semi-vintage clothing. Until then!