Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Hybrids!

Well, a while back, many years in fact, I made a couple of doll hybrids, with Bratz heads and Barbie bellybutton bodies.  I liked them, but I'm none too keen on Bratz, unless I can repaint them.. Due to my age and my not-so-good eyesight, that's harder to do these days... BUT  I do love the cute faces of Moxie Girls. I think they're a much nicer doll than Bratz, so I grabbed a couple of pivotal Barbie bodies and matched them up to the darker-skinned Moxies.

I had two very pale skinned Moxie heads left over, and couldn't seem to find matching Barbie pivotal bodies for love or money.   But recently I ordered a Frank Sinatra Barbie, and an Elvis Barbie.  A couple of collectors on Flickr have some very interesting info on the pivotal Barbie skintones, which I made good use of.

Here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/salvadordeluniverso/13949679516/

And here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/salvadordeluniverso/6070724263/

(I did attempt to use the Twilight doll, with the really pale skin, even though it's not a pivotal body, but it was far too pale even for Moxies.  However, I'll keep it, in case a really pale head comes along.)


The Sinatra doll arrived today, so I unceremoniously ripped her head off, and replaced it with Avery from Moxie Girlz.






The skintone is perfect.   And I love how grown up, yet still pretty these dolls look when re-bodied.

I also really like the Sinatra outfit. Although the hat obviously won't fit such a big head!  this Avery doll had been scalped, and given a Monique gold "Paris" wig.  It's super-silky, and really hard to control, but so glossy and smooth that I love it.  I'll have to find some light gel spray to tame it a bit.  I've heard sugar water is good for styling dolly hair.  It washes out easily and doesn't damage the saran/nylon/whatever.



Still waiting for the Elvis Barbie. I hope it matches my final Moxie head...

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2 comments :

  1. She looks much better on the Barbie body!!

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    1. They look more like teenagers than children on the Barbie bodies, but they still suit pretty flowery frocks too, heh.

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