I was actually able to get some photography done this morning (naturally, before the sun came out…and naturally I wasn’t able to do any while the sun was out) and while most of it was actually for next month, I have a few pictures to show you now.
I found Juliet a new outfit in the most unexpected of places: Toys R Us. Okay, yeah, actually that’s a totally normal place to find doll clothes, but you wouldn’t expect to find 1/3 scale stuff there, right? And, technically, this isn’t really 1/3 scale. I have no idea what scale this is, but it’s actually a bit bigger than 1/3 scale. (Which is why the sleeves on the jacket are a tad long.) This is for a 28″ Barbie. (1/3 scale would have a six foot tall individual be 24″, so even if we assume Barbie to be 6′, 28″ is still more than 1/3 scale.) Anyway, the outfit actually fits pretty well, but I need to get her some new shoes to wear with it. Closing the pants (thank goodness there’s velcro at the bottoms of the pants legs!) around the tops of her tall Converse-style shoes is less than ideal.
So, the fit’s not perfect. You hopefully can’t tell from the front here, but the top is too big for her (big surprise), so I had to use a safety pin in the back to make it seem like it was her size. And yet the pants (which are unfortunately attached to the shirt) are actually pretty tight around her hips. If it weren’t for the tightness in the hips, I would say “ooh, maybe these will fit Claudette!” (Yes, I still want to get one of those, despite the other resin BJDs I already pledged for. The deadline to pledge is the 15th…so around then you’ll probably see either a “omg, I can’t believe I just blew that kind of money” post or a “will I regret not backing her?” type post.) Still, for a bit under $8, this is a really great outfit! 😛 (The outfit was originally $10, but TRU has a sale on Barbie products right now.) I am so going to get her some more of them. Even if they’re only so-so, they’re more clothes to add to her wardrobe, and they don’t cost almost as much as she did. (Actually, some clothes in her scale cost more than she did.)
Anyway, yesterday saw the arrival of the clothes I ordered for Petite, Curvy and regular Barbies. I haven’t actually opened my Petite Barbie yet to try her clothes on her (but at least I finally did the in-box shot, so I can open her now) but the Curvy dress looks great. And my Lammily arrived today, so I once her clothes arrive, I can do the Curvy/Lammily comparison post. (That may take a while, though. The order I made at the same time as the Barbie clothes still hasn’t shipped yet (well, it did say 1-2 weeks before it would ship) and the order I made (from a different seller) last night was obviously only ordered last night, so that’s going to take a while, too, though it’s a domestic order, so it shouldn’t take too long to get here.) The Petite/Skipper comparison post I can do whenever I have the time and the lighting to take the pictures. Uh, actually, given everything, I should probably try and get those pictures taken as soon as possible. Maybe I’ll just use artificial lighting and do ’em tonight.
Anyway, the regular-size Barbie coat I got was not actually bought with the intention of putting it on a Barbie, though it doesn’t really fit the doll I did intend it for:
(That pose was as close as I could get the Doctor doll to face-palming, btw.) Anyhow, it occurred to me that this coat is actually more Romana I’s style, so rather than having it hanging all over the place being way too huge for Romana II, I’m going to try and find a Barbie who’ll make a good Romana I.
In other news, I spent all too long this afternoon going through boxes in my basement. Ack, there’s a lot of crap down there. I mean, I found all these shoeboxes that had been in my room at my parents’ house and which just got put in larger boxes and brought over here without me bothering to look at what was in them. And so much of it was just plain garbage. It’s gonna take me forever to go through all that stuff. (Why I waited until I’ve lived here 16 years before thinking of going through it I couldn’t say.) Anyway, I was mostly looking for a beat-up Ken I could use to make a ’80s-style hair band doll from, but the only beat-up Ken I found was my childhood Ken, whose hair I decided to turn from blonde to black by using a Sharpie on it….so now much of his face has been Sharpied, too. (It’s not a pretty picture.) Also his head is loose and rattles around because it used to go on a different doll, apparently. (I’m no longer sure exactly what happened there, but that head clearly doesn’t go with that body.) He may be too beat-up for the purpose. I haven’t decided yet. But! I did find a lot of other stuff, stuff that was actually pretty cool, while I was searching madly about for the bag of loose Barbies. (Yes, there’s a bag of loose Barbies down there. But now it’s a different bag of loose Barbies, because the old one had a dead cricket in it. Or a grasshopper. Well, the variant of those things that lives in people’s basements. I moved all the Barbies to a new, dead-bug-free bag.) So, anyway, I might post about some of that stuff. (Actually, at least one thing I found is going into the April A-to-Z, surprisingly enough.) Or rather about some of the stuff I decided to salvage now and bring upstairs. I’m not going to post about the miles of crap that’s still down there. (Though the fact that I still have oodles of games not only on 3.5″ disks, but even 5.25″ floppies…yeah, that’s actually kinda cool. I doubt they’d still work after they’ve been in a musty basement for 16 years, though.)
Oh, speaking of which, anyone know how to get rust off of doll stands? I found a couple of them down there, but they’re kind of rusty. (And one of them really needs to be salvaged, ’cause it’s Little Pullip/Petit Blythe sized!)