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« on: August 24, 2005 07:49:37 PM »

Make a Barbie or other fashion doll look as much like yourself as possible. Cut & dye its hair, paint on make-up, make it some clothes, glasses, jewelry etc., add padding where needed  Roll Eyes Then submit a picture of yourself, and your doll made to look like your twin.
Just a weird idea I just thought of.  Cry
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2005 07:00:31 AM »

That could be fun!
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2005 07:30:22 AM »

I actually really like this idea.  I've been toying (hah!) with latered barbies lately, or at least with the idea.  This strikes me as a good opportunity to really try my hand.
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2005 07:36:37 AM »

Oooh!  I have a bunch of old Barbie dolls lying around in my closet.  Didn't really know what to do with them...   Perhaps this is a possible solution... 
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2005 07:47:33 AM »

This sounds so cool.
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2005 07:54:20 AM »

I had this idea for my dad's birthday- Zombie barbies, rotted, maggoty, etc, and for Christmas ( a whole two days later), a "Zombie Survival Guide"
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2005 07:55:24 AM »

this is a really cool idea! i would so do this challenge though i would have to find a half Asian Barbie or alter the eyes
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2005 09:05:33 AM »

Wow this sounds like such a great idea, I'd be in!
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2005 09:19:05 AM »

Fun idea!  I'd even go for something that was just a Barbie clothing challenge.  When I was younger my sis and I once made a couple dozen outfits for our Barbies out of old socks!!  It was soo much fun.  Somewhere back at my parents house there's a picture of us proudly displaying them.  I'd really like to get my hands on that...
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2005 09:20:26 AM »

Whoa, I would LOVE to participate in a Barbie doll challenge of any kind. That would rock muchly Wink.
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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2005 10:00:31 PM »

I used to do this when I was little, but I didn't make them look like me. I would color Barbie's hair with magic markers and give some of them mohawks and pixie cuts. I used to make them clothes out of scraps of fabric that my mother bought me at Walmart, too. I love this idea, I would so be in.
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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2005 10:03:36 PM »

This is a GREAT idea. Maybe not neccessarily making it look like yourself, but altering it.
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« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2005 02:49:29 PM »

This is an awesome idea! I'd definately be in for altering a Barbie.
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« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2005 03:15:57 PM »

I LOVE this idea!  This is one challenge I would actually do!  I definatly think we should go with making it look like yourself, not just altering. 
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« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2005 03:20:54 PM »

I love this idea!!!!!!!!!! I like the idea of making it look like ourselves too, although barbies are tall and skinny where most people aren't.
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« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2005 05:08:39 PM »

Fun idea!  I'd even go for something that was just a Barbie clothing challenge.  When I was younger my sis and I once made a couple dozen outfits for our Barbies out of old socks!!  It was soo much fun.  Somewhere back at my parents house there's a picture of us proudly displaying them.  I'd really like to get my hands on that...

I like the sound of this!  Perhaps it could be a Barbie clothing challenge...but everyone has to use something other than fabric or yarn to create the outfit.  Just my 2 cents.
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« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2005 05:09:57 PM »

Or, maybe everyone had to have a cohersive theme: so they had to have zombie Barbie rather than sort of fancy looking Barbie.
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« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2005 06:55:03 PM »

I disagree with both suggestions. We just had a no-yarn challenge, so I think doing basically two in a row is overkill. Also, I don't want to make a zombie Barbie. :-P I want mine to be pretty. Besides, this is one of those things that can be interpreted creatively, which is why I liked the idea in the first place.
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« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2005 07:00:45 PM »

Well, you know a theme rather tht "fancy-sort-of-maybe-she's-going-to-the-prom-or-maybe-the-Oscars Barbie"
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« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2005 07:43:46 PM »

Well maybe with Halloween coming up, we could incorporate that into the doll make-over. Perhaps Barbie in homemade Halloween costumes?? *I hate to keep saying 'Barbie'...I just mean any doll that size* My original idea was a 'make-her-look-like-yourself' doll...but I like the other ideas submitted about  specific themes too. I think this is something easy that many people could do and the possibilities are endless! I hope the moderator of this challenge picks this idea..or a variation of it. Or is this something we get to vote on? I have never participated in a craft challenge here, but if we get to vote for what the next challenge is...this is what I would want to do!
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« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2005 07:45:32 PM »

I like the "make yourself look like her" idea!
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« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2005 02:22:41 PM »

That would be a lot of fun to dress her up and make clothes and such (I know how difficult that can be) but I don't know about making yourself look like her. That would be a really REALLY big thing....
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« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2005 05:08:25 AM »

I like the idea to make it look like yourself,
but I like the Halloween idea also.
I hope a new challenge starts soon.. Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2005 04:58:01 PM »

i organized a swap with this theme: we had some great results!!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=31759.0
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« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2005 07:14:06 PM »

well I already look like Barbie so itwould be easy for me!! lol just kidding!!!! I kinda like the halloween costume idea.
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« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2005 07:37:57 PM »

I remember that swap... good times!
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« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2005 01:28:53 AM »

well I already look like Barbie so itwould be easy for me!! lol just kidding!!!! I kinda like the halloween costume idea.

I look like Barbie already too. Barbie on crack......* minus the crack-I dont do that!*   And I have brown eyes and smaller boobs and an attitude that would make Barbie seem like a nun. I think I would have dressed my Barbie as a pregnant nun if this craft challenge would have been picked. Oh well...hopefully someone creative and demented will actually make a pregnant nun Barbie and post it here on Craftster. That would rock.  lol

P.S. perhaps I have inspired a few to make a creative and offensive Halloween costume from this post, thats a 'good thing'  <----------(marthastewart) hehehehe!
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« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2005 09:11:43 AM »

i think #7 should be some kind of barbie modification
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« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2005 07:50:38 PM »

OMG. I want to do this SO bad. Leah! I'm beggin!! haha
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« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2005 02:35:31 PM »

If this doesn't get picked I'll still do it on my own.  It sounds so fun!
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« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2005 10:23:02 PM »

I'm for the Barbie revamp, not really the making it look like yourself sorry just the alteraction. Smiley

This would be so much fun
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« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2005 10:31:43 PM »

This hassss to be accepted. Please leah please!
Oh man, I'm like twitching thinking about this. What kind of outfit I'll make it. What I'll wear. How to sychronise them. painting freckles on dolls. Oh man, I want this to be accepted so bad.

In conclusion- yes please.

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« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2005 02:45:43 PM »

Hi guys,
I really really need your help. For those of you who are interested in doing Barbie Modification, and have a Barbie to spare, along with a little extra time - the Barbie swap that I organized FOREVER ago still has a flaker. And I desperately need someone to help!!! I'm moving in 2 weeks, otherwise I'd do it myself.  Can anyone help??

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« Reply #33 on: December 20, 2005 11:04:27 AM »

I really want to do this!!! But I think we should just make Barbies into whatever we want... I wouldn't look that great as a Barbie.
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check out what popped up as eHow of the day on my google homepage: http://www.ehow.com/how_9775_restore-barbie-doll.html .
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« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2005 07:42:36 PM »

Whoa. I just finished remodeling a Barbie for a guy at work. He saw a Madame Alexander Tippi Hedren (from the movie The Birds) doll in a magazine, and I told him I would make him one. I used a doll from the Dollar Tree, but I'll use a real Barbie next time, mainly because she only had 2 rows of hair on her head.  Anyway...it was SO MUCH FUN to do this project, and I think it would be a great craft challenge!
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« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2005 08:18:19 PM »

As I said at first, I think this would be such a fun challenge.  I really hope Leah hears our pleas.  And pleases.  *bats eyelashes and pouts*
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« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2005 11:07:38 PM »

This would bring me back,  I was the girl who made herself a break dancing and skateboarding barbie at age 10.  My mom would get so mad with the haircuts I'd give them  Cool
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« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2005 11:38:01 PM »

oh my goddd i am sooo innn
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« Reply #39 on: December 21, 2005 06:41:42 AM »

You know, i was thinking....  It wouldn't have to be just Barbies, either.  I know the title of this thread is Barbie / fashion doll...  But I think it would be fun to see what everyone can do with lots of different dolls.  I know the Barbie Modification Swap specified Barbie dolls, to be sure that everyone who swapped got a genuine barbie or friend, but since these aren't being swapped it would be OK to open it up a bit, right?  I mean, sure, that means that you could use a fashion doll from the dollar store (although I don't know why you'd want to, since they're mostly ugly as sin and you can pick up a Barbie at a thrift store for the same price) if you thought a Barbie would be too expensive.  But it also means you could do a Ken, a GI Joe, a My Little Pony...  Partly that's because I've been rolling around ideas for a custom MLP, but I will do a Barbie and a Pony probably anyway, even if this theme doesn't get chosen.  Still, I think it would be fun to see what people come up with.
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« Reply #40 on: December 21, 2005 08:14:28 AM »

This challenge has been accepted! Thank everyone for this fun idea!

Official Challenge Thread:
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« Reply #41 on: December 21, 2005 11:36:59 AM »

Whoo hoo! Thankyou Leah!
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« Reply #42 on: December 22, 2005 01:29:18 PM »

How cool, and right around the time of the Project Runway Barbie Challenge (I've been watching that show too much lol).
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« Reply #43 on: December 22, 2005 01:33:07 PM »

lol! I thought of project runway when I saw this challenge too!!  Grin
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