Sunday, October 12, 2014

Women of Color Re-bodied

 "Any idea why Xenobia asked us to meet her here in the grotto?"

"Not a clue..."

"but here come Carmila and Mircala.  Maybe Xenobia was more forthcoming with them."

"Wow!  Fearsome frocks!  I didn't know this was supposed to be like, an ocasion or anything."

"Why thank you.  Those pink Timberlands are clawsome!"

"Did Xenobia say anything about where she's been lately?"

"Actually we haven't seen her in ages.  We were starting to wonder what she was up to."

"At least we can get in a little moon-bathing while we wait."

"Hey ghoul friends!"

"Well look what the black cat brought in.  Hey Ulalume, did Xenobia give you any details about her plans?"

"Not a whisper.  I guess we're all in the dark."

"Here she is now!"

"Is that really you, Xenobia?" 

"Thank you all for coming.  I know I've been out of pocket and I figured I owed my BFFs an explanation."

"One night I met this guy in the club.  I pegged him for a deep sea diver -- you know the kind that can touch the bottom even in the wildest storm so we went back to my place.  He suggests I draw a bath so I start filling it up and splash in my special scented oils... Next thing you know he's dragging me under like he wants to drown me.  Only it turns out he's a merman.  He took me through the bath water to his undersea realm in the Bermuda Triangle so I could meet his mother, the queen of the mermaids.  The whole family treated me so kindly, and Queen Sirena gave me gills and this tail so I can live with Triton under the sea.  It's the first time I've ever felt like I belong somewhere.  We're getting married next month in Nassau and you're all invited!

This post features the Kid Connection Scary Dolls I bought last year, 

and the fashions from this Kid Connection poseable fashion doll.  

Both sets came from Walmart.
I had a lot of fun with the Scary Dolls in my "Freaky Friday" post but I didn't think I would ever find upgrade bodies for blue, green, pink, and orange women of color.  Then trolling eBay gave me some ideas. Vertrice upgraded to a Wizard of Oz Wicked Witch of the West body.

While it's not an exact match for her complexion, the articulated arms are a plus.

Tituba is preserving her modesty with the scarf from the Halloween Star fashion she was wearing.

Uptown Chic Barbie's poser body was a perfect match for her caramel complexion.

Mircala upgraded to a pearlescent pink Barbie Fairytopia Sparkle Fairy body.

Unfortunately her glittery bodice is painted on.

Carmila got a lavender Sparkle Fairy body.  At least her painted-on bodice does not have shoulder straps.  I always felt that the Scary Fashion doll pack should have had one purple doll instead of two pink ones.

Maybe I can figure out a way to stain Carmila's face lavender to match.

Fortunately there was a blue Sparkle Fairy as well so Ulalume also got an upgrade.

Although her face is a little more gray than her new body, I think it suits her.

To my knowledge Mattel has not made any orange Barbies.  I always though Xenobia looked like she had spent too much time in the tanning bed so I would have consigned her to the spare parts bin if I hadn't run across some cheap mermaids in Dollar Tree.  The orange mermaid tail was a perfect match for Xenobia's torso.  I put the pink and blue Sparkle Fairies heads on the pink and blue Scary Fashion Doll torsos and then attached the Dollar Tree mermaid tails in place of legs.

They can serve as ladies in waiting when Xenobia marries her mer king and becomes queen of the sea.

A bientôt!


  1. I don't recall those Scary dolls at Walmart. That is a nice pack! Cute photo story! Glad to see you back and posting! I missed your blog.

  2. Uyy, que bello miedo, estan guapisimas. Hasta pronto.

  3. Congratulations on your body swapping upgrades!

    I think that the first wheelchair Becky (Barbie friend) has an orange-y complexion Also the Perfect Pink Teresa body has an orange-cast to it. Just in case you decide to give Xenobia a new body ;-)

  4. This was great! I really like that you stuck with the monstrous lingo. I do recall seeing the scary pack at Walmart but I had limited money at the time and got something else.

  5. Very successful upgrades! The story was great, and romantic :-). Love that the ladies are moon-bathing while waiting!

  6. Many thanks for your comments ladies. I am glad you enjoyed the post.

  7. I don't think I have seen this dolls before but they are a great find, especially for Halloween. Enjoyed the story too. I can see these ladies have the potential to be a handful.