While the purchasing department handles furniture, clothing, and accessories, I generally have to do my own body modifications. I use everything from actor’s putty and sharpies to bubble wrap and masking tape. Masking tape is my primary tape. It has a variety of uses. I have recently figured out several uses for bubble wrap. I still haven’t tried using it as a bumpit, as my sister suggested, but I will. The photos below show the usefulness of bubble wrap and masking tape.
I am forever trying to round out Bristle, because Barbies more accurately reflect mom’s obsessive thinness, not Bristle’s 20-something plumpness. The downside is that it reduces her wardrobe choices significantly.
I made RAM out of a weird gladiator Ken doll. I had to fatten her up, give her some boobs, and eliminate the 6-pack abs.
I can’t really capture that full-bodied look that Bristle has, so it is mostly a matter of removing the excess slimness and giving her a bit of a belly, which she tends to have. RAM needed some toilet paper to round her out.