Vestis Virum Reddit means clothes make the man! (This was one of the first things I learned in Latin!) So, is that true? When you get a new doll or dress an old doll, how much does what he is dressed in or what you put him in drives the character or the story?
My Harold didn't come to life until he got his Carhartt overall!
I purchased them on eBay for him!
He just got a new pair of denim overall to add to his work wardrobe. You know
a man can't work hard in the same outfit... well not work hard and smell
So while looking over his new outfit before putting in on him I wondered how much
the outfit made the doll or his story. Where the guy in the outfit might go to
find what he wants to where.
So here is Allan!
He is a shop at Ralph Lauren kinda guy! He just got a puppy as an early
Christmas present. He is calling him wiener
Please note that I have repainted his hair and eyes! He feels like a new man.
He is kinda classic, a little roguish and very cute! He comes from money and
likes horses too!
This is Ryan!
He is a hip-hop City Blue kinda guy. He likes graphic novels,
Ryan: She is the screen saver on my phone! She is so hot!
He is always looking for new apps for his phone which he often misplaces!
Here is Ramone!
He is a Banana Republic kinda guy. He is an archaeology fellow...
with an emphasis on native peoples.
Ramone': Darn it!
He will be shared during his fellowship between Dr. Running Bear
Ramone': Move to a new place always takes some getting use to!
and Dr. Grey at the Museum.
He loves Indiana Jones, Afro Cuban music and salsa dancing!
Here is Melvin.
He is an Old Navy kinda guy!
He is a social animal! He likes any kind of game! Sports games to card games!
He loves line dancing and Neo Soul music! He is learning to skate and snow board!
So here are some other things that I have found while out and about! Some work well
for dioramas and others are just a little off. It really helps if you can bring one of your
dolly friends with you for scale!
So here are my finds from Target!
This cute little bear for the near by woods of my dolly town! You can ditch the
More woodland creatures! I think I have one of these already. I will have to look
in my woodland creature box!
I did purchase some deer last year but I think I might need a few more.
Cute spots too!
I think they might work well as art pieces!
On a shelf or desk!
The other side!
Wall hangings for the lodge.
More art. This will work well for the lodge too!
and # 2
There are two together it this set.
Now who can't use a map!
I am picturing these painted white or gray!
Items for the woods!
Paint over the Merry Christmas and it can be used for dolls!
I found these two! The small one could be a toy and the
big one could be decoration for a kids room!
Now for the Dollar Store.
OK, if you have a park or a woods like I do or you just need some greens! These at the
dollar store work well!
They are a little shinier than I like and not as full as I would like but for $1.00
you can't beat them! As an outside tree or a dolly Christmas tree!
Just remove the glitter and add them to your band!
Meanwhile back at Walmart!
They have added a few more things! Need a rocking horse or a child's chair?
Remove the extra doodads and there you go!
Cute little bird house!
Now some of these items I've shown you will still be there after Christmas and some won't!
You will need to go to your local store and see how much they have. I say "buy now only
what you think won't be there after the holidays!" Get as many sales as you can!