Hello, lovely readers! 🙂
Today I’m super excited to share another addition to my ongoing DC Super Hero Girls post series! 🙂
As some of you might remember, I’ve loved making formal dresses for my dolls since the very beginning of this blog…and I still do! 😀 There’s something so fun about imagining what a character or doll would wear to a ball…especially if you have some specific elements to incorporate!
Recently, DC Super Hero Girls released stock photos for their first “formal” line (Intergalactic Gala)…and while I LOVE the concept, and Starfire is beautiful (that cape is gorgeous!), Supergirl and Wonder Woman missed the mark for me…I’m thinking that somewhere I saw that they’re supposed to have “convertible” fashion, and while I like the idea, I think that adding an extra strip of fabric down the front of a normal skirt or a giant necklace to a plain shirt is a bit disappointing, when so many more concepts could come out of this simple idea.
I totally get that they’re going for a space-age, futuristic look, but at the same time I can’t help but think that something better could have been done.
I usually try to never be overly negative about anything on this blog…but I felt the need to explain why I wanted to create my own versions of formal dresses for my own DC Super Hero Girls dolls, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl (because while Starfire is on my wishlist, I don’t have her yet, plus I wanted to do the main three girls 🙂 )! PLEASE note that I absolutely adore DC Super Hero Girls, and this isn’t meant to be a criticism…more like fan art because I enjoy the characters and dolls so much. 🙂
For Wonder Woman, I wanted to do something classy and slightly vintage, since the 1940’s are a huge part of her history. Also, as you may have noticed in the DIY cape section of my Diana review recently, I really like making satin-y, striped garments for her. 😉 Also, something that I really enjoy about DC Super Hero Girls is that they’re making her crown and bullet-proof bracelets/gauntlets constant through all of her dolls…after all, they’re not just accessories. 😉 However, I was just dying to get her hair in a vintage up-do, and I got the idea to put the crown more on her head, as opposed to around her head…hopefully that’ll make more sense in a moment. 😉
Ta da! 🙂
I reused all of her original accessories, because I really liked the way that the belt and shoulder piece worked with the bodice I made…and of course she had to have her bracelets and crown! 🙂
I really like how the silhouette came out…with a small waist but flared bottom that looks slightly ballgown-ish but not too much. 🙂 I just freehanded it, so I really wasn’t sure how it would end up. 😛
I know she sort of looks like a walking American flag, but doesn’t she always?! 😀 And doesn’t she look fabulous doing it?! 😉
Next up, Batgirl! As you’ll probably remember, Batgirl is my favorite DC Super Hero Girl…she’s just so awesome! I also will always love the version from the 60’s Batman TV show, where she was a librarian when she wasn’t fighting crime. Her costume was fantastic in that show! 😀
For Batgirl, I wanted something in purple and black, with touches of gold, to dress it up from her usual yellow. The real challenge came when I remember that she has painted black gloves. I was just digging through my accessory bin when I rediscovered some black leg warmers from a Venus McFlytrap doll, and joy of joys, they fit her arms! I know the combo of molded plastic and fabric looks a bit odd, but I think it was the best solution. 🙂
I ended up using a Clawdeen necklace/shoulder piece for Batgirl, and while it doesn’t fit perfectly, I think it looks good enough…and I love the gold hanging charms.
Fun fact: the gold button I used on the side gathers is actually from the 60’s. My neighbor gave it to me, and it’s from when her father was a policeman. I thought it was fitting, since Barbara’s father is the police commissioner! 🙂
Finally, Supergirl! 🙂 For Kara, I wanted something a little bit more futuristic-y…but I knew it needed to have a cape/train. I really like her blue crystal necklace on her signature doll, but I wanted something a bit fancier than the plain yellow plastic that it usually has. Luckily, my Abby Bominable fashion pack necklace fit, and I love it! I also found matching blue glass beads that I used for a hairclip and bracelet.
Oh, and a note about Batgirl and Supergirl…I wasn’t sure what to do about their shoes. I was hoping that they wouldn’t show too much in the floor length gowns, but when it was looking like they would show in some shots, I searched my doll shoe reserve for any possible matches. See, Wonder Woman’s gold sandals worked fine, but I was puzzled about how to make yellow construction boots and red high-top sneakers work with formals! Some of you may remember that I ordered a giant lot of Monster High/Ever After High shoes from China around Christmas, to use for my doll Rockette line, and while they fit MH and EAH, they’re not actually those brands. They’re ever so slightly longer in the foot, which actually makes them fit DC Super Hero Girls! The arch is slightly off, however, so they’re not a perfect match, but for underneath formals I thought they worked well. 🙂
Here are all three of my lovely, crime-fighting heroes! 🙂 ❤
I hope you enjoyed this post! 🙂 ❤ I know it’s not often that I just make a post saying “Lookitt what I made!!!” 😉 without having a tutorial or much else to go with it, but I thought it would be fun to show you all how my ideal Intergalactic Gala dolls would look! 🙂
I adore having these girls in my collection…they’re gorgeous, versatile, and remind me to be a hero even in my everyday life. 🙂