i’m a barbie girl

purim is a holiday we will be celebrating this month, it’s sort of like the equilavent of halloween. it’s customs include drinking wine (i love when this is a “custom!), wearing masks and costumes, and public celebration.

dekel’s company (moreover, the company dekel works for) is throwing a purim party with a costume contest. and rumor has it that 1st place takes home a weekend vacation. i’m in & i’m competitive!

so…we tossed a couple funky ideas up in the air and played with them, avatar characters, roman figures etc until deciding on dressing up as barbie & ken. like barbie & ken straight from the store. like, new play dolls barbie & ken.

we took this photo:

 and documented our step-by-step creation of our (in my opinion) winning costume. take a look…

step 1:  buy rolls of barbie themed wrapping paper (we used 6 rolls) colorful ribbon, clear wrapping paper and metallic banners
step 2: find boxes that you can fit into. preferably 2 of the same boxes because it will make it easier to stack them on top of each other. we were lucky and found 4 of the exact same lightweight boxes behind an outlet mall (after hours of box hunting!)
step 3: cut the flaps off only one side of each of both boxes
step 4: stack two boxes on top of each other like so and close the very top of the upper box. tuck in the longer side flaps and leave the smaller side flaps out. you will tape all of this flap business to keep the boxes to stay stacked and sturdy
step 5: after taping heavily (i swear we used like 6 rolls for this project!), have boyfriend try on his box because you will now want to make some cute cut-outs
step 6: outline the cut-outs with pen/ marker and cut using a box cutter
step 7: make handles for the inside to hold the box up. you can see in the photo above that im holding them, without the handles, the box would have to sit on my head and that would just be akward. we found this thick, but flexible garden hose around our home and dekel stuck it through the box and tied it from the outside of the box and it works very well
step 8: wrap the entire boxes. yes, this is tedious. yes, this is annoying. and yes, this blew. but it had to be done and the final product looks great
step 9: tape from the inside squares of clear wrapping paper to give barbie & ken the “just bought” look. add decorations. i drew & cut out barbie & ken lettering and with a glue stick glued them onto the metallic banners and cut the edges to make it look cool, then we glued purple for her and blue for him ribbon to make the barbie & ken lettering pop
what do you think??
outfit choice. black mini (the girls at work thought i should go for a pink or white dress, but its too late for me to find one and i dont think it will be the dress that win win the judges over anyways) i got a feather boa as my accessory and im thinking maybe ill pick up a barbie crown to wear and i have these pink pumps and i got these $2 earrings
 i still feel the boxes need some decorating. like especially in the top part. ideas? suggestions?


  1. Anonymous
    March 11, 2011 / 5:20 pm

    LOVE IT! You need red or pink lipstick…and you need to do your hair like how the barbie has it…if you can! I can't wait to see pics from the party! 1 question…how will you drink? I hope you thought of that! Have so much fun! Love you!

    Love Dandi!

  2. March 11, 2011 / 7:18 pm

    this is SO COOL !!!!
    I never would have think of something like that, Anzing!
    you're guaranteed first place 🙂
    waiting for the photos… Do you have an Idea for a costum for me? Can't find one !!

  3. March 12, 2011 / 8:08 pm

    Haha this is such a good idea! Love it!

    Sami xx

  4. March 12, 2011 / 10:08 pm

    Hah this is great! I think it looks great the way it is…maybe add some of the things that are on a real barbie box (Mattel logo, things on the back). FUN!

  5. March 13, 2011 / 5:57 am

    This is so so cute!



  6. March 31, 2011 / 9:21 pm

    What an awesome couple's costume idea! I might try to convince my boyfriend to make our own for Halloween!

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