Miko Barbie From Transformers Prime

Added Apr 25, 2012

by NeederMoo

Atlanta, Georgia...

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I just discovered the cartoon “Transformers Prime”, and I really like it! So I decided to redo a Barbie as Miko Nakadai (one of the humans) from the show! I used the “Raquelle” fashionista Barbie. I cut and restyled her hair, partially repainted her, made her some earrings out of flat-head sewing pins and beads, painted her finger nails, and made her entire outfit!
Her outfit includes: A purple cotton shirt (which really should’ve been knit), a blue stretch-knit tank top with contrasting green flannel “piping”, green ribbon straps and a green felt robot shape sewn to it, denim cuffed shorts (which I made out of my Mom’s old jeans), purple stretch leggings (I used the knit side, the other side is a micro-suede-ish-furry texture), a yellow pleather belt, and a pair of shoes I made with clay and foam. For the shoes, I covered the doll’s feet in tin foil, and formed the bases of the shoes around that, then I baked them, painted them black, hot-glued strips of black fun foam to the tops and painted the purple “laces” on the fronts.
I didn’t use any patterns.
I think it looks just like her! My sewing skills are still not precise, but whatevah!
I included some “before” pictures of the doll. I forgot to take my own before pics, so I found these of the same doll on the internet.
I figured posing her in front of a giant tire was appropriate. Ya’ know, transformers and all. XD

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Style
Geek, Punk
Material
Cotton, Denim, Flannel, Leather/Fur, Other

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    Apr 29, 2012, 10.34 PMby ArtNinja14

    AWESOME :D I’m inspired :D

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    Apr 26, 2012, 12.36 PMby Adriana Orozco

    Me???? well I am with Ralf too!!! I am another fan of yours and your lovely work!!!! You remindme when I was your aged, and I used to do so many clothes for my barbies too. Keep up the good job!!!!

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      Apr 26, 2012, 05.28 PMby NeederMoo

      Thanks so much! :D

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    Apr 26, 2012, 11.56 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    i am such a fan of yours! hope to see soon your first outfit for “real” humans" :-)

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      Apr 26, 2012, 05.28 PMby NeederMoo

      Thanks again! :) Yes, I’ve made quite a few costumes for myself and Barbie dolls, but I haven’t really made anything I can really wear in public. I should soon though.

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    Apr 26, 2012, 02.09 AMby lanternwaste33

    Miko looks awesome! The tire thing is just too cool. High five!

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    Apr 26, 2012, 01.04 AMby MaycieAfterFive

    Wow! You are so talented. I love all of your projects!

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