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revlovejoy
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I have a 4 year old daughter, and playing with her is inspiring me to wonder whether I could develop some sort of barbie-costume change routine. Anything like this been done in marketed form? I don't want to re-invent the wheel, but it could be fun to invent too.
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Not exactly the same thing but there are a couple of Eric Sharp routines along those lines. One where a bunch of silks turn into a doll (the silks being the same colour as her clothes) and one were 'adding' threads turn a picture of a doll in a white dress into a coloured picture.

Various colour changing silk routines could possibly be adapted into doll's dresses.

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Another trick that involves a doll (not really close to a costume change but I thought I'd mention it) would be a mini asrah. It's about $80.00 and pretty much the same as an asrah exept with a doll.

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The "Houdini Séance Trunk" routine in The Wizards' Journal #10 (on my site) is a Mini Sub Trunk performed with a male and female doll. Of interest to you might be the vanishing female doll, which can also be used for a costume change.

You might also tie in the Barbie doll costume change with a laundry effect, where the dress becomes stained and has to be cleaned with a soft soap type effect, or by using Jim Gerrish's "Whacky Wizard Washer."
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I do a similar routine, but as a colour changing parrot. The principle is the same, just on a larger scale; you'll be doing a colour changing barbie.


I made the giant change bag from two pillow cases sewn together, and use the story that they change colour at night, when they go to sleep inside the sleeping bag.

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A pillow-case sized change bag! Amazing! I was thinking more along the lines of a Bonus Genius principle, where the doll could simply change costume colors in your hands.

Is it my imagination or does most everyone in the business of entertaining Little Darlings obsess too much on the change bag as the solution for every kind of magical change? There ARE a variety of other choices available. Or perhaps I worry too much about overuse of the principle.
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I agree although lately I have really loved using the clear change bag. It is the one that looks like a large ziplock bag. It just does nto look like a magic prop at all and I can get away with so many things with it. It has allowed me to expand ideas and creativity.

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Well Disney beat me to it. My daughter just received a gift of a Sleeping Beauty doll in the "Enchanted Tales" themed line of princess stuff, and it has a magic wand with it. You put batteries in the doll, and when activated, the magic wand makes the jewel in her pendant light up and change colors, and get this: the front piece of the dress, about 1/4 to 1/3 of it, changes color too!

So much gadgetry in new toys do things "magical" to young eyes, it's getting harder to impress.
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