The pleats look so sharp in this photo. I wore my glittery loafers again as they're very comfortable and Sunday was sales room day! I was hoping to find some more vintage Barbies but I ended up with a lot of boxed dolls from the 80s on. I remembered the day after, though, that there was a really rare doll that I'd wanted to go back and look at again but I forgot. I probably wouldn't have been able to afford it, though, despite having been saving for this for ages. I'm incredibly happy with what I did find, anyway.
I've developed an attraction to space-themed dolls so I was super pleased to find three astronaut Barbies! I love the pink one - as I said on Instagram she seems more B-grade sci-fi Barbie to me.
And here they are displayed on my (tiny) space shelf! I've since added another astronaut that I nearly forgot I had packed away.
There was a Wonder Woman doll on the 'lucky dip' table and I was a bit miffed that I didn't draw the ticket for her, so when I found two Wonder Woman dolls in the sales room I was obviously quite pleased. I was also happy to get the Frenchy doll as I'd been so annoyed at myself for not getting more when they were on the shelves. The Bedtime Barbie is one I had when I was little.
And I also got a partial vintage Francie outfit!
Well, I hope you've all enjoyed seeing my convention outfits and finds. I had so much fun and being around so many other people who love what I do was a great feeling. But it's also fun to find out the different ways everyone loves Barbie and what their collections focus on. (Just like with any kind of collectors, really.)
Has anyone ever been to a convention like this, whether for dolls or other types of collectors? I'd only been to the two pop culture conventions this past year, Oz Comic Con and Supanova, which are very different formats, of course.