Coolest Dance! Workout with Barbie Costume

My Homemade Dance! Workout with Barbie Costume was inspired by the Dance! Workout with Barbie video from 1992. I did this video countless times as a child, so I thought this would be a great idea for me. I began the process by purchasing the VHS on Amazon and even going through my old Barbie dolls and finding the actual doll with outfit and all.

My costume is a white long sleeve t-shirt, white leggings, and white fabric all dyed pink, so that they would match perfectly. I also bought a white leotard, in which I took a star stamp and blue fabric paint and decorated it to match Barbie’s Leotard.

The leg warmers are a pair of socks that I cut the toe off and decorated with the blue stars as well. I bought pink sweatbands and I had white tennis shoes. Barbie didn’t have a pink fanny pack, but I thought she needed one- and it was where I kept my phone and camera all night.

My hair is pulled into a ponytail and then twist rope braided, and I used a pink scrunchy for full Barbie effect. My bangs are curled and pinned with a lot of hair spray and a couple of bobby pins. My makeup is mimicking Barbie’s blue eyeshadow, and to get a more “doll” look I used white eye liner on the line of the lid.

To get into the spirit of Barbie Workout I popped in the VHS and made sure to do the work out all night long. When I would take pictures I would make sure my elbows were bent, because Barbie’s arms are not straight. I had a great time being Barbie, and everyone who remembers the video loved my costume!

9 thoughts on “Coolest Dance! Workout with Barbie Costume”

  1. This is so funny! I was there that night, and she was in full character!! it was hilarious, she was dancing and doing all the moves from the video! Great costume Miranda!!!

  2. What a unique idea! Did you hand paint the costume?? From the hair to the makeup, this costume made me so so happy. Awesome!

  3. She did an amazing job. Not only does she dress up, she ACTS the part which makes it a whole different experience. Bravo Mirn, bravo!

  4. Great costume! It was a really fun idea, and it’s obvious that a lot of work went into it. I wasn’t sure Miranda could top last year’s pinata costume, but Dance! Workout Barbie was a hilarious one too, so I can’t wait to see what next year’s will be!

  5. Such a unique costume idea! And, it means something to you! You obviously worked hard on all the details of the costume and your replication is spot-on. Most importantly, your costume has definite comedic value and I guarantee no one else had the same costume!

  6. Barbie would be so proud! All girls in the twenties must’ve done this workout… what a an awesome throwback! And all done in character! Go Babs!

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