In case you don’t remember Romeo and Juliet from your high school days, Count Paris is the gentleman to whom Juliet is actually engaged, when she meets Romeo. I had a tough time casting this part, but I settled on a somewhat flexible Ryan doll to play Paris. Why was this a hard decision to make? Well first of all, Paris is supposed to be considerably older than Juliet, but Ryan is a hunky and handsome guy! So I had to have my oldest daughter (who goes by Emily Teapot on Pinterest and Instagram) do a re-paint of his gorgeous features. I also gave him a wig that aged him a bit (re-paint and wig shown in this link).
Here’s an image of Ryan in his Count Paris costume:
Before you start to download and print my patterns, let me remind you about how to print and use these patterns. You you must enlarge the pattern to fit a full-sized piece of computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) before printing. My designs use a 1/4 inch seam (standard for fashion doll sewing projects).
With that said, let’s start at the top and work our way down Paris’ costume. Here’s the pattern for making his muffin cap. This is the matching muffin cap tutorial, showing you how to make the hat he’s wearing.
This is the cape pattern, and here’s the tutorial for making it. The cape is super easy!
Beneath his vest, Ryan is wearing a puffed-sleeve shirt. Here’s the pattern for a puffed-sleeve shirt, and this is the tutorial showing you how to make a puffed sleeve shirt.
Next we have that gorgeous red vest with ric-rac and a striped lining. This is the vest pattern, and here’s the tutorial showing you how to make this elegant vest.
The bi-colored pants can be tricky to make. Here’s a tip: take a look at the video’s images of the striped fabric next to the yellow fabric; make sure you cut out your pieces right. If you’re worried you’ll mess up, then go with solid colors instead of the striped fabric. (It’s much easier to use solids for this project.) Here’s the pattern for bi-colored Ken pants, and this is the video showing you how to make bi-colored pants for Ken dolls.
Last, but not least, you’ll want to make felt boots for ken. This is the pattern I created, and here’s my video tutorial for making Ryan’s felt boots.
When you print my patterns, it’s always nice to show your gratitude by liking it on Facebook, pinning it to your Pinterest page, and/or tweeting about it on Twitter. If you have any questions about piecing this costume together, feel free to contact me, using my “Submit a Question” form. I’m always happy to help!