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Make a #Renaissance Cloak and Miniature #Sword for Your #Dollstagram @ ChellyWood.com

All good things must come to an end, and this week, my computer gave up the ghost. So even though I’ve completed the prototype I was working on for Tall Barbie, everyone is going to have to wait even longer until my computer returns from the fix-it shop. Hopefully they can revive it. If not, it may be quite a while before I can post … Continue reading Make a #Renaissance Cloak and Miniature #Sword for Your #Dollstagram @ ChellyWood.com

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#RomeoJuliet Update: Check out this stop-motion #Fencing scene! @ ChellyWood.com #ShakespeareSunday

I know some of you have been following my progress on Facebook and Twitter. So how’s the stop-motion filming of Romeo and Juliet coming along, you ask? My daughters and I are in the third act! That’s where Tybalt kills Mercutio, and in retaliation, Romeo kills Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt. Here’s a wee little snippet from the upcoming stop-motion film of Romeo and Juliet: Please show your … Continue reading #RomeoJuliet Update: Check out this stop-motion #Fencing scene! @ ChellyWood.com #ShakespeareSunday

Image of Barbie doll in Medieval cloak, holding a sword.

Make a #Medieval Cloak and #Miniature Swords for Your #BarbieDolls

In my upcoming production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, some of our dolls will provide the “extras” in scenes like the Capulet family’s ball and the marketplace. This costume was designed for one of the extras who starts a fight in the marketplace (see photo at right). This is actually one of the easiest costumes to make for our film, and I’m sure even novice … Continue reading Make a #Medieval Cloak and #Miniature Swords for Your #BarbieDolls

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Tutorial: How to Make Miniature Swords for Toy Dolls and Action Figures!

Today I attended my daughter’s “stage fighting” class at Theater Camp. Her teacher asked me to come and speak about fencing, as I’ve taught fencing for 20+ years. I also brought along my Barbie’s Romeo and Juliet costumes that I’ve been working on, since the costumes include miniature swords. All the kids wanted to know how I made those tiny little swords! So I put … Continue reading Tutorial: How to Make Miniature Swords for Toy Dolls and Action Figures!