As I mentioned, DeeDee of Barbie and the Rockers fame has a new body! Simba Toys' Super Model Bel turned out to be a very close match. I'm really glad I could find a shorter body for her, since her head is so small!
|Sliiiight difference in skin tone, plus a bit of a gap at the neck.|
(Someone on the forum asked whether a Super Model body would work for rebodying an '80s Skipper, but unfortunately I think Skipper's neck hole is too small. Too bad, because I can imagine there are a few Skippers out there in need of a body, and I'm not sure if there are any good alternatives in the ~25cm range - Obitsu only comes in pale and paler, after all.) Skipper's clothes hang a bit loose on the Super Model, and Bel's dress only almost closes in the back on Skipper. Might work with larger garments, though.
Personally I prefer more casual/realistic doll clothes to ~*GLITTER DRESSES*~, but this had a nice and simple cut. The fur stole/fake bolero is the real winner though, that could go with anything! Why the shoes had to be hot pink I have no idea, but I like them so may attempt a repaint. Her feet are smaller and more arched than Liv, so they can't share shoes as I had hoped.
|Liv vs Super Model|
|The feet are only hinged, unfortunately.|
...and as usual I had to make the worst of her Liv clone waist:
|Weird articulation is better than no articulation!|
Comparison shot: '80s Skipper, Super Star Bel/DeeDee and an Obitsu 25cm:
|...playing a game of Musical Clothes, I guess?|