Saturday, August 21, 2010

Foot size comparison

My latest acquisition is Tonner's Jessica Rabbit and I just made plaster castings of her feet. Comparing her feet to the ones of Tonner's American Model prompted me to do some more comparisons. I used plaster castings for these as they were easier to photograph. The unit of measurement shown is cm.

The first photo shows the left foot of following dolls (from left to right): American Model (AM), Jessica Rabbit (Athletic Body, AB), Tyler Wentworth (TW). Considering that the TW body is 16" and the AB is 17", the difference in foot size is notable. However, what I found most interesting was that the feet of the AM and AB have exactly the same arch, only the AB feet are about 0.5 cm shorter, making it impossible to use AM shoes on Jessica.




The next photo shows the left foot of the following dolls: Tyler Wentworth (TW), Sybarite (SY), Monster High (MH), Silkstone Barbie (SB). I did this mainly to check how the MH feet differ from the other dolls. TW feet are a lot bigger, which I could see even without this comparison. SY feet are longer and wider, so no luck there either, although the arch is very similar to MH feet. The SB foot is there just to show you that Barbie shoes could not fit MH dolls. Unfortunately, I don't have plaster castings of Hi:Glam doll's feet, so I couldn't include one in this photo. However, at least their boots fit MH dolls.




The last photo is of smaller dolls' feet. The leftmost is of a playline Barbie, next is Silkstone Barbie, and the one on the right is Tonner's Tiny Kitty. All Barbie shoes fit playline Barbies, some fit Silkstones, and none fit Tiny Kitty.


12 comments:

Angel said...

It's really need to see all the comparison of the dolls feet. I'd love to see a tutorial of how you make the plaster casings of their feet and then use them to design shoes.

Tarja said...

Actually, there is a post about making plaster castings of a doll's feet. Just click the label "plaster casting" at the end of this post and then see "Sybarite's feet".

Angel said...

Awesome thank you!

anaaaatchim! said...

I was dead curious to see comparison pics of Avantguards / Antoinette / Cami / Ellowyne... any chance we'll have those comparisons someday? =)

Tarja said...

I'm sorry I'm so late with publishing your comment and responding to it. No, unfortunately there won't be a comparison of those dolls as I don't have them and won't be getting them either. I'm trying to limit the number of large fashion dolls I buy.

Anonymous said...

Is there any easier way of making heels for the doll shoes then carving them from wood?

Tarja said...

So far, I've used wood, metal, modeling clay, and plaster, and wood has been the quickest and easiest.

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderfully useful post! Do you think that someday you could do a comparison of how wide the feet are? Thank you so much for your work.

katherinemary said...

Can you tell me which foot cast or patterns correlate to tonner antoinette and barbie fashionista? Having a little trouble posting comment here. apologies if this posted twice.

Tarja said...

Comments to posts older than 15 days are moderated, because they started to gather a lot of spam.

I don't know about Antoinette, because I don't have the doll. Fashionistas' feet are similar to playline Barbies', at least I've never had any trouble fitting Barbie shoes on them.

Anonymous said...

Hi...I absolutely love the size of my Moxie Teenz...which shoes might come closest to fitting one of them? They don't have super high arches, and the actual length of their feet is just under 3.5 cm (shown, as you have, from an "arched" pose). Any help would be so appreciated. --JMK

Tarja said...

I have a couple of Moxie Teenz and at the moment, one is wearing Tonner's Alice Dreary's original shoes and another one has knee-high boots, which came with an outfit for a 16" doll and are really too big, but it doesn't show that clearly with boots.