Since I only have one wedding dress, I've got my Punzie in the best bridesmaid dress I could find, a Stardoll dress. Like the other Stardoll tops/dresses, this one doesn't close completely in the back on Liv-bodied custom Rapunzel.
DS (Disney Store) Rapunzel can't stand unassisted, so I used some Stardoll stands to introduce the girls properly.
I was expecting the new fully-jointed body that the newest blonde Rapunzel has, so finding the barbie-legged older body was a bit of a disappointment. DS Rapunzel has pointed feet and weird little flat shoes that are obviously going to go from zero to lost the instant the clear rubber bands holding them on are taken off.
Here are the girls, undressed. And nope, I don't warn for doll nudity, because I find the notion of doing so to be pretty darned goofy. (it's a plastic DOLL, ffs!)
DS Rapunzel is actually a little taller than my Rapunzel (unless she's in heels!), and has no articulation at the waist or ankles. Her knees have the standard Barbie-type click to bend joints. I'm not sure why she looks so pale in this pic, the color difference doesn't seem nearly as pronounced irl!
Let's take a look at the girls' faces. DS Rapunzel's hair is much redder than my custom's, and it's cut a bit shorter. It comes with a goodly amount of gel in the front, probably to keep her hairstyle intact. The face mold appears to be identical, as best as I can tell (they both have that cute little half-smirk going on) but they're painted quite differently. Even if I swap their outfits, you can still tell very easily which is which, even by just looking at the faces.
DS Rapunzel's eyebrows are, for some reason, orange. This would make some kind of sense if they were trying to reach a happy middle ground that would work for both blond Rapunzel and brunette. Maybe that's what's going on? DS Rapunzel's lips are tinted with a striking magenta lipstick as opposed to the earlier model's more natural light pink. DS's freckles are also more pronounced, but the biggest difference is the eyes. DS's eyes are painted to be smaller, with demure lashes and a more blue-green iris. The shade line below the eye is a light brown, which stands out better than the earlier light green. Over all, I like my earlier Rapunzel's eyes better, but I admit I like that shade line and those lashes. Maybe a little custom paint is in order?
Incidentally, this doll will NOT hold her severed head. I tried to get her to do so as a Halloween-type gag, and she just refused to comply. I'm looking for a reddish-brown hair to use on her, similar in color to the new DS Rapunzel. Anyone have any suggestions?
"Dance with meeee!"
"T-that's okay, I'll just watch."