October 6, 2011
Accretionary Wedge #39: Dress Barbie Like a Geologist for Halloween
Posted by Evelyn Mervine
Anne Jefferson just posted a wonderful round-up of back-to-school posts for Accretionary Wedge #38.
I’m hosting Accretionary Wedge #39 here at Georneys. Several weeks ago I shared pictures of Paleontologist Barbie, which I acquired from ebay. Inspired by Paleontologist Barbie and in honor of Halloween, this month’s accretionary wedge is:
Dress Barbie as a geologist for Halloween! To participate in this month’s accretionary wedge, purchase a Barbie (I think they sell for about $10) or, better yet, acquire one from a friend, thrift shop, or garage sale. If you can’t manage to find a Barbie, any doll will do! Then, construct a geologist costume for Barbie. You can recycle bits and pieces of Barbie clothing or you can make new clothes using cloth, yarn, paper… anything really! If you want, you can also find or make some props for Barbie. For example, if you want to dress Barbie as a seismologist, make her a seismometer out of cardboard. Paleontologist Barbie already exists, but feel free to make another (perhaps more realistic?) Paleontologist Barbie if you want.
Here are some ideas for dressing up Barbie as a geologist:
-Structural Geologist Barbie
-Marine Geologist Barbie
-Climate Scientist Barbie
-Museum Curator Barbie
-Geology Professor Barbie
-Graduate Student Barbie
-Planetary Scientist Barbie
I’m sure there are many other possible geo-themed Barbies! If you don’t feel like submitting a geologist Barbie, a scientist Barbie would be fine. For example, you could make an astronomer Barbie. If you prefer, you can also dress up Barbie’s friend Ken or any of the other Barbie characters. I look forward to seeing your creations! Please submit your entries by November 1st. You can submit an entry by posting a comment below with a link to your blog post.
I’m going to create my own geologist Barbie sometime in the next few days. I’ll post pictures once she’s ready!
I’m afraid I’m going to have to sit this one out.
You could dress up Ken instead…. 🙂
Fun post 🙂 They’ve had at least one official astronaut Barbie over the years, but I’d love to see some of those others get made… So far I’ve done only one Barbie (lady umpire…equally difficult to find as scientists! http://flic.kr/p/8sEGSz), but I *have* created several planetary scientist Lego minifigs… http://flic.kr/s/aHsjqBDoLC
Can we pop experimental petrologist barbie in a press and run her up to 40 kilobars?
You should see what happens when you try the acid test on her… I’ll clean it up later
Sounds like a great idea, Lemming 🙂
Volcanologist Barbie! (So I don’t forget)
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I’ve rarely saw a geologist in shorts. The environment is SO unforgiving of such things…
Otherwise, TOTALLY cool!
Glaciologist Barbie might be a good idea.
Inspiration for halloween costume! Thanks! Will be hard to pull off shorts in the cold….but will be fun 😀
Periglaciologist … Barbie? … no, Fred
Here she is… Coastal Geohazard Assessor Barbie! http://uncoveredearth.com/2011/10/31/coastal-geohazards-assessor-barbie/
Here’s mine http://annsmusingsongeologyotherthings.blogspot.com/2011/10/accretionary-wedge-39-dress-barbie-like.html
Here we go: http://freethoughtblogs.com/entequilaesverdad/2011/11/02/geologist-barbie-dream-house-2/
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