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25 Weird And Wacky Things That Happen When You Go To A Barbie Collectors Convention

Every year, nearly 1,000 hardcore Barbie collectors convene for their annual convention. Here's a peek into their world, from a confused and delighted outsider.

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10. You'll realize that no matter the context, a box full of decapitated Barbie bodies is always creepy.

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The upside? You'll also realize that "Heads Priced As Marked" would be a great name for a death metal band.

11. You'll spend an inordinate amount of time pondering where Ken could wear this outfit, before settling on "medieval disco fetish party."

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And then you'll be like, "Damn, do those exist? Because I would totally go to one."

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13. You'll come face to face with a plethora of Barbie-sized wigs.

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The guy selling them will tell you this is the last year he's bringing them to the convention, because "it's a real pain transporting this many Barbie wigs on a plane from San Jose." You will nod as if this is a common problem.

14. And experience some pretty serious wardrobe envy.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger

Common symptoms of attending a Barbie Collectors Convention include an overwhelming urge to fill your closet with more themed outfits.

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25. You'll gaze in awe at pair after pair of matching Barbie shoes.

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Proof that, contrary to popular belief and personal experience, keeping track of both Barbie shoes is not impossible.

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