Amigurumi Barbie Dolls inspired by The Barbie Movie

| Original: November 16, 2023

The Barbie movie that came out this year starring Margo Robbie and Ryan Gosling is the movie of the summer. With a remarkable four-week run as the No. 1 movie and an unprecedented gross exceeding $1.36 billion, it claimed the title of 2023's highest-grossing film.

For someone like me, who typically opts for the coziness of home movies vs. the bustling movie theatres, the Barbie Movie was a rare exception. I was so excited to see this movie since I caught sneak peek photos of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in their Barbie Movie attire last year.

Margot Robbie winking as Barbie

I couldn't wait for the movie to come out on streaming. In fact, I ended up watching the Barbie Movie twice in the theatres: once during a girls' night out with my cousin and a friend, and the second time with my husband and our two daughters.

I loved it! It was so much fun!

Barbie Movie Poster - Margot Robbie  Barbie Movie Poster - Ryan Gosling

You all know how much I love crocheting amigurumi dolls. I felt so inspired that I wanted to do some crochet projects inspired by my latest favorite movie. However, I have more on my to-do list than I have time to do them. 

So for now, I'm looking at Etsy to find my inspiration for Barbie-inspired amigurumi dolls. There are so many adorable amigurumi dolls on Etsy. I can't wait to design and make my own (soon).

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Amigurumi Barbie Doll in Vintage Swimsuit

Barbie Movie - Vintage Swimsuit 1959

In March of 1959, Barbie made her debut at the New York Toy Fair wearing her black and white striped swimsuit. And that is exactly how the Barbie movie starts off. After playing with baby dolls for decades, little girls were introduced to the first Barbie, that is Margot Robbie, wearing the black and white striped vintage swimsuit.

Barbie Amigurumi Doll - Vintage Barbie Swimsuit 1959  Crochet Barbie Doll - Vintage Barbie Swimsuit 1959

These amigurumi dolls are a delightful handmade creation that captures the timeless charm of the iconic 1959 Barbie doll. The doll's facial features are carefully embroidered and her eyes are perfectly shaped. 

Amigurumi Barbie in Pink Gingham Plaid Dress

Barbie Movie - Pink Plaid Gingham Dress

This amigurumi Barbie doll wearing a pink gingham dress was one of the first outfits Barbie fans saw in the film's official trailer. This outfit is significant in the film as it's the dress that Barbie wore to start her perfect day when she floats off the roof and into her pink Corvette.

Amigurumi Barbie Movie - Pink Plaid Gingham Dress  Amigurumi Barbie Movie - Pink Plaid Gingham Dress

Barbie's perfect day dress is the one that Barbie wore in the trailer, the movie posters, and also one of the outfits Mattel released a doll for. Crafted with attention to detail, this amigurumi Barbie doll's pink gingham dress is made using coordinated color changes.

Barbie Amigurumi Doll in Disco Party Outfit

Barbie Movie - Disco Dancing Party Outfit

This dazzling Barbie amigurumi doll is dressed in a spectacular sequin jumpsuit from her iconic party scene in the Barbie movie. In this movie scene, Barbie happily dances alongside all the other Barbies and Kens of Barbieland and then ironically announces that she's been having irrepressible thoughts of death.

Amigurumi Barbie - Disco Dancing Party Outfit

This is a turning point in the movie as Barbie is no longer the carefree doll that she once was. The details of this Barbie amigurumi doll capture the essence of Barbie's glamorous style. The jumpsuit sparkles just like the one at the perfectly choreographed dance party.

Amigurumi Barbie and Ken in Roller Blade Outfits

Barbie Movie - Barbie and Ken Rollerblading

In 2022, a year before the movie was released, Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling gave Barbie fans a taste of what to expect from the film as they rollerbladed through Venice Beach all dressed up in neon. This outfit was inspired by Mattel's Hot Skatin' Barbie from 1994, with a dash of 80's workout video flair.

Crochet Barbie Doll - Barbie and Ken Rollerblading Outfit

This Barbie amigurumi doll has carefully replicated every detail of Barbie's rollerblading attire. They even have Ken's fanny pack and matching visors to go with them! You can buy the pattern as a set with Barbie and Ken together, or you can buy them separately (Barbie / Ken)

Crochet Barbie Doll - Barbie and Ken Rollerblading Outfit  Crochet Barbie Doll - Barbie Rollerblading Outfit

Barbie Amigurumi Doll in Pink Beret and Pink Dress

Barbie Movie - Pink Beret and Peter Pan Collar Outfit

When Barbie decides that she needs to leave Barbieland and visit the "real world" to avoid cellulite and discover the truth about the universe, she is dressed in this all-pink Peter Pan collar dress finished off with a cute beret.

Amigurumi Barbie - Pink Beret and Peter Pan Collar Outfit  Barbie Amigurumi Doll - Pink Beret and Peter Pan Collar Outfit

These amigurumi dolls are perfectly made to capture her ultra-fashionable road trip look along with a beautiful side braid and dainty bow.

Amigurumi Barbie in Pink Cowgirl Outfit

Barbie Movie - Cowboy and Cowgirl outfit

Just when Barbie thought that her neon rollerblading outfit was too much, she decided that they needed to change into something where they could blend in. What's more American than the Western look. Barbie and Ken's Western look remains one of the most iconic looks from the movie and a look that many wanted to recreate as Halloween costumes.

Barbie Amigurumi Doll - Cowboy and Cowgirl outfit  Barbie Amigurumi Doll - Cowboy and Cowgirl outfit

These amigurumi artists have skillfully crafted the crochet stitches to replicate Barbie's signature pink cowgirl outfit from the Barbie movie. Barbie is seen here wearing bell-bottom pink jeans and a pink cropped vest. And of course, you can't forget the white cowboy hat to complete the look.

If you are a crochet amigurumi artist looking for gifts this upcoming holiday season, don't forget to check out the Etsy Gift Guide.

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