I was really excited for Maryellen's addition to the BeForever line because this is the first historical character release I've been a part of since I re-discovered the AG world back in 2013. On top of that, since Valerie Tripp, who wrote Felicity's books, is the author for Maryellen's books, I had high expectations for the story.
I bought the Maryellen doll and her books shortly after the release. However, the doll and the character do not appeal to me, even after reading her books, which I found lack luster. So in an attempt to warm up to the doll, I tried putting her in clothing from different time periods to see if I could envision her as a different character. At the end of the day, I have decided that Maryellen is not a doll that fits into my collection, but here are the photos for anyone who is curious what "Maryellen looks like in _______ clothes."
*Please do not repost or copy these images without written permission.*
*Note: I did not take any photos of Maryellen in Kaya's outfits due to the deeply religious and personal aspect of her Native American Pow Wow wear. I was not comfortable with having Maryellen try on Kaya's clothing in a "dress up" sort of manner since she does not represent a Native American character in my mind, specifically Nez Perce.
Which time period/outfits do you think she looks best in?
Please let me know if this is helpful. I am toying with the idea of doing this for my other dolls as well to create a "photo request" library of sorts for people who want to see what a doll dressed in another doll's outfit looks like. ^_^