Barbie Millicent Roberts was born on March 9, 1959 when she was debuted by Mattel at the American International Toy Fair, in New York City. Barbie is a fashion doll that revolutionized the way girls play with dolls. She is an icon in so many ways. Girls want to be just like Barbie, and dress like her too in a variety of Barbie costumes made especially for girls. Before Barbie came along, girls only had baby dolls to play wtih but because of her, girls could role-play a variety of grown-up careers and scenarios with an adult doll.
Barbie costumes are inspired by her many careers and hobbies. There isn't anything that Barbie hasn't tried over the years. Young girls can get officially licensed Barbie costumes for Halloween or dress up that will turn them into a genie, a 50s girl in a poodle skirt and even a pirate. The mix of fantasy and reality you get with Barbie a astounding. And since Barbie is an adult, after all, there is women's Barbie costume too. Don't forget that Ken is her boyfriend and his costume is sold her too for nostalgia loving couples looking for something unique for Halloween.
The amount of marketing surrounding Barbie is overwhelming. In addition to dolls and clothes there are toy houses, cars, books, movies, video games and more. Any little girl would love to wear her Barbie costume while playing with her dolls and her Barbie Dream Home.