I was just checking the results on my polls, and I just noticed that on the two polls, "Which Is Your Favorite Impersonator?" and "Who Is Your Favorite ABBA Member?", Agnetha Fatskog has 2 votes while the other impersonators have only one vote, and on the second poll, Agnetha Faltskog has 12 votes while the others have only 11. I guess Agnetha is more liked than the other ABBA members. :P
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
I have decided to make another comic series called "ABBA Wars". (While trying to make the next part of "The Impersonators Vs. ABBA", my adobe flash player crashed and I lost my progress because my sister was making a comic at the same time.)
Anyway, here is the cover. I'll get to work on the first part next week, and I'll upload it then. :)
I'm not going to say who the two guys in black all the way at the top are, but if you read my "Hooting Nannies" comic, you'll know which characters they are. :)
Thursday, June 28, 2012
While sewing some updated versions of the Kimonos that ABBA wore many times on performances in 1976, I decided to take some pictures of how I sewed the doll clothes. Sewing is really simple.
First, I pin the pattern to the fabric.
I cut out the fabric around the pattern with my "Pizza Cutter". (See the pink pizza-cutter like thing.)
Since, I folded the fabric over, I get two pieces of pattern.
Now I cut down the middle of one piece of fabric.
I now pin them together again.
I'm now going to cut out three more Kimonos.
After cutting them all out, I have four Kimonos.
So that I know whose is whose, I labeled the Kimonos.
I've now labeled all the outfits.
Now I take two of the Kimonos (Bjorn and Benny's)
and I cut off the bottoms. (I've done a lot of studying with all the pictures I have.)
Now I hem all the areas were there will be openings, like the bottom, the sleeves, and the shirt collars.
This is what it looks like after it's hemmed.
Now I've complete Agnetha's Kimono.
I've completed all the Kimonos and now all I need to do is draw in the patterns with my Gel-Ink pen and paint in the colors.
All finished and all the dolls.
Wow, all the heights are wrong - except for Bjorn. Benny is supposed to be Bjorn's height, Agnetha's supposed to be the shortest, and Frida's supposed to be the same height as the boys. :P
Frida's belt (and my fingers all the way at the bottom of the picture).
Agnetha's belt (and my finger again, all the way at the bottom.)
Agnetha's flowers (done with Glitter Pens).
The flap at the side of Agnetha's kimono.
Bjorn's palmtree leaves.
The flap at the side of Bjorn's kimono.
Benny's flower-like thingies.
The flap at the side of Benny's kimono.
Frida's flowers (done with Glitter Pens).
The flap at the side of Frida's Kimono.
Close-up on Bjorn. (If you look closely, Bjorn has a Banana stain on his right cheek and his face was inked in again.)
Closeup on Benny.
I once watched a video called "Thank You For The Costumes" by ABBA's costume designer. He said that Benny's Kimono was the only one with a pattern at the back because Benny usually had his back to the camera (like he's showing us right now.)
A full-sized Frida.
A close up on Frida.
A group shot.
Anyway, ABBAFan456 was supposed to make us our golden movie outfits, but got lazy and didn't make them. Then, we got the ABBAFan456 shirts. We got a few more boring outfits, and then we got our "Aliens from Outspace" costumes - well, that's what ABBAFan456 calls them. They're the outfits we wore on the Tommy Cooper Show in 1974.
The first outfit to be made was Bjorn's outfit which has a cape built in. (He's the one I'm calling Captain America.) I have to say, he looks very patriotic. His cape is red and white, and his pants are blue. I'll post pictures of the new outfits on July 4th because of the colors.
Bjorn is always getting upset at me every time I call him Captain America. I'm not sure if I should call him Captain Sweden or Captain Scandinavia.
My outfit has an actual bird feather on it. It's from ABBAFan456's father's bird. Even though it's very small, I really like it. I sort of feel that my outfit is better than Frida, Agnetha, and Bjorn's outfits.
Anyway, I've got to go!
Food Food Foooooood!!
-- Benny Anderdoll.
Here is a picture of what the real outfits (the ones that the big ABBA members wore).
"The Essential Collection, which was released in Germany and Austria only in May, will be released in the rest of the world on September 3, 2012. This collection of ABBA hits and other classic tracks comes in three different configurations: a double-CD, a DVD, and a Limited Edition package featuring the two CDs, the DVD and an illustrated 28-page booklet. The DVD features all official ABBA promo clips in remastered form, including two previously unreleased videos: ‘Conociéndome, Conociéndote’ and ‘Gracias Por La Música’ (Spanish versions of ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’ and ‘Thank You For The Music’, respectively)." - ABBAsite
I'm really looking forward to this new compilation album and I hope I'll be able to get it. :)
Monday, June 25, 2012
Back when Bjorn was in a folk group called "The Hootenanny Singers", Bjorn and his friends sang a Swedish version of the Beatles' song, "Maxwell's Silver Hammer". I had heard the Swedish version a few weeks ago and I decided to share it with you. :)
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Here is a paper doll I designed on Microsoft Paint. The Bjorn paper doll is the same size as the Agnetha one I had posted a while ago, so you can mix and match their outfits. (I wouldn't give Bjorn Agnetha's clothes or the other way around. they would look really weird.)
The Bjorn paper doll comes with the Waterloo costume that he wore at the Eurovision Song Contest, his overalls that he wore when Agnetha and Frida would wear their Cat Dresses, and clothes for going out on a jog. There is also a guitar and a head with a beard and mustache because Bjorn grew in a beard and mustache in late 1981.
The Bjorn paper doll doesn't really look like the real person, but it's good enough. :)