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The Melody doll.

The Melody Ellison doll was released in 2016.

Melody Doll

The hair comes styled and flipped at the ends.
  • Eyes: Light Brown

Meet Outfit

Melody with No Ordinary Sound.

Melody's outfit is intended to reflect the casual style of the early to mid-60s for African-American/Negro[1] girls.While general silhouettes of the era were alike, historically African Americans in the 1960s wore brighter, bolder colors; many white people wore pastels or muted tones, still influenced by late 50s conservative colors and styles. This did not quite change until around mid-to-later in the decade.


Sleeveless knee-length A-line houndstooth print dress. Print is of dark aqua, light blue, and yellow lines in grid. Kick pleats on either side of dress starting at hip height. Fold over blue "silk" cowl style collar. Blue silk double bow at front; single bows on kick pleat sides. Basic hem. Velcros up the back.


White elastic hemmed panties.


White ribbed calf socks.


Aqua blue patent leather flats. Teardrop toe keyhole cutout at toe. Blue patent leather bows over keyhole cutout. Matching topstitching. Black sole with slight heel.


Blue silk headband. Single bow at top. Elastic and gathering at back.

Meet Accessories

Melody's Meet Accessories.


Aqua felt-pressed round Bretonne hat. Deep crown and rolled up brim. Attached blue silk ribbon band around crown with double-fold bow. (Bow should be worn towards back and hat tilted slightly up in front and down in back, for historical accuracy.)


Aqua blue patent leather fold-flap trapezoidal handbag. (Color and fabric matches meet shoes.) Small strap handle. Blue bow on flap. Matching topstitching. Flap closes with sewn on velcro.


Equal Rights in '63 "pin". Clip on back to attach to clothes.


Aqua blue cat-eye style plastic framed sunglasses. Black-tinted lenses. White overlay of color on top half of glasses.

Second Version

Melody's Second Meet Accessories.

Melody's second set of Meet Accessories added the following items:


Record Sleeve

Record of Dwayne Ellison's music group, The Three Ravens.

Dress Like Your Doll

An outfit inspired by Melody's Meet Outfit was available:

  • Blue Bow Top: $32
  • Pleated Plaid Skort: $42

Mini Doll

Melody's mini doll.

A Melody mini doll was released when she debuted in 2016.


  1. At the time, historically, Black Americans referred to themselves as "Negro."