Intro to the Cornsilk Kids Clothing Series
Cornsilk Clothes Series 1 – Beautiful Dresses Pt. 1 (160s)
Cornsilk Clothes Series 3 – Beautiful Dresses Pt. 2 (718-730)
Cornsilk Clothes Series 4– Wacky and Layered 2 (760s)
This, the second Cornsilk series, came out in mid-1986. It is characterized by bold colours, wacky looks, and layering. It came in a rectangular box with a window arrangement at the top and no ‘vanity’ or other details inside. (Ref#3, p. 150) They still came with the flowery birth certificate, bag of hair ties, brush, hairstyle guide, and were handhold kids.
I’m not sure how many outfits are in this series. It starts around #320 and goes to at least #333, but could go higher. I am missing #331, if it exists. I do not know how many versions of each outfit were made, but I think it’s around six (A-F). The highest letter I have is F. For more information on the outfit codes, jump to What are Clothing Tag Codes.
They were manufactured by the OK, P, and KT factories. However, instead of each factory making a code LETTER, in this series (so far), they made specific outfit NUMBERS and all the letters in those outfits. This holds true for all the outfits except #332 for which I have two factories recorded., P & KT.
These outfits came with brightly coloured socks that were larger and structurally different than the original socks, had underpants not diapers, and either solid-form boots or ballet flats. For more information on shoes, visit Shoes: Overview and Summary Links.
- #321 (OK) – Boots
- #322 (KT) – Boots
- #323 (P) – Boots
- #324 (OK) – Boots
- #325 (P) – Ballet Flats
- #326 (KT) – Boots
- #327 (KT) – Ballet Flats
- #328 (OK) – Boots
- #329 (P) – White Ballet Flats or Boots
- #330 (OK) – Ballet Flats
- #331 – outfit unidentified
- #332 (KT, P) – White Boots
- #333 (OK) – Boots
#321 – Sweatsuit
#322 – Knit top with Skirt and Leggings
#323 – X Sweater and Skirt
#324 – Pocketed jacket and tracksuit
#325 – Aerobics Dress
#326 – Double shirt with matching waist tie
#327 – Knit sweater vest with skort and jacket
#328 – Double sweater with a jacket
#329 – Pocket sweater outfit
#330 – Double sweater outfit
#332 – Romper Dress
#333 – Sweater and pants outfit
If you would like to send pictures, if at all possible, please include a ‘pieces’ picture like the one below. The layers in these outfits make it difficult to see individual pieces. This makes it difficult when trying to determine which outfit a single piece goes with. The first time I saw the sleeveless shirts, I was very surprised! However, if the kid is MIB or NRFB, a picture of the doll wearing the outfit is fine.
For additional instructions, visit Taking Tag Pictures.
- Some of the outfits can be more easily identified using sweater patterns.
- These outfits would continue to be found on MIB kids until 1987.
- Some of these kids came in the older Cornsilk boxes. This was probably done during the transition from the older styles to the newer style.
Almost all the outfits in this series are similar to those in Cornsilk Series 4.
Outfit #322 looks like outfit #144.
Outfit #325 is similar to outfit #507.
Outfit #326 looks like outfit #140.
Outfit #332 is often mistaken for outfits #148, #402, and #765.
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