#506 – Sun Suit

Fun in the sun! Everyone likes these cute sun suits, so much that they are highly replicated!

Main graphic with a light grey background and black text that says "506 Sun Suit". It has a green and white gingham version of the outfit.


Summary of 500s Series outfits and a list of the outfits: The 500s Series

Description

This outfit consists of a cotton blouse, cotton romper, and a white terry cloth bucket hat. The blouse has slightly puffed sleeves and is a single fabric pattern. The romper has a lace-edged bib front with the curved Cabbage patch Kid logo on it. It also has two rows of lace running across the backside and acting as ruffles. The straps close with velcro. The hat is made of white terry cloth and has ribbon ties to hold it on. The outfit came with regular lace-up shoes.

Picture of outfit #506, the Sunsuit. It is blue and white with a blue patch on the front.
#505J OK, Photo courtesy of Kat Pershouse.

Coleco started selling this outfit in 1985. It likely ended production no later than sometime in 1986. If it is found on later kids, it was likely because the company was using up old stock.

Version Information

My goal is to find every version of every outfit that was produced. Below is a record of each version of this outfit that I have. To understand clothing codes, factories, and variations, please refer to these posts: 1st Blog – Why do this project?, What are Clothing Tag Codes?, Factories and Companies

If you have an outfit that is not recorded here or does not match my information, (e.g. You have a 506A OK that is pink, not yellow.) I would like to hear from you. Information is best sent in the form of pictures. For details, visit Taking Clothing Tag Pics.

Ref #3, p. 384

Factory Variations -none so far

Other Information

> Fun fact: This outfit can be found in the 1985 Coleco Catalogue (p. 3).

Close crop of a picture from the 1985 Coleco catalogue showing the Sunsuit outfit.

> Fun Fact: This outfit is one of the most commonly replicated CPK outfits. Consequently, you can find it in a variety of colours and patterns that Coleco never intended. They can also come with different styles of patches on the front.

Picture of a #19 HM CPK with blond braids and blue eyes wearing a purple gingham version of the sunsuit outfit.
Felicity is wearing a wonderful handmade version of the Sun Suit. It was a gift.

2 thoughts on “#506 – Sun Suit”

  1. I saw one in white that I fell in love with, and can’t find anywhere! So if you say it’s most easily replicated, maybe that’s why. Tho, how do you get the patch for the front?
    Thank you,
    Diana R.

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