Change bitmap to MovieClip

I’m importing bitmaps from an xml file and need each bitmap to be named as a different movie clip.

The commented area, “This is the Line”, in the below code could easily be BlankMovieClip.addChild(imageLoader). However, then all my bitmaps would be in the same container, and I need each one to have an individual name so I can modify their properties. The amount of imported bitmaps will vary, so it all has to be very flexible.

Any advice?



xmlLoader.load(new URLRequest("materials.xml"));
xmlLoader.addEventListener(Event.COMPLETE, xmlLoaded);

function xmlLoaded(event:Event):void
    colors = XML(;
    colorList = colors.children();

    for(var i:int = 0; i < colorList.length(); i++)
            imageLoader = new Loader();
            imageLoader.load(new URLRequest(colorList*));
            addChild(imageLoader); //THIS IS THE LINE