My villains! Let’s start with Gaston shall we.
This is probably my least favourite doll. He has very skinny arms and legs but a padded chest. It looks very weird as he is meant to be a very tall, muscular man! I’m not even sure I like his face sculpt as he just looks strange. His facial expression looks as if he’s bored as opposed to swarv and cocky. The costume is ok, but with a bad sculpt it still doesn’t look good. I chose to take this image to try and capture his villainy.
The other two on the other hand are fantastic! Vanessa is beautiful, her costume is very accurate to the film with the purple dress and little black shoes. Of course she has the golden shell containing Ariel’s voice! The thing that I love the most about this doll is the fact that her skin tone is a very pale purple, which is a fantastic detail. The only thing that lets this doll down is her facial expression. She has a hint of evil in her eyes but that’s about it. She just looks very smiley.
Ursula however has brilliant eyes! She looks like she could be thinking up the next evil scheme to get the trident! I would have preferred her to have had her teeth showing but about from that her face is great. She’s not a very pose able doll as only her arms move up and down and her fabric tentacles. I think her size is the thing that lets her down as she is a little bit smaller than the normal sized doll.
So for a charity event at my work, I dressed as Mary Poppins for the opening weekend of Maleficent! We were raising money for children’s charities and we raised around £100 (some of my collegues dressed up as well but I wont put them on here without their permission), It was so much fun and all for a good cause!
My costume is the official Disney Mary Poppins costume, at that included the skirt, top, bag and hat. The coat is my boyfriends and the umbrella is mine! I got it from the Mary Poppins Musical and is very precious to me :)
This is probably my favourite video on the internet… (Its only 30 seconds!)
GloZell shows why cultural representation is so important without really meaning too.
This is so wonderfully important. I’ve got a lot of love for this video <3
Sorry some of the pictures are a little blurry but I was taking them as I went.
This is my Singing Ariel doll from the Disney Store bought in August 2013. She stands 16” tall and comes with two outfits (as you can see in the picture). As well as the outfits, she comes with purple and blue hair accessories, a jewelled purple hair brush and little figures of Sebastian and Flounder.
I love her as when you touch her left hand she sings parts of 'Part Of Your World'. I was pleasantly surprised about this as the sound quality is actually really good. Every singing doll I had as a child sounded like they had recorded it off of a VHS of the film from across the room. But this is actually very good! She has brilliantly poseable hair (as weird as that sounds!) and the dress (which is the one she is wearing as she walks out of the ocean at the end of the film) is my favourite outfit of hers as she looks so stunning and grown up ^_^
There are a few things I don’t like about this dolls. She has the exact same face mould as the special edition Ariel (see earlier post) but with a little less paint. It’s wonderfully painted but it seems a little lazy since she cost nearly a 1/4 of the special edition doll. Having said that, the face is lovely, so I don’t really mind. Another thing is that she has very little articulation in her arms. She has joints at the shoulders so you can move them up and down as normal. Yet at the elbows you can only bend them in or out a little so you can’t really pose her in a normal position.
All in all, she is really lovely doll and I’m really glad I decided to get her! Both outfits are lovely, the accessories are fun, and a little thing that I love is that she hasn’t got any shoes included (every doll has shoes even when they don’t wear them, like Rapunzel and Pocahontas) which is a lovely attention to detail.
Some of my favourite Christmas decorations! (A bit late but ah well!)
These are all from Florida in the USA bought in 2012 , most fromThe Magic Kingdom. There is the most adorable Christmas shop there and we go in every time we are there! It’s an all-year-round deal so winner! We easily spent over $100 in there but it was totally worth it! Rapunzel and Jaq and Gus in the glass slipper were from a HUGE mall (I can’t remember the name :/) but the Disney Store there was amazing!
I wish I could hang them up somewhere all year round, they mean a lot to me……and also..Gremlin.
Hey, I’m very sorry about the lack of posts. I’m going through a busy and stressful time at the moment and unfortunately I haven’t had the money to expand my collection much.
So I’m going to do my best to get back in the flow!