The girls at A Doll’s Picnic have worked very hard on their costumes this week! It’s quite a project to find enough costumes to cover 20+ dolls, but they got creative and did their best. They’d like me to show them off to you, so here you go:
Category #1: Global Girls
From left to right, Augustine is dressed as a southern belle; Idina is dressed as a Chinese maiden; Rain is dressed as a Poynesian princess; and Jade and Tabitha are dressed as Scottish school girls.
Category #2: Storybook Characters
Left to right, Fanny and Maribel are dressed up as Anne of Green Gables and her bosom friend Diana Barry; Melita is dressed as Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm; Megan is dressed as Mary Lennox of The Secret Garden; and Marie is dressed as Laura Ingalls from The Little House in the Big Woods.
Category #3: Vocations
Left to right, Amy is dressed as an artist; Jane is dressed as Ginger Rogers, the professional dancer/singer in Follow the Fleet; Grania is dressed as a ballerina; and Bethy is dressed as a hobo.
Category #4: Fairytale and Fantasy
Left to right, Amanda is dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood; Muirrean is dressed as a fairy; Sharon is dressed as a pirate; Matilda is dressed as a lady at a masquerade ball; and Phyllis is dressed as Jane Bennet of Pride and Prejudice.
Category #5: Miscellaneous
Left to right, Alejandra is showing off her pretty party dress; Natalie is sporting the American Girl “Spooky Fun” outfit with a homemade mask; Caoimhe says she is an acrobat with her performing kitty; and Tasha doesn’t have a costume but gets the prize for cutest pajamas. 🙂
And last, but not least, Category #6: Scary!
Gaby is a mummy! We’ve never seen one quite so cute…
…Or with such a lot of red hair!
As for the costume party, it was a success. After all their hard work, the girls were happy to relax and hang out together. Gaby went straight for the goodies. I guess it’s pretty demanding being a mummy.
Natalie went over to make sure Gaby didn’t take all the brownies. That’s Melita being gorgeous in the background, by the way.
Grania spotted the parrot.
She tried to get him to talk to her, but he was ignoring her.
“Come on, Grania,” said Matilda. “Let’s go get some punch before it’s all gone.”
Fanny, who longs to travel the world, asked Amanda all about Australia.
Bethy chatted with Marie about what life was like for girls in the old days.
“They didn’t even have heaters!” exclaimed Marie. “Can you imagine those long winters?”
“No,” said Bethy. “It would be bad enough hopping from freight to freight, never knowing when you’ll have your next meal.”
Amy entertained her friends by imagining what she might do if the next American Girl of the Year is not a Person of Color.
But what was that? It sounded like the doorbell. Who was there? The girls peeked outside and caught a glimpse of fluttering wings and sparkles.
Who could it be? They opened the door, and there stood a magnificent fairy!
“My name is Muirrean. May I join your party?”
The girls oohed and ahhed over Muirrean’s lovely costume.
The details were exquisite!
They adored the flower in her hair.
“Come on in!” They eagerly welcomed Muirrean into the party.
Fanny, considering herself to be the senior lady of A Doll’s Picnic, shook Muirrean’s hand and introduced her to everyone.
Muirrean looked around. So many friendly faces!
She knew she was going to feel right at home.
Happy Halloween from A Doll’s Picnic!
Okay, group photos are not my forte! Please forgive the cluttered background and funky lighting. I hope you enjoyed my dolls and their costumes. No, this is not my entire doll collection. 🙂