|Her shoes don't fit very well, and as soon as I put them on her today they split.|
She's wearing a fairly traditional blue Alice dress and white pinafore, with the addition of some stars and sparkley stuff. Disney was big on this print at the time. It also appears on Beauty and the Beast Belle's aprons,amongst other things.
These hair bands were popularized by John Tenniel's illustrations of Alice in the original printing of Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There.
They became so associated with the character that they became known as 'Alice bands'.
|Sir John Tenniel's version of Alice talks to a somewhat unusual shopkeeper in Through the Looking Glass.|
She uses the big eyed Skipper head mold and body that were in use at the time
|Talk about pencil necks! If they were going to make her head so big, maybe they should have beefed up the neck a little.|
|The arms on this body can stretch out to the sides as well as move up and down, which makes for a bit more poseability.|
Generally I don't like Disney's Alice. I watch any version of Alice that's made into a movie, but I'll never be satisfied with any of them. None of them can match up to the images of the books that I have in my head. I hate versions that try to make the story too silly. There is madness there, but it's a serious madness. Make it too self consciously silly and you lose the whole feeling. I hope that made sense!
Tomorrow is another Alice.