Friday, July 29, 2011

Candy Corn Witch for American Girl Dolls

The candy corn witch has become a popular halloween costume for girls and teens. There are many variations of this costume for sale on line and in costume stores. This costume combines two popular halloween traditions, Candy Corn and Witches.

Candy corn is a confrection  popular primarily around Halloween Candy corn was created in the 1880s by George Renninger of the Wunderlee Candy Company; the three colors of the candy mimic the appearance of kernels of corn. Each piece is approximately 3 times the size of a whole kernel from a ripe or dried ear. Candy corn pieces are traditionally cast in three colors: a broad yellow end, a tapered orange center, and a pointed white tip.

Witches ran the gamut from evil (Wicked Witch of The West, Hansel and Gretal, Hamlet ) to good and kind (Nanny McPhee, Greta the Good Witch, even Cinderalla's Fairy Godmother).   And every Halloween you will have many different witches visit your house on Halloween (maybe to get Candy Corn).

I have created a OOAK Candy Corn Witch Costume for your American Girl Doll.   It is complete, with costume, hat, tights and boots.   If you want to know more about this costume,  CSBSEWS American GIrl Doll Clothes for additional information and pictures.   Combine these favorites for your Halloween Celebration this year!!
Candy Corn Witch for American Girl Dolls

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Vampires - and a Costume for American Girl Dolls

TV Shows about vampires have never been more popular than they are now.  Is it possible that Sesame Street’s debonair Count von Count may have predisposed the current generation of TV watchers to regard most vampires as gorgeous rather than grotesque?   There are vampire "vamps" in True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and Twilight.  

My first memories of female vampire characters for TV were those that hosted late night TV shows.  The first was a late night TV horror shows hosted by Vampira.  Vampira started the trend of macabre movie hosts, at once sexy and ghoulish.    Over time Vampira became quite a cult figure.  
Vampira was followed by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.   Some thought that Elvira was just a rip-off of Vampira, but actually Cassandra Peterson created an entirely new character.   Elvira hosted TV horror movies with a touch of horror and a big helping of sex appeal.  

And finally who can forget Morticia Addams, a vampire appearing in the TV Show the Addams Family.   She definately had her own look and style.  I don't know if she was the very first Vampire in a prime time TV show, but she is the one I remember.

So even before today's "lovely" vampires came on the scene, there were voluptuous, attractive vampires.  When it came time to decide on this season's vampire costume, I chose to design a one-of-a-kind, original, queenly costume, instead of the other thing .... you know, blood, etc.   Vampires may be vampires, but in my mind the girls also have a sense of style.   (and yes, homage to Vampira in the naming of this costume).

(This OOAK item has SOLD.)

Well the sun is setting so I must be going.   But you can visit me anytime at CSBSEWS Doll Clothes.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Magic Fairy Costume for American Girl Dolls

I love to create fairy costumes for Halloween for American Girl Dolls.Fairies are so magical, and girls have always loved them, from Tinkerbell on. Every year I offer at least one fairy costume. But they have always been generic costumes.  

 (The fairies have evolved over the years)





This year I discovered Rainbow Brights' Magic Fairy Book Series These are wonderful stories for girls who love Fairies and because there are many different fairy series, there is a series for every girl.  All the series follows the lives of Kirsty Tate and Rachel Walker and their magical adventures with their fairy friends
Rainbow Magic is a children's fiction publisher best known for the children's books. A publishing phenomenon, “Rainbow Magic” has sold 20+ million copies in 31 languages worldwide, including over 6 million books in print in the U.S. The series of books are highly collectible and regularly featured in children’s bestseller lists.  =
Morgan the midnight fairy is from the Twilight Fairies.  "Meet Ava, Lexi, Zara, Morgan, Yasmin, Maisie and Sabrina. Rachel and Kirsty can't wait for their week at Camp Stargaze! They'll get to roast marshmallows, tell spooky stories, and sleep in cool cabins. But when the Night Fairies' magic goes missing, Rachel and Kirsty have another activity to add to their list --- helping their fairy friends!"

Morgan's Magic Fairy Book

What a wonderful costume for American Girl Dolls.   And a great way to for you or your child to discover the Magic Fairy Series.

This costumes has SOLD, but soon there will be many more at CSBSEWS Doll Clothes.

Morgan the Midnight Fairy from The Magic Fairy Series for American Girl Dolls