Wednesday, 7 May 2008
Disney Fancy Dress Costumes have always been very popular and with classic characters like Mickey Mouse Costumes, Donald Duck, Woody and Buzz Lightyear costumes from Toy Story, Tinkerbell costumes, you can see why. But for me one of my all time favourites has always been Minnie Mouse Costumes.
So where did Minnie Mouse and her fancy dress come from?
Mickey Mouse was created in 1928 by Walt Disney and he knew from his prior hit with Oswald the Luck Rabbit that Mickey would need to have a love interest and that would be Minnie Mouse.
The Fancy Dress Minnie Mouse Costume
Originally when Mickey Mouse was released, Minnie did not have a name yet, but her costume was in the fashion of a flapper girl which was in the 1920's more than just fashion, but also almost a movement, where young women would wear short skirts, wear bobbed hair and mostly danced and listened to Jazz music. They were also initially thought to wear excessive makeup, were too casual with their views on sex, smoked and generally acted in a way that was frowned upon. So for Walt Disney to have the Minnie Mouse Costume in the form of a flapper girl must have been a risk at the time, but now because of that I think that is what makes the Minnie Mouse costume one of the most popular Disney costumes out there.
So most Minnie Mouse costumes that you can buy on-line and in fancy dress shops currently have a dress that resembles a flapper dress and is almost always red with white spots and comes with the black mouse ears.
Places to buy a Minnie Mouse Costume:
I have always purchased my fancy dress costumes on-line and my fav place has always been Jokers' Masquerade fancy dress who have a huge stock of costumes, you will often see me recommend them and I do this because I think they are great. Another great website to look is Amazon as they also pretty much always have a large selection of fancy dress costumes.
Minnie Mouse Costumes on Amazon.com
Minnie Mouse Costumes on BuyCostumes.com
Minnie Mouse Costumes on Amazon.co.uk
Minnie Mouse Costumes on Jokers' Masquerade