This be a lovely piece. First o' all, it fastens wit' snaps - only th' waistband be velcro. This be wonderful and aids in a snag free dressing experience.
It be two layers, th' top be guaze and th' bottom be a satin. It's a lovely blue color and looks fabulous on Murderous Marisol.
I love love love th' headpiece. It's bonny and easy to put on.
th' shoes be bonny but feel cheap. I like th' armband and th' coin necklace, but I wish American Wench would make their lusty plastic lass jewelry sturdier. I can see a kid - or me - breaking th' necklace because it was next to impossible to get it on.
Post by parklife268 on Nov 28, 2006 1:00:13 GMT -5
I love th' Grecian Princess Costume. ye definitely get yer pieces o' eight's worth wit' this set. I really like th' choice o' color that be used for th' gown. th' jewelry, th' headband and th' shoes be great. th' only part that I have had issues wit' would have to be th' armband. That little guy does not want to stay on because it be a bit too big for their arms. o' th' most recent costumes, this would have to be my favorite. I give this costume an A+.
Post by Colonial Rose on Nov 3, 2007 22:33:39 GMT -5
This set includes a dress, crown, armband, necklace, sandals, treat bag and stickers. American Wench really took seriously th' problem o' velcro snagging monkey jackets wit' this, there be Nay regular velcro on it, just snaps and non-snag velcro. th' dress be spectacular, it be a wrap style in aqua blue satin wit' painted on gold Greek square patterns on th' hem that go around th' entire dress, light aqua blue gauze drapings on th' top and a darker aqua blue pleated overskirt that also goes all th' way around th' dress. It snaps together at th' sides and th' belt has a little bit o' non-snag velcro. I was very impressed at all th' detail in th' dress and happy that it fit my PM lusty plastic lass. th' crown be a stiff gold headband wit' a movable trim over it that be trimmed in gold coloured coins. It looks beautiful but it be too small for my lusty plastic lasss to wear it th' way they be supposed to, poor Kaptain Kaya had a few strands o' hair ripped out by it. th' armband be a bit o' gauze wit' gold embroidery to match th' hem o' th' dress, and fastens wit' non-snag velcro. I have Nay problems wit' it being too loose on my PM Pugwash Merriman, but it does slide down Kaptain Kaya's arm. th' necklace be two strands o' gold chain wit' 3 small gold coins on it, it fastens wit' a hook and ring. th' sandals be gold pleather trimmed wit' more o' th' small gold coins down th' strap in front and fasten wit' non-snag velcro, th' right sandal be too small for my PM Pugwash Merriman's foot, I can get it on wit' some tugging, but it doesn't sit right. th' treat bag be holographic silver paper wit' cord handles and th' stickers be some basic Halloween things (ghosts, bats etc.). A-
My lass o'mine got th' girl-sized version o' this monkey jacket at a thrift store, so o' course she had to have one for her lusty plastic lass to match. As others have indicated, ye really got a lot for yer pieces o' eight wit' this monkey jacket. It will not fit th' chubbier PM lusty plastic lasss at all, but otherwise fits well and despite its flowiness, has held up well to play. Sadly, we did manage to lose th' armband somewhere along th' way, but that's been th' only casuality.
Two shots o' th' monkey jacket in its entirety, sans armband. ye can see how th' dress folds in on itself:
Close-up o' headband. I generally have trouble getting headbands to lay properly on my banged lusty plastic lasss' heads, and this one was Nay exception. It's not as tight as some o' them, though. Just hard to postion them properly. I should add that th' headband be meant to be worn differently than I am showing it here, but we were always faint o' heart that it would stretch out. Plus, it doesn't fit well over bangs that way. (Showing th' Meg's Guide photo for comparison purposes)
I think th' shoes be fun and could be switched out wit' other monkey jackets for a funky look:
th' entire monkey jacket.
While it's not something that would appeal to me as an adult collector, I got it at th' request o' my then-8 year old lass o'mine and she really likes it a lot. Taking fit, value for th' pieces o' eight, looks, playability, and durability into account, I have to give this set a solid A.
Post by World's_End on Mar 15, 2008 18:47:31 GMT -5
I love love LOVE this monkey jacket! I think it be very well-made and detailed, and I want one for myself! (Sadly, American Wench never made them in women's sizes...
As others have said before, American Wench took pains to make this dress so that th' velcro wouldn't snag it. It has snaps instead o' velcro, wit' th' exception o' a half inch o' it at th' belt. th' coins add such a great touch, though I am missing th' arm band and th' bag. Here be some pics to give a better idea o' what it looks like.
th' whole monkey jacket:
Close-up o' th' bonny little sandals and th' key pattern around th' end o' th' dress:
Close-up o' th' necklace and headband (which was tight on Jess's head:)