Cécile and Marie-Grace wore accessories with their identical Fairy Costumes in their Meet books. AG included an illustration of Marie-Grace wearing the accessories in a video introduction for the characters.
This is very cute set, included are:
glittery mask -made of hard molded plastic, very sturdy wings-made of stiffened fabric with a smooth metal hook for attaching to dress glove--arm length, much like Rebecca's Price-$20
I give this set an A for play value , durability and "cuteness".
This set is adorable. I like how there is a hook to attach to the dress, so I don't have to ruin the dress by pinning the wings on. The mask was a bit of a pain to get over Cécile's poofy hair, but that might be more of a technique thing, or user error. I do wish it were foam as opposed to hard plastic but the plastic is probably more durable in the long run.The gloves slid right on and look so elegant. I give this set an A.
Post by daughterofthedryad on Jun 19, 2014 20:03:25 GMT -5
I actually quite liked the hardness and durability of the mask...no worries about bending it or creasing it while trying to get it on the doll. The elastic could have been a bit longer as it is hard to get over the doll's head.
The gloves slide easily on and easily off...my sister was pleasantly surprised, as she expected them to be quite difficult to get on. They're made of a stretchy (maybe knit?) material with metallic threads.
The wings, I think, were the big disappointment in this set. They hook easily enough to the dress but are not big enough to really show behind the whole costume if you're looking from the front--plus they're not stiff enough to hold themselves out properly, so they end up drooping. It would be better if they were made of a harder material, like the mask. I think my sister was pretty disappointed with them.
Here are some quick pictures of the set on Marie-Grace and Cécile:
I like that the wings slide into the back of the dress so easily and that they seem to stay in place. The gloves are easy to get on, and I like that the mask is hard- I feel like a soft mask wouldn't hold up to me trying to get it on a doll. Like others have said, my biggest issue is getting the mask on over Cécile's hair without ruining her curls. It's a struggle, but with patience it can be done. I got both of my sets on sale for $10, and definitely feel that they were worth the sale price. I probably would have paid $20 for each set, that's how much I like them! I give the set an A. The accessories are easy to use and are built to withstand play.