Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Snow White Big Head "Mascot" Costumes from China

Last December, friend and fellow blogger, Dan Alexander Dizmentia, forwarded a few links of some rather unusual costumes he'd found on ebay. Described as "mascot" costumes, they were in the style of something you might see at a sporting event--big head, hands and feet. The seller was in Shanghai, China, and the auctions included several different cartoon characters like Snoopy, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Elmo from Sesame Street. But probably the most bizarre-looking of the bunch was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. As Dan put it, they're sort of "alternate universe" versions of the characters we know.

Snow White is both a little frightening and kind of cool at the same time. If she came knocking at my door on Halloween night, I'm not sure how I'd react.

From the seller's description, the costumes are for adults 5'3" (160cm) to 5'11" (180cm) tall and under 200 lbs., though larger custom sizes could also be produced. The head material is made of EPE, a lightweight yet stronger alternative to paperboard.

Doing a quick goggle search just now revealed at least three additional versions of a Snow White mascot costume available from various sellers in China. "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

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