Well, ok, not really. I get to stay 34 until Monday. But the BEST PRESENT EVER arrived today – a 2010 Tonner 16″ Basic Miss Piggy. Beyond all the obvious reasons that’s so great, here’s the one that seals the deal: I can finally show costumes and drafts on different body types!!!! I’m so geeked!
See, up until now, all the dolls at my disposal have had these perfect, exaggerated hourglass proportions. They’re gorgeous, elegant little beasties, sure, but they’re not really a shape most of us encounter in the mirror.
Enter the incomparable Miss P. At 22 1/2 – 19 1/2 – 25 cm, her proportions are a little closer to reality. She was my first strong female role model as a child, in no small part because she completely owned her figure and dressed all hotty even though she was clearly not the prevailing fashionable body. (Her tendency to take names and kick both muppet and human butt was pretty amazing, too. I mean, I grew up in the 70s, when white chicks in movies were pretty fundamentally useless in a fight.)
Oh, and Piggy has a wig, which is super-great because I cam make her other wigs and give her period hairdos (or, at least, any period hairdos that can accommodate ears in the middle). I think she’d be fantastic in the Eleanora de Toledo dress, or the Bella Nani dress, or maybe we’ll get saucy and go 17th century – something with one of those wigs with ship on it….
And how cool is my mom for buying me the coolest doll ever for my birthday? Tee! She also deals with my pigtails and other symptoms of arrested development….
I’m just so excited right now!