Style Details: Thumbelina
I take a lot of my style inspiration from cartoons, I suppose because cartoon characters get to be a bit more wacky than flesh and blood people. I always liked the 1994 movie Thumbelina for its particular brand of spooky, cutesy oddness, and because, y'know, the fairy prince is adorable (gotta love that triangular hairstyle).
There are so many interesting outfits in this film, but I've just screengrabbed a few cool ones. First of all there is this very Borrowers-esque bridal look Thumbelina has when she walks down the aisle to marry the mole (are you singing in your head yet?). The ruff is nice, and I like the use of the weird flower as her bouquet and the heavy make up. What I love most about this look is her hair. It's a cross between Pippi Longstocking and an abacus.
It's cute though, look at that little tuft of hair she has at the front. I love that.
Here she is in the same dress after escaping. Juaquamo is swooning. He has a really good hat.
I like her simple headband and puff sleeves after being reunited with the prince. Apparently fairies love snogging.
Thumbelina is very excited to grow wings. If someone proposes to you, you will immediately grow wings. Good to know.
The wings are very stylish though. I love the beads of light glistening as they move. Where can I get this installed?
Their wedding attire is pretty snazzy. Quite simple really, but I love the sheer and gently glittery details of the dress, as well as the scalloping along the hem. The crown she has is cute too, and notice she has a sweet little bouquet of flowers this time round.
Cornelius' parents are beautifully dressed in bright royal robes and their amazing flower crowns. I really love that detail. There seems to be quite a Tudor influence throughout the film, which is interesting (I mean, no codpieces, but y'know). There's some more subtle sheer detailing on the queen's puff sleeves. Her lapels are oddly 60s sci-fi and pretty cool. This is a big flower cosplay, basically, which I'm all in favour of.
I'm gonna need to go hunt for the vale of the fairies now.