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How many Alice's did you see this Halloween?!

Postby Alyss » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:40 am

I am going to say I literally saw at least 15 Alices of all ages this year! A lot of Mad hatters, too, but, unfortunately, dressed like Johnny Depp. It was exciting and yet saddening. I'm happy people are embracing the characters but I hope it encourages them to read the books, which I doubt they will. I gave mine to my cousin who watched the Tim Burton movie and loved it. I was happy to hear she read them both.

But, where was I? Disney made a bundle off Alice costumes. I even saw a white rabbit costume for dogs! What a great Halloween.

I wished my daughter would have picked Alice, but she picked the ladybug fairy instead, and was the cutest one in SoCal.

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Postby 3rdpoliceman » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:15 pm

I saw no Alices. I was locked up in my study, muttering grimly about the commercialisation of the festival.
I hope that there weren't any 'sexy' Alices wandering around. It is so impure.
I think that the big problem with books made into films is that people usually forget the story's true source. In a way, I think it was a very bad decision for authors such as Cornelia Funke to allow their novels to be turned into films. And very few actually know that James Bond/the Wizard of Oz/Winnie the Pooh/Alice in Wonderland were books originally.
I hope there weren't any costumes based on the Disney abomination.

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Postby Beautiful Soup » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:47 pm

3P, youre like the official grinch of Halloween - if you're not careful you'll be visited by the spirits of Halloween past, present and future and they'll put the wind right up you!

I didnt see any Alices. Halloween is nothing like as popular in England (or Ireland) as it is in the US. It has grown in popularity in the last decade or so, but there is still a large hard core of people who find it objectionable, claiming that it is 'overly commercial' or 'just lisenced begging' or ' an example of American cultural imperialism causing the decline of the more traditional Guy Fawkes night'

Personally, I love halloween. But I used to live in Canada, so had the opportunity to trick or treat North American style

But where I did see lots of Alice cotumes was on the internet - plus I kept encountering articles saying that Alice was winning at Halloween and her cotumes were both in huge demand and being hugely supplied. (Seems like if you weren't Antoine Dodson this Halloween, you were someone from Alice)

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Postby Alyss » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:43 pm

Toy Story characters (Woody, Buzz, and Jessy specifically) were also pretty popular here. I love the movies since I was 7 when the first one came out.

And, no, I didn't see any "adult" Alice costumes. It was a Sunday night in a suburb crawling with kids and teens.

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Postby 3rdpoliceman » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:32 pm

3P, youre like the official grinch of Halloween - if you're not careful you'll be visited by the spirits of Halloween past, present and future and they'll put the wind right up you!

I didnt see any Alices. Halloween is nothing like as popular in England (or Ireland) as it is in the US. It has grown in popularity in the last decade or so, but there is still a large hard core of people who find it objectionable, claiming that it is 'overly commercial' or 'just lisenced begging' or ' an example of American cultural imperialism causing the decline of the more traditional Guy Fawkes night'

Personally, I love halloween. But I used to live in Canada, so had the opportunity to trick or treat North American style

But where I did see lots of Alice cotumes was on the internet - plus I kept encountering articles saying that Alice was winning at Halloween and her cotumes were both in huge demand and being hugely supplied. (Seems like if you weren't Antoine Dodson this Halloween, you were someone from Alice)
I have a valid reason for hating Hallowe'en.
And it is quite odd that it is more popular in America than in Ireland, seeing as this is one of the countries where it first originated.

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Postby Beautiful Soup » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:42 pm

3P, youre like the official grinch of Halloween - if you're not careful you'll be visited by the spirits of Halloween past, present and future and they'll put the wind right up you!

I didnt see any Alices. Halloween is nothing like as popular in England (or Ireland) as it is in the US. It has grown in popularity in the last decade or so, but there is still a large hard core of people who find it objectionable, claiming that it is 'overly commercial' or 'just lisenced begging' or ' an example of American cultural imperialism causing the decline of the more traditional Guy Fawkes night'

Personally, I love halloween. But I used to live in Canada, so had the opportunity to trick or treat North American style

But where I did see lots of Alice cotumes was on the internet - plus I kept encountering articles saying that Alice was winning at Halloween and her cotumes were both in huge demand and being hugely supplied. (Seems like if you weren't Antoine Dodson this Halloween, you were someone from Alice)
I have a valid reason for hating Hallowe'en.
And it is quite odd that it is more popular in America than in Ireland, seeing as this is one of the countries where it first originated.
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Postby Alyss » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:48 pm

Someone didn't get candy as a kid..... Lol

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Postby 3rdpoliceman » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:08 pm

I got a rock.

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Postby writinghearts » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:32 pm

to answer the orginal question, i saw one; the person's twin was the red queen and they asked for a picture with me since i was the white rabbit XD

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Postby ~MadderforHatter~ » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:56 am

I got a rock.
Hahahaha! :p Aww, poor you.

But yeah, I saw at least 2 or 3 Alices' this year. She is definitely popular.

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Postby writinghearts » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:03 am

Oh oh once, we knocked on the door of this asian lady's house and when she opened it she had this look of oh-no-why-me-it's-dinner-leave-my-house all at once! But she ran back into her kitchen (where two very surprised looking children were eating something green ((I'm very observant))) and then she comes back with saltines and soup. Huh.

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Postby Beautiful Soup » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:03 am

Oh oh once, we knocked on the door of this asian lady's house and when she opened it she had this look of oh-no-why-me-it's-dinner-leave-my-house all at once! But she ran back into her kitchen (where two very surprised looking children were eating something green ((I'm very observant))) and then she comes back with saltines and soup. Huh.
Soup? I strongly approve!

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Postby writinghearts » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:02 am

I just saw your username XD
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Postby KelseyJoy » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:34 am

3P I am on verge of being shocked and mildly offended by your outright hate of Halloween. ;D

I'll have you know it's my second favorite holiday!! I spend weeks celebrating it....literally. It's huge where I live.
I visit houses of horror(professional haunted houses), carve pumpkins(and potatos, apples and anything else I can put a candle in), host some awesome Halloween parties, watch horror movies every night and I absolutely adore giving out treats to all the little ones who come to my door on the big night. Halloween makes me happy. ^_^

It's not commercialized the way I do it....it's not about the store bought treats and decorations.....I make all my own decorations. I adore reading about the history of Halloween and I LOVE being scared. It's a lovely time of year for me. DIS:-)

But anyways....as to the actual topic, I didn't see any Alice characters....or any other costumes for that matter. Sad as it is I had no choice but to be out of town that day. AIW:'-(

However, last year I had a group of 5 kids come to my door ALL dressed in AIW costumes. There was an Alice, a Hatter, a Cheshire, a Caterpillar, and a tiny doormouse being carried by their parents!! It made my night! AIW:-)

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Postby aliceaficionado » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:54 pm

I saw one Hattress, with 10/31 on her hat. When I saw her, I applauded. No other Wonderlandians... except me, the Cheshire Cat.


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