Tuesday, October 30, 2012

More Weldon's Children's Fancy Dress

 "The Glad Eye" costume is the stuff of nightmares. The "tomato" was actually in style as the pouf dress in the 1980s.
The two offensive costumes I referenced earlier: Golliwog and the Klansman. The Klan was an American thing, but I guess it's appeal reached Great Britain. Sad. I know some people believe the Golliwog is a benign character, but I just don't see it that way.

 Here we see an outfit based on "The Kid," the Charlie Chaplin film of 1921 featuring Jackie Coogan as the Kid.

Very sweet kitten and rabbit outfits, but the birds are quite strange.


  1. Thank you so much for posting the rest of these. With the exception of the two you have highlighted (what were they thinking!) they are absolutely delightful. Wonderful imaginative ideas!

  2. Thanks, Linda. The birds, the rabbit, and mouse are almost scary. The white hooded figure and golliwog are mindboggling, didn't think I'd ever see anything like this. Kwei-lin

  3. Thank you for posting! It is very amusing to see what was considered for a child's party back in the 20s.
    Robin Hood is shown in a funny way though; looks like he's flirting with the 16th c. girl although he's got Maid Marion standing next to him!