My AUNT makes the clothes, not my mom. And she doesn't knit, so she wouldn't be able to do the sweater part. Also, she won't make exact copies of official TDS costumes due to copyright laws. She could possibly make something similar, but not exact. And also it might take her awhile as she has lots of other commissions to finish beforehand (mostly the stuff she's making for me that I asked her to do several months ago and outfits she makes to sell at craft shows). I'll send you a PM with how you can contact my aunt. Also... she won't do it for free.
Sorry. about calling her your mom, m mind runs to fast for my own good. I'd love something similar to them at least, I'm wondering if the costumes will be available during Sweet Duffy, just to complete my collection of Be Magical normal sized Duffy merch, and then I'll talk to my mom about those outfits, as I do not want to pay the $84 to get two Christmas costumes that I'll only put on maybe three times a year.
I don't know about the "Be Magical!" costumes, but I know the HSC ones will NOT be available when the Sweet Duffy event comes around next year. Once an event at TDR is over, pretty much any leftover merchandise is pulled from the shelves. The 10th anniversary is going on until March or April of next year, so... maybe. DuffyD would have to confirm that though.
The "Be Magical" costumes might be around while "Sweet Duffy" is going on. They theoretically are sold during the entire 10th anniversary. So, maybe you can get them on that trip.
As for somebody creating replica costumes at a cheaper price, it's difficult. Usually, a fan-created costume is actually more expensive than the official ones because everything is done by hand, and the fabrics are more expensive. Mass produced items are often cheaper than handmade stuff. Now, exporting things from Japan makes the price go up, of course, so yes, there is that factor.
Yea, knits are REALLY expensive hand made. I'm trying to get a custom made cardigan for my Duffy but it's costing a lot. Usually for regular clothes, they sell for $50-$70 for a nice hand knit sweater. It gets pricy. Now for mass produced stuff like HSC, I'm pretty sure they have the knits machine made and just sew the pieces together so it's a much easier, cheaper, and faster way of producing knits.
There's a reason those handmade costumes go for a pretty penny (or yen) on Yahoo Auctions Japan. The people who make those outfits put a TON of time and effort into them. It probably takes them weeks (at least) to make things. I lose my patience just gluing rhinestones to Mickey ears for my own personal enjoyment.
Just got back from celebrating my B-Day at Epcot. Duffy was in his new Christmas outft. It is the same as the one in DL. Believe it or not, the line was very, very long so I wasn't able to get any pictures with him. It seems like more and more people are catching on with Duffy.
Wow! A long line for Duffy??? I was there this past Thursday 11/17. I went to the Duffy Pavilion twice and the line wasn't very long either time. (Everyone fit into the main walk way) However, Duffy was very playful and he took his time with each group. That was kinda fun though! Usually, because it's me and my mom, the characters kinda rush us through and spend more time with the little kids and their autograph books.
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Originally Posted by Diznygrl
I've had this on my computer for a while, figured I'd post it before the whole world gets too Christmas crazy. Lil D having some Autumn fun.
Did I hear you say you got that from TARGET?!?!? My Target almost has none of that kind of stuff for bears. I hope they get some clothing stuff in soon. Very nice costumes! I hope Magnet Duffy and Magnet Shellie May have a new great time together.