I know we haven't even officially started Sweet Duffy 2012 yet, but DuffyD got me thinking and talking about the themes over the years. Since we know this year's is another (yet, best ever) cafe costume, I think it's time for something new. Now, nobody has any clue what OLC will do for next year, but let's get creative and think of the possibilities. Anything but cafe costumes!
In 2009 it was the first time we ever saw any kind of big Duffy event, and it was the very first Sweet Duffy. It was only Duffy at that point, and he had a cute cafe costume with a bouquet of roses & a chocolate.
Then, 2010 came and things got a double dose of cute with the introduction of ShellieMay. That year there were no cafe costumes. Instead we got the absolutely adorable "Heartfull Sailor" sets.
2011 saw the return of the cafe concept, and also a rehash of the Heartfull Sailor, for those that missed it the previous year. It had some minor changes...most notably, NO SHOES (that's a big loss, in my opinion).
Heartfull Sailor Version 2011
And, now for 2012 we get the third (well, second for ShellieMay) variation on the cafe costume. These are the best yet, in my opinion.
So, what do you guys think? Should we be done with the cafe series for good? Should OLC create something entirely new for the next Sweet Duffy? I think so, but what are some ideas they could do that would be just as adorable?
I'd like if they created costumes based on the Mickey and Minnie Valentine Nights clothes they wear. They did once for Duffy in 2006, but I'd love to see that purple, blue & pink dress on ShellieMay.
Or, something new entirely. I would love a tux & tails set for Duffy, and an elegant dress for ShellieMay. Not necessarily romantic either. It's still winter during the event too, so I guess nothing too "springy" like gardening. Although, instead of running a cafe, they could work in a flower shop. But, then they'd have worker costumes again...
A sunset cruise costume set would be cute too. They could either be captain Duffy and first mate ShellieMay, or just passengers on the cruise.
Another idea is cupid. I'm not fond of the US version of the cupid Duffy, but if OLC were to go for that concept that would be over the top, I'm sure. A pair of wings on Duffy and Shellie would be truly adorable. They are little angels, after all. Well, except for Eeeeva's klepto bears, LOL!
Any other ideas for Valentine concepts for Duffy and ShellieMay? What do you guys think?