Over the past few years, Disney’s licensing deal with Build-A-Bear has produced everything from bears based on High School Musical, Hannah Montana, Jonas Bros., Wizards of Waverly Place to outfits involving princesses, Toy Story, Cars 2 and Winnie the Pooh. The Downtown Disney location in Anaheim, California has even been known to have exclusive outfits. However, there is a new line of animal clothes being released at three different points this summer and based on the classic Disney villains: Ursula, Captain Hook, Cruella DeVille and Maleficent.
On April 19, Build-A-Bear released Ursula and Captain Hook. The Ursula costume contains two pieces. The wig is more of a hat but with a lot of fuzzy white hair on the outside. Next, the body is actually a dress with eight tentacles coming off of it. The tentacles are very detailed and are stuffed individually. There is also additional padding in the dress to mimic Ursula’s girth.
Eight pieces make up Captain Hook’s costume. The most impressive piece would be the hat, ‘a really big one’ complete with a feather and red velour. The pants and coat are also red velour although the coat fastened in the back with Velcro. The cravat and trimmings are shiny and faux embroidered while it also has a pair of shoes with the appearance of socks with bows, a hook that fits over the hand of the animal with help from elastic, a large gold plush sword and most important: a mustache contained on a sheer ribbon.
Cruella DeVille’s costume became available on May 27. There are six pieces, including two red gloves and a wig similar to Ursula’s but half-black. There is also a little black dress. However, Cruella wouldn’t be the same without her Dalmatian fur coat that fits as a coat unlike the Captain Hook piece. In addition, there is also a Dalmatian handbag.
On August 5, Maleficent’s costume will be released. It will be 3-5 pieces. Her robes will fasten in the back with Velcro. Her headpiece is a snug-fitting hat and it comes with a staff with her pet raven, Diablo, perched atop it. It’s unclear whether shoes will be included at this time.
As with all Build-A-Bear costumes, the Villains line is designed with animals 10-24 inches in mind. The animals also must be bipedal. They don’t fit or look right on horses, dogs, other four-legged friends or sea life. Each costume costs twenty dollars and is exclusive to the stores in Anaheim, Times Square, and The Florida Mall as well as online.
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