|Naomi is rocking Twilight Blues. At any time I desire.|
Y'all didn't come here for sweetness and light and meekness, that's a little short of accuracy for me.
I've already done reviews on the other special sets that tumbled out through the years, specifically the ones that came with special accessories: the Garnet Holiday Outfit of 2001, the Radiant Rhinestones Outfit of 2003, and the Winter Magic Outfit from 2004 to name a few. I tend to like the outfits that come with accessories. Today's set I believe is the first holiday outfit that came with special boxes (since phased out) and matching accessories: The Twilight Outfit and the Twilight Accessories of 2000, which made it through the holiday season before being retired. (Lords and Ladies, this outfit is old enough to be on the internet all by itself.) The outfit retailed for $26 and came with a jacket style top, skirt, stockings, and loafer shoes. The accessories went for $22 and had the headband, stick on jewels, a purse, and a gift box that contained a surprise--the surprise being a compact mirror. So basically original cost of $48 for the set. I paid $20 for the accessories, which was actually under retail, and about that much for the outfit I think--it's been a while and eBay auctions don't always pull up the full details so. The outfit generally doesn't go for too much on eBay, even the accessories; generally about $20-40 for the outfit, and about $20-30 for the accessories.
Our model is the ever popular half-Desi barefoot geeky pirate gamer, Naomi Kirkland.3
|Jacket up top. And only a jacket|
|Fuzzy collar and bare neck.|
|Button snaps. And random flare.|
|Showing some torso, with your arms up.|
The top comes down just to the waist. And I mean just to the waist. When Naomi has her arms above her head, you get a visible midriff. Yeah, this so could have used an undershirt.
|Skirt. Unique, and yet...|
|Elastic pull on.|
|Stockings. Blue, like everything else.|
|Don't you step on my Blue Velvet Shoes.|
|Weird Oblong front.|
|Shoe from the sides. Chunk that sole.|
|Sole and logo.|
|Headband, for max cuties.|
|Beaded Details. And attack teeth.|
|Purse purse pursey~|
|Front flap. Beady beads.|
|The full straps.|
|Fucking sticker gems. Fuck them all the way.|
|Gift Box for Gang Members.|
|Lining paper inside.|
|Mirrors, so your girl can check her nose being shiny.|
|Boxes: Outfit box on the left, accessories on the right.|
Cost Value: $26 for the dress and $22 for the accessories is standard for a holiday set. The $20 each I paid was not a super bargain, but it doesn't make me feel like I paid way too much. On the secondary market, I don't think more than $45-50 for an outfit set with all the accessories is a good idea.
Timeliness/Datedness: Quite. The shoes especially date it with the chunky, lunky look. It's very late 90s to early 2000s and isn't going to move much forward or backward from that era.
Mix and Match Levels: I think the only way I'll like this set is to mix and match it. The skirt can be matched with a black turtleneck (that covers the waistband) and black shoes, and the top needs an undershirt over jeans or slacks. That would look pretty nice, I think.
Final Grade: C for the outfit, C+ for the accessories. AG was just starting to feel out a regular moddie holiday outfit, but their first attempt was very Needs Improvement.
1 Unlike some people, I will not be slapping the Chinese New Year outfit a on a #4. Not only do I not have a #4, but if I did I'd be more creative than that. How very blech.
2 And if you don't get that reference, the fail is yours and yours alone. Google Legends of the Hidden Temple and enjoy the 90s.
3 That's pirate, comma, gamer. We do not pirate our video games. Arrr.
4 Well, she only has a DSi, but as soon as I find a doll sized 3DS that shit is on. I do, in fact judge my purses by them needing to be big enough to carry a gaming system in.Even the one I carried to my father's service was big enough to carry my 3DS in, and my iPod, and my wallet, and a little Lottie Doll to keep me steady. Daddy probably thought it was cute his baby girl carried a dolly with her to the service.
5 They still continue this somewhat, but with less mystery and more "here you go, this is what's inside."
6 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, only one of the best books ever. I prefer the 2005 Johnny Depp one over the Gene Wilder because it was more true to the book. Come at me.