After nearly 50 years of wearing the same dated duds, Tinker Bell has finally gotten a makeover!
For the latest Tinker Bell flick, Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, Pixar co-founder John Lasseter wanted to give Tink a stylish but practical outfit that reflected current trends but also the film's Autumn setting. "I began thinking what the costume design would be for each season," he says. "The weather is cooler [in fall], and her outfit should reflect that."
Clad in knee-high flat boots, tights, a mini skirt, capelet and hat, Tinker Bell is at the height of fall fairy fashion.
"We wanted to make Tink as real as possible in Lost Treasure," director Klay Hall said. "It made sense she was going to put on a jacket, leggings, and boots. This is sort of a new phase for Tink, and the look brings her up to the current feeling we are trying to convey."
The decision to update the iconic pixie's garb was not taken lightly; when a character's ensemble changes, so, too, do costumes of park and resort employees, as well as dolls and merchandise involving Tink. Fortunately, the changes have been well received so far, and the costumes worn by Disney workers will be made of organic, eco-friendly materials.
And while Tinker Bell's look may be updated, she hasn't lost her unique flare. "We wanted her to still be cute and charming, and not mess with who she was. You have to be careful," said Hall. "We kept her iconic white pompoms on her boots. I love those pompoms. They are what make her adorable."
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure hits stores October 27th.
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[Image courtesy of Disney.]