Did anyone see this coming?

Hello, everyone:

Working in the film industry, especially for a major film distributor the way I do, means keeping erratic hours and spending a lot more time at the office than many people do. August and September, in particular, are incredibly busy months, as everyone is gearing up for the Toronto International Film Festival. Every year I say goodbye to my friends and family – and, yes, the idea of appearing as Alice Cullen for Stephenie Meyer Day in Forks – and disappear to work on preparing our TIFF selections to the world.

When it’s over, though, I have a sudden influx of free time – and what better way to spend it than updating my sad, neglected blog?

…Well, I’m sure I can think of better ways. But I don’t think my credit card can handle any more of my “free time.” At least I have a cute new dress from Anthropologie and four pairs of Michael Kors shoes to show for it!

At any rate, I thought it’d be fun to have an interactive post. Indulge me by answering my questions in the comments! After that, maybe I’ll petition WordPress to include a poll option in their posting section, since that would have been a lot easier.

THE NOT-SO-DEFINITIVE ALICE CULLEN POLL

1. What do you do with your Alice Cullen pieces?
a. Use them to cosplay.
b. Wear them in real life! What’s the point otherwise?
c. I don’t wear them – I just collect them, like Star Wars figurines that are still in their original packaging.
d. Originally I bought them for cosplaying, but I wear them in real life, too. My personal style is similar to Alice’s.

2. Other than the clothes, what do you think is most important thing if you want to be a good Alice?
a. The right height and build. Maybe not 4’10, but small and slender, like Alice.
b. The hair – either your own or a nice wig. You can’t be Alice without the hair!
c. Golden contacts. You can’t be a Cullen without them!
d. Alice’s spunky attitude. You can look like Alice all you want, but if you can’t embody her when you need to, what’s the point?
e. Other – elaborate!

3. What would MOST make someone a bad Alice?
a. Not having screen accurate clothing, or alternates that look like something Alice would wear.
b. Not putting any effort into hair or makeup – Alice is an ethereal vampire beauty!
c. Being too tall.
d. Having a poor attitude – such as being competitive and catty with other cosplayers.
e. There’s no such thing as a bad Alice. Everyone who tries has succeeded in some way.

4. What attracted you to Alice cosplaying in the first place?
a. My friends told me they thought of me when they read Twilight, or I pictured Alice as myself.
b. I saw the movies and loved Alice’s costumes and appearance.
c. She was my favourite character in Twilight and I love to cosplay – it just seemed natural!
d. I don’t really cosplay – I just like to collect.

5. What’s your dream cosplay opportunity for Alice?
a. Living the dream in Forks, Washington! Stephenie Meyer Day 2013, anyone?
b. Attending a big premiere dressed as Alice with other look-alikes.
c. Filming a smart, fun parody, like the Hillywood Show.
d. Attending local release parties or screenings and being known as the Alice of my town.
e. I’ve never really thought about it.

6. What’s your favourite Alice Cullen look?
a. Twilight
b. New Moon
c. Eclipse
d. Breaking Dawn Part I

7. What’s your least favourite Alice Cullen look?
a. Twilight
b. New Moon
c. Eclipse
d. Breaking Dawn Part I

8. If you could change anything about Alice’s appearance in the films, what would it be?
a. Her hair. Can we have some consistency, please?
b. I’d have more options for her clothing. All she wears is Anthropologie!
c. I never really agreed with casting Ashley Greene. Is it too late for a do-over?
d. Nothing. She’s perfect.
e. Something else – elaborate!

THE END!

…I realize that eight is a bizarre number to end on, but here we are anyway. I’m really curious to see everyone’s answers, so don’t keep me waiting too long! Just ask Jasper – you’ll never hear the end of it.

xoxo,
Alice

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9 thoughts on “Did anyone see this coming?

  1. 1) d. Originally I bought them for cosplaying, but I wear them in real life, too. My personal style is similar to Alice’s.
    2) d. Alice’s spunky attitude. You can look like Alice all you want, but if you can’t embody her when you need to, what’s the point?
    3) e. There’s no such thing as a bad Alice. Everyone who tries has succeeded in some way.
    4) c. She was my favourite character in Twilight and I love to cosplay – it just seemed natural!
    5) d. Attending local release parties or screenings and being known as the Alice of my town.
    6) c. Eclipse (I especially love the Marc Jacobs Pansy Print dress)
    7) d. Breaking Dawn Part I
    8) a. Her hair. Can we have some consistency, please?

    1. Yay! Thanks for participating! It’s always interesting to hear other people’s thoughts. 🙂

  2. 1. d. Originally I bought them for cosplaying, but I wear them in real life, too. My personal style is similar to Alice’s.
    (*on a side note, Alice helped shape my personal clothing style and helped me embrace my shortness)
    2. d. Alice’s spunky attitude. You can look like Alice all you want, but if you can’t embody her when you need to, what’s the point?
    (*but being short already is a huge help.)
    3. d. Having a poor attitude – such as being competitive and catty with other cosplayers.
    (*All the above, really, but this the most. I see this all too often in the cosplay and costuming community and it brings everyone down)
    4. c. She was my favourite character in Twilight and I love to cosplay – it just seemed natural!
    (*In the books she was always my favorite character and once the film came out I was even more hooked on her. And I knew I had to have her clothes.)
    5. b. Attending a big premiere dressed as Alice with other look-alikes.
    (*Again, all the above, but I also like to dream big.)
    6. a. Twilight
    (*But her hair in New Moon was by far the best!!)
    7. d. Breaking Dawn Part I
    (*Not too keen on the super short not spiky hair)
    8. a. Her hair. Can we have some consistency, please?
    b. I’d have more options for her clothing. All she wears is Anthropologie!
    (*I love her Anthro stuff, but something more wallet-friendly would be nice. And her hair…geez. Pick one style!! I own 6 Alice wigs because of this).

    This was fun! 🙂

  3. 1. d), I wear them for cosplay but as long as they don’t look too mental (like I’ve never had the courage to wear the blue coat outfit from new moon in real life!), I’ll wear them in normal life too. Clothes are for wearing 😛
    2. d) You need to be like her in personality, or be able to at least act like her, to pull it off. I don’t think contacts are as important – I don’t wear them and I don’t think it changes my cosplay drastically. Hair is important (though I’ve only just started to style it properly for Alice. Darn), and build, I don’t think is essential but does help the look. Luckily I’m just about 5ft 1 so not too far over!
    3. c) Most of my outfits are alts (though I now own two screen accurates that I’m SO happy with), but I think as long as you have the hair, make up and personality you can pull it off with an alt. As long as you’ve put the effort in, it shows 🙂
    4. A mix of b&c) I ADORED her clothes, and I ADORE Ashley, and I wanted to model myself on her. She was my first cosplay so she got me into cosplay! 🙂
    5. a, b&d) I’d love the honour of being known as an “Alice” of a town. Although I’m starting to volunteer at a shop…I may dress as Alice and become the “Alice” 😀 I’m going to the Breaking Dawn Part 2 premiere as baseball Alice, and I’m hopefully going to SMD 2013! I think SMD/Forks is the biggest dream, although I’d love to be at an event or something as the “Alice”, like the cast of SMD I guess 🙂
    6. This is a cruel question, there are different things about every film that make her style in them all awesome (did that make sense?) I guess I’d say a) or d). I know BD isn’t a popular choice, I LOVE her look in that! And Twilight, gotta love the DvF ❤
    7. Another cruel question, but I'll have to say Eclipse, although I LOVE all the outfits. I think the other films have really iconic outfits and Eclipse..not so much really :/ I love her outfits in that though. And New Moon is the film I have the most cosplays of so I must love her style in that XD
    8. Just gonna have to day d). I love her hair in all films (in fact BD is my favourite XDD ) and I love her style. Maybe I'd like some high street, just so they'd be easier to get hold of and at least a bit cheaper XDD But the casting with Ashley was perfect 😉 ❤

    Thank you for entertaining me for at least 15 minutes! Although I should be doing homework…meh. ALICE comes before everything in MiniAliceLand… 😛 ❤
    Mini Alice ❤

    1. I know exactly what you mean… I can’t bring myself to wear the blue smock, either! In the vast realm of cute Alice fashion, it felt like a huge miss to me.

      1. I love the outfit on Ashley…however on myself, my head looks too small as I think my blue smock is a bit big… XD I’ve decided to wear Alice outfits every week when I work in the shop I volunteer at… Operation become Thame’s Alice is a go… XD

  4. 1.d ( Orginally I wore them for cosplay, but I wear them in real life, too. My personal style is similar to Alice’s.)
    2 d.( Alice’s spunky attitude.You can look like Alice all you want, but if you can’t embody her when you need to, what’s the point?)
    3. D. ( having a poor attitude — such as being competitive and catty with other cosplayers. )
    4. B ( I saw the movies and loved Alice’s costumes and appearances.)
    5 b ( attending a big premiere dressed as Alice with other look-Alice’s.)
    6. A ( twilight)
    7. C ( eclipse)
    8. D ( nothing. She’s perfect!)

  5. insidealicescloset/catherine September 23, 2012 — 10:14 pm

    1. D, I honestly didn’t think I would wear the pieces out due to most of them being delicate in nature but I just can’t help myself Alice pieces are a large part of my personal style 🙂

    2. E, I think her attitude is a good one. But I also think having a deeper understanding of the character is a good thing. So you know who you are cosplaying as, because you can do a scene from the movies, but what happens when its not movie related. You need to know how to act as Alice would in real life 🙂

    3. D, its pretty given that a poor attitude will ruin it all. For you as the character and for the fans.

    4. A-C, Its the love I had for Alice when reading the books. Its also the fact that once I cosplayed as Alice everyone said I was who they pictured. Which was humbling and pretty freaking awesome at the same time and always her clothing it was just so cute!

    5. B, I’ve already done D, I miss the community I had when I was just doing events for fun and we had a few people come in costume that became our coven. I would like to do that one last time. It doesn’t need to be big, but I might troll the hallways of the local movie cinema as Alice for BDpt2 looking for Jasper 😉

    6. A&B, I love the clothing from Twilight, but I like her hair best in New Moon.

    7. C&D, I don’t feel like we saw Alice in enough different outfits in Eclipse and Breaking Dawn she was stunning but the hair it takes a lot of getting use too.

    8. A, the hair was constantly changing same with Jasper’s. But over all I love everything about Alice I just would have liked the same hair style throughout. I can only cut my hair one “style” at a time.

  6. 1. What do you do with your Alice Cullen pieces?
    b. Wear them in real life! What’s the point otherwise?
    c. I don’t wear them – I just collect them, like Star Wars figurines that are still in their original packaging….technically I don’t fit in my Alice Cullen barbie clothes, so those are only on display 😉 But for other clothes I like her style so I wear those for every day, but don’t cosplay as her as I usually identify with Bella the most, yet adore Alice.

    2. Other than the clothes, what do you think is most important thing if you want to be a good Alice?
    e. Other – elaborate! ….You! 😀 but really I like anyone who cosplays as Alice because I love when people bring imagination and fiction to life, so I guess the answer is someone with a desire to be Alice, I think she would be flattered by that, she does seem to be a little Mary Poppins to me and I love that (Mary Poppins: “As I expected. Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way.”

    3. What would MOST make someone a bad Alice?
    d. Having a poor attitude – such as being competitive and catty with other cosplayers.
    e. There’s no such thing as a bad Alice. Everyone who tries has succeeded in some way….. I think both, a bad attitude rarely lends success in anything, but on the other hand a positive attitude and a desire to be Alice is always appreciated by me.

    4. What attracted you to Alice cosplaying in the first place?
    d. I don’t really cosplay – I just like to collect… I like cosplay, but I don’t really see myself as Alice, I love her as a separate person, but like to collect her things.

    5. What’s your dream cosplay opportunity for Alice?
    a. Living the dream in Forks, Washington! Stephenie Meyer Day 2013, anyone?
    b. Attending a big premiere dressed as Alice with other look-alikes.
    c. Filming a smart, fun parody, like the Hillywood Show.
    d. Attending local release parties or screenings and being known as the Alice of my town…. I really like all these answers!! Although I would probably cosplay as Victoria or Bella, but would loooove to meet other Alice cosplays!!

    6. What’s your favourite Alice Cullen look?
    a. Twilight
    b. New Moon
    c. Eclipse
    d. Breaking Dawn Part I…. I have come to love them all, but I think twilight with her flippy hair will always be my favorite 😀

    7. What’s your least favourite Alice Cullen look?
    I can’t really dislike any of them, because they are Alice and I like all of her

    8. If you could change anything about Alice’s appearance in the films, what would it be?
    e. Something else – elaborate!… I would have loved loved loved to see her at the prom in her dress! I loved that scene in the book, I also would have loved to see Rosalie’s dress too! I would have been perfectly happy to watch four hour movies to have all the book scenes! lol I really like how you have given Alice more clothes though, and your style really seems like her so it seems real 🙂

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