People are always getting confused about the inspiration for our Kansas Girl Plus Size Costume. Haven’t we seen this Kansas Girl somewhere? they ask again and again. Every bit of her outfit looks so familiar! they insist. But we don’t know how that could be possible, since this look was loosely based on a beloved character from the text of a children’s novel that’s now more than a century old. Something seems more than a little fishy. So maybe we should be the ones asking the questions, buster!
For example, why were you listening in on our private thoughts while we were perusing old books, huh? Or who are you working for, and what do they stand to gain from top-secret information about Kansas Girl? Also, how can we learn to read other people’s minds, just like you? Here’s what this line of inquiry has taught us so far: it’s best not to interrogate well-read strangers who seem to have secret psychic powers. No good can come of it, and some stones are better left unturned.
So if this Kansas Girl outfit gives you or any of your friends déjà vu, more power to you. We think the blue gingham dress and matching hair ties make a great starting point for an instantly-recognizable Halloween costume, or a day trip to some faraway land full of little people and big green buildings. There’s just one last thing we need some help understanding: why do people keep trying to change the color of Kansas Girl’s iconic silver shoes? It just blows us away.