If I’m anything, I’m an oldschool Disneyland nerd. I was born twelve years to the day after Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room opened in 1963, which I fully credit for my obsession with all things tiki, tropical, and Disney! So, when I saw DailySparkle’s adorable Jose the Tiki Bird-inspired felt circle skirt on Etsy, I knew I had to have it!
Brigid – the lady behind the magic that is DailySparkle – combines the vintage whimsicality of Juli Lynne Charlot’s iconic 1950s felt applique skirts (of “poodle skirt” fame) with today’s popular Disney themes to create works of wearable art. Perfect for a Day at Disneyland or a lunch date with friends, my Jose skirt is an instant conversation starter.
My Jose sits on a fancy perch, just like the audio-animatronic original does in the Tiki Room attraction. He is surrounded by tropical flowers and accessorized with a few sparkly Swarovski crystals. And what a sweet birdy expression on his face! I can hear Wally Boag’s voice in my head whenever I look at him (“I think someone has left the shower running!”).
While my Tiki Room skirt is a “stock” design, Brigid is happy to take fully custom Disney-themed commissions. Every skirt – stock design or not – is made specifically to your waist measurement.