Geneviéve: As Eponine

This month’s theme is literary! Picking my favorite book character was easy. It was always going to be either Eponine from Les Miserables, or Haydee from the Count of Monte Cristo. Haydee would have been more exotic, but Eponine won out. It was easier to draw gutter 19th century French clothes than try to do justice in short order to 19th century Turkish royalty. I would have had to Google it to death.

I hope you enjoy these outfits. You have Eponine’s day wear with a long belted wrap, and her outfit for sneaking through the barricade. She disguises herself as a boy to get a message to Cosette (who didn’t deserve it). And her actions have tragic consequences.

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This collaborative doll is posted at the end of each month throughout 2017. There’s a new theme each month!  To find all related posts on this blog, just click the “Geneviéve” tag.

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  • Julie Matthews

    Very nice 🙂 I love the textures & details…though now I want to see 19th century Turkish royalty!

    I tried reading Les Miserables as a pretentious high school freshman. I finished it but I was too young to really appreciate it and never went back to it. Also, I hate musicals (really, really hate musicals!!) so I’ve never seen the play or film. Maybe someday….

    • thank you! looks like i should have gone with Haydee ~ha! i actually thought Eponine would be more familiar!!!

      i like the musical well enough but only because i have always loved the book. i think the adaptations almost always fall short because the book is just too huge and for some bizarre reason some of the productions deem it necessary to make it less “miserable” ~ which, i’m sorry, that’s kind of the point of the story: that saints are made of suffering–not of people who get what they want ~ hahahaha

  • RLC

    Awww, I’m sorta sad you didn’t to Haydee- she’s great! But, I love these two outfits anyway. I’ve never actually read the book or seen the musical or watched the movie or…. What can I say? I guess it’s just not my thing.

    • thank you! well if we have another chance to do another literary topic, i won’t skip Haydee! hahaha