Is This Surprise Window of Evil the Fairest of Them All?
Over the course of 2018, Disney released twelve pins in their Windows of Evil series. In 2019, they released the companion Windows of Magic pins. So you can imagine fans’ surprise when they released a bonus Windows of Evil pin in December of 2019. They went back to the beginning to release The Evil Queen, Disney’s first movie villain.
Like the rest, this pin is designed to look like a stained-glass window. The Evil Queen is front and center. There is no sign of her Hag disguise here. The green smoke from her spells is circling in the background. In the foreground, we’ve got the box that was supposed to contain Snow White’s heart. On either side of the box are two apples – one looks delicious, but the other is clearly poisoned with the skull showing on the surface. Up at the very top is the magic mirror. The frame of the window has a crown at the top.
This is the kind of window I love in the series. The detail is wonderful and there are hidden things that make me smile as I look at it. While this isn’t really a stained-glass window, the design for it is perfect and it reflects enough light that it looks like one.
I was among those very surprised by this release. Yet I really wanted to get it. It’s nice that they are honoring the first villain this way. And it is a great pin. While some of the ones that took risks worked well, there is something to be said for a classic window entry in this pin series, and that’s what this is.
If you happened to miss this pin in the series, it is worth tracking The Evil Queen down. And if you like the character, you’ll be thrilled with the pin as well.