Hi there! My name is Keith.
I'm an Interactive Design Manager for the Walt Disney Company, but all opinions/posts on this site are my own, not the Walt Disney Company's.
Oh, and that Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon in the above photo? I designed that. :D
Funny you ask that, because I was digging up some information about all of that before. Fifi was the name given to the Featherduster in a sequel, so it’s not canon. I don’t acknowledge it just like how the Animation Studios and other departments don’t. :P ha. I was accustomed to believing it was “Babette” even for the film version, but apparently it’s only for the Broadway version. I can flip-flop between Featherduster or Babette and only address her as “Fifi” if I’m specifically talking about that one sequel scene (so basically I’d never really have to).
For Wardrobe, I always say Wardrobe… unless we’re talking about the Broadway version. (But also.. Madame de la Grande Bouche takes too long to say. :P ha)
As for the Bimbettes and Silly Girls, I’ve actually put this thought in the backshelf for a while, but I discovered “Bimbettes” is an unknown thing. My friend in the Animation Studios Research Library said he can’t find any material that pinpoints the origins of them being labelled as “Bimbettes.” It has to have originated somewhere though.. so I guess I’ll just wait until more is revealed? I’ve never really called them Silly Girls. What really seems to really dictate the branding is the WD Animation Studios films.. so I try to go by the names from that.
I’d really like to DisneyBound as Carpet (Aladdin), but if I go like that into Disneyland, everyone will just think I’m a Lakers fan. #fail
No plans for that at the moment, sorry! I’d have to think about what icon to use for it, but I also have other designs currently in mind. :)