¡Felicidades Dora! Dora Marquez, the first-ever animated Latina character, debuted on Nickelodeon August 14, 2000 and immediately became the number-one rated preschool show on commercial television to date. The show has been honored with various awards and received 16 Daytime Emmy nominations.
This Sunday, Nickelodeon celebrates with an hour-long primetime TV movie, Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure, premiering at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The special features guest stars Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo and Hector Elizondo. Stay tuned after the special for a 12-minute Dora 10th anniversary documentary at 9 p.m.
Because we've loved Dora's adorable outfits over the years, we take a look at some of her most fashionable highlights.
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Off to Abuelita’s House Dora
Dora skips her way to her abuelita’s house in a breezy blue dress, popping pink flats, and matching braided belt. Being the good little nieta she is; Dora remembers to never show up empty handed and brings abuelita some delicious fruit.
Snowflake Queen Dora
Dora is the belle of the ball in this stunning baby blue gown. Her accessories—a pearl necklace, snowflake earrings, snowflake encrusted crown, and light blue ballet flats—add a touch of warmth to her icy attire.
Trick or Treat Dora
Halloween is incomplete without a costume and trick or treating—two things this little Latina has down pat. Dora rocks cut up shorts, a fuchsia bolero with gold stitching, and purple pirate’s hat (with a smiley face).
Parisian Chic Dora
The seven-year-old sports a candy cane colored top with cerulean blue Capri pants and shoes. She adds a touch of sophistication to the ensemble with her matching colored scarf, tied nicely around her neck. Great on the go attire!
The purple knapsack stays, but the rest of Dora’s outfit changes. She’s decked out in a purple kimono shirt and pant set with a light orange trim for a Japanese-themed episode of her show!
Funny Bunny Dora
Dora looks absolutely adorable in this cotton candy pink bunny rabbit suit. She completes the package with floppy bunny ears. ¡Qué linda!
Little Mermaid Dora
Is that Ariel? No, it’s still Dora. She’s just traded in her typical shorts and knapsack for a golden crown and mermaid tail. Now, she's ready to explore under the sea.
Dora demonstrates that she is more than ready to party it up during the festive holiday season. Here, she is all dressed up in a Santa Claus outfit, including red mittens, brown boots, and matching belt with golden buckle.