The Ghostess is very small being only around the size of a doll. She wears a white satin dress with a long, non transparent hood, often mistaken for a veil, of the same material. She has visible long blue hair and glowing pale blue skin. Contrary to popular belief, she is not holding a bouquet of dead flowers, but instead holding dried herbs. Nevertheless, to the untrained eye, she slightly has the appearance of a bride. Based on her actual description, it is possible that Little Leota is actually a wisp or fay of Celtic folklore.
Hurry back. Hurry Back!
According to Disney Legend Marc Davis, Little Leota's character was in part inspired by a funeral-hostess character from the 1965 dark-comedy film The Loved One. The way that Little Leota talks is inspired by this character and her line "if you decide to join us" was inspired by the funeral-hostess' line "we hope that one day he may decide to join us".
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".