The Walt Disney Archives always have a great showing at the D23 Expo and this year is no different with a fantastic pavilion that includes more than 70 costumes from 55 years of Disney movies and television shows! We got to preview the fanciful new exhibit tonight — it will be on display exclusively for attendees of the D23 Expo from August 23 – 26.
Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume
The exhibit starts with a look at various incarnations of Cinderella and then a massive gallery with a ton of wonderful costumes to take in. It’s a truly impressive assortment.
A gallery featuring the beloved fairy-tale character’s dresses from her numerous Disney incarnations, including 1997’s Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella; 2014’s Into the Woods; the 2015 live-action reimagining of the animated masterpiece Cinderella; and the ABC hit series Once Upon a Time.
Once Upon a Time (ABC)
Into the Woods
Disney Heroes features familiar duds including Belle’s village dress and ballgown from 2017’s Beauty and the Beast; creations worn by the Genie, Aladdin, and Jasmine in this year’s live-action Aladdin; and—for the first time ever displayed together—three iconic Mary Poppins “traveling dresses” worn in three Poppins productions: the 1964 original Mary Poppins, 2019’s Mary Poppins Returns, and the Broadway musical.
Disney Villains ensembles include the trio of wonderfully wicked witches from 1993’s Hocus Pocus, the duo of dresses worn by the stepsisters in 2015’s Cinderella, the frosty yet regal dress worn by Tilda Swinton in The Chronicles of Narnia, Luke Evans dashing ensemble from Beauty and the Beast, and the dress worn by the incomparable Bette Davis in 1978’s Return from Witch Mountain.
Spaces Between are characters that aren’t quite so narrowly defined by hero or villain. Additional pieces here include Maleficent’s gown from the 2014 film, as well as the Evil Queen and Hook’s costumes from Once Upon a Time.
More to Explore
More costumes to explore in the center of the room pairing good and bad, partners in crime, etc.
Sketch to Reality
Sketch renderings help visualize a look before it gets built, fitted, and filmed!
More in Store
Many of the costumes on exhibit are featured in The Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces Between, a dazzling new book out this September from Disney Editions but why wait to then when you can buy an advance copy at the D23 Expo!
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