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Celebrate the imagination of ‘The Art of Disney Costuming’ with new book

by Brittani Tuttle

A new book that celebrates the magic, passion, and attention to detail in Disney costuming is now available: “The Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces Between” by Jeff Kurtti.

This collection of dresses, uniforms, and other attire is bound together in one large coffee table book, featuring an examination of the craft of costuming and the masterminds behind it. 

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The book begins with a summation of the costumes that were created for Disney animation, early live-action films, and television, as well as show wardrobes from the Disney Parks worn by Audio-Animatronics and cast members. The next section is a case study of Cinderella’s iconic ball gown and its reimaginings over the years. Lastly, the book offers full galleries (organized by character archetypes of heroes and villains, and those who fit in the “spaces between”) of cosmos across more than 30 Disney films.

Author Jeff Kurtti has written more than 30 books, and is a former Imagineer and formerly of Disney’s Corporate Special Projects department. Among many things, he was also a media producer for The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco and a producer of “The Boys: The Sherman Brothers Story,” a documentary about the famous songwriters.

The Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces Between” is available now wherever books are sold.

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