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Walt Disney Archives exhibit featuring Disney costumes to open at D23 Expo 2019

by Brittani Tuttle

The Walt Disney Archives is set to return to D23 Expo 2019, and this time with an all-new exhibit: “Walt Disney Archives Presents Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume.”

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More than 70 costumes from the 55 years of Disney films and television shows will be on display from Aug. 23-25 at the Anaheim Convention Center during the convention. 

The 12,000-square-foot exhibit will welcome guests with “Cinderella’s Workshop,” a gallery featuring the characters dresses from many Disney versions, including 1997’s “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella”; the gown worn by Scarlett Johansson for Annie Leibovitz’s 2007 Disney Dream Portrait series; 2014’s “Into the Woods”; the 2015 live-action reimagining of the animated film “Cinderella”; and the ABC series “Once Upon a Time.”

The main gallery will be split into three sections: “Disney Heroes,” “Disney Villains,” and “Spaces Between,” where guests will find their favorite Disney antiheroes.

Some of the costumes that will be featured in the “Disney Heroes” section will be Belle’s village dress and ballgown from 2017’s “Beauty and the Beast”; costumes worn by the Genie, Aladdin and Jasmine in this year’s live-action “Aladdin”; and – displayed together for the first time ever – three Mary Poppins “traveling dresses” worn in three “Mary Poppins” productions: the 1964 original film, 2019’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” and the Broadway musical.

“Disney Villains” costumes will include the dresses of Sanderson Sisters from 1993’s “Hocus Pocus”; the wicked stepsisters’ dresses from 2015’s “Cinderella”; and the dress worn by Bette Davis in 1978’s “Return from Witch Mountain.”

“Spaces Between” will include Maleficent’s gown from the 2014 film of the same name, as well as the Evil Queen and Hook’s costumes from “Once Upon a Time.”

Many of the costumes on display will be featured in “The Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces Between,” a new book from Disney Editions, out this September. The book will also be available for purchase in advance exclusively at D23 Expo 2019.

Single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday of the event are still available, priced at $89 for one-day adult admission and $69 for children ages 3-9. Gold Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets at $77 for a one-day adult admission and $59 for children. Single-day Saturday tickets and three-day passes are now sold out.

To learn more about D23 Expo 2019 and to purchase tickets, visit D23Expo.com.

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Jeri Russell June 5, 2019 - 2:26 pm

Any chance it will come to Orlando after California? We would love to see them too!

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