This summer, Disney fans attending the 2019 D23 Expo will be able to explore the stunning costumes designed for Disney’s live-action films and televisions shows. “Walt Disney Archives Presents Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume” will be on display at the Anaheim Convention Center from August 23-25.

What’s happening: 

  • The Walt Disney Archives returns to D23 Expo with an all-new exhibit, “Walt Disney Archives Presents Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume.”
  • From the classic Mary Poppins to this year’s live-action retelling of Aladdin, more than 70 costumes from 55 years of Disney movies and television shows will be on display.
  • Fans can discover the exhibit from August 23–25 at the Anaheim Convention Center during the biennial event, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club.  

Costume Galleries:

  • Guests entering the 12,000-square-foot exhibit will be greeted by “Cinderella’s Workshop,” a gallery featuring the beloved fairy-tale character’s dresses from her numerous Disney incarnations, 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
    • 2015 live-action reimagining of the animated masterpiece Cinderella
    • And the ABC hit series Once Upon a Time.  
  • The main gallery will be broken into three sections:
    • “Disney Heroes”
    • “Disney Villains”
    • “Spaces Between”
      • “Spaces Between” is reserved for the antiheroes whose fascinating journeys make them among Disney’s most complex characters.

“Disney Heroes” costumes section includes:

  • 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
  • For the first time ever displayed together—three iconic Mary Poppins “traveling dresses” worn in three Poppins productions:
    • The 1964 original film
    • 2019’s Mary Poppins Returns
    • 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 dress worn by the incomparable Bette Davis in 1978’s Return from Witch Mountain.

“Spaces Between” includes:

  • Maleficent’s gown from the 2014 film
  • Evil Queen and Hook’s costumes from Once Upon a Time

Fast Facts:

  • The exhibit includes costumes from some of Hollywood’s preeminent designers, past and present, including:
    • Colleen Atwood
    • Sandy Powell
    • Tony Walton
    • Ellen Mirojnick
    • Eduardo Castro
    • Penny Rose
  • Many of the costumes on exhibit will be featured in The Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces Between, a dazzling new book out this September from Disney Editions.
  • The book will also be available in advance exclusively at D23 Expo.

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