Actual Disney movie costumes arrive in Michigan from California at new exhibit

DEARBORN, MI – They are the actual costumes worn in numerous Disney movies and now they’re in Michigan on loan from the Walk Disney Archives in California. “Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume” is a new exhibition at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn.

The exhibition runs from Saturday, June 25 through Sunday, January 1, 2023 and is included with admission into The Henry Ford.

Walking through the space, visitors will come across 79 different costumes from 32 movies worn by 71 different actors and actresses. They will also see many movie photos and videos of the stars wearing the actual costumes they are viewing at the exhibit.

“We’re focusing on the art of costume design,” Becky Cline from the Walt Disney Archives told MLive. “Over the years, the costume designers don’t get as much attention as say, the cinematographers, the set designers and prop builders and they’re just as important to the overall look of the film and are artists in their own right that we want to celebrate. ”

Highlights of the exhibition include costumes from “101 Dalmatians,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Hocus Pocus,” “Mary Poppins,” “Once Upon A Time” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

“There are so many different levels at this exhibit for people to enjoy. It lets them see the costumes that they’ve seen in the films up-close and imagine the stars being there in them. ”

Here’s a video tour of the exhibition from MLive:


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