Disney launches “Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume”
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In collaboration with Walt Disney Archives, the Museum of Pop Culture presents “Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume.”
The purpose of the exhibit is to showcase the most iconic and memorable attires and get-ups worn by popular Disney characters throughout the decades, going back to as early as 1964.
If you would like to know more details about the exhibit, read on!
When Will the Exhibit Launch?
The exhibit has been open to certain members and media professionals for quite some time, but the exhibit will officially be open to the public on June 5 (Saturday).
The exhibit opens at 8:00 in the morning and closes at 8:00 in the evening on its opening day (Saturday), while the Sunday exhibit will only be open until 6:00 in the evening.
What is The Museum of Pop Culture?
The Museum of Pop Culture, also known as MoPOP, is a non-profit museum based in Seattle that is dedicated to providing authentic viewing experiences under the category of pop culture.
What is The Walt Disney Archives?
The Walt Disney Archives is a collection of dreams and creativity that combines all aspects of the Disney universe, while still respecting the individual origins of each item and character.
How Many Costumes Will There Be?
The Museum of Pop Culture and The Walt Disney Archives have officially announced a total of 70 pieces on display for the opening weekend of the exhibit.
Each piece is guaranteed to be special in its own way and is sure to bring back fond memories of beloved characters, both favorite heroes and memorable villains.
Notable Character Costumes
A lot of notable costumes have been shared online, including:
- Belle’s attires from Beauty and the Beast
- Cinderella’s ball gown and tiara from the film Cinderella
- Jack Sparrow’s legendary get-up from Pirates of the Caribbean
- Cruella De Vil’s legendary wardrobe from 101 Dalmatians
- Mary Poppins’ Attire from the Mary Poppins franchise
Aside from these pieces, expect to see prototypes and concepts of certain pieces of apparel such as different shoe designs, simpler and more complex tiaras and crowns, and many more.
The Magic Mirror Experience and Getting Into Character
If guests would like to level up your experience, The Museum of Pop Culture and The Walt Disney Archives have created The Magic Mirror and Getting Into Character, immersive interactive experiences that allow exhibit-goers to virtually try on a host of different costumes and attires through projection technology.
With Magic Mirror, a camera detects your presence as you approach and shows you, through a monitor, how you might look like as Cinderella, Jack Sparrow, Maleficent, or Marry Poppins.
With Getting Into Character, you get to explore the different materials, designs, and colors used by costume designers through interactive projection.
If you would like to see yourself dressed up as one of your favorite Disney characters, then this is definitely the part of the exhibit you should not miss out on.
Booking and Reservations
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