Heroes and Villains Exhibit to Open at D23 Expo 2019

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Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume

This year’s D23 Expo opens with an all-new exhibit, “Walt Disney Archives Presents Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume.” This new exhibit features costumes from the classic Mary Poppins and the recent live-action movie Aladdin among others. With more than 70 costumes from Disney’s 55-year history of film and television, this exhibit will be on display from August 23-25 at the Anaheim Convention Center during the expo.

When you enter the exhibit, you will immediately be transported into the world of Disney with “Cinderella’s Workshop”, a gallery that will feature the iconic fairy tale character’s dresses from her numerous adaptations and incarnations, including 1997’s Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella; the gown worn by Scarlett Johansson for Annie Leibovitz’s Disney Dream Portrait series in 2007, 2014’s Into the Woods; the stunning live action dress from Lily James’ Cinderella in 2015, and the dress from ABC’s hit fairy tale drama, Once Upon a Time. 

Cinderella gown worn by Scarlett Johansson for Annie Leibovitz’s Disney Dream Portrait series
Cinderella gown worn by Scarlett Johansson for Annie Leibovitz’s Disney Dream Portrait series. Credit: Disney

The main gallery itself will be broken up into three sections that feature “Disney Heroes”, “Disney Villains”, and “Spaces Between”, reserved for antiheroes and somewhat exciting complex characters that have found their way into our homes and hearts over the years.

Some of the “Disney Heroes” costumes featured are from 2017’s Beauty and the Beast, the amazing colorful creations worn by Genie, Aladdin, and Jasmine in this year’s newest live-action film, and for the first time ever, costumes from the original 1964 film, Mary Poppins as well as dresses from then 2019 movie and Broadway musical. This section that will showcase these iconic wardrobes is sure to be a favorite for D23 Fans attending the expo.

Enchanted Giselle Wedding Dress
Enchanted Giselle Wedding Dress Credit: Disney

The 2nd section, “Disney Villains” will feature the trio of wickedly stylish dresses worn by the Sanderson Sisters in the 1993 Halloween Classic, Hocus Pocus. Fans will also find the duo of dresses worn by the stepsisters in 2015’s Cinderella. Fans can also see the dress worn by Bette Davis in 1978’s Return from Witch Mountain

The 3rd Section “Spaces Between” will feature costumes from Maleficent which will be prominently featured with a gown from the 2014 live-action feature, in addition to Regina, The Evil Queen’s Dress from Once Upon a Time. Killian Jones’ Hook ensemble will be on display as well.

Many of the costumes on display will be featured in The Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes and Villains, and Spaces Between. This new book will release in September, with a special exclusive early release for D23 Expo attendees.

Maleficent Christening Dress
Maleficent Christening Dress Credit: Disney

The exhibit includes costumes from some of Hollywood’s preeminent designers, past and present, including Academy Award winners Colleen Atwood, Sandy Powell, and Tony Walton, as well as Emmy winner Ellen Mirojnick and Emmy nominees Eduardo Castro and Penny Rose.

If you haven’t purchased tickets yet, make sure to do so before they sell out! Single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday of D23 Expo 2019 are available for $89 for one-day adult admission and $69 for children 3–9. Gold Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $77 for one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Single-day Saturday tickets and three-day passes are sold out. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2019, visit D23Expo.com.

Source: Disney D23

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