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Heroes & Villains:  The Art of the Disney Costume

Heroes & Villains:  The Art of the Disney Costume


Last night, I had the absolute pleasure of attending a preview party for my local art museum’s newest exhibition “Heroes & Villains:  The Art of the Disney Costume”.  Pro tip – If you aren’t already, be sure to become a member or a patron of your local art museum.  You never know what kind of perks you might get!  For example, I got an up close and personal view of some of the most gorgeous costumes made for Disney movies and TV series.  I’m talking about “A Wrinkle in Time”, “Maleficent”, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella”, “Once Upon a Time” and so many more!  It was an absolute thrill to be there and geek out over the stunning craftmanship required to make the costumes.  You also get a fun glimpse into the designers’ inspirations and different versions of how they make the costume.  I mean, you can’t just whip up an iridescent glass slipper for Cinderella out of thin air. I can’t show you everything I saw, because where’s the fun in that, but here’s a little snippet of some of gorgeousness I experienced.


I always knew that actors and actresses were small, but it’s really mind-blowing to see how small some of these costumes are.  You really have to see it for yourself.  The “Heroes & Villains” exhibition runs at the Birmingham Museum of Art through August 18, 2024, so if you’re nearby come in for a visit.  Who knows?  We might run into each other because I’m DEFINITELY going back!






By Stitch and Shimmy

*Photo by Carrie at the Dancers Eye -*

American Cabaret Bellydancer.  Cheese Goddess. Crafty Chick. Seamwork Ambassador. Minerva Maker. Feminist Badass.

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