Actual Disney movie costumes arrive in Michigan from California in new exhibition

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

The exhibition runs from Saturday, June 25 through Sunday, January 1, 2023 and is included with admission to 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 see in the show.

“We focus on the art of couture,” Becky Klein of the Walt Disney Archives told MLive. “Over the years, costume designers don’t get as much attention as they say, movie designers, location designers and prop builders are just as important to the overall look of the movie and are artists in their own right. You want to celebrate.”

Highlights of the show include costumes from “101 Dalmatians,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Hawks Boxes,” “Mary Poppins,” “Once Upon a Time,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

“There are so many different levels of this show for people to enjoy. It allows them to see the costumes they saw in the movies up close and imagine the stars in them.”

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

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