This is your opportunity to see the Disney costumes of heroes and villains

More than 70 costumes will be on display at this exhibit

Disney is recognized for the outfits that help bring its characters to life, from glass slippers to enchanted ballgowns. To bring a fairy tale world to life in live-action movies made from animated films, each character’s costume has to be carefully thought out.

Actual movie costumes, such as the ones pictured here, are now on exhibit around Metro Detroit. It’s all part of The Henry Ford’s new exhibit, “Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume.”

Kate Morland, The Henry Ford’s senior manager of programs and exhibits, joined Live in the D to share some exciting details about the exhibit.

According to Morland, visitors can expect to see more than 70 villain and hero costumes sent over by the Walt Disney archive. She says that it will include all of the design and craftsmanship that goes into making the outfits.

Cinderella’s workshop will be one of the exhibit’s highlights, with numerous interpretations of the Cinderella costumes spanning from Brandy’s rendition from the 1990s to the Lily James version from 2015. She says these modifications by each designer illustrate what they chose to do with Cinderella and how they made the outfit match that unique role.

“The detail is really phenomenal,” said Morland, adding that Disney does a great job with their immersive sets, so it’s hard to get a sense of all the details in the costumes when you watch these movies. She says that if you visit The Henry Ford, you will be able to see the stitching, skirt overlays, outerwear, and other details that you would not see on the screen.

People may also view some of the costumes worn by Luke Evans and Emma Watson in the live action “Beauty and the Beast,” which was a big success.

The exhibition runs from June 25 to New Year’s Day.

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