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    Re: The Evolution of Costumes

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler View Post
    I'll have to take some pictures from the Opening Day Disneyland episode I have on DVD and then I will post them when I can. Those costumes were hideous to be honest. Todays costumes I think are creative art pieces.

    Her is the only image I can find though:
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    That looks similar to a terrible dream I had last week after eating too much Mexican food before I went to bed...

    Any photos you can find would be great! I would love to see some of the old costumes but I would have to agree with you that the recent pieces are very impressive. It is always great to see character shots when I am reading through the trip reports. I am glad that Disney still takes this portion of the park quite seriously.

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    Re: The Evolution of Costumes

    I'll try to post them tonight or tomorrow when I get back from class .

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    Re: The Evolution of Costumes

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler View Post
    I'll have to take some pictures from the Opening Day Disneyland episode I have on DVD and then I will post them when I can. Those costumes were hideous to be honest. Todays costumes I think are creative art pieces.

    Her is the only image I can find though:
    http://www.drakkar91.com/disney/wdw04.jpg

    From the looks of that pic, the pigs remained close to the same all the way through the 80s.

    And actually Big Bad Wolf looks virtually unchanged as well!


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    Re: The Evolution of Costumes

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    From the looks of that pic, the pigs remained close to the same all the way through the 80s.

    And actually Big Bad Wolf looks virtually unchanged as well!
    I am not a big fan of the pigs...they scare me now so I can only imagine the damage they did to children.

    What is the camel from (left side near the middle)?

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    Re: The Evolution of Costumes

    One thing I would like to say NOT about the character costumes, but of the Cast Member costumes, is that I personally liked them before...Now, I grew up in the 90s, so I obviously don't remember things past 1990, but I have seen pictures and I like them better. They are all very similar now, and I loved the cheesyness of them. And each land had its own style of costumes. I mean, they do still now, but they are a lot more similar to eachother. Like the big coats (which look really comfortable haha)...I dunno...I guess there is still a difference, but I like the older ones better...don't get me wrong tho...the new ones are fine lol
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    Re: The Evolution of Costumes

    Quote Originally Posted by princedalton View Post
    One thing I would like to say NOT about the character costumes, but of the Cast Member costumes, is that I personally liked them before...Now, I grew up in the 90s, so I obviously don't remember things past 1990, but I have seen pictures and I like them better. They are all very similar now, and I loved the cheesyness of them. And each land had its own style of costumes. I mean, they do still now, but they are a lot more similar to eachother. Like the big coats (which look really comfortable haha)...I dunno...I guess there is still a difference, but I like the older ones better...don't get me wrong tho...the new ones are fine lol
    Great point princedalton. Does anyone have some photos of the old versus new CM costumes? I do agree that each land should have a distinct outfit, not just khakis and a different colored shirt. I love the big heavy coats that the Haunted Mansion CMs wear now and think each area should have something distinctive. I have seen a photo in Oogie's retro photo thread of the old Jungle Cruise skipper uniforms and I thought they were very neat and fitting for Adventureland (especially since I think the Tahitian Terrace was still open next door at this time).





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    Re: The Evolution of Costumes

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler View Post
    I'll have to take some pictures from the Opening Day Disneyland episode I have on DVD and then I will post them when I can. Those costumes were hideous to be honest. Todays costumes I think are creative art pieces.

    Her is the only image I can find though:
    http://www.drakkar91.com/disney/wdw04.jpg
    Now I know why I was afraid of the characters when I was a kid.
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    Re: The Evolution of Costumes

    Here is a side by side of new and old Winnie the Pooh:


    One thing I liked about the old one is how he could wiggle his nose!

    On the opening day video of Disneyland (and others from that time) there appeared to be some odd jagged pattern around Mickey's mouth. Almost like he had teeth. Anyone else notice that?

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    Re: The Evolution of Costumes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetie View Post
    Here is a side by side of new and old Winnie the Pooh:
    Why is the old Pooh so disproportionate looking? The cartoon did not look like this so why did they make the costume so top heavy?

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    Re: The Evolution of Costumes

    The old pooh also had scary orange eyes!


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    Re: The Evolution of Costumes

    Their heads are huge!!!
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    Re: The Evolution of Costumes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetie View Post
    On the opening day video of Disneyland (and others from that time) there appeared to be some odd jagged pattern around Mickey's mouth. Almost like he had teeth. Anyone else notice that?
    I noticed it. I always wondered why it was like that.

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    Re: The Evolution of Costumes

    another no one metinoed,
    the evolution of Tigger, his costumed changed shades of orange.
    Also Piglet, Robin Hood, Cubbi (I seen pics of the first year 85 and have vid of him from a parade in 90, during the DA premire), he got the tuff of hair he had in the later years of the show, that the original didnt have.

    Mickey has the most changes, if you see old Disneyland shows, from 55 to 79, you see him change in apperance.

    Another not mentioned, Scrodge McDuck, who got a revamp in 87 from his 60's look. As well as baloo (all eras)

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    Re: The Evolution of Costumes

    The big heads were likely designed to be more "child friendly". Children and infants' heads are proportionately larger to the rest of the body. Animators take that in consideration when drawing "baby" characters. Take a look at the Baby Mickey or Baby Muppet character drawings. That's likely why the huge heads, to make them seem "younger" and therefore less threatening to the kids.

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    Re: The Evolution of Costumes

    i'm personally liking the old jungle skipper shirts...especially on that dude in the picture!


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