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9/7/2012 5:03 AM
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Here we can discuss and post pictures of old Disney costumes that they don´t longer use in the park. It would be intresting to see how some of the characters looked like in the old days and how much they have changed over the years. I can start with some old pictures of the Alice in Wonderland gang. These are NOT my pictures. I know that I put this thread in the wrong section.

Here is how they looked like in the old days of Disneyland.



And here is how the Alice in Wonderland gang look like today in all the Disneyland parks.
The Queen of Hearts, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum have had the same costumes since their debuts in the late 60s or early 70s.




What do you think about this?
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9/7/2012 9:53 AM
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Great thread.

I do like seeing some of the older costumes which are no longer used.

Hope this thread can really get going.

The old White Rabbit looks like the 'Easter Bunny' they use at Easter now.

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9/9/2012 8:08 AM
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I really like having a look at these old costumes. Much appreciated, Alexander.

Though you don't have photos from those days, it is interesting to note that the Queen of Hearts and the Tweedles have had the same costumes since their debuts in the late 60s or early 70s.
Also, the Mad Hatter had a newer fur version in use for a few years in the Christmas parade at Disneyland, with a smaller head and working hands, after he had been retired from park use temporarily during the 80s.

It's nice seeing that they still have the complete unit for Alice in Wonderland, although the Walrus now hasn't been used in a few years. Robin Hood's unit, which I still consider the other "big unit" despite the lack of popularity for this movie, lost Maid Marian a few years ago and Paris, which uses the Robin Hood unit the most, doesn't have Little John, apparently. But as evidenced by that infamous episode of Modern Family, he's still around!
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9/9/2012 10:07 AM
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I found this really old photo of Alice and the White rabbit. You can also see Walt Disney in the picture and the first costumes for Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.



Mickey, Minnie and the White rabbit looks very creepy. Shock
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9/9/2012 1:27 PM
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Very creepy indeed!! Haha!

Great picture though!!

Alice looks better though!

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9/11/2012 12:32 PM
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Now it is time to see of much the Peter Pan gang have changed over the years. Peter Pan, Wendy, John, Michael and the Lost boys were played by children in the very early days of Disneyland but they could only be seen in the parades. It wasn´t until many years later that guests could meet Peter Pan and Wendy but they were played by young adults. I couldn´t find any old photos of the Lost boys or the Darling children. These are NOT my photos.

Here is how they looked like in the old days of Disneyland.



And here is how the Peter Pan gang look like today in all the Disneyland parks.
Unfortunately Tic Toc and Michael are gone and you can only see the Lost boys in the parades. But we have got two characters from Peter Pan that you can meet now that you couldn´t meet before in the past. Tinkerbell and John Darling.





You can also meet other characters from Neverland like Jake and Tinkerbell´s fairy friends but they aren´t from the Peter Pan movie.
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9/11/2012 12:49 PM
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Interesting about them using children.

I thought the Alice looked more child like too in that picture of the creepy bunny and mickey and minnie.

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9/12/2012 1:59 AM
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Great idea for a thread! Some of those old costumes are seriously creepy, too! O_O

I think this vid may have cropped up here before (Dan or Jon posted it perhaps) but it's a favourite of mine on YouTube and great for seeing old style charries

Brer Fox & Prince John look more or less unchanged, Friar Tuck too

The 3 pigs and Pooh, Smee etc, not so... ¬¬
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9/12/2012 4:56 AM
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Can anyone think of an old costume which is better than the current one?

How about Roo? Saw a video of her on facebook and she looked better, especially seeing as she was BROWN and not ORANGE!

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9/12/2012 5:46 AM
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Here are videos of Disneyland´s Christmas parade (1988). There are many Disney characters and old costumes in the parade. Some of the younger Disney characters are played by children here. Peter Pan, Wendy, Mowgli and some others are played by children. You can also see some Disney characters that don´t longer exist in the Disney parks like The March Hare from Alice in Wonderland.

Disneyland´s Christmas parade. Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpHk_Pf1YWI&feature=relmfu

Disneyland´s Christmas parade. Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSSmQeQmHMA&feature=relmfu

Disneyland´s Christmas parade. Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjBD2-FAV_k&feature=relmfu
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9/12/2012 7:29 PM
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Frollo Wrote:
Can anyone think of an old costume which is better than the current one?



Robin Hood maybe? Though his new outfit is much more accurate than the old, his head looks so sleepy and off-model. Definitely not accurate, and, I think, shorter than he needs to be.
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9/25/2012 9:59 AM
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Now it is time to see how much the Pinocchio gang have changed over the years. Exactly like all the other Disney characters in the old days, Pinocchio and his friends all looked scary. These are not my photos.

Here is how they looked like in the old days of Disneyland.



And here is how the Pinocchio gang look like today in all the Disneyland parks.




What do you think?
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9/25/2012 12:06 PM
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Thanks Alexander.

They all have a nostalgic feel to them don't they. The first pinnochio looks very scary!

I wish one day that dream to meet Pinnochio will come true!!

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9/25/2012 12:09 PM
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The Blue Fairy told me your Pinocchio dream WILL come true!

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9/25/2012 12:10 PM
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YAY!!! So excited!!

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9/26/2012 12:45 PM
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Loving the photos Alexander. The old style Gideon looks like a long lost member of Top Cat's gang!


DisneyDan Wrote:
The Blue Fairy told me your Pinocchio dream WILL come true!


Y'know there's a whole new fairytale in the making, right there. *clasps hands and sighs*
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9/26/2012 12:47 PM
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Haha! Yes! He does look rather like a Top Cat cat :P

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9/27/2012 3:20 PM
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This one's been floating around cyberspace forever...



I still have no words... O_O
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9/28/2012 6:44 AM
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oh..

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9/28/2012 6:44 AM
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I recon I could make that costume by the way...

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