Mickey’s Toontown Cast Members will debut new mix-and-match costumes (or “cosTOONs”) when the land reopens.
Disneyland’s Costuming Design team included Cast Members in the development process of this new look to make sure it was comfortable, functional, and fashionable.
“Having cast feedback and input from the beginning was critical and shaped a large part of the development of the costumes,” said Lynn Kaufman, costume designer. “It was a really beautiful process; I’m looking forward to seeing how people react (to the costumes).”
The mix-and-match costumes feature breathable fabrics, inclusive sizing, and optional accessories that allow cast members to showcase their personalities. “Everyone has different preferences in what they wear and what makes them feel confident,” said Tyler Girdner, an entertainment character host who had the opportunity to be involved in the costume development. “Having different pieces for different body types and different personalities is a really cool step forward.”
“It’s been so meaningful to include the cast in this process because we are designing for them,” said Yonit Olshan, costume designer. “Everybody has a different opinion and a different need; collecting more voices was really what made this collection the success that it is.”
The Mickey’s Toontown reopening has been delayed by almost two weeks but Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway has already opened. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Cast Members have their own “trainsformable” costumes.
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