FIRST LOOK at Cast Member Costumes for World of Frozen in Hong Kong Disneyland

Katie Francis

FIRST LOOK at Cast Member Costumes for World of Frozen in Hong Kong Disneyland

The World of Frozen opens in Hong Kong Disneyland on November 20, and Disney has now shared a first look at the Cast Member costumes.

World of Frozen Cast Member Costumes

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Hong Kong Disneyland Manager of Costuming Eva Chan, and Senior Costumer Angel Sin, were presented with the unique opportunity to create the perfect look for the citizens of Arendelle — the Cast Members who will help bring the first-of-its-kind themed land to life beginning November 20.

Eva is a 25-year Disney cast member who has been with Hong Kong Disneyland since its opening, developing all kinds of cast costumes from attractions to hotels. Angel worked on the Disney Explorers Lodge cast costumes when she joined Hong Kong Disneyland 7 years ago, and World of Frozen represents her biggest project yet. Together, they brought their joint expertise to the table, adding special touches and making this wardrobe of options customizable and weather-ready.

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The costumes draw inspiration from traditional Norwegian bunads. Not only are pieces like the vests reversible (a favorite touch for Eva and Angel) others are also interchangeable. The mix-and-match options are nearly endless. There are five shirts ranging from a royal purple to an icy blue, breeches spanning multiple shades, and accessories to add on, such as sunflower hair clips, hair scarves, and sashes — offering the citizens of Arendelle a chance to customize their looks. The sunflower hair clips and hair scarves can also be purchased at Tick Tock Toys & Collectibles if you’re so inclined to match.

Traditional Scandinavian Design at Arendelle Village

Hong Kong Disneyland, First Look: World of Frozen Cast Member Costumes

For those on the village side, the costumes are more floral and elegant with rosemaling embroidery. This decorative touch takes inspiration from Scandinavian Viking heritage and European baroque and rococo styles that flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries. Typically stylized as floral and plant motifs, these designs can be found throughout the land from the architecture to Arendelle’s official crest featuring the golden crocus.

Oaken Details in the Arendelle Forest

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Over on the forest side across the Fjord, not only will you find a carnival coaster constructed by Oaken, but those assisting with his newly founded operation have sourced inspiration from his iconic style. Sweaters from the winter department paired with cropped breeches and suspenders are the look over at Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs. The color palette here pulls from earth tones, similar to the surrounding forest landscape.

Costumes Designed for the Elements

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Although ice is life at World of Frozen, the weather in Hong Kong is typically humid. In order to keep the land authentic and work with the climate, these costumes were made from light and moisture-wicking fabrics.

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There is even a themed raincoat and water bottle cover featuring the rosemaling details found throughout the land — a touch that was personally added by Eva and Angel.

New Name Tags Exclusive to World of Frozen

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Each name tag features its own flag noting the location of those wearing it, such as Frozen Ever After, Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs, and Tick Tock Toys & Collectibles. And, as they are celebrating Summer Snow Day at World of Frozen, they also feature a sunflower, the symbol of celebration, with yellow petals that blossom and merge into blue icy crystals. 

More About World of Frozen

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Thanks to land previews, we have already been able to see the new version of Frozen Ever After and the “Playhouse in the Woods” show at World of Frozen. The former is an updated version of the EPCOT attraction (without projected faces), while the latter is a new show featuring Anna, Elsa, and Olaf.

Guests will be able to enjoy food from Golden Crocus Inn, Northern Delights, and Forest Fare. Check out the full list of World of Frozen food.

Hong Kong Disneyland has also shared several videos and photos of the land:

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