But I’m Indecent: Sewing the Carousel of Progress

In 2014 D23 held the second Destination D at Walt Disney World and included in the events was a look back at Alice Davis’ work on the costumes for the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair attractions. I’ve long admired Mrs. Davis’ costuming for providing so much rich character detail for her auto-animatronic actors. You would be familiar with her work if you have ever ridden Pirates of the Caribbean, it’s a small world, or the Carousel of Progress. The latter of these has had a particular draw for me, and to honor her work I decided to recreate one of her iconic costumes. Continue reading “But I’m Indecent: Sewing the Carousel of Progress”

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Future World Skirt: Made with Magic

As soon as Made with Magic (aka Glow with the Show) debuted I was excited about the prospect that the technology presented. The products being sold in the park left something on the table, mainly that the user who invested in the ear do not get to reap the benefits of the coordinated lights. Oddly, it is hard to see things on your head. The introduction of the glowing Mickey gloves solved that problem, but also was a bit too bright. The lights needed to be diffused more. My mind started working…