As I’ve mention many times on the blog, I love and am consistently inspired by the world of Disney. Writing for the A Waltz Through Disney blog works as a great outlet for my art, but I wanted to try out my first photography project. Keeping it very simple and had a model call for Disney lovers and their mouse ears.
Here are a few fun facts about the famous accessory:
1. Roy Williams, also known as Big Mooseketeer on the Mickey Mouse Club television show, created the ears.
2. The ears first started as a cap with the Mickey’s ears attached on top, but was mainly designed for adults. Children’s and babies version were designed later.
3. In the mid-1980s, the hat evolved into a trendy headband.
When it comes to today’s Mickey Mouse ears, one size fits all! Now when it comes to style, THAT’s when it becomes interesting. I collected a small group of my fantastic friends to see how they express their love for Disney with their own personal Mouse Ears.
Disney inspires all kinds of creativity in the most unlikely places. I absolutely adore the Minnie Mouse Ears headband created by Krystal. Creating your own piece makes it so much more special.
In recent years, mouse ears have come in all kinds of styles. Elaine is proudly wearing her Los Angeles Dodger ears and a shirt to match (I want, by the way!). What better way to represent that wearing your team colors?
The Classic Look
The solid black ears are great for everyone. It shows that true classic items never go out of style. I love how Megan, a hardcore theatre buff, is in all black (which is standard for backstage presence). Too bad those ears get in the way of the stage manager headset!
For many families, Disney has been a strong link between parents and kids, grandparents and grandchildren, aunts/uncles and nieces/nephews. My parents watched Disney while I was growing up and now they’re watching it with Brody. That is the bond I see between Cori and her daughter. It’s so beautiful to see that Disney is a part of this bond.
A Family Affair
Okay, are you melting from all the cuteness? Because the Lynch family has the perfect family photo! The Bride and Groom mouse ears are constantly seen in the Disney parks (which is awesome because people love newlyweds), but to me, that will never get old. Now add a couple of too-cute-for-words twins and that is one frame-able pic.
What do YOUR Mouse ears say about you?
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