Disney Work Costumes

Costume Fittings

One of the most exciting CP moments is going to Disney costuming for the first time and being fitted for your work costume. You’re allowed to check out up to five complete work costumes at a time, plus accessories like a jacket and hat, if your costume has one.

When your costume gets dirty or wrinkled, you can just trade it in for a clean one. Costumes can also be machine washed and, now that we have a washer/dryer unit in our apartment, we don’t go to costuming as often.

Each of the Parks has its own costuming warehouse open 7 days a week, with the one for the Magic Kingdom being the largest.

On our way to Animal Kingdom costuming.
On our way to Animal Kingdom costuming.
Magic Kingdom costuming
Welcome to Animal Kingdom costuming
Finding a costume using RFID inside Disney's Epcot Operational Costuming Center
MK Costuming

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April 22, 2018:  New DAK Discovery Island merch Costumes:

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Our CM friend modeling her new DAK outfits.

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Here are some of the various costumes that we’ve worn during our DCP time:

Disney’s Animal Kingdom costumes:

Caroline costume
Caroline working at DAK (merchandise). Full summer costume with hat.
Discovery Island Merchantile
Discovery Island Merchantile
It's a jungle out there...
It’s a jungle out there…
Caroline in her stocking
Caroline in her DAK stocking “mud” costume.
The AK costume jacket. Warm!
The AK costume jacket. Warm! Only size left XXXL
Beautiful!!
Beautiful!!

Disney Springs costumes:

Pin Traders
Pin Traders at Disney Springs
Days of Christmas
Days of Christmas at DS
Tren-D
Tren-D
Team Mickey (now closed)
Team Mickey (now closed)
DTD Zone 1 Coordinator
DS Zone 1 Coordinator costume

Magic Kingdom costume:

Agrabah Bazaar
Agrabah Bazaar in Adventureland

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CM Tip:  Disney sizing chart follows European sizing, so if you are normally a size 14 womens, for Disney costumes, you’ll be a size 18 or 20 here!  😥
Washer and dryer right off the kitchen.  No more trips to the common laundry room!!
The stacked washer/dryer in every The Commons apartment, right off the kitchen. No more trips to the laundry rooms!!  

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May 2017: The new costumes of Pandora at DAK

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New cast member costumes for Pandora.

There’s something about the look of these costumes that vaguely looks like a combination of the Spaceship Earth cast member costumes at Epcot and the Tomorrowland costumes at the Magic Kingdom!

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New name tags for all cast members working in Pandora (cast members are from ‘Earth’).

There are three groups residing in Pandora: Alpha Centauri Expeditions, Scientists from the Pandora Conservation Initiative, and EXPAT Community.

Each of these groups have specific roles in Pandora and have special costumes that reinforce those roles for guests.

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Alpha Centauri Expeditions costume (attractions cast member costume)
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Scientists from the Pandora Conservation Initiative. (This costume seems so familiar, maybe Epcot?)
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EXPAT Community costume (food service and merch costume)

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working together at DAK
Working together at DAK.

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   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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