Are These 'Creepy' Mickey Mouse Costumes Real?
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The Mickey Mouse costume has gone through quite a few changes over the years.
In November 2020, as fans of the Walt Disney Company celebrated Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse's 92nd birthday, a picture supposedly showing a "creepy" Mickey Mouse costume from the early days of Disney started to circulate on social media:

This is a genuine photograph of an early Mickey and Minnie Mouse costume. However, this does not show a Disney fan posing with an official mascot at Disneyland or Disneyworld, as some may think, and the Walt Disney Company did not design these costumes.

The character of Mickey Mouse was created by Walt Disney in 1928, and as the character grew in popularity, a number of costume shops unaffiliated with the Walt Disney Company created their own papier-mâché versions of a Mickey Mouse costume. The above-pictured costumes were likely taken in the early 1930s.

Disney Dan, a YouTuber and Disney Park historian, said:

In the time between Mickey Mouse first entering the hearts of the world…
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