Designer Mouse Ears Debuting This Summer

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You know all those times you’ve looked in your closet and thought, all my regular mouse ears are so humdrum? Well, Disney has just the thing to perk up your selection of mus musculus headgear – designer mouse ears.

Heidi Klum wearing the most sparkly ears known to mouse. ©Disney

Starting May 24, Disney will begin releasing limited-edition Mickey Mouse ear hats and Minnie Mouse ear headbands designed by celebrities and fashion designers. They will be available at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and, for those of you not at the resorts, through the shopDisney app or online at shopDisney.com.

The collection will introduce signature elements of each collaborator to the iconic silhouettes of Mickey and Minnie for a never-before-seen look.

New designs will be released monthly, including a bridalwear-inspired crystal and pearl headband by Vera Wang, a crystal-encrusted ear hat from The Blonds, a pink-puffed ear headband by Betsey Johnson, a mommy-and-daughter set by Cupcakes and Cashmere, and a crafted leather, floral-inspired ear headband by COACH, seen below.

Leather floral headband from Coach. ©Disney

Many of the designs in the collection take inspiration from Disney characters and Disney Parks attractions, including an Enchanted Tiki Room-inspired design, as well as designs by Disney Imagineers such as Kim Irvine, Kevin Rafferty and Joe Rohde.

An ear homage to Walt. ©Disney

Here’s the current release schedule, with designs to be announced in the coming months:

  • HARVEYS – May 24
  • Betsey Johnson – Summer 2019
  • ALEX AND ANI – Summer 2019
  • Noah Fine Art – Summer 2019
  • Kim Irvine – Summer 2019
  • Her Universe – Summer 2019
  • SHAG – Summer 2019
  • Jerrod Maruyama – Fall 2019
  • Heidi Klum – Fall 2019
  • The Blonds – Fall 2019
  • Loungefly – Fall 2019
  • COACH – Fall 2019
  • Joe Rohde – April 2020
  • Vera Wang – Spring 2020
  • Cupcakes and Cashmere – Spring 2020
  • Kevin Rafferty – Spring 2020
  • Karlie Kloss – Spring 2020
  • John Coulter – Summer 2020

The ears will be sold at Disney Dress Shop, Disneyana, and Off the Page at Disneyland, and at Ever After Jewelry Co. & Accessories, MouseGear, Uptown Jewelers, Once Upon a Time, and Discovery Trading Company at Walt Disney World Resort, as well as at shopDisney.com/Disney-Parks-Designer-Collection.

We haven’t seen official pricing yet, but we’ve heard rumors that these special ears will start at about $50 and go up to about $600 for some of the more elaborate versions. We’ll keep you posted as we get more news.

Would you add designer mouse ears to your wardrobe? Would you buy them as a gift for a Disney fan? How much would you pay for a collectible item? Let us know in the comments below.

Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel at DisneyWorldMoms.com, a regular contributor to TouringPlans.com, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater. Erin can be reached on Twitter @MsErinFoster.

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