DWTS Disney Night Sneak Peek: See the Costumes Before Tonight's Show!
CHRIS SOULES & WITNEY CARSON
It’s no secret that the Bachelor alumnus is a pro when it comes to baring his chest – but we don’t know about his comfort level in a skirt! Costume designer Steven Lee says viewers should definitely tune in for Chris’s legs-baring toga look as he and Carson dance to “Zero to Hero” from Hercules.
Is it too much to hope for a Kristen Bell cameo during the gymnast’s rendition of “Love Is an Open Door” from Frozen? Maybe, but we suppose Derek Hough makes a charming enough prince to make up for it.
RUMER WILLIS & VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY
Willis will channel the sea witch from The Little Mermaid for her number with Val Chmerkovskiy, who’s covered in scales to play Ursula’s eels. “Ursula was the hardest costume because she is the only mean villain we have, and that doesn’t lend itself to dancing,” says Gschwendtner. “So we had to create this mean villain, while still creating a beautiful costume that would look great on the dance floor. We didn’t want to give away her full look in this picture because Rumer is going to be covered in body paint for the show!”
“For Willow we tried to make a sweet Alice in Wonderland costume, but still edgy,” costume designer Daniela Gschwendtner says of the teen’s look for her dance to “Alice’s Theme.” “We started out too sweet and so we had to spice it up!” Expect partner Mark Ballas to be “unrecognizable” as the White Rabbit (including ears of leather, fake fur and wire).
SUZANNE SOMERS & TONY DOVOLANI
“He’s a Tramp” from Lady and the Tramp provided the inspiration for the duo’s ’40s-inspired looks. “The interpretation of the costume from animation to reality is always the hardest part about Disney night,” says Gschwendtner. “Everyone knows the characters from the films, so you have to re-interpret the character, while giving it your own DWTS spin!”
Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson
It makes sense for the very in-step duo to partner up on “Step in Time” from Mary Poppins. But there will be a little more Disney magic than usual for their dance number: Watch for Johnson to soar into the ballroom via a harness built into her costume.
RIKER LYNCH & ALLISON HOLKER
Any guesses what movie these two might be channeling? Riker’s getting his Depp on, while Allison’s pirate wench-themed outfit incorporates four different brocades and four different trims for their Pirates of the Caribbean dance. “Everyone was really willing to embrace the characters this week,” says Lee. “Disney week is everyone’s favorite week and they’re open to going all-out with their wardrobe.”
Leave it to the diva to add even more bling to her sparkly gown via a canary yellow diamond ring to match the dress, which she’ll wear to dance to “When You Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio. Even more glam than that? She’s wearing a “projection skirt, which is going to look amazing on camera!” Lee says.
NOAH GALLOWAY (WITH SOME HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS)
“We can really do costumes this week since it’s Disney week,” says Gschwendtner of going all-out with outfits like Galloway’s Aladdin costume (he’ll be dancing to “A Whole New World” with Sharna Burgess). Plus, “The girls get to be princesses for the opening number – and who doesn’t love that?!”