As long as there have been Disney theme parks, there have also been mouse-ear accessories.
The original headwear design — black felt caps with plastic ears — has become an iconic and lasting piece of Disney merchandise. Walt Disney himself wore them back in the ’50s, and updated versions of the hats are still available to buy at Disney theme parks around the world today.
But there have also been some changes to the accessory over the years. Special-edition hats had their moment in the spotlight, and in recent years, Minnie Mouse headbands have become arguably more popular than the beloved Mickey design.
Here’s a look at how mouse-inspired ear accessories have changed over time.