The Donald Duck costume from the December 21, 1937, premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Carthay Circle. His beak is longer and his eyes are on the sides and he has thicker legs.
The Donald Duck costume from the "Walt Disney's Toy Shop" segment of Ice Capades of 1950. This costume was also used at the opening of Disneyland in 1955.
Donald costume at the opening on Disneyland.
In the 1960s and '70s, Donald's head was larger and his eyes and body were shorter. He had a sailor shirt without buttons and a V-shaped collar.
Donald, with Goofy and Pluto, in Disney on Parade in 1974.
The Donald Duck costume seen in 1980 had a bigger body and a sailor shirt with buttons.
1981-2000: Donald's and Daisy's outlinings of the eyes become thinner.
1995-2006: Donald's and Daisy's heads become shorter, and their beaks almost close a bit. Donald wears light blue attire, and Daisy's bow becomes bigger. The costumes debuted in Tokyo and Paris in late 1995, California and Florida in 1996 (but were officially used in 1997), and retired in the parks in California, Florida, and Tokyo in early 2003 and in the Disney on Ice shows in 2006.
Rare costumes: Pictured with Mickey and Minnie, they somewhat resemble their post-1995 costumes, but Donald's eyes are slighty smaller and moved outward. These costumes only appeared in the Disney on Ice shows.
2002–present: Donald and Daisy get new larger heads. Donald no longer shows eyelids and now sports royal blue attire. Also his sailor suit now contains only two buttons. Daisy now sports a lavender bow and eyeshadow and pink shoes. Her dress also has lavender trimmings. They debuted in Paris in early 2002 and other international theme parks in 2003. In Disney on Ice's Disneyland Adventure/Treasure Trove, Donald doesn't have his buttons on his sailor shirt.