Can you believe we’re half way through the summer already? And I know it seems early to be thinking about Halloween costumes, but it is only about 6 weeks until the first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) at Magic Kingdom! Even if you aren’t attending MNSSHP, dressing your kids (or yourselves) as your favorite characters is a perfect way to share your love of Disney in your own neighborhood.
You can always just purchase your costume on the Disney website, but those are usually expensive. I suggest looking at Ebay, Amazon, Party city, or other discount websites to see if your costumes are available. However, sizes and styles may be limited.
For those crafty people, you can always make your own Disney costume by following a sewing pattern from Simplicity or McCall. My mom used to make all our costumes when I was a kid, but I did not inherit her skills.
Now, my husband, on the other hand, is the creative type. He was able to create his own version of a Disney costume for Hades using black cloth, an oversized T-shirt, face paint, skull decorations, and a wig. The most expensive portion of his costume last year was the wig that he found online for less than $25. To complement his costume, I reused a bridesmaid dress and wrap, bought some Grecian looking sandals, and put my hair in a ponytail ala Meg from Hercules.
Now is the time to be put your thinking caps and get creative with your costumes, and bring that Disney magic home to your neighbors on Halloween. Have a magical day!
Adrienne is originally from the Chicago area but lives outside of Indianapolis with her husband, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. She went to Disneyland when she was 7, which started her love of Disney. She even named one of her dogs after her favorite princess, Aurora. She and her husband celebrated their honeymoon at Walt Disney World in 2007 and have returned for every anniversary. They have stayed at variety of resorts on property and traveled with friends and family. Adrienne and her husband bought into DVC in May 2011 and rewarded themselves with their first fall trip for some of the special events. Adrienne and her husband consider WDW their “second home” and have become the go-to people for any Disney related questions and advice from friends, families, and acquaintances.