Sarah’s costume for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World on September 28, 2012. Demonstrating that you can be a female who wears a nice-looking Halloween costume without going for the provocative look. Sarah’s costume is a non-literal take on Minnie Mouse, with an outfit that resembles Minnie, but doesn’t mimic Minnie’s get-up entirely. Sort of like a halfway point between Disneybounding and the character costumes Disney sells. After our much more literal Disney Halloween costumes last year, I think going with this “inspired by” look was a lot more wise and my tip to you would be to do the same rather than going for an elaborate costume that’s hot.
It may seem like a good idea while you’re putting it together in the cool autumn weather of a Northern state, but Florida is still hot and humid in September and October. Plus, you’ll be moving around a lot and navigating crowds. You’ll get more “props” (the greatest currency of all) with a more complex costume, but you won’t enjoy Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, which you pay a lot to attend, with a heavy costumes.
The Minnie costume also was a lot cheaper than those Beauty and the Beast suits, too! I know many of you like information about where Sarah gets her Disney outfits, so here goes: dress – $20 at TJ Maxx; heels – $20 at TJ Maxx; Minnie ears – $15.95 at the Emporium (or $10.99 on Amazon). You probably won’t be able to find that exact dress at TJ Maxx now, but here’s one that’s very similar for only $25 from Amazon. Even though I really liked her costume, there were tons of other costumes at the Party we attended that were far more complex. It’s awesome to see how “into it” guests get…but I’d rather enjoy those costumes by seeing them on other guests rather than wearing the costumes myself!
I assume you don’t want to see my costume (trust me, you don’t), but if for some reason you do…here it is. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! Surprisingly, there were a lot of little kids who were impressed by my costume. I had an awesome costume in mind, but we initially weren’t going to do Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, so I didn’t start assembling it in time to have it ready by the party. Luckily, I randomly bought a costume on eBay last year when I saw a good deal and stocked it away in the closet.
As I’ve been working on a few other projects that have diverted some of my attention away from the site, you may have noticed more quick posts like this that consist of a photo or a few, and some rambling text by me. I figure a post like this is better than nothing, and a few of my favorite photo blogs take this approach to their content. This blog is already fairly conversational in tone, so you may not have noticed the posts like this I’ve already done. Longer posts on a specific topic can be difficult, both from the perspective of time and because countless others online already have written things of the same nature. While I like to interject my opinions and photos in each post to make them unique, I’m still somewhat conscious of not wasting time on things that have already been written elsewhere. In any case, I’m working on some longer posts for next week and my plan going forward is a mix of photo posts with eclectic topics that strike my fancy mixed with longer single-subject content. Any feedback on that would be appreciated.
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What do you think of Sarah’s costume? Any low-cost or awesome costume ideas of your own that you’d like to share? Hearing from you is half the fun, so please share your thoughts in the comments!