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August 27, 2013

First look: Disney Halloween costumes


It's beginning to look a lot like " Halloween at Walt Disney World. With the first Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party just three weeks away, the fall decorations are making their way onto Main Street, U.S.A, at the Magic Kingdom, and costumes have moved to the front of gift shops in all the theme parks.

Last weekend, my daughter and I spent some time at Mouse Gear at Epcot oohing and aahing over all the fancy costumes. She's about to turn 9 and she still loves all the Disney Princess gowns, which I'm certain is because we're annual passholders at Walt Disney World and she sees the princesses often. In any case, at Disney World, customers can find beautiful costumes year-round for Merida, Tiana, Aurora, Cinderella, Jasmine, Snow White, Belle, Ariel and Rapunzel for about $65 each.










Of course, and its retail locations sell dresses for these same princesses at about $45 apiece. We have purchased princess costumes from both places, and they are among the highest quality fabrics and wear well, compared with costumes found at big-box stores. For us, that's a consideration because my daughter wears them not just on Halloween but also to the theme parks throughout the year. Perhaps the biggest advantage to the costumes at Walt Disney World, though, is that the sizes are more varied. At, princess costumes come in sizes 2/3 through 10. At Walt Disney World, the costumes go all the way up to size 14/16.


Plus, at Halloween, there are two different Minnie Mouse costumes for sale on Disney property. One is the traditional red with white polka dots, and the other is Minnie styled as a witch in orange with black polka dots and purple trim. The dress comes with tights, and the coordinating hat is a mixture of gorgeous details. The Minnie witch dress is priced the same as the other fancy gowns at Disney World, and the hat is about $25.


Beautiful accessories are available to complete each royal look, too. Guests can choose from crowns ($17.95), headbands ($13.95), wands ($19.95), wigs ($19.95), a gloves-and-purse set ($19.95), and a necklace-and-earrings set ($15.95). Would-be princesses can choose from two glittery shoe styles -- a jeweled ballet flat ($29.95) or a gold sequined flip-flop ($21.95). Both types of shoes come in sizes 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/1 and 2/3.



Want to purchase one of the Disney World costumes, but you won't be in the theme parks soon? You can contact Merchandise Guest Services and place a mail order by phone (877-560-6477), fax (407-352-6369) or email ( Be sure to allow at least three weeks to receive your order.

Ordering from has its own advantages with a more extensive line of Disney costumes, including the other two official princesses, Mulan and Pocahontas; a Rapunzel wedding gown, Tinker Bell; Sofia the First; Glenda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West from "Oz"; Doc McStuffins; Izzy from "Jake and the Never Land Pirates"; and Jessie from "Toy Story." Accessories also are available, and shoes are designed to match each costume.


Boys costumes are available at both Disney retailers, as well. At Mouse Gear, we spotted the always-popular Buzz Lightyear and Capt. Jack Sparrow costumes (about $65 apiece) that have been sold for years. In fact, my son had the rogue pirate costume and loved it so much he wore it for the last two years. At, little boys can choose from Peter Pan; Captain Hook; Jake from "The Never Land Pirates"; Mike Wazowski; pit crew from "Cars"; Iron Man; Spider-Man; Captain America; The Hulk; Tonto; Woody; and Mickey Mouse.


Shipping at is free with orders of $75 or more.

October 14, 2012

Disney character costumes among kids' top picks for Halloween 2012


Party City analyzes pop culture, the latest fashion trends and Hollywood blockbusters to prepare for the year's biggest costume crazes. This year, the Halloween retailer is sharing which characters you can expect to see when you open the door to trick-or-treaters. It's probably no surprise that Disney characters are perennial favorites.


Classic Disney Princess costumes are always big sellers for little girls, the retailer says. This year, though, look for a new addition to the royalty -- Merida from Disney-Pixar's "Brave." Sellers, including the Disney Store, have reproduced her "Hero" (green) and "Games" (blue) dresses for the spooky season.


Cinderella also is expected to be popular because the classic movie was released on Diamond Edition Blu-ray and Disney HD Digital for the first time on Oct. 2. Disney Store is anticipating the demand for Cinderella costumes by offering three versions: original Cinderella, Deluxe Wedding Cinderella and Limited Edition Cinderella. The store points out that all Disney Princess costumes feature story-telling trim on their skirts, with shimmering glitter accents and intricate details.

The Disney Fairies are big business this year, too, likely because of the popularity of and the direct-to-DVD movies. "Secret of the Wings," which stars Tinker Bell and her long-lost sister Periwinkle, will be released on Oct. 23. (Periwinkle already is greeting guests at the Magic Kingdom.)


For boys, it's all about the superheros, and this certainly is the year with Disney acquiring Marvel and "The Avengers" being released in theaters and on DVD. Disney Stores are selling Captain America, Thor, The Hulk and Iron Man costumes. Younger boys may identify more with Jake from "Jake and the Never Land Pirates," a popular television show on Disney Junior.

Can't find a costume modeled after your child's favorite Disney character? Try giving the Walt Disney World mail order department a call at 877-560-6477 because the Disney Parks carry different selections than the national retail chain. For example, Disney Store isn't selling any costumes from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise this year, but the gift shop outside the ride at Magic Kingdom offers two swashbuckling boys costumes and one for wenches. We also spotted a rare Perry the Platypus costume at Disney's Hollywood Studios last month. Also, many of the costumes in the parks come in sizes that are larger than what Disney Store carries.

If you're feeling creative, you may be able to piece together a costume to represent a beloved character. Perhaps your child is anticipating "Wreck-It Ralph" and would love to dress up as the title character. Or your child is obsessed with Club Penguin and wants to be a puffle. How about hard-to-find Phineas and Ferb costumes?

Several years ago when the "High School Musical" and "Camp Rock" movies were popular and costumes had yet to flood the store shelves, I had to come up with Troy and Shane costumes for my son and Mitchie and Gabriella outfits for my daughter. I'm not a seamstress, so I resorted to many shopping trips to find items that would mimic what they wore in the TV movies.

Have a tip or creative idea for a Disney character costume? Tell us in the comments, please.

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