So every October 31st I try to write something about the day. This Halloween I’m talking about Disney Costumes, specifically the costumes I’ve worn for Trick Or Treat in the past.
Being born in October I typically spent birthdays dressed as one thing or another. But I didn’t dress up for Trick Or Treating until I was six years old. For that first night out I was Snow White. It was also the last time I wore a store bought costume since this one didn’t quite match up with the version I was going for.
Beauty and the Beast came out just after my sixth birthday and I had to be Belle the following year. My mom made this costume out of a vintage flower girl dress and lots of yellow tulle. She even dyed my shoes to match my gown. I even sang at a majority of the houses.
The Door Mouse
This was probably the fastest costume I have ever made in my life. And sadly I have no photos of it anymore. It was going to be my first year staying home and distributing candy, up until 15 minutes before my younger sister was ready to leave. I think she realized that me not going with her meant she was going by herself (with a parent of course) and that just wouldn’t do. So I threw on some black close, pulled out a pair of mouse ears and created a tail. A cardboard door around my neck and a tea pot completed the costume. Though tit took a bit of explaining at most of the houses I visited. (Sadly it seemed that mouse ears and a door weren’t enough for folks)
This was another ‘last minute’ creation. The school where I was teaching at the time kept changing their mind about whether or not they were going to let students and teachers dress up. They didn’t actually say they were until the day before. Which isn’t a lot of time to make a costume when you were planning on showing up in your regular work clothes. So I stopped off at Burlington’s on my way home in hopes that they had something I could work with. Turns out they had a very Tinkish green dress that I was able to repurpose into a pretty passable Tinkerbelle costume and shoes. Add on a pair of hand made wings and a bun and I was ready to fly. The costume was a big hit at work. Though I did have it pointed out that Tinkerbell is not, in fact brunette. Everyone’s a critic.
This costume made its debut last year when I went with my friends to take their daughter on her first Trick or Treating adventure. We went to a party afterwards where it turned out someone else had a similar idea.
The hat was originally a bright pink beach bonnet made over with a can of spray paint and some tissue paper flowers. The rest of the costume was made from odds and ends I had floating around my closet from a very Mary Poppins-ish bag to my favorite skirt. This year the costume made a reappearance and was entered on dolewhipdad.weebly.com.
So those are my Disney costume creations over the years. If you have any you’d like to share you can post them in the comments section below.