It's Halloween time! If you haven’t already noticed, the Disney parks are celebrating the spooktacular holiday in full swing now. Decorations are up, the haunted mansion has been taken over by the Pumpkin King, and my favorite, this season’s costumes are available to purchase!
Say what you will about the struggles in shopping for costumes, but I have yet to find a company that makes them better than Disney. Yes, they range from $10-$50, but the quality is well worth it, especially since kids are likely to wear them again throughout the year. This is coming from someone who studied costume design and could probably make her own designs come to life, but I would gladly pay the $50 just to save myself 50 hours of work (plus buying my own materials).
I’ve taken the liberty to look through this year’s stock (on-line. Some stores may carry other styles that are not available through the site) to see what is out there, and if they’re worth the money.
Here are my picks for this season!
Peter Pan and Captain Hook
Finally! These costumes are rarely available in the Disney store, so if you see them, get them! Trust me, you’ll regret it if you don’t. If I had to pick, I’d buy Captain Hook first, mainly because of that fantastic coat. It would take me forever to make it from scratch!
Ah, the baby costume! Most likely to only be worn once, so if you can find a costume at another store (I prefer designs available as onesies), go for it. This is where I don’t really think the money will be worth the one day of cute photos. Of course, I say that now; when my son was nine months old, I bought him a Goofy costume from the Disney store. They are pretty irresistible.
YES! The ultimate villain! This is beyond Fantasmic – er - fantastic! And if you plan on going to opening weekend of the upcoming Disney movie “Maleficent”, you can wear it again to wait in line (but please don’t. I’ll point and laugh at you.)
What’s Halloween without trick-or-treating? I’ve picked out these two for completely different reasons. The Rapunzel bag is great because once the last piece of chocolate has been happily eaten, the bag can be used as a loose crayon bucket! The Buzz Lightyear bag – well, this one is just awesome. Period. End of Story.