Do wear a costume! Walt Disney World and Disneyland only allow adults to wear costumes during certain events, so take advantage of the opportunity! And don't forget to take plenty of pictures. If you have Memory Maker, you can get everyone in the shot, and maybe even some extra magic!
Don’t include weapons, a full-face mask, or inappropriate language or images. Remember, this is a family park. You won’t get past the gate with it anyway. You also can't wear a cape longer than your waist, lest someone trip on it.
Do dress for the weather. October nights can get chilly, even in Florida, so plan ahead for something to keep you warm, without losing your costume’s integrity. You don't want to end up covering your amazing costume with a normal ol' hoodie!
Don’t wear heels. Just because you saw a girl on the internet in an amazing cosplay with heels up to Jesus, doesn’t mean they’re a good choice for a theme park. You’ll be walking up and down steps, across uneven ground, and in the dark, so play it safe this time ok?
Do stay themed. Dress as your favorite character from a childhood classic. You won’t look out of place in the park! Think beyond the Disney Animations, and into the intellectual property that Disney has lately acquired, or even other fairytales that Disney hasn't yet animated.
Don’t go too obscure. Chances are, you don’t want to explain who you are all night. Yes, you’ll be surrounded by other Disney fans, who will recognize most characters, but that doesn’t mean you should try to stump them. Although, it might be a good opportunity to make some friends if you do!
Do go for group costumes. Couples, friends, and family group costumes are awesome, and make adorable pictures and fun memories!
Don’t forget about hair, makeup, and accessories! The details make or break your costume. Tinkerbell needs pompom shoes, a pirate needs an eye patch or hook, Elsa needs a side braid, and Woody needs his cowboy hat!
Both Mickey's Not So Scary and Mickey's Halloween Party are hard ticket events, meaning you need to purchase a separate ticket besides regular park tickets. To buy tickets, and to find event dates, visit the official websites for Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
Are you planning to attend a Halloween party? Are you wearing a costume? If so, I wanna know what it is! Let us know, or post a picture of you in your costume!