Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 22, 2015
    Miriandra from USA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi Moms! My husband and I are going to WDW in October, specifically for the MNSSHP!!! We want to dress up, but at the same time enjoy ourselves and not be in an uncomfortable. Any ideas of character costumes that can be worn with sneakers?

    Hello, Miriandra! It's great to see you again here on the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Dressing up for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a treat for kids of all ages - but most of us "big" kids value comfort as much as cool in our costumes. Honestly, I think any costume you choose would be just fine with a good old pair of broken-in tennis shoes, but if you're interested in a little more fun in your footwear, there are plenty of possibilities to ponder. Here are a few to get your creative juices flowing:

    • Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse - Yellow sneakers/flats
    • Peter Pan and Tinker Bell - Tan suede boots for Peter, green flats for Tink
    • Luke/Han Solo and Leia - Tan suede boots or white sneakers for him, white flats or sneakers for you
    • Pirates - Tall flat boots for both
    • Prince and Princess - Choose your favorite Disney Princess and wear flats to match your dress

    Another idea that might be fun is to try "Disneybounding" and put together an outfit that takes inspiration from your favorite Disney characters. Disneybounding is easier and more casual than an elaborate costume, and really lends itself to dressing for comfort in the Theme Parks. To get an idea of how it works, take a look at this video featuring my fellow Panelist Jackie H. and the creator of Disneybound, Leslie Kay (and be sure to check out host Dani's yellow sneakers!).

    I hope these ideas help spark your own costume creativity, Miriandra. Have a spook-tacular time at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, and do stop by to see us again soon!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.

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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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