I love all the details of Disney Imagineers. I've said that many times, and chances are, I'll say it again. One of the neat things that really isn't looked at much is in the Star Wars Launch bay at Holloywood Studios. A window full of junk the jawas have collected. What fun things can you find in there? Do you see Anakin's backpck from Episode 1? C3P0's arm? Keep looking!
Halloween serves a purpose other than just allowing you to go a little crazy on the candy! It also lets you bring out your inner kid! What other time of year can an adult run around in a superhero costume and no one look twice?
If you like to dress up, but you do a double take at some of the prices at the store, or lack of original choices (Every year, target always has the cookie, the hot dog and the banana costume. Do people REALLY wear those?!) then we've got some great ideas for you! Why spend a bunch, and have the same costume as everyone else? That's a lot of Dole Whips, my friends!
Not only are these costumes going to be one of a kind, they are going to be awesome, AND use stuff that you either have in your closet already, or can easily, and inexpensively find. It just takes a little creativity, and you'll be showing your Disney side!
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First up... Minnie Mouse! How simple is this? Turn it into a Mickey Costume by using red shorts, and tight black pants underneath!
Yellow skirt, blue top, red headband... you're Snow White! I wear this outfit pretty often, just because, and people definitely point out it looks like Snow White. Easy, and stuff in your closet! Just don't forget to grab an apple to complete the look!
Guy or girl, it's easy to pull off Mr. Smee!
Prince Eric has a look that's super easy to pull off, and I'm guessing almost every guy has this outfit already, just never thought of it!
You don't even have to buy THIS bathrobe... you could use any hooded clock to be a Master of the Darkside.
Red shirt, yellow pants or a skirt and that equals Pooh! Super cute! You could find all orange and black for a Tigger!
It doesn't take too much effort to make one of these costumes, but I think you'll agree they are cuter, and easier to personalize to bring out the Disney Magic within you, than a costume from a store!
However you dress though, have fun, and keep it Disney!
I LOVE the Small World ride. My oldest says it makes his eyes hurt, my youngest always says Whhhhhhhyyyyy and so this last trip, the way it worked out, we only got to go once, not twice. I'm not sure why I love it so much. Is it that glorious air conditioning, AND a nice place to sit as you take a gentle ride through the animatronic happy children singing? Is it the sloshing of the water, the bright colors (I am a very visual person) or maybe, it's the catchy song? I'm not sure, but I do love that ride. I also love the big clock at the entrance, but I never have time to give it a proper look, since we use our touring plan and never wait long in line. I'm not sure we've ever waited in line at Small World.
But recently, I've been reading this fascinating Disney book, you can go here to see which one and I love how I can just read a few minutes here and there and some up with so much amazing information that I never knew about. For example, did you know...
When Disneyland was doing the dedication ceremony for Small World, children from many different nations each poured water, held in containers from all the different parts of the world, into the water channels? How amazing! I'm not sure how often that gets drained, but some water would surly remain, so it really is truly a gathering of all the different countries in that ride. Amazing!
Another neat fact I saw on a documentary, is that the original Small World song was sung much slower. Only the chorus that was a little faster and even that was slower than the song that we all know today. I kind of liked hearing the original version sung by the creator, he was a more thoughtful, and yes, easier to understand version!
Do you love Small World? Or does it make you scream, like my Disney kids?
My boys LOVE dress up. At around age 3, they both have gone through the phase of costumes taking place of regular clothes. My youngest just turned 5, and he's still in that phase, but he amazes me every day with the costume creations he comes up with to represent characters. Disney bounding (and other characters) seems to come so easy to him! If I just had his awesomeness...seriously! My oldest is excellent at it too, when none of the Iron Man costumes fit him while they were playing Civil War, he made his own layering various clothes and using art supplies.
Kids love dress up, but do you cringe at the prices of costumes? I do too! We still have a ton of them, but I try to get them after halloween, or at yard sales, so we can have several costumes for the price of one.
But what about when the costume you want, isn't in the store? Or it's WAY too expensive? You make your own! I've found some super cute, super easy costumes you can make throwing together things from your kids closets, or just a quick trip to the store! Best of all, in the throng of trick or treaters, you won't be stuck trying to figure out which Spiderman or Sofia is yours..
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First up..Indiana Jones. This little guy is mine, and he made the whole outfit up himself. Totally impressed me. When he wears khaki pants, everyone in the store starts calling him Indy, which he loves.
Mickey! Or Minnnie!! So cute! And so easy looking!! Add a red dress and put removable white dot stickers on it for Minnie, or maybe a fluffy tutu! You could also do Minnie in pink, like in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
Monster's Inc! This is a great idea, and soo easy to make! You could do short or long sleeved!
A simple blue dress and a white apron could be Alice in Wonderland, or Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
This little Goofy is absolutely adorable!
Smee!!! how absolutely great this one is!
Before she went to the ball, there were floors to sweep... I actually like this costume better than the Princess version!
If your stash of Pixie Dust is all out, and there's no Fairy Godmother in sight, no need to worry! You can DIY your own costume, with things you already have!
Have you ever made your own costume? Or are you a Disney bounder? What awesome creations have you come up with?
Today is the day! Epcot is 35! I have been seeing photos of the lines of people wanting to get birthday merchandise, and WOW! Remember those long lines when Frozen Ever After opened? It's similar.
Today's picture is of the ceiling in the absolutely beautiful temple in the China Pavilion. I was surprised at all of the people that walked through, but never once looked up. You miss so much if you don't look up, down left and right! If I had been able to lay down on the floor and shoot up I think it would have been better, but even though it wasn't crowded, I didn't really want to do that. Besides, how can you do that yourself when you've spent years telling your kids to get up off the floor at stores?! I could look at that for an hour and still not see it all. Mr Disney Magic could have left me and the oldest in China or Japan and we'd have stayed there all day. There are still parts we didn't get to explore!
Just beautiful, isn't it? Do you have a favorite spot at Epcot?