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..
Just click on a photo to take you to the original link where I found it!
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?
In honor of Epcot's upcoming birthday, I'm sharing photos of two recipes recently posted on the Disney Parks Blog. Directly from those magical kitchens, you can recreate some of your favorite dishes at home!!
If you'd like to read the original blog article to get the recipes, just click on the photo and it will take you right there.
Since you'll need something sweet to finish it off, why not this?
EPCOT is celebrating it’s 35th birthday October 1st!
Walt Disney Imagineering’s Gary Lundrum said, “World Showcase brings to life Walt’s belief that our cultural differences enrich us, while the things we have in common connect us.” Epcot is definitely the place where culture, creativity and education combine in an amazingly enjoyable wa. In honor of that we’ve put together 10 fun facts about EPCOT!
Have any fun Epcot facts to share?
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This past Friday when Disney did a live stream of the Mickey's Boo To You parade, we were all very excited. We cut the last of the Disney rice krispy treats we brought back this summer. Since the cotton candy stash we have is good for another year, we are all set for the next few live streams, and Disney treats.
It seemed the parade was a little short, though that could have been because we are always sad to see anything Disney end, but it definitely got us into the mood for Halloween! That catchy little song wasn't stuck in my head right away, but this morning, there it was and it's stayed all day!
Didn't get a chance to see it? You can watch it here on Youtube, until they take it down.
I'm wondering what they will stream next...!! I can't wait to find out!