Disney Halloween Costume Ideas
For nearly a century, Walt Disney movies have charmed audiences with the heartwarming tales of valiant heroes and adventurous princesses, so it's really no surprise that everyone wants to put on a Disney costume and take on the role of their favorite cartoon characters. The good news is we have a huge selection of both adult Disney costumes and kids Disney costumes based on many classic movies, as well as this handy guide to help you maximize your costume experience. So, not only will you look like Ariel, but you'll even get some ideas on how to pose for that perfect social media pic. We also have sections on Mickey's history, and some great DisneyBounding ideas for your next trek to a Disney Park!
Disney Princess Costumes
Being a princess in the wide world of Disney isn't as easy as it's cracked up to be! It sounds grand, being the young ruler of a kingdom, but villains plot against you at every corner and the people look up to you. If you want to step into the role of a Disney Princess, then you'd better be clever enough to outwit the bad guys, virtuous enough to be an icon to your people and, of course, you've got to have some really awesome poses down for the next photo opportunity with all your adoring fans! We may not be able to help you with the clever part, but we can get you rolling with some of these great poses!
Ariel Costume Poses
Ariel has spent her life cooped up in an underwater kingdom. You see, King Triton's one of those overprotective fathers who just can't seem to realize that his little girl isn't so little anymore. She's ready to strike out on her own and discover everything that the world has to offer, from the depths of the ocean to new adventures awaiting her on land! Each of her poses should reflect her vibrant personality, so if you plan on donning a Little Mermaid costume and snapping a few pics, you should try to emulate her attitude!
Although King Triton forbids contact with the land above the sea, there's far too much to learn from the humans above! So, certainly, there's no harm in extending a friendly wave to sailors from atop a nice rocky ledge upon the bay. Of course, for your pose we recommend staying away from those dangerous, rocky reefs and take this pic on a sandy beach.
Ariel was bestowed with the gift of a beautiful voice and it would be downright selfish of her not to share it! Luckily, she's never shy about singing. She'll make up a friendly little tune about all of her treasures on the spot, or she'll join in to help all the sea creatures sing a song about how great being Under the Sea is! This pose makes for the perfect look to express your inner vocalist!
You might find that once you put yourself out into the world and head out on adventures, you may just find your own Prince Charming! Ariel mustered up her courage to head to the world of the land dwellers and as luck would have it; her true love was waiting just for her. Of course, if you've already found your true love, you can bring him along on your adventure, which makes for some great photo opportunities.
Dreams are the most important part of being a mermaid, so dig deep inside and think of your greatest desires! That's when it's time for your close-up (just like they do it in all of the cartoons at that big dramatic moment). Make sure to capture that essence in the shot and you'll have a pic worthy of social media in no time.
Belle Costume Poses
Belle's spirit attitude and compassionate heart places her right in the middle of a pressing dilemma when her father finds himself in trouble with the Beast. A girl like her just would never see fit to let her father fall into danger without doing something to help out and that's why she's one of our favorite Disney Princesses ever! If you've decided to become just like the lovely and beautiful Belle, then check out some of these poses to get the ideas rolling for photo opportunities in your very own Belle costume.
Be Our Guest
The Beast may not be all that welcoming of a host, but Belle certainly knows how to be inviting! Maybe it has something to do with that little song and dance number from the movie, but she's always ready to show her guests a fine time at the castle. This pose captures Belle's kind and caring nature.
Of course, no Belle experience is complete without an extravagant dance scene! That's when her and the Beast fall in love, so you'll want to make sure your social media photos capture that enchanting moment, right before you decide to take to the dance floor.
The Beast may not quite be Prince Charming, but deep down, he's just an injured soul. With a kindness (mixed with some sternness), Belle shows him that sometimes you just need to give in to love to conquer the sadness! Now, you just need to grab your Beast and show the world that you can conquer anything with your love.
Once you've bested Gaston and found your true love, it's time to show the world how you'll live happily ever after! So, put on your best smile and get ready for a close up, since this pose is the conclusion to your happy exciting Disney adventures and we think it will top off your pictures with a nice fairy tale ending.
Jasmine Costume Poses
Princess Jasmine is one feisty princess who never feels the need to adhere to strict traditions. She won't be forced to marry any man she doesn't love and she certainly won't let Jafar get the best of her! If you decide to jump into the role of Agrabah's crowned princess, then you'd better be ready to turn your feisty attitude into full gear! Here are some sassy poses that you can do at home.
Like Arabian days, they're more often than not, hot, hotter than hot, in a lot of good ways. Well, you're going to need an Arabian pose to match those Arabian nights, so why not start with a little something that's rather simple! This pose is a quick and easy way to channel your inner Agrabah princess!
Awaiting the Magic Carpet
How does Jasmine get around her kingdom? By Magic Carpet, of course! There's no better time to snap a quick selfie than right before you hop onto Carpet for a quick ride across the skyline. Here's a pose you can use to snap the perfect shot as Carpet floats down to the palace.
Aladdin's always one jump ahead of the bread line, but Jasmine is always just one step ahead of him. Together, they make the perfect couple! So, if you happen to find a Prince Al of your own, the first thing you need to do is get that perfect shot. It's the best way to show the Sultan that you're perfectly capable of choosing your own prince!
Not a Prize
She may be the jewel of the desert, but she's certainly no prize to be won! Sometimes, being the princess may be difficult, since it seems like everyone is trying to sway your mind one way or the other! This close-up pose lets everyone know that no one, not the Sultan, Jafar or even Aladdin makes up your mind for you.
Minnie Mouse Costume Poses
Planning to be the number one gal in all of Disney? Well, then you must be planning a sweet outfit clad with polka dots and mouse ears, since Minnie Mouse is Disney's premier princess! Okay, so maybe in strict terms of being categorized as a princess, she doesn't fit the bill, but she's certainly the most influential female character in cartoons, so it's no wonder why you might want to dress like her. Here are a few posing ideas for you to jump start your Minnie Mouse experience.
Who's the epitome of sweetness? Why, it's Minnie Mouse! She's always around to cheer up anyone when they're feeling down, and that's the kind of positive attitude that only a girl as sweet as her can pull. And this pose? Well, you'd better have a sweet attitude if you want to carry the classic Disney look!
Minnie's signature white and red polka dot style has been a staple of kind and cute looks ever since she donned the look in the cartoons. Of course, she loves to show off her unique style and so should you! This cute pose lets you show off all the polka dots you can muster.
Minnie and Mickey Mouse have been together since 1928! Can you believe it? It takes true love and determination and, well, it never hurts to be a cartoon character to be together for over 80 years. Now, you can take a note from the adorable couple and create your own couples style by grabbing your mouse to take a pic with you.
Minnie Mouse loves to have fun and she's never afraid to laugh! In fact, that's one of the reasons she loves Mickey so much. She even ones said, "I'll know he's the one when he makes me laugh." Those sound like the words of a girl who knows what she wants in a man! So, put on your best smile and get ready for a laugh when you get a close-up wearing your Minnie costume.
Snow White Costume Poses
Being the fairest of them all can be tough work, can't it? That Evil Queen might not like it, but it's time to prove to the world that you're the fairest of them all in your Snow White costume and the best way to do that, is to make some great photos of just how kind and pure you are! These pose ideas come from the classic Disney character, so you can be sure that Magic Mirror will be calling you the fairest of them all once he catches a glimpse of you in one of these poses.
Sweet Snow White
Proving yourself to be the fairest of them all is no small task! First thing is first. You'll need to get your sweet and innocent look down, which is portrayed quite nicely in this image. Just clasp your hands together and give your best smile and that Magic Mirror on the wall will be call your name as fairest of them all.
Take a Bite
The humble apple gets a bad rap, all because a certain evil queen decided to use one to poison Snow White. It was just one time guys! Apples are delicious, healthy and they look really friendly. It's about time you made the world interested in apples again with a nice pose showing Snow White enjoying a completely nutritious, non-poisoned apple.
Snow White Couple
Sure, Prince Charming might be who ended up in the classic animated movie, but that doesn't mean you can't weigh your options when you decide to dress up as your favorite princess! You can even pair up with one of the Seven Dwarfs if you like. After all, those guys all seem pretty well to do, so you'd never have to worry about one of them shrugging off a day of work.
Sing a Song
Every Disney Princess loves a good song and Snow White is definitely no exception! She's always ready to put her amazing vocal skills to the test and she'll sing with prince or dwarf alike! Of course, that's when it's time for the close up. Once you're all ready for A Smile and a Song. You don't even need birdie friends to sing along with to take this shot!
Mickey Mouse Infographic
Now that we've covered some of the favorite gals of Disney, how about we talk about the greatest world icon of them all, Mickey Mouse! That little mouse has had a long history of cartoons since his inception and if you want to impress people with your vast knowledge of the mouse when you're dressed up like him, then take a look at all of his looks from the past (complete with fun facts to fuel your inquisitive nature.)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
Many might be surprised to hear that Mickey Mouse wasn't Walt Disney's first foray into the animated world. Oswald was originally created in 1927 for Universal Studios and bears a slight resemblance to Walt's later masterpiece, Mickey Mouse.
Mickey's first incarnation came sans his classic shorts and gloves. It came in 1928 with Plane Crazy. Unfortunately, no distributors picked up the cartoon, so it never saw wide release until 1929 when Steamboat Willie saw success.
The Gallopin' Gaucho
Technically made before Steamboat Willie, this silent cartoon was held back until the release of Steamboat Willie so they could add sound. Mickey's sporting a slightly different look than his previous cartoon.
This cartoon, released in November 18, 1928, marks the true birth of Mickey as we know him! It was also the first cartoon ever made that was synchronized with sound. This date is even considered to be the little mouse's official birthday.
The Karnival Kid
Mickey finally gained a voice in this classic cartoon! And what, you may ask, were his first words? "Hot dogs!" Well, his first words may not have been anything too profound, but he'd go on to say plenty more in the rest of his cartoons.
The Band Concert
We finally got to see Mickey in full color in this cartoon! The Band Concert marks his first appearance in color. Goofy also got his first color appearance. It also continued Mickey's long history of being an accomplished musical mouse!
The Brave Little Tailor
This cartoon brought the fairy tale Das tapfere Schneiderlein to life, with Mickey playing the lead role. The story follows his quest to fell a giant that's causing serious trouble in the kingdom, despite being nothing more than a humble tailor, who's good at swatting flies.
Pluto and Mickey took center stage in this hunting themed cartoon! It received an Academy Award in 1940 and had Mickey with a slightly flesh colored face, rather than the white face that he had previously.
Despite being considered a classic now, the initial release garnered mixed critical responses. It was the first appearance of Mickey wearing his Sorcerer robes and hat, letting everyone know that his skills in magic were a bit on the novice side!
The Little Whirlwind
Mickey got a short-lived makeover in this short. He had a slimmer body and larger head, hands and feet. This redesign didn't last very long though. Mickey started looking like his old self before the end of World War II.
Fun and Fancy Free
This was Walt's last time voicing Mickey Mouse, which featured him retelling the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. Donald was none too pleased when Mickey brought home a handful of magic beans to eat, instead of some real food!
1955 marked the beginning of a live-action TV show featuring Mickey Mouse and the Mousketeers. Later in the shows run it brought many music stars into the limelight, like Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Ryan Gosling, who all went on to have lucrative careers.
Mickey got reimagined with an electric vibe for Walt Disney Home Entertainment releases, so this little guy was seen on many movies from the 1980's on out. His ears and nose are still highly recognizable despite the distorted electric silhouettes.
Mickey's Christmas Carol
A holiday classic, this movie puts the Disney spin on the Dicken’s classic A Christmas Carol. Mickey doesn't play the title role (that honor goes to the aptly named Scrooge McDuck), however he plays the kind-hearted Bob Cratchit and it marks one of the few times Mickey's nephews were ever seen on screen.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
This was the first time that all of Disney's major characters were fully rendered in CGI animation on TV. (Aside from Donald Duck, who had the honor earlier). It turns out he looks pretty good in CGI, but most of his animation is still done in 2D.
Mickey gets the video game treatment again in 2010's Epic Mickey! Not only that, Disney had finally reacquired Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, who appeared alongside Mickey in the game. Of course, the legendary Frank Welker did the voice work for him.
Get A Horse
In 2013, Frozen had a little special short at the beginning and it even featured Oswald, who'd been absent from Disney animation for 84 years (not counting Epic Mickey games). The short even had Walt's voice edited to say "Red!" which took two full weeks!
Mickey Mouse (2013)
Mickey's latest look from his recent shorts uses Flash and approaches the classic character with a retro look based on his good old days. The cartoons clock in at a mere three minutes and the first one even won an Emmy for the first episode, "Croissante de Triomphe."
Headed to a Disney theme park? Well then, you'd better not head there in full costume! It's one place where dressing up like one of their signature characters is frowned upon, since they have plenty of staff dressed up. Also, you may not want to be bothered by every family with a camera when you wear an Elsa costume to the park! That's where “Disney Bounding” comes in! It's the perfect way to dress as your favorite character without going in full costume. Here are just some of the great ideas that we've come up with for Disney Bounding. Feel free to draw inspiration from them to create your own fabulous look.
Hades from Hercules
Hades has a fiery temper and hair to match! This Disney Bound idea starts with a bright blue wig (which you can find right here), some gold bracelets and a few items that you may just have lying around in your closet, like a black skirt and a few color coordinated pieces for a top.
Fix-It Felix From Wreck-It Ralph
Talk about an easy and fun Disney Bound outfit! Fix-It Felix Jr. gained fame as the video game hero who stops Wreck-It Ralph from wrecking everything. All you need for this cute look is some cut-off jeans, a blue button up and a matching blue hat.
Gaston From Beauty and the Beast
Gaston is another quick and fun look to make from items you probably already have! All you need is a dark red shirt, a mustard yellow scarf to mimic his collar and add some yellow gloves...and voila! You have yourself a great, villainous look to wear to a Disney theme park!
Jafar from Aladdin
This Jafar look is one that you can get a little crafty with! All you need to do is trim the sleeves off of a plain black t-shirt, a high-waisted maxi skirt and a red scarf for a belt. Our version adds this Ankh staff to the mix, but you may want to leave that at home if heading to a theme park.
Baymax from Big Hero 6
Baymax, from Big Hero 6, is one cute robot and you can get his look rolling for a Disney Bound style in no time! It just requires a lot of whites, mixed with a pair of dark, circular shades. Of course, you might just want to pair your costume with a red lollipop to coincide with his healing ways from the movie.