In pop culture, one of the most recognizable names is Disney. Disney's characters, most notably Mickey Mouse, are known around the world. Since Disney releases new movies every year, the list of characters is continuously growing. It's always easy to tell which of Disney's characters are most popular because on Halloween night, those characters are seen more than any others.
Around Halloween, any store that offers a selection of decorations also will offer a selection of costumes. These costumes are available in designs for both adults and children and feature a wide selection of characters. Department stores, drug stores and Halloween specific seasonal stores all have a wide selection of Disney issued costumes and accessories. The earlier you check these stores for options, the better selection you will have. As Halloween approaches the stores will begin to run out of certain items and costumes. Waiting until the last minute to shop for Disney costumes may leave you empty handed. However, costume websites sell Disney costumes year round. Depending on the season, these websites may have special discounts and sales to entice you to buy from them.
If you're lucky enough to visit a Disney theme park, you'll be able to find costumes that are specially made for sale in only the Disney parks. Official Disney costumes sell in many shops, along with salons designed just for children to be transformed into their favorite character.
For years, Disney has relied on its list of princesses to sell costumes. Little girls love to dress like their favorite princess, Halloween or not. Cinderella, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and Sleeping Beauty are just a few of the costumes available to little girls.
Those going for a rougher look may be interested in the pirate craze. With the success of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Disney has marketed a selection of costumes designed after the main characters featured in the films. Other available costumes include the classic Disney characters: Mickey, Minnie and Goofy, along with characters from Disney movies such Winnie the Pooh, the Incredibles and the Little Mermaid.
There are lots of options for people who don't want to spend the money on official Disney costumes. Thanks to a long list of human characters in the films and on TV, dressing like someone in a Disney production is fairly easy. If you pick a character that dresses in a certain outfit, you may be able to dress as that character using clothes you already own. Often times, a second-hand store will have clothes that are inexpensive that can be altered to fit your needs.
If sew, creating your own Disney costume from scratch is another option. Fabric and craft stores often sell patterns that help you make a Disney character costume using fabric and supplies purchased at a store. The available characters range from princesses and pirates to cartoon animals.