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For those of you who have been to MNSSHP, did you dress up? I saw one post referencing pirates, which is a definite possibililty.
DH & I love, love, LOVE Halloween and would like to dress up without being those creepy grown ups. Not sure what the etiquette is here since we've never been.
If we do dress up, we are conflicting on how to do it.

ME: Mickey & Minnie or Donald & Daisy (obviously classic, easy to put together and pack, not too hot and easy on/off rides)
DH: Shrek & Fiona (I love this idea but just not for Disney. Girl is NOT wanting to wear that long green dress nor is she wanting to pull on the awfully short warrior outfit around children!! Also, not easy to pack, pretty hot (I'm not sure DH would really like wearing green face paint all night long) and no easy on/off rides for me).

We could also just resort to some of our matching T-s along with some matching headpieces of some sort, but because we dress up kind of extravagently at home, that feels like a let-down to us.

So, thoughts/ideas? Please share your experiences with me and any other ideas you might have.

And sorry if this topic already exists. At work and didn't have enough time to search it out. Silly boss doesn't understand that my trip is only 66 days away and I NEED to get these last minute details taken care of.

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Absolutely dress up! DH and I dressed up last year and we were definitely not the only adults! I went as Snow White and then I got DH a Mario hat and mustache kit to wear with just a plain red t-shirt and shorts since 1) he doesn't like to dress up and 2) I knew it would be way too hot for a constricting costume. Ours didn't really go together, but we told all the CMs that he was Prince Charming dressed up as Mario for Halloween when they commented on the fact that Princess Peach might get jealous seeing us out together laugh

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Our first MNSSHP was in 2009 and I just did my pirate Mickey ears. I'll probably do the same, but maybe add an eyepatch this year.

We're pretty dull people, but it was sooooo much fun seeing others dressed up! If you are into it and can do it, you really should. There were plenty of adults with no kids dressed and having a blast.

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I'm dressing up with a shirt that says "Belle" and a matching skirt, along with a tiara. Mostly b/c I want a reason to wear a tiara!! I totally think you should dress up, but I would stay away from Shrek and Fiona - first it's not Disney! (not that that they'd kick you out, but still!). I also think the make up will be MESSY. I was thinking of running Tower of Terror as Scar, but realized with the heat and humidity, all the make up is just going to run down my face and be a mess. If you wanted to wear your Fiona dress (I'm imagining it's the green one, she wears as the ogre), could you make it a Merida costume with a few tweaks (they're both kind of green?). Then your DH could wear a kilt and you can be Brave! (Edited: Although if it's too short/hot, nevermind, I just reread your post!).

Jeff - do adults (with no kids) trick or treat at MNSSHP?

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Loads of adults dress up, Scrappy said we are going to this year, but I don't know what plans she has yet.

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JMUDukz wrote:
Jeff - do adults (with no kids) trick or treat at MNSSHP?

I went to MNSSHP last year and I trick or treated. I plan on doing it again this year too! So much candy!! (I am an adult with no kids)

fun fact-Disney brings in candy by the truck load.

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My family and I dressed as pirates last year and only two of us were kids (my niece and nephew). We had an absolute blast and felt like we fit right in being in costume. Even Captain Hook loved us! I say do it!

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JMUDukz wrote:
Jeff - do adults (with no kids) trick or treat at MNSSHP?

Most definitely!

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Allie wrote:
Absolutely dress up! DH and I dressed up last year and we were definitely not the only adults! I went as Snow White and then I got DH a Mario hat and mustache kit to wear with just a plain red t-shirt and shorts since 1) he doesn't like to dress up and 2) I knew it would be way too hot for a constricting costume. Ours didn't really go together, but we told all the CMs that he was Prince Charming dressed up as Mario for Halloween when they commented on the fact that Princess Peach might get jealous seeing us out together laugh

I couldn't see that pic at work, but looked when I got home last night. LOVE IT! Smile

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JMUDukz wrote:
I'm dressing up with a shirt that says "Belle" and a matching skirt, along with a tiara. Mostly b/c I want a reason to wear a tiara!!

I'm with you. Is there ever a reason to NOT wear a tiara?!! laugh

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This info has all been very helpful. We knew we were going to dress up, just weren't sure how far we could go. We rock it at home for Halloween. We always have a big costume party and we dress up when we hand out candy to the neighborhood kids. I was an evil queen and Joe was a scary scarecrow last year. The kids in our neighborhood love it (probably doesn't hurt that I have a thing about handing out "good" candy too. LOL) but I wasn't sure what the vibe was at DW for adults w/o kids.
We're flying this time and we're a little limited as to what we can pack. I have several prom gowns I bought on clearance years ago that I use for costumes, but most of them are too big/heavy to pack. Stupid, pesky baggage limits & fees. We also considered if we could buy stuff there to piece together but we'd be on a tight time frame to do that b/c we attend the party the day after we arrive.
So we talked last night & have scrapped Shrek/Fiona for this trip. Not sure what exactly we are going to be doing yet, but there are plans to hit up Goodwill, thrift, and vintage shops this weekend to get some stuff together.

Soooooo excited. Thanks for the input!!

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Sounds awesome Jamie! Some guest go all out for the event and it's such fun!

I love dressing up, but I completely understand the packing space issue. Last time I dressed up for MNSSHP I bought an outfit that would look "normal" during the day, then added some details and turned myself into a gypsy girl at night!

Kristen & Duffy!

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Definitely dress up! We went to MNSSHP last year and had a great time, just the hubby and myself. We did dress up, my husband as a scientist (lol, not really dress up when it's sort of you in real life) and myself as a witch, same principle applies lol. We had a great time, so much candy, and we were amazed at the fabulous costumes people came up with. From a simple t-shirt to elaborate costumes, you can't go wrong. Enjoy! awesome

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We saw tons of adults dressed up for Halloween when we went to the party two years ago, present company included! We went as Woody and Jessie and got lots of Hey Howdy Heys from passersby!

The BEST costumes I saw, though, were the Hitchhiking Ghosts from Haunted Mansion. They were AWESOME!

Oddly, I did NOT see a lot of Mickey and Minnies! I think that would be super cute, and, you're right, CLASSIC! Smile

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I'm definitely dressing up for it! I'm planning to go as Ellie from Up- just got my overalls at Goodwill yesterday, and I'm checking Etsy out for my Grape Soda pin! Unfortunately I have long brown hair and all my teeth so I won't be totally convincing, but I'm ok with that Smile

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rylin wrote:
Unfortunately I have long brown hair and all my teeth so I won't be totally convincing, but I'm ok with that Smile

We could fix that! biggrin wink

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mrhub wrote:
rylin wrote:
Unfortunately I have long brown hair and all my teeth so I won't be totally convincing, but I'm ok with that Smile

We could fix that! biggrin wink

Be nice Mrhub!

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I have a problem with costumes because I don't like to be hot and I dont like to carry alot of luggage, but I do like to wear something for MNSSHP. The sillier the better.

One year we didnt have costumes so we walked around world showcase and had all the countries stamp our arms and went to MNSSHP as human passports.

One year the whole family went as pizza slices.

Last year my wife and I were Mr. and Mrs Potato Head

This year we have LED sound activated pumpkin Tee shirts and purple glow in the dark bracelets, necklaces and ankle chains. They should look pretty cool when it gets dark out.

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Mandy wrote:
mrhub wrote:
rylin wrote:
Unfortunately I have long brown hair and all my teeth so I won't be totally convincing, but I'm ok with that Smile

We could fix that! biggrin wink

Be nice Mrhub!

Just saying we could cut the hair and black out the teeth! awesome

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Dressing up is a must!!! Last year I went with my mom and my little sister. My sister was Cinderella and my mom and I were the Ugly Stepsisters. It was a blast!! I'm at work and I'm having trouble attaching pictures but the pics are on this post
http://www.wdwforgrownups.com/forum/megans-surprise-trip-106-1013-w-pictures?page=1

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Wow Nicole - those costumes were amazing!! awesome

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JanJ wrote:
Wow Nicole - those costumes were amazing!! awesome

Thanks Jan!! We really had a lot of fun with it!!

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Those costumes ARE fab, Nicole!

Did you make them??

I love it when people go all out for the Halloween Party!

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Nancy D wrote:
Those costumes ARE fab, Nicole!

Did you make them??

I love it when people go all out for the Halloween Party!

Thank you!! My Grandmaw made me and my Moms costume and we bought the Cinderella dress. We had complete strangers taking pictures of us. When we were watching the fireworks we stood next to a mom with her two little girls and they kept smiling and waving at us so we would smile and wave back then their Mom told us that the little girls thought we were real lol That is either a compliment or an insult laugh

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nsaunier wrote:
Nancy D wrote:
When we were watching the fireworks we stood next to a mom with her two little girls and they kept smiling and waving at us so we would smile and wave back then their Mom told us that the little girls thought we were real lol That is either a compliment or an insult laugh

I would take it as a compliment for the costumes. I really hope you and your mom didn't act like the real stepsisters.

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This is the guidelines that must be fallowed for the party, hope it helps.

Costume Guidelines
All event Guests"including adults"may dress in their favorite Halloween costume and must follow at least these guidelines.

Costumes Should

Be child-friendly.
Costumes Should Not

Be obstructive, offensive or violent.
Drag on the ground.
Contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
Contain any weapons which resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
Masks

Masks may be worn, but they must not obstruct vision and eyes must be visible at all times.
Please Note

Please be sure costumes meet these guidelines. If a costume cannot be modified, a Guest may be refused entry into the event.
Guests who dress like Disney Characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs.
Guests of all ages may not wear a costume to a Disneyland Resort Halloween event unless they have a valid ticket to that event.

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Hello Everyone,
This will be our second Halloween and we are reprising our roles as the Evil Queen and Jafar!! We had so much fun and are looking forward to our trip!!
Heidi....evil at heart!!

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You both look great! Nice Job!

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Welcome, heidijot and disneymomagic! We're glad you're here!

Thanks for the tips and the pic...you should totally introduce yourselves on the main board so you can get proper hellos and welcomes from everybody!!!

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Hello. I've been reading the forums for awhile now and wanted to thank everyone for the valuable information. I will go over and post in the main board, but this one, I had to comment on as I am so looking forward to it!

I've never been to Disney and we are going in about 4 weeks (the week before Halloween). One of the things I am really excited about it MNSSCHP! Me and hubby are dressing up and I love all the costumes you guys have worn.