Once a year, my husband and I and our group of friends(who all love costuming and general geeking out) schlep down to Walt Disney World for the huge Halloween party nights they have there. It’s a paradise for people who wish they could still dress up and trick-or-treat, because that is exactly what you can do. Grown people dressed as pirates and ghosties, yelling “trick-or-treat!” and getting cheap candy–paradise, I’m tellin’ ya! Imagine Disney World decked out in Halloween lights and decorations, and open till midnight for a special Halloween celebration complete with fireworks and spooky-themed parades and shows.
Needless to say, visiting the Haunted Mansion attraction is an especially delicious experience at this time of year. Since my husband and I and our pals are all huge fans of the place, what better way to envelop ourselves in the madness than with Victorian-era clothing, creepy makeup and rags and tatters where appropriate?
The Disney castmembers have thrown such a fit over us when we arrive that we often get special treatments..such as this handsome posed studio photo. We’ve also gotten fastpass tickets, pins and other special photos. We also get the “last ride” at midnight in The Haunted Mansion.
Characters left to right are: Prudence the Maid(the floating candelabras you see in the Mansion),Phineas Queeg, Ezra Dobbins, Gus Gracey,Pickwick(you can see him on the chandelier in the Ballroom) and in the front, Emily Cavanaugh Gracey(the Mansion’s previous bride before the new bride called Constance moved in)
Real people left to right are:Gina, Darrell,Detag, Steve,Jesse, and me in the front.
Phineas, Ezra and Gus, the famous Hitchiking Ghosts.
During a couple of trips we’ve made a special effort to go ride other rides. It’s a little difficult sometimes, due to limited mobility in the costumes, but we haven’t had any mishaps yet. Here we are at It’s a Small World, where dear Gina took the photo.
I like my makeup a lot better in this one–we used more black around my eyes.
Here’s a great example of masses of castmembers wanting photos with us.:)
I think we are against a vine-covered wall in Fantasyland here.
That’s probably enough for now. I have tons of photos of us in these costumes, but these are my favorites.:)