Celebrating Halloween, Disney Style At Your Local Retail Store

Aleisha M. (NDM#150) (43 Posts)

Growing up inn the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Aleisha has never let distance stop her from enjoying Walt Disney World vacations. From an early age, whether it be on a family vacation or tagging along with a friend on her vacation, she fell in love with the magic and the joy that Disney brought. Now making her own memories as a DVC member with a Star Wars obsessed little boy, she tries to capture the same magical feelings into every day life. She has quickly established a reputation with friends, relatives and coworkers as a real-life Belle. Always with a book in her hand and available to help others plan their magical Disney vacations.Beyond Disney, Aleisha is a lover of all genres of music; craves a good concert from time to time, considers her food allergies a blessing rather than a curse and can be seen at the good old hockey game during the NHL season.


 

This week, the Disney Driven Life will be featuring articles to help your Disney side this Halloween season! Today, NDM Aleisha shows us how you can a perfect costume to show off your NDK’s Disney side at local retail stores. Watch for more articles this week to keep Disney in your Halloween fun!


 

The kids are back in school, the leaves are beginning to fall and there is a noticeable chill in the air. Yes, within a week we will be flipping the page to a new month. A month that brings one of my son’s favorite holidays — Halloween!

If you are like me, your children may have already decided – at least for the moment – on what they want to be, but you haven’t even given it a thought. Frozen? Darth Vader? Will it be Peter Pan or Cinderella? Is your head already spinning at the mere thought of what the next month is going to be like until you and your little ones figure it out?

Well then let me help you out. I made my way to our local Wal-Mart and Target to check out their selections and am sharing my findings with you.

Target:

Frozen selection at Target.

Frozen selection at Target.

Costume prices at Target range from $19.00 to $50.00

Accessories started at $5.00

Marvel Characters at Target

Marvel Characters at Target

This seemed to be the place for Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars costumes. They were more authentic looking and wider ranger of accessories.

Target offered a lot more accessories to make your princess into Ana or Elsa. Let’s not forget Olaf, which was still being put out at the stores, but was offered at Target.

Costumes were also available online in their Halloween section. They even had a special section just for Frozen!

Wal-Mart:

Baby Sully Costume at Wal-Mart

Baby Sully Costume at Wal-Mart

Prices at Wal-Mart range $15.00-40.00

Accessories started at $5.00.

They did offer Frozen characters but the accessories were not as available. They also had a wider range of Disney Princesses beyond Ana and Elsa.

Marvel Costumes at Wal-Mart

Marvel Costumes at Wal-Mart

One interesting costume set for the boys were Marvel characters reversible costumes where there’s one character on one side, then if you turn it inside out, it was someone else. It’s a great idea for those kids that have multiple Halloween events or just can’t make up their mind!

Wal-Mart offered a larger selection for younger kids such as Jake and the Neverland Pirates and Sophia the First.

Wal-Mart had a much larger variety of toddler costumes in stock compared to Target. Anything from Tigger to Mickey Mouse and my personal favorite, a baby Sully.

Much like Target, costumes were also available online in their Halloween section.

Perhaps it’s just my local stores but I did find that the costume section in Target although a tad bit smaller seemed to be easier to find and a bit more organized than Wal-Mart.

Overall you don’t need to spend a lot in order to find your favorite Disney character this Halloween. Both stores have plenty to offer everyone; your hardest decision just may be which character to go with!

Happy Halloween Hunting!