Disney characters represent so many aspects of the human experience and personality. Most Disney fans can identify a specific character with whom they identify because of those special parts of their essence with which we identify.
With that observation in mind, the WDW Radio blog team has assembled to share what Disney character they most identify with. With which blog writer do have the most in common?
Alyssa Wiseman (shopDisney): “I would want to be dressed as Belle in her big gold dress that she wears in the ballroom scene. Watching that scene as a child, I always loved how her dress moved and flowed while she was dancing and I would always want a dress that did that. I am not sure that my husband would want to dress as the Beast, but just dressing up would be fun!”
Billy Latta (Billy ‘Outside the Box’): “I would dress up as Peter Pan because he is my favorite character and I seem to have a similar physique as the boy who chooses not to grow up. Still, I love the idea of dressing up as Powerline from ‘A Goofy Movie’ or as a Newsie!”
Caitlin Corsello (Disney from the Twenty Something, Self-Shot Tuesdays): “Halloween is huge in my family, as in the moment that calendar hits October the house is transformed with decorations (mostly Disney!). Thus growing up as a kid, I always had elaborate costumes which were usually themed around a Disney character. Year after year I happily donned my best Cinderella, Pocahontas, Sorcerer Mickey, Tinkerbell, and Sally costumes. However my all time favorite is from a more recent year where I went as Wendy Darling and my boyfriend (appropriately Peter) went as Peter Pan. Peter Pan has always been my favorite Disney animated feature as well as theme park attraction as a result of always feeling a close connection with the movie. Unfortunately, I haven’t figured out exactly how to end up in Neverland and never have to grow up, but I think I am doing a pretty good job of staying young at heart! Who knows what future Halloweens will bring in terms of costumes, but Wendy and Peter will always be one of my favorites.”
Fran Cassano (Practically Perfect Disney Crafting): “I’ve thought about dressing as Ursula, the Haunted Mansion Stretching Room Parasol Girl and even Madame Leota. But after seeing the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit at this year’s D23 Expo, I have a new idea to add to my ‘to do’ list. The outfit Winifred Banks wears when she sings ‘Sister Suffragette’ in Mary Poppins. Isn’t this stunning?! Such a great scene in the film, too. I think I need to replicate it. (And feel free to do so for yourself, too, if you are inspired).”
Emily Collins (Mouse Ears and Light Sabers): “I’ve always wanted to dress up as Ariel for Halloween. She’s been my favorite princess since I was young because she has red hair like me. For as long as I can remember, I’ve admired the blue dress she wears when she goes out on the town with Prince Eric. The corseted top, the huge blue bow pulling back her hair. It’s all perfect! Not to mention it’s the perfect color for a redhead (unlike her pink dinner dress). I’d love to own that dress – so much I might wear it on days other than Halloween!”
Kendall Foreman (More to the World, I Have a Taste for….): “In the Everybody Loves a Parade Team Post, I shared that I used to love watching the pageantry of the Walt Disney World Easter Parade on television when I was a child back in the 90s. I also noted how I longed to dance down Main Street in one of the beautiful turn-of-the-century costumes the women wore during the parade. Given how very much I still adore that era and style of fashion, choosing my dream Disney character costume is easy. I would love to have a ‘jolly holiday’ dressed as Mary Poppins on Halloween night. She is so lovely in her signature tea-length red and white corseted dress. While her dress, parasol, and boots with spats are simply divine, it is her ever-so-dignified white chapeau that makes the lacy ensemble ‘practically perfect in every way’.”
Felicia & Sean (A ‘Couple’ Things Disney): “Sean: Russell from Up. Because he’s honest and cute…and so am I :-) Felicia: Remy from Ratatouille because we both like to cook and his character reiterates not to give up on your dream whatever obstacles come your way.”
Makena Wolcott (Meet the Box People, To Tell the Truth): “If I could to pick a character to represent for Halloween, I would be Alice. Not the Alice you are thinking of. I want to be the Alice from the Mad T Party: A unique spunky band from Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim. She is a more modern rock version of the Alice we all know and love. Her blonde hair is held out of her face with a big blue ribbon. The top of her dress has almost transparent sleeves and a sweetheart neckline. Her dress is longer on one side, and the bottom half is just a bunch of pale blue ruffles with a black outline. She has on fishnet stockings, which matches the bejeweled fishnet glove on her left hand. I just love the little attention to details, like how her shoes represent a red spade and how some of her ruffles in her dress have “Drink Me” and “Eat Me” tags dangling from them. Plus, her overall look is stunning. I just wish her singing talent would come along with the outfit!”
Rich Bernato (Farkle v. Farkle): “I’d like to come as Joe Rohde, earrings and all since his role as Imagineer is one I wish I had the talent to play!”
Peyton Spear (Adventure Into The World of Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy): “If I could dress up as any Disney character or personality for Halloween, it would be a Disney Imagineer. Not only would this fulfill an actual dream of mine having that profession, but to be able to live as an Imagineer for a day and dream up all of the ideas I have for Disney would be an awesome experience.”
Ruby: “If I could be any Disney character for Halloween, it would be Belle in her blue dress and apron when she lived in the village. Belle is my favorite character and I always had a certain connection with her. Even though the outfit isn’t as glamorous as her golden ball gown, I’ve always wanted to dress up in that costume.”
Which Disney character best represents YOU???? have you ever dressed up as this character? Share your stories in the comments below.