2019 Adult Costume Guidelines For Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

One of my favorite things about Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is that grown-ups get to jump in the costumed fun. While Disney Bounding is always in fashion, there aren't many occasions that adults are allowed to go all out in their cosplay glory. That being said, the Walt Disney World Resort does have dress code for party night costumes. Read on to discover the do's and don'ts of dress for this fan favorite event.

Adult Costume Guidelines For Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween PartyAdult Costume Guidelines For Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

While Disney encourages creativity amongst its guests who want to wear costumes to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, they also stress the need for clothing to meet guidelines for safety and good judgment. I know that sometimes folks like to walk the line, but it's important to remember that "Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other Guests." That means that Guests not adhering to these simple rules may be refused entry or removed from Disney parks.

Mickey's Trick or Treat Party: Marty McFly, Mary Poppins Group
Mary Poppins, Sweeps and Marty McFly (c)Armadillo444

  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Costumes which expose excessive portions of skin may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment are not allowed.
  • All Guests may dress as their favorite character during parties, but may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon. Obvious toy swords, and plastic light sabers are acceptable accessories.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest. Transparent wings are acceptable accessories but should not contain dangerous points.
  • Layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and may be subject to additional security screening.
  • Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. This includes capes, robes, skirts and long tutus.
  • Capes may be worn if the cape length does not go below the waist.
  • Headwear may be worn, but should not cover the face.
  • Masks of any kind may not be worn.

While not part of Disney's Official Dress Code, I have a few more tips that are pretty important to keep in mind.

  • Party season is hurricane season, make sure that your costume won't disintegrate if it rains. Avoid costumes made from paper products. Before you ask, yep, I've seen it.
  • August, September, and October nights can still be quite warm in Orlando. Folks coming from Northern climates want to make sure their costumes are cool enough. You don't want to be flirting with heat stroke on party night.
  • Don't get stupid with your shoes. Those high heels might look perfect with the ensemble, but you're still going to be walking miles around a theme park. Go for comfort in the footwear department, if you absolutely must get creative consider false legging or spats.

Mickey's Halloween Party
Kuzco and Milo (c)Armadillo444

This isn't the runway at ComicCon, so keep it simple, keep it safe, and keep it family friendly. You'll still be having a good time all night long. If you're looking for ideas on how to dress your party crew, check out my previous article 50 Fun Disney Halloween Costume Ideas For Groups!

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