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20+ Disney Costume Ideas for Disney’s After Hours Boo Bash

Going to Disney’s After Hours Boo Bash? If so, you need a fun costume – that isn’t hot or bulky. After all, you are in Central Florida… with crowds of people… and riding attractions. The best Disney costume ideas are creative AND comfortable!

Are you going to Disney’s After Hours Boo Bash? If so, you’ll need a Halloween costume – for everyone in your group! Whether you dress as a group, or individually, these DIY Disney costume ideas will inspire you to be creative (while staying comfortable in Florida heat!).

DIY Costume Ideas for Disney's After Hours Boo Bash (or Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party)

This post was originally created for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) which did not occur in 2020 due to the pandemic. For 2021, Disney is hosting the After Hours Boo Bash in place of MNSSHP. While the event is different, the costume rules are similar. Therefore, the ideas in this post will work for either MNSSHP or the Boo Bash.

These Disney costume ideas are perfect for trick or treating in hot climates. After all, who wants to wear a blow-up dinosaur costume when it’s 88 degrees outside?

Tip: Grab a Halloween Scavenger Hunt to play while trick-or-treating or at a Halloween Party.

What to wear to Disney’s After Hours Boo Bash?

If you’ve never been to MNSSHP of the Boo Bash, you might be wondering what to wear. Here are some frequently asked questions about what to wear to Disney World’s Halloween Party.

Q: Can you dress up for Disney’s After Hours Boo Bash or Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party?

A: Yes! Unlike the policy for regular park hours, everyone (including adults!) can dress up.

Q: Do you have to dress up for Mickey’s Halloween party or the After Hours Boo Bash?

A: No, dressing up is not required to attend MNSSHP or the Boo Bash.

Q: Can adults dress up for the After Hours Boo Bash or Mickey’s Halloween party?

A: Yes! During MNSSHP and the Boo Bash, Disney World allows adults to wear costumes. While adults are permitted to dress up, make sure to familiarize yourself with the adult-specific costume guidelines.

Note: This is unlike their normal costume policy, which prohibits adults from wearing costumes (here are the details).

Q: Can you paint your face for the Halloween party or Boo Bash event?

A: There is no policy against face-painting for MNSSHP or Boo Bash.

Tip: Disney costume ideas that incorporate face paint would be cooler than a mask – and more suitable for Florida weather!

Q: Can you wear a mask at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party?

A: Per the current policy, only children 13 and under can wear a mask (unless they are medical masks for guest safety).

Q: Are there any costumes that are NOT allowed at the After Hours Boo Bash?

A: Yes! Make sure to familiarize yourself with Disney World’s costume guidelines. In short, costumes that could be offensive or dangerous may not be permitted.

mermaid makeup for kids halloween costume

Is Orlando Hot in October?

Often, I’ll hear people mention going to Disney in October because “it’s cooler.”

While, yes, it’s true that it’s cooler than the summer… that doesn’t mean it is actually cool.

In fact, here are Orlando’s average temperatures for the months in which MNSSHP and the Boo Bash occur:

Average Temp in Orlando, Aug-Oct

As you can see – while it is definitely more comfortable in October – the average temps are only 6-7 degrees lower than in August.

Therefore, one of the most important things to consider about Disney costume ideas at the Boo Bash is this: “Will this costume be comfortable in hot weather?”.

Of course, you might get lucky with a cool day in late October. In that case, plan layers when you make the costume (such as a long-sleeve tee as a backup).

Still, the vast majority of Halloween Party nights are going to be warm in August through October. Therefore, plan accordingly!

baby mouseketeer costume

16 Disney Costume Ideas for Disney’s After Hours Boo Bash

As described above, the best Disney Costume Ideas for MNSSHP or the Boo Bash are:

  • cool,
  • comfortable,
  • not bulky, and
  • meet Disney World’s costume guidelines.

With that in mind, we’ve chosen plenty of DIY Disney costume ideas that can easily fit that bill! You may need to make a few modifications (such as a short sleeve tee, instead of a long-sleeve shirt), which we’ve noted in the comments.

So, which DIY Disney costume idea is your favorite?

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