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Old 08-23-2013, 05:15 PM   #16
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Another vote for not going to CRT as a zombie. If your costume doesn't have fake blood or things like that, I wouldn't be worried about wearing it (you'll probably just look like your being a cheerleader for Halloween). I would hold the make-up until you're at the party. As others have said, most of the costumes are on "cute" end of the spectrum. Lots of Disney characters, some pirates, some Harry Potter, and a few (as, really only a handful) of scary/sexy costumes. They look so out of place that the wearers really stand out (and not necessarily in a good way) and you tend to remember seeing them more than once as you wander around the park. If you can swing "cute" zombie, then it might work for the party hours (I still vote against it at CRT).

Even with the excitement of being at Disney, I'm always surprised about how observant little kids are. They see things that the adults in the party gloss over, so I would not go to CRT assuming that the little ones will be too excited to notice you (if you're a scary zombie).
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:23 PM   #17
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I think you'll be just fine! My DD5 (and almost all of her friends) LOVE Monster High dolls. In fact, she puts princess dresses on the monster dolls, and monster doll dresses on her princesses! Have a good time, and come back and post pics!!!
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:25 PM   #18
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I think you'll be just fine! My DD5 (and almost all of her friends) LOVE Monster High dolls. In fact, she puts princess dresses on the monster dolls, and monster doll dresses on her princesses! Have a good time, and come back and post pics!!!
That goes to the main caution...no one knows if the OP is going to go the "cute" zombie route (like Monster High) or the Walking Dead route.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:13 PM   #19
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So much good insight here. Thanks to all of you. For what it's worth, the pictures of the costumes I have in mind are here:

http://www.chasing-fireflies.com/wom...uctinfo/40620/

The thumbnails on the right give an idea as to what my husband and daughters would look like, though we would skip the blood chokers. I really, truly, do not want to scare any small children so I'm leaning toward "no" right now. I was initially drawn to the idea because it was easy and the costumes didn't look like they would be too hot in the sweltering September temps.

While the costumes would be unique and fun, the comfort and happiness of others far outweigh those of our family. And really, do I want pictures of my daughters dressed like that next to the princesses????
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:15 AM   #20
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I think you would be fine. If you want, tone down the "bloody" part of the costume until after dinner and then go to the ladies/mens room to "freshen up".

This could be the start of a new movie - Revenge of Cinderella!

The princesses and cast members are so used to seeing all different costumes during the party, they will be fine with it. Love your choice and have fun.
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:53 AM   #21
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OP, i checked ypur link and think ths costume in itself is cute and ok. I would just be concerned with the blood part. Maybe I have over sensitive kids, but I would be a bit ticked having to explain to my younger kids what the blood is or is not and explain what a zombie is. My kids won't do haunted mansion ( darkness and ghosts freak them out) and I wouldnt want them to have to see walking dead kind a zombies while at CRT.
Just wanted to stress I think the costume is cute, for the sake of small kids who have never seen a zombie, skip out on the blood and anything deathlike.


I can explain to my kids a ghost is someones body in spirit from. Or pirate with blood got hurt while sword fighting. But IMO it's too much to explain to my little ones a bloody zombie is a dead person, not really dead, that feeds off of undead people.
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:19 AM   #22
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The one thing that came to mind to me are the families sitting nearest to you. Your ADR time is early enough that many families will still be there for a regular meal, not anticipating Halloween party extras. If this was a once in a lifetime trip to CRT, I would probably be sad if in the background of all my pictures of my little princess with her favorite princesses is a table of zombies. I also think zombies can sometimes be scarier to kids than a monster, etc because they seem more "real". My DS loves ghosts and the HM is his favorite ride, but he would be scared of bloody zombie costumes.
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:32 PM   #23
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If we're being honest, I'd be really peeved if we sat next to people at CRT dressed like that because my almost 2 year old would spend the whole time going 'oh no! scary!" and it would probably distract her greatly from the princesses that we are spending $$$$ to meet at the meal.
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:54 PM   #24
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Looking at the costumes you linked to, they look easy enough to carry in and put on after dinner, although the shoulder pads for the football player might be hot and uncomfortable as the night wears on. There are lockers where you could stash the costumes which is what many party goers will do.
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:10 PM   #25
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Honestly, the atmosphere at CRT is so chaotic (with all the princesses and such) that I have never paid attention to another guest. Go and have fun with it, OP! I think most little princesses there will be distracted by the real princesses to pay any attention to you. Unless you are a great makeup artist (not trying to imply you're not!) I'm sure a zombie is just going to look like an old person in torn clothes to most little kids. LOL. Even the MNSSHP parade has zombies in it!
So, you wouldn't notice a family of zombies ?

I started reading this thread thinking that it would be kinda cute, but I have come to think that maybe it might be too scary for some of the little girls who are there for their once-in-a-lifetime Castle meal. Sometimes what you do is not all about you and what would be fun for your family but more about how your actions may effect other families. I wouldn't be able to do it if I thought it would ruin another family's experience.

Whoops! I see that you are leaning against doing it. I think that's a good choice .
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:16 PM   #26
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I would be concerned that Disney wouldn't approve and even allow you in the park in the first place? I don't know.
I have only been to 1 of these parties and no one was dressed as anything scary or Zombie like at all.

I would be concerned about other children. Especially special needs children. The rule is nothing scary so parents aren't expecting to have to explain scary even if it doesn't seem scary to you or your kids it might to others.

Universal Studios sure, Disney nope I wouldn't do it. Not worth it IMO of maybe ruining another families time in the castle or in the park period.
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:18 PM   #27
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I have to giggle cause my thought is some kids are scared of MICKEY at Chef Mickey's, a Zombie at CRT, might just put some kids over the top
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:37 PM   #28
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I have to giggle cause my thought is some kids are scared of MICKEY at Chef Mickey's, a Zombie at CRT, might just put some kids over the top
My DD was terrified of costume characters when she was about 2. I remember about that time she cut her finger on the frame of a silhouette we had made in Liberty Square. We were at first aide to get a bandaid and Mickey made a special trip into the examining room to see her. She didn't want anything to do with him! The whole Halloween party would have been too much for her and a family of zombies would have ruined her whole day .
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:46 PM   #29
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I would be concerned that Disney wouldn't approve and even allow you in the park in the first place? I don't know.
I have only been to 1 of these parties and no one was dressed as anything scary or Zombie like at all.

I would be concerned about other children. Especially special needs children. The rule is nothing scary so parents aren't expecting to have to explain scary even if it doesn't seem scary to you or your kids it might to others.

Universal Studios sure, Disney nope I wouldn't do it. Not worth it IMO of maybe ruining another families time in the castle or in the park period.
They have laced on the nothing scary part. Last year I saw a whole family of bloody gory characters (little girl had fake knives and blood, little boy grim reaper, and dad was the scream guy, mom just looked like a bloody punk rocker) I was honestly shocked to see that they were let in!
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:02 PM   #30
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I'm saying "Go for it!", but mainly because we have a 5:30 ADR for CRT that night and I want to see your costumes!
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