Hello and welcome to my first ever PTR! Ive been wanting to put one together for a long time, but have just never been able to put one up until now. Were heading back to WDW this October and Im so excited. We'll have two firsts this trip: Staying at the Poly! and Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party! I'll go into more details about this trip in my next post. I've done lots of planning thus far, but one thing I haven't figured out yet is what costumes we're going to wear (hence, the title of this thread). Although DH and I dressed up in costumes for Halloween a few years ago, neither one of us has really done it up since we were kids, so I'm totally looking forward to going all out! So lets get started... Whos going: Me: Hi, Im Laura! Im 40 years old and have been working in the pharmaceutical industry for 15 years (either as sales rep or behind the scenes consultant, and now possibly taking on management). Before that, I was a social worker in Chicago - loved it, but burned out so quickly. And, honestly, not well-suited to any kind of life that cant be completely devoted to the kids I looked out for. Fell into the sales gig - not my dream, but supports us well. I am most definitely the Disney driver of the family - love all of the planning (and good thing as DH much prefers that be left up to me). I love everything music (was a voice major in college), love to cook, love to read, love to discover new places. Oh, and yeah, Im totally gaga over my kids. Brian: My fantastic Canadian husband, age 38. Weve been married for nearly 11 years. Brian works as a software developer, but is trained as a hot glass artist. He actually had his own studio and gallery in the Canadian Rockies when we met, and was quite successful with his work shown in galleries in Canada, the US, Germany and Italy. Beautiful beautiful stuff. But then 9/11 hit, and the art world crumbled. (No one wants to invest serious cash into art when the economy is so fragile.) With us getting ready to start a family, he closed down the studio and fell back on his IT skills, first as graphic designer, then as web developer/project manager, and now as software developer. He loves all things tech, mountain biking, and loves to travel like me. Max: My wonderfully kind, funny, clever and curious 8 year old son. Max is the kind of kid who walks into a room, and is friends with everyone within about five minutes. Hes always quick to lend a helping hand, and loves creating anything and everything (definitely takes after his dad here). In fact, one of my constant challenges with him is trying to find new places to store all of the things he creates! He loves being outside, participates in Lego League, devours anything that teaches him about science or animals, Tae Kwon Do, playing video games, and his friends. Chloe: My super-girly, wicked smart, funny and sweet 6 year old daughter. Chloe is a little quieter around people she doesnt know well, but once she warms up, shes a major talker. She loves everything about a being a girl. She loves playing dress-up, singing, dance class, drawing and painting, making jewelry, video games and playing games with family or friends. And a few pics to put names to faces... The first is of Brian and me while waiting for our table at Tusker House: Me with my favorite boy: And Brian with our favorite girl: And one of my favorite Disney pics - this one is of the kids indulging in cookies from Goofy's in Downtown Disney: NEXT: More details about our past trips, and info about our exciting Halloween trip this October!