Today’s Guest Author is listener Nicole Bamberger, who you have likely heard on the Mousetalgia Podcast, providing “Ears to the Ground” updates!
Hey, Mousetalgia friends! You may have checked out my previous blog post on Easy Ways to Enjoy a Disney-Inspired Halloween at Home. This time, I’m back with a few more ideas– only these ones require a bit more time and effort. Hope you enjoy!
For the creative social media socialite:
For this one, it’s time to go to the ‘Gram. If you’re not already familiar, there are huge Disney fan communities on Instagram for all different niches. This month, try your hand at the following!
- Decorate your home for Halloween with a few Disney touches, and submit it to an account like disney_at_home or my.disney.collection in the hopes of being featured! Whether you prefer a simple, more understated style (try this or this), or something a bit more elaborate (try this or this), there is something for everyone’s decorating tastes! (A few more that are particularly drool-worthy: this, this, this, this, this, and this.)
- Check out the #fallintodisneystyle Instagram photo challenge! Hosted by Disney Style, this photo challenge encourages users to post photos based on the theme of the day. For example, October 4th’s theme was the Haunted Mansion, while October 11th’s was a Disney Villains-inspired outfit, and October 14th’s was to share a photo of a Disney Halloween treat! It’s a super fun way to get involved with the online Disney fan community, whether you’re snapping and sharing pics yourself, or just perusing the hashtags!
- Dive into #inktober! Whether you enjoy creating art yourself or just like to admire it, October is a great time to check out some spooky artwork. While Inktober is not exclusive to Disney-influenced works, many Disney artists and Wonderground Gallery artists, as well as talented Disney fans and enthusiasts participate in this annual challenge, and sometimes their works feature a Disney theme. It’s really cool to see all the creativity and the different artistic visions!
A few to get you started:
Pairs well with: Playing old school Mickey Mouse/Silly Symphonies “The Skeleton Dance” cartoons in the background while you let your creativity flow!
For when you’re feeling crafty…
What follows are some ideas for those of you with crafting skills I can only dream of.
- Turn an old Disney shirt into a new work of art! The credit for this idea goes to my cousin Amanda Bedolla. She is a huge The Nightmare Before Christmas fan, and a few years ago, she took one of my goddaughter’s old Frozen t-shirts, and using paint, turned it into a masterpiece mashup of the two movies.
Elsa-Sally? Yes, please! I’m simply blown away by the creativity here!
- Make your own Snow White’s Poison Apple decoration by following this great written tutorial. This looks like something I could theoretically make without messing up too badly!
Have fun, and Carpe Kingdom!
Do you have any fun ideas for a Disney-inspired Halloween? I’d love to hear them! Please comment below!