Aladdin Halloween Costumes

30 Oct

Our Aladdin costumes at Disneyland

We went to our Mexican grocery store to buy giant, inexpensive pumpkins. We walked out with a bonus: a Disneyland flyer.

Trick or treating! Costumes! Severely discounted admission! Free parking! Special fireworks!

Magic Carpet detailsMe the Magic Carpet

Totally worth an afternoon off work.

Greg as AbuMonkey tail

We just needed costumes. We decided to go as Disney sidekicks, assuming (correctly) that the park would be full of princesses and Mickey Mouses. We brainstormed a list of potentials and headed to the thrift store for accessories. Fancy small rugs are hard to come by, it turns out, but by the time we left, I’d already figured out how to make my carpet costume. We just needed to buy Greg’s brown shirt and red vest — or sleeveless Ann Taylor shirt that he split down the middle.

Magic Carpet and Abu

Greg’s ears and tail were a little $3 set from JoAnn Fabrics. Greg just cut the ears off the top of the headband and moved them to the sides. On top, he attached his hat — a felt-covered sour cream container.

Greg AbuAbut hat and ears

For my Magic Carpet costume, I used a purple throw blanket, some Elmer’s glue and a ton of felt. I attached elastic loops (hair ties) to the top corners, and wore those around my wrists. I used binder clips (painted purple) and a ribbon to hold the blanket around my neck. The tassels were a key element of the costume, and we made them by fringing a long strip of felt, rolling it up sleeping-bag-style, and securing with glue.

My Magic Carpet costumeMagic Carpet details

We had a fantastic time at Disneyland! I’ve never seen the “Happiest Place on Earth” happier than with tons of adorable kids in costumes, free candy by the handful and no lines for the roller coasters. We also loved hearing people figure out what we were — “She’s the Magic Carpet” was echoing around us all night!

Disneyland fireworks

5 Responses to “Aladdin Halloween Costumes”

  1. karen 03. Nov, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    Such a cute idea and you guys look awesome!

  2. Morgan 07. Nov, 2011 at 12:01 am #

    Awesome costumes! These are amazing. Hope you guys had fun at Disneyland!

  3. Nadine 09. Aug, 2012 at 7:27 am #

    How cute is that! Disneyland at Halloween? I bet it was spectacular

  4. Jennifer 14. Aug, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    Yes, it was amazing! We’re hoping to go again this year!

  5. Sharon Navar 16. Aug, 2016 at 10:24 am #

    I love your costume! I wish I was as crafty as you. My daughter is choosing this year’s family Halloween costume theme for the four of us. And she wants Aladdin. I was wondering if you would consider selling your costume to a creatively challenged Mom, like me?

    Respectfully,
    Sharon Navar

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