We spotted these two and got pretty excited, because we'd only watched The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad less than a week ago, so now we actually remembered what Katrina Van Tassel looked like. (Ichabod's costume is too generic to have identified it without Katrina.) I ran up and asked if I could take a picture! And they were just like us from last year. Katrina got this sad look on her face and said, "We're not supposed to take pictures with guests..." We said yeah we know, we did the same thing last year (we weren't in costume yet). It was just like when that Wendy had to convince us to let her take a picture! We told them to just keep walking and we'd "happen" to take their picture as they went.
Peter Pan groups seemed to be The Thing this year, but they had Lost Boys!
We saw the rabbit and Tinkerbell out at the gate; maybe they were waiting to meet up with each other.
The Emperor's New Groove!
Some Halloween decor:
We walked into the Pirates of the Caribbean building just as this boat came up:
If you look closely, you can see Wendy and Tink in the second row. In retrospect, I should have taken the picture from the side, but I just really liked the fact that it sailed up right as we walked in, so I wanted to get the boat from approximately the angle we first saw it from. Fortunately, there wasn't a line, so I was able to hurry ahead and do that... or maybe that was unfortunate.
We spotted her while looking for the rest of our group!
And when we saved the resized picture, we realized we don't know how to spell her name. And we're too lazy to look it up.
We finally found our group! Henry's not in this picture because we didn't work on his costume at all. I should probably point out that we did not make the suit that Lumiere is wearing--only the candly bits (including the gold dish thingies holding the candles on his arms). (We got detailed pictures of the candles, but they're on the other memory card.) Michelangelo colored the gloves to make them fiery. We also did not make Babette's top--only the skirt, which was photographed better later on. It was determined later that night that we should have made an apron to make the costume more maid-like, but by then there was nothing we could do about it.
When we were in line to get into Pixie Hollow, I spotted something waaaaaay in the distance that looked suspiciously like the Beast's blue suit, and the head on top of it seemed especially hairy. I squinted for a while to ascertain that it was who I thought it was, and then I tried pointing him out to the rest of our group. Unfortunately, he was so far away that no one could figure out where I was pointing, and Athena, the only one who believed me, suggested I go obtain photographic evidence.
I'm glad I wasn't seeing things!
This is one of our favorite pictures of the night. She was so cute.
In which we realize that Tinkerbell's greeting area is not entirely well-suited for large groups of big people:
In which I fail at photographing the Mario Kart cosplayers:
If you look carefully, you can see how closely Belle is clinging to Lumiere to get away from Gaston. XD
We actually saw Ariel first, but somehow the pictures got switched.
We ran into these girls all over the park, so eventually we decided to get a picture of them.
They made those costumes themselves. I don't know whether to be inspired or depressed. Let's go with inspired. Someday we'll have that kind of time and money! (I'm not sure if it's in this picture, but Ariel had a snarfblatt that she was carrying around, too.)
Then they asked for a picture of our group, so we asked them to take one for us, too.
We saw her while getting candy in Tomorrowland, and after looking at us for a while, she was like, "Ooohh, I see what your group did there!" We can't judge her at all, though, because it wasn't until after that that we realized she was Charlotte from the Princess and the Frog. For some reason I assumed she was Princess Peach. I'm going to blame all the Marios that were wandering around.
Up! I don't think you can tell from the picture, but Russell has real strawberry ice cream, and Carl has something that could be butter brickle.
Lumiere started leaning on the cannon and we thought it was too perfect!
One last touristy picture of our whole group.
There were some cool light effects going on, but my photography skills are way too poor to have adequately captured them, so we gave the camera to Gaston to get the cobwebs on Main Street Station. No one shoots like Gaston!
While we waited for him to come back, he snuck off to take a bunch of pictures of Sleeping Beauty's castle. This is our favorite.
And finally, as we waited for the tram, we saw another set of amazingly amazing costumes. Wow.
And as a bonus, here's a picture of the cat that was perched on our balcony rail this morning. Unfortunately, despite seeing me a couple of times this same encounter, it jumped down as soon as it saw the camera.
Incidentally, this is not the little black cat from before (though I think it's actually the smaller of the two). That one was photographed with the other memory card.
Today I'm thankful for PhotoBucket fixing it so we don't have to rotate our portrait-oriented photos anymore, this Gakuen Alice translation going super fast (over 120 pages in one day! wow!), finally getting to watch our Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray last night, getting extra Reese's from Alice, and getting lots of love from the kitties today.