Trivia: Did you know… that Disneyland is organizing the Oogie Boogie Bash–a Nightmare Before Christmas themed Halloween party–for Halloween 2019?

Disney villains: whether you hate to love them or love to hate them, there’s no denying they were a huge part of films that influenced all our childhoods. They had catchy songs, evil henchmen and, in some cases, magical powers; in other words, they were pretty impressive. It’s no wonder they live on in shows like The Descendants, which stars the children of famous villains like Maleficent, Ursula, or the Evil Queen.

Disney villains frightened children and fascinated adults; in fact, in some cases, the villain of a Disney film is more interesting than its hero or heroine (looking at you, Sleeping Beauty). It’s no wonder people love to wear Disney villain costumes for Halloween or comic conventions! Princesses are nice, but when it comes to costumes, villains have the most fun. Need inspiration for your Disney costume? We got you covered! Take a look at these amazing Disney villain costumes and cosplays.

Maleficent Disney Costume

Planning a Halloween party? Better invite Maleficent, lest you be cursed. This powerful witch is often listed as one of the best Disney villains, and with good reason! She put an entire kingdom to sleep…and she can turn into a dragon. Daenerys Targaryen who? Not only is Maleficent powerful beyond words, she also boasts a stunning costume that’ll be perfect for a dramatic entrance, whether you go for the Angelina Jolie version or the more traditional animated version.

Source: SumiCosplay on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

Queen of Hearts Disney Costume

Off with their heads! For a truly imposing Disney costume, the Queen of Hearts is an obvious choice. After all, why be a princess, when you can be a Queen? There have been many, many adaptations of Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland, including, of course, the Disney classic and the live action movie. That means you have loads of option for your Queen of Hearts costume! You could even make it a group costume and get your friends to dress up as other powerful Disney ladies, like the cosplayers on the right!

 

Source: Oliver Ayala on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0. Group cosplay of Disney villains on he first day of San Diego Comic-Con International 2016. From left to right: Valerie Watrous as the Evil Queen (from Snow White), Rachel Day as Maleficent (from Sleeping Beauty), London Clark as the Queen of Hearts (from Alice in Wonderland), and Keikei Day as Mother Gothel (from Tangled

Trivia: Did you know… that the Evil Queen’s name is Queen Grimhilde?

Evil Queen Disney Costume

Mirror, mirror, on the wall…who’s the most beautiful villain of them all? Talking about Queens, it’d be wrong not to mention the evil Queen from Snow White. She’s the first Disney villain, and one of the scariest–that transformation scene gets me every time. Did you know she was the first character to ever speak in a Disney feature-length animated film?

Source: Pikawil from Laval, Canada – Montreal Comiccon 2016 – Disney Villains on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0

Ursula Disney Costume

Bless the poor unfortunate souls around you in an Ursula costume! The sea witch Ursula is probably one of Disney’s most iconic villains. Just like Maleficent, she’s incredibly powerful–this is one witch you don’t want to mess with. She also has one of the coolest Disney villain songs, sang beautifully by Pat Caroll. In fact, “Poor Unfortunate Souls” is the first Disney villain song to be sung by the villain themselves, and not by their henchmen (like in The Great Mouse Detective) or by the heroes (like in the 101 Dalmatians).

 

DragCon 2019 – Source: DVSROSS on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0

Trivia: Did you know… that Ursula was inspired a drag queen, the legendary Divine?

Cruella de Vil Disney Costume

Cruella de Vil, Cruella de Vil, if she doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will… Cruella is quite possibly one of Disney’s most evil villains. Think about it: she wants to murder puppies. It doesn’t get much more evil than that. Her brilliant design and her iconic black and white hair make her a popular option among cosplayers. You can have fun with accessories, too: a dalmatian plushie or an old fashioned cigarette holder will make great additions to your Cruella de Vil costume!

 

Source: Pikawil from Laval, Canada – Montreal Comiccon 2016 – Cruella De Vil on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0

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