Ah, so many good villains to choose from… Well, villains who are good at being bad, anyway. I have several honorable mentions, so let’s start with those.
Honorable Mention 1:
Scar gets a lot of villain points for having a really good plan in place, and for his dramatic flair. “Be Prepared” is one of my favorite Disney Villain songs, and actually helps get you moving when housework calls.
And of course, he’s voice by Jeremy Irons, who actually sings Scar’s parts. Oh yeah.
Lesson learned: Don’t trust the important jobs to your henchmen, er, hench-hyenas.
Honorable Mention 2:
Extra villain points for the creepy crow familiar, and for awesome magic powers.
But seriously, why get so ticked off about not being invited to the party?
(Actually, Tumblr answered that question…)
And now, for my favorite Disney Villain…
This woman’s got skills. And she didn’t start out completely evil…
Mother Gothel is a brainwashing genius.
Not only has she fooled Rapunzel, she even manages to fool the audience for a little while.
Mother Gothel is so good that it almost seems she believes her own lies.
In honor of Halloween, I’d like to share some fantastic photos of the Smuggler (aka my husband) and myself at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!
(I do apologize that these come two days after Halloween. Due to the Smuggler’s work, we’ve been on the road for the past few days.)
Full credit for the costume goes to the Smuggler.
We tried to think of something very Disney, but uncommon. The Disney Cast Members were all very impressed, often calling out hello, or trying to remember Pongo and Perdita’s owners names (most of them got it right).
We got applause from afar a few times, for “being original,” and “not Cruella or the puppies!”
“Roger” kept getting asked to sing. Luckily, he had memorized most of his song, and has a rather nice voice.
The Haunted Mansion is AWESOME at Halloween! Extra ghost hosts abounded, fully creepified with makeup and spiderwebs. One ghost jumped out at us, following me all the way to the Doom Buggy entrance. I think she enjoyed her haunting.
My favorite part about the Not-So-Scary Party was the Villains’ Dance Party at the Diamond Horseshoe in Liberty Square. No lines here! Just walk in, dance, and interact with the Villains as much as you want. We did the YMCA with Governor Radcliffe, wobbled with Dr. Facilier, and Lady Tremaine and her daughters hung out the entire hour we were there.
Dr. Facilier saw us, instantly came over and said, “I know someone who will very much want to see you. Keep your puppies close, she should be here in ten minutes or so.”
(Sidenote: The character attendant was super excited to see our costumes. He said, “Please, wait just a little longer. I have to see you meet Cruella!”)
Before she left, Cruella took us aside and said, “Truly darlings, I do love your costumes. I’ll be sure to tell Anita I saw you.”
Yay!! We impressed even Cruella and the other villains and cast members! Mission accomplished.