Last Updated on June 22, 2020
Get creative with your Disney character autographs. Here are some unique ideas for you to consider.
We did autographs on our first Disney trip together as a couple, then again on our kids first trip to Disney. Autographs, however, haven’t been much of priority since.
Our autograph books are sitting nicely on the bookshelf, we peruse it every few months and remember the great times we had at Disney, then it goes back on the bookshelf.
Wouldn’t it be great if we had a creative and unique way to display our autographs on a regular basis? One that would be displayed prominently in the house, like a great piece of Disney Art.
These 20+ Creative ideas for collecting Disney Character Autographs will give you plenty of options for remembering your special visit with your favourite characters!
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What will Disney Characters autograph?
Click here to find out exactly which characters will sign autographs at Walt Disney World.
For the Disney Display Case
- Disney Junior Encyclopedia of Animated Characters.
- Disney’s Who’s Who Character Book.
- Disney Golden Books
- Photo Frame Mats
- Polaroid snaps
Things Made from Fabric
- Backpacks – in order for this one to work, the bag needs to be fabric, and not plastic or vinyl-covered. In order to set the marker, I would iron it and then soak it in cold strong saltwater (just as you do when dying a garment). Afterward, wash in cold water only.
- Big Mickey Gloves,
- Quilting squares – After the trip, combine the autograph squares with cute Disney material to make a blanket that will be cherished forever!
- Tree Skirts
- T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Jackets, Hats
- Disney characters are more than happy to sign clothing, including t-shirts, as long as you aren’t wearing them. Be sure to bring a fabric pen with you so the ink doesn’t run after the first wash.
- Plates – you will need to use special acrylic paint markers made for ceramics and fabric.
- Coffee Mugs
- Large White Mickey Vinylmation
- Ornaments. This makes an excellent craft and Christmas decoration
Scrapbooking Those Signatures
- 3×5 or 5×7 index cards, they turn out great when you add them to your layout
- Park Maps, especially the high-quality ones you order from Disney
- Handmade Autograph Books
- PhotoBooks from last years vacation. Include a few pictures from the parades so they have somewhere to sign if you didn’t have a meet and greet with them before.
Tips for Collecting Disney Character Autographs
- Please keep in mind that it is hard for costumed characters like Mickey and Donald to see your items to have signed. Don’t pick items that are too small or they will have a hard time signing it.
- Permanent markers work best on cloth, canvas, autograph books, and plastic. Easy to open clickable Sharpies are what the characters and their handlers prefer.
- If you do have a traditional autograph book or a book I mentioned above, write your address in it. If you lose or forget it, Disney will mail it back to you for free!
- For anything plastic like ornaments, lunch boxes, etc. cover the autograph with mod podge or clear nail polish to prevent it from rubbing off.
- For plain white ceramics like plates and coffee cups, bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
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