Get a grip! No, not you… the characters you ask to sign your autograph book! While face characters like the Disney Fairies and Mary Poppins have no problem gripping a pen, the furry characters and those with big gloves don’t have it so easy.
As much as I love the Disney Kooky pens – and yes, I love Koosh Balls too – they’re not a good choice for an autograph pen. Because of their odd shape, the characters have a tough time holding the pen and it turns in their hand when they write. I save mine for bill paying (might as well enjoy SOMEthing about it!).
Regular ballpoint pens are a little too slim and the pens sold alongside the autograph books are a better choice if you want ballpoint/roller ink. They’re a little longer and chunkier than a standard ballpoint.
The winner for best pen in the autograph category? The wonderful Retractable Sharpie!
Choose black or carry a rainbow of colors so you can pick a color for each autograph based on the character. They’re a nice shape and size for characters to hold, they click open/shut so no random marks in your bag, and they have a slightly larger tip for writing. Plus, no cap to lose!
What colors will you bring on your next trip?
P.S. Find out more about getting autographs in Autographs: Who What Where Why When How