My current character count: 321
This count includes all of the characters that I have met in the Disney resorts. Each character is counted once regardless of their costume changes. Characters are categorized by the movie/show that they appear in except for Mickey & Friends.
Majority of the pictures will be taken at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure unless otherwise stated.
Fun fact: My first Disney experience was actually Disney World's Magic Kingdom when we used to live in Georgia. It was not until we moved to California that I visited Disneyland which is now my home resort.