While surfing Youtube to learn about something new, I discovered a Fashion Trend that I had no clue existed. Today I found out that Disneybounding is a Huge Fashion trend and has been since 2011. Where have I been? Being a Disney Enthusiast, I thought that I would have at least heard about the latest Disney Fashion Craze. Anyways, I thought that I would share my newly found information with you all.
Disneybounding takes a cue from clothing trends in which; tweens, teens, and adults use colors, patterns, and accessories to give homage to their favorite characters in a stylish way. Don’t think of it as cosplay; it’s not that extreme. Disneybounding doesn’t use masks, Costumes, or Wigs to bring to life their Characters.
So, who started the Disney bounding craze?
Disneybounding was started by a Canadian Blogger named Leslie Kay. Leslie like most of us, grew up watching “Winnie the Pooh” and “Disney Singalong Songs” on VHS. She visited Disney as a Child and upon Planning her own trip, trip back to the Florida theme parks as an adult, she could barely contain her excitement.
“In 2013, to channel her enthusiasm about her trip, Kay started a blog called The DisneyBound, where she created outfits inspired by her favorite Disney characters using the social commerce website Polyvore and shared them with her followers.
Today, Kay has nearly 200,000 followers on Instagram and leads a community of Disney enthusiasts, social media influencers and bloggers who enjoy dressing up in outfits that give a subtle nod to their favorite Disney characters while visiting Disney parks or attending other Disney-inspired events.
While many credit Kay with being the creator of the trend, she’s careful to point out the idea isn’t new. “I don’t take ownership of the concept,” said Kay. “I don’t claim to have invented the fact that someone can look at a red-and-white polka dot dress and see that Minnie Mouse would wear that item of clothing. But there is a trend, name and community that started with this blog that didn’t exist before.”
Since adults are not allowed to wear costumes in Disney parks, Kay says DisneyBounding allows park-goers to get in the spirit of the day without breaking any rules.” (Today)
DisneyBound Tips with Leslie Kay | Disney Style https://youtu.be/YMbSk–F-Lc
Everything you need to know about Disneybounding
“Disneybounding got pretty big around 2012 – 2013. It was around then that Disney community members started posting their own outfits on Instagram, helping the trend surge in popularity”. (Mashable) https://mashable.com/2017/03/18/beauty-and-the-beast-disneybounding-explainer/#7LVJ9Tudhmqh
Here are some Videos that explain more of what Disneybounding is and what it isn’t.
So, Why’s it such a phenomenon?
“It’s easy for everyone to do.” “You don’t have to have a lot of money or be skilled at a craft, you just have to love Disney and have clothes. Simple! It’s the easiest way to incorporate Disney magic into your everyday life through your wardrobe and every person’s Disneybounds are different based on what their personal style is.” https://mashable.com/2017/03/18/beauty-and-the-beast-disneybounding-explainer/#7LVJ9TudhmqhMashable
Tips on how to successfully Disneybound?
While searching on Youtube and the Internet for Disneybounding, I came across numerous Vlogs that had their own Tips for doing Disneybound. Everyone seemed to have a few Common Tips. Although there
- Don’t buy a Costume
- Don’t wear a Wig
- Don’t impersonate your Character while at Disney
- Don’t Cosplay
Are there official park rules that Disneybounder’s need to abide by?
Yes. Disney Parks have a strict no-costumes rule—that means no wigs and no Props. If a kid confuses you for a real Disney character, you may get in trouble, as Disney doesn’t want people unofficially passing themselves off as Disney characters, whether intentional or not.
So, now that we know the Don’ts, lets go over the Do’s.
The favorite tip of all the Disneybounder’s is to visit stores like; Thrift Stores, Ross, Forever 21, Disney outlet, Etsy, Ebay, and Hot Topic (is a great place for Disney bounding accessories and clothing) to find the missing items for your Disneybound outfits.
- Decide What Disney character you want to dress like
- Follow that Characters Color Pallet
- Look through your Closet to make your outfits (if you are missing something, go to the thrift store or any other store that has what you need)
- Check websites for Disneybound ideas (Pinterest, Tumblr, Youtube, Facebook, and Disneybound)
- Your Accessories should match your Characters pesonality
- Be creative with the Character assimilation (make your outfit original in some ways)
- Have Fun and wearing your outfit with Pride
Here are the links to the Stores we mentioned above.
Forever 21 https://www.forever21.com/us/shop
Disney Etsy https://www.etsy.com/market/disney
Ebay Disney https://www.ebay.com/bhp/disney-store
Ebay Disney Accessories https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1311.R1.TR10.TRC0.A0.H1.Xdisney+acc.TRS0&_nkw=disney+accessories&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_osacat=0&_odkw=disney
Hot Topic http:// https://www.hottopic.com/
Disneybound in the News
The Disneybound styles have captured the Fashion industries eye as well. Vogue magazine wrote an Article about the Fashion trend on July 31, 2018. Even Celebrities are jumping on board the Disneybound Fashion trend. You can read their article at the Following Link.
Even Celebrities are getting in on the Disneybound Craze
Where to go for Disneybound Inspirational Ideas
- Pinterest is a great place to get Disneybound Inspiration.
- Tumblr is also a great site to look at for ideas.
- Youtube has many videos on Disneybound.
Tumblr search link https://www.tumblr.com/search/Disneybound+
Youtube search link https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Disneybound
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thedisneybound/
If you can’t see yourself doing Disneybound daily, you might want to consider it for Halloween. Disneybound has been said to be a Cheaper way to dress up for the Holiday. Seeing as though you utilize the clothes you already have in your closet, it is a great way to save money and still look great as your Character.
Celebrities that Disneybounded for Halloween
- Nicole Ritchie as Cruella de Vil
- Mindy Kaling as Captain Hook
- Neil Patrick Harris as characters from Alice in Wonderland
- David Burtka as characters from Alice in Wonderland
- Gwen Stefani as Cinderella
- Iggy Azaela as Cruella de Vil
- Sarah Hyland as Spinelli from “Recess”
- Debby Ryan as “Kim Possible”
If you are interested in a Vacation to one of the 6 Disney Parks, Please click the link Below. https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/disney-vacations/?ef_id=CjwKCAjw1dzkBRBWEiwAROVDLJD8D8eL-gQ88HagkBBz6S8ioHkjp7R40efwiZa3QlcTbVbLqldvQBoC-3oQAvD_BwE:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!5053!3!297564688073!e!!g!!disney%20parks&CMP=KNC-FY19_DPK_ACT_DOME_PPFL_SCP_DPP_Gold-EXACT|BR|G|4191000.WW.AM.01.02|NA_NA_NA_NA_NA&keyword_id=kwd-286879168|dc|disney%20parks|297564688073|e|5053:3|&gclid=CjwKCAjw1dzkBRBWEiwAROVDLJD8D8eL-gQ88HagkBBz6S8ioHkjp7R40efwiZa3QlcTbVbLqldvQBoC-3oQAvD_BwE
Don’t forget to Shop Disney for all your Disney Character needs and wants. https://www.shopdisney.com/
Disney outlet https://www.shopdisney.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw1dzkBRBWEiwAROVDLAm-bwOlGUbhy8nV7zcu9WWTreu7gAujERjqwV9GZ3nxof_vi1O97RoCLmMQAvD_BwE&EFC=299428&CMP=KNC-DSPBrandOutletGoogle&ef_id=CjwKCAjw1dzkBRBWEiwAROVDLAm-bwOlGUbhy8nV7zcu9WWTreu7gAujERjqwV9GZ3nxof_vi1O97RoCLmMQAvD_BwE:G:s&s-kwcid=AL!5079!3!241589074931!e!!g!!disney%27%20outlet&gclsrc=aw.ds#
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