While the concept of Disneybounding has been around for a while now, it seems to be growing in popularity more and more over recent years, and its something that I especially love to do on my Disney trips.
What is Disneybounding? Quite simply, its when you use everyday fashion items to create a look that reflects a particular Disney character, like so:
Disneybounds can vary from the very subtle to the very obvious, and I love spotting people bounding in the parks because styles can vary so much and its pretty cool to see how others interpret their looks! Its also amazing when other people, especially cast members and the characters themselves appreciate your Disneybounds – the characters get so excited and it always makes for a great interaction.
I’ve had a lot of people ask me how I go about planning my Disneybounds for each trip, so I thought I’d share a few tips and tricks that I use when I do my outfit planning!
Google your character
You might know your character’s style inside out, but do a quick Google image search. You might find that there are slight variations on your character’s outfit, or come across some great fan-art that inspires a look that you didn’t think about originally
I am constantly scanning Pinterest for new Disney outfit ideas. You don’t have to copy anything like for like, but there’s a world of inspiration out there!
Colour filter your searches
My first go-to site is always Asos, because it has such a vast array of clothing of brands. I hit each item (skirts, dresses, tops, shorts, trousers etc) then filter the search by the colour of the product – eg. for Rapunzel, I’d search pink and purple. Anything that catches my eye goes into my saved items list, where I can them compare them all in one place.
Look for the little details
Bounding as a princess who wears an off-the-shoulder dress? Try and find an off-the-shoulder top. Is there a particular pattern in the fabric? Try and find the best match. You don’t have to get every detail perfect but sometimes including little extras can make an outfit even better!
Hair bows, Mickey ears, shoes, bags, the works! I love an excuse to find cute little extra pieces to bring a bound together!
Make it yourself
If you’ve got a vision in your head that you can’t seem to get right from what’s available, why not bring that vision to life with a creation of your own? And if you can’t..
Hit Etsy and shop small
Etsy is packed with small businesses that are just dying to help make your Disney outfit dreams a reality. You might find that missing piece for your look, or find a talented person who can bring your vision to life!
Have fun with it and make it your own!
The great thing about Disneybounding is you can totally put your own spin on a particular look. I’m talking steampunk princesses, gender-bends, vintage styled looks, whatever you want, you can do it!
Feeling inspired? Here are a few of my personal favourites:
I’m always happy to help with any Disneybound queries, so drop me a message if you’re in need of any advice!