About a year ago I read a blog post about:
What to Wear to Disney World
The post began with a lesson on proper amusement park footwear. Next was provided advice on what type of bag/backpack to carry. The same post went on to include various summertime outfits that were very cute. It was very informative and well written.
This week we experienced Magic Kingdom Monday in my family; I couldn’t help but remember the “What to Wear to Disney World” post. However, when it comes to planning what to wear when visiting the Amusement Park, no one has it figured out like my sister and her family.Gina recently introduced me the the concept of
For anyone who isn’t familiar with that concept, Disneybounding is a subdued, yet fashion-forward way for Disney fans to express their enthusiasm.
Although you likely had not considered this, there are rules and regulations that must be followed in order to obtain admission to the park. Besides having a ticket, you must not disregard Disney’s prohibited activities. One of these prohibited activities is dressing in costume; i.e. “engaging with other guests or impeding the operation while posing as or portraying any character in costume” (source) unless you’re under the age of 14. Because fans aren’t permitted to dress up as these much loved characters, a sub-culture of fashion has arisen. Instead of wearing costumes, Disneybounders dress in everyday outfits that are inspired by any particular Disney character within the Disney universe.
Here are some fun examples:
Stuart inspired by Aladdin posing with Minnie Mouse.
Here Levi strikes a fierce pose as little Mickey Mouse.
Sydney and Dillon are Minnie and Mickey inspired.
And on another occasion a lovely Disney Princess.
Here Stuart is inspired by a character I couldn’t place. When I asked Gina, she told me to “guess”.
I think Stuart’s inspiration may have come from GOOFY, but my apologies if I’m wrong!
Stuart has always been creative, but I believe my favorite creative character re-creation came from Hei Hei.
Good job Stu!
The baby girls in the family are little princesses and both Lydia and Thea dressed as Belle on our recent trip to the Magic Kingdom.It appears that Levi is impressed.
In addition to Disneybounding, there is another Disney fashion trend that is timeless.
The donning of the
This season produced a particular favorite: the coveted rose gold sequined Minnie Mouse ears.
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