So let’s say it isn’t the most wonderful time of the year aka Halloween. It would be fun to still want to dress up as your favorite character? You do not want to go in a full, heavy, cumbersome costume. Well, there is a movement that can help you out. It is called Disneybound or Disneybounding. Just what is Disneybounding? Disneybounding
This trend, which this writer is hoping will stay forever, is the art of showing off your favorite character. This is considered a more fashion-forward way for fans to show their love for Disney. Instead of wearing full-on costumes as cosplayers do, Disneybounders dress up in stylish, everyday outfits that are simply inspired by a particular character. It is a way to express yourself as your favorite character. This is more subtle than even the afore mentioned cosplayers during conventions.
For example, your favorite character is Marie, dressing up in a full on catsuit is just not practical in the parks, or anywhere for long periods of time. The simplest way to honor our favorite sassy cat is to wear a white dress, a pink bow or necklace, and pink shoes. These are simple outfits that do not need to be over the top or expensive. Great Disneybounding. They are honoring the character without going overboard. Let’s say you want to be everyone’s favorite pumpkin king. You really need is a striped shirt and black bottoms, and black shoes. It is really that simple. To be honest it does not even have to be a character. It can be the magic carpet from Aladdin, or the lights from Tangled.
Disneybounding is not just for the parks. Although there are special days that are held in Disneyland for the Disneybounders, you can wear these outfits out for date night, with friends, shopping, or even work. It is a nice subtle way to be in Disney mode all year long. It is almost like a secret club, the other trained Disney eyes will be able to notice you and your homage fairly quickly. The possibilities are really endless considering how many characters and items you can choose from. So what are you waiting for? Pull out some outfits and go bounding.