You might have seen the word Disneybound before on Twitter or Instagram, but do you know what it means? Lucky for you, I happen to be very passionate about Disneybounding and want to give you the inside scoop about what the hype is all about.
Disneybounding is where you wear normal everyday clothing, but in colors that most closely match a Disney character. Cosplay is when you try to look exactly like the character whereas Disneybounds are more casual and hint at the character you are trying to resemble.
Pick A Character You Want To Disneybound As
There are hundreds of Disney characters you can choose to Disneybound as, but if you are a newbie than you might want to pick one that wears a lot of solid colors. Some of the most popular Disneybounds include Snow White, Cinderella and Winnie the Pooh because they wear basic solid colors (red, white, blue, yellow, etc.) If you want to Disneybound as a different character, nothing is impossible. As Walt Disney once said, “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
Look At The Colors Your Character Wears And Plan Your Disneybound
This step is the most crucial part of Disneybounding because this is where your outfit comes to life! For the sake of this article, let us plan a Disneybound for Russell from “UP.” I have done this Disneybound before and it is one of my favorites because it is cute and simple. Looking at the image above you can see that Russell wears brown shorts, a yellow shirt, an orange scarf and a sash. It is pretty simple from here because basically all you need to do know is find or order the pieces you need.
Find The Pieces You Need For Your Outfit
Luckily I had all of the pieces for this bound except for the scarf and sash in my closet so I didn’t have to spend a ton of money on Amazon. One of the best ways to find pieces for a Disneybound is to go to a thrift store because they tend to carry cute solid colored pieces. Once you know what colors you need, it is up to you to decide how you want to wear it. The fun thing about Disneybounding is that you can alter the outfits to fit your style. For example, instead of getting brown shorts I chose a brown dress and a yellow cardigan for more of a fashionable look.
Wear The Disneybound And Show Your Favorite Character
The great thing about Disneybounding is that you don’t need to be at Disney World in order to partake in this fashion trend. Disneybounding was created so you can include elements of Disney in your wardrobe without wearing a full on costume. I mean the best place to wear a Disneybound is to Disney World so you can show your favorite character. I went to Animal Kingdom to meet Russell when I was wearing my Disneybound and he absolutely loved it! He went above and beyond to provide me with such a magical interaction that I’ll never forget.