I have been noticing a trend on various forms of social media lately called DisneyBounding. As we all know, Cosplay is huge. Thousands of people dress up as their favorite comic book, movie or television for various conventions scattered across the country.
These costumes take weeks to make and was the subject of a series on the SyFy channel called “Heroes of Cosplay”. However, if you’re a Disney fan, these elaborate costumes are usually not allowed in the parks aside from special events and even then, it can be hard to navigate a park in some of these outfits.
This is where DisneyBounding comes in. Instead of wearing full blown costumes where guests try and look exactly like a particular character, they choose fashionable outfits that are simply inspired by them.
There are literally dozens of ideas on the DisneyBounding Blog that can give you suggestions on how to throw a DisneyBound together for your next trip to the park. While most guests won’t notice that you’re outfit is inspired by a Disney character, the ones that do will totally geek out. Recently, my friend Ally went to a meet up sponsored by the Disney Parks Blog where fellow DisneyBounders got to show off their skills.
She came up with a rather obscure Disney character and found various accessories to go along with her character’s theme. Can you guess who she was DisneyBounding as? Here is the full costume….
Notice how this isn’t a costume, it’s an outfit. Granted, most guests don’t even know she’s DisneyBounding. However, if you stare at the outfit long enough. That light bulb might finally go off. Figured it out yet?
Kudos if you figured out that she was DisneyBounding Mrs. Nesbit from Toy Story. You know, that moment when Sid’s sister kidnaps Buzz Lightyear and makes him have a tea party with her dollies?
On September 3rd, the Disney Parks Blog had a meet up of like minded DisneyBounders who dressed up as inspirations from their favorite Disney characters. Can you guess who they are representing?
Will this be just a trend for Disney fans to “show their Disney side” when they visit the parks or a passing fad? Time will tell. However, if you see someone who is clearly DisneyBounding next time you visit a Disney park, by all means approach them. They love when people give them credit for their own custom creation.