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What is Disneybounding?


We’ve all seen the meme.

Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. 

*Turns up as Batman* 

But what if you actually could go to work dressed as a Disney character? Or to the shops? Or to Disneyland?

Enter Disneybounding!

What is Disneybounding?


Disneybounding is the art of using everyday clothes to dress as a Disney character. 

Some add a Vintage twist

Others keep it modern. 

How you do it is totally up to you.

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The idea is to pair up outfits in the same colour scheme and use elements from the character to inspire your costume. 

Where did Disneybounding start?


Disneybounding started on Tumblr back in 2011 by Leslie Kay. Initially set up to share her excitement about going to Disney World, Kay began to put together outfit ideas inspired by her favourite characters. 

Disneybounding exploded. 

It also helped get around Disney’s rules about costumes. No one over the age of 14 is allowed into the park in full costume. 

So if you want to pay homage to your favourite characters at Walt Disney World or Disneyland, then you’ll need to Disneybound!


Disney Loves Disneybound!

Disney actually loves a bit of Disneybounding.

The brand endorsed the craze on their blog and created official merchandise in that style.

They even have their own Disneybound event: Dapper Day

Dapper Day happens at every Disney park in the world. On the designated weekends, Disneybounders descend on the parks for a series of special events. There’s exhibitions, pop-up stands, photo opportunities, and more!


Top 5 Disneybounders To Follow on Instagram

The Disneybound hashtag is full of incredibly talented stylists giving ideas. We’ve narrowed down our favourite Disneybounders for quick inspiration. 


5. Amber Arden

Talented cosplayer Amber Arden has some incredible Disneybound examples. Her feed is full of gorgeous photos of her at events, shoots and more. She even got to go to the premiere of Maleficent 2!

Follow Amber Arden on Instagram




4. Magic By Muses

Rayna and Sydney have a beautiful vintage twist to their costumes. Their profile captures their sense of humour, and you just can’t help but smile! And #twinning game is on point! 

Follow MagicByMuses on Instagram




3. Damfino

For vintage style and sophistication, Damfino is your gal! Her profile is full of stunning outfits with a 40s/50s twist. After looking through her profile, you’re probably going to want red lipstick and rollers!

Follow Damfino on Instagram




2. ColorMeMagic

ColorMeMagic’s Instagram is bright, colourful and, frankly, magical. If you need an infectious smile in your Disneybounding collection, then Courtney is the one you need! Her profile covers everyday looks and cosplay from Princesses, Winnie the Pooh and more.

Follow ColorMeMagic on Instagram



1. The Disneybound

Obviously, this list wouldn’t be complete without The Disneybound! The official account where it all started. 

The Disneybound shows off thousands of outfits ideas for quick Disney inspiration!

Follow The Disneybound on Instagram


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Written by Lydia Carrick

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