Some people will look at this title, and think. ‘What the heck is Disneybounding?’ Allow me to explain.
In Disney parks, adults are not permitted to enter in costume. It makes sense, as it’s safe guards and keeps the magic of Disney alive for the children (alot of kids would confused seeing Cinderella necking cocktails at the Tiki Bar). It does however leave adults like me, who would love to dress up a little bit put out.
That’s where Leslie Kay comes in, she’s a Disney mad blogger who came up with the idea of using her everyday clothes to dress like a Disney character, using the same colour palette and incorporating accessories into the look. She first came up with the idea back in 2011, when she was going on a trip to Disney. Since then it has really taken off, with even Disney acknowledging it and encouraging adults who love Disney to have a go.
I’ve known about Disneybounding for a few years now, but I’ve never had the chance to try it, especially in the last few years. However, I’ve now got a bit of extra time on my hands, with Frey being back in school, so I thought, ‘why the hell not? Let’s have a go.’
So far, I’ve done three looks, Merida from Brave, Gaston from Beauty and The Beast and Hades from Hercules (my wardrobe, suits the villain look). I’ve really enjoyed the process, it’s a fun, creative outlet for me and I really like coming up with outfit ideas. So, if you follow me on social media, be prepared to see alot posts like the ones above.