Disneybounding

What is Disneybounding?

Dressing similarly to Disney characters

Disneybounding is the practice of wearing an outfit that evokes your favorite Disney character. These styles, known as Disneybounds, are not cosplays. Rather, they are comprised of "everyday" clothes, combined in such a way as to make you look like a fashionable Buzz Lightyear, Jasmine, Stitch, Minnie Mouse, etc.

What is the origin of Disneybounding?

Blogger Leslie Kay coined the term Disneybound. On her Tumblr, named DisneyBound, Kay began posting collages of contemporary clothes she thought Disney characters might wear IRL. These collages became so popular that they became the focus of Kay's blog, and dressing in contemporary clothes that evoke a Disney character became known as Disneybounding.

Why do people Disneybound?

Mostly, people Disneybound because they want to express their love for their favorite Disney characters without performing a full cosplay. A Disneybound doesn't look out of place at a party, on the street, or at school - allowing fans to wear their Disneybounds in everyday life.

Disneybounding is also a rules-compliant way for Disney superfans to dress like their favorite characters at Disney theme parks. While Disney prohibits full cosplays for those 14 and older, Disneybounding is allowed.

Example

I've been wearing my Winnie the Pooh Disneybound to work a lot recently.
A Turning Red fan Disneybounding as Mei Lee

A Turning Red fan Disneybounding as Mei Lee

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Updated May 10, 2022

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