Hello Fanboys & Fangirls! If you are a loyal follower of My Fangirl Life you will have noticed that we just took a week long hiatus. No we have not given up on blogging; we still love this site and want to continue sharing with the internet. We were just on vacation! Justine, KG & I worked hard and saved our pennies (although Canada no longer uses pennies…) so that we could have a 9 day vacation in Orlando, Florida…aka the home of DisneyWorld & The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It was the most exciting & magical experience! We will definitely be writing a travel post or two about the adventure in the My Fangirl Life On Quest series (we are also blogging the trip in full on our personal blogs: Wonder & Wanderlust and Yukon Girl in the World), but today I want to talk fashion. More specific Walt Disney World fashion…because for our entire trip we were Disneybounding!
“What is Disneybound?” you ask.
Well reader, Disneybound is a popular trend started by blogger Leslie Kay. It’s well known that, while children could dress up as any character they chose, adults are not allowed to enter Disney theme parks in costume. It’s understandable. What if you’re a cosplay master & your costume is so good that visitors mistake you for a Disney Cast Member (aka employee)? And then you do something rude, inappropriate or uncouth? That would reflect poorly on the park…and Disney is all about their image! Kay found a fun way to follow the rules but still get in the Disney spirit; she created outfits made from everyday clothes but were inspired by Disney characters. Instead of making Cinderella’s dress you just pull something pretty & blue out of your closet & go! It allows you to channel the spirit of your favourite princess/hero/villain/sidekick/etc while still dressed in something that is comfortable, flattering & in your style. It’s basically closet cosplay but Disney-fied!
We spent the first day of our trip in the classic Magic Kingdom park dressed as our favourite princesses. Below are some fun pictures and details of how we achieved our looks!
Justine as Snow White
The 3 of us had no issue working out who would dress as who; there was never any overlap in characters who we wished to be. Perhaps it’s because was all have distinctly different, yet Princess-appropriate, hair colors. Or that our personalities lend themselves to separate era’s of Princess. Whatever it is, Justine is our Snow White. No question. Sweet & wide-eyed. Delicate & lady-like. Lover of birds. At one point in the day a Prince Charming even had to rescue her phone for her.
Her outfit is immediately recognizable as Snow due to the bright primary colours. Multiple people pointed out “Snow White in disguise” or “a modern day Snow White” to their children. The choice of yellow skirt & blue top is ideal to match the classic dress, but any combination of these 3 colours will be effective. As details Justine added a bird necklace and hair pin and a pretty red, lace bow. And during the parade she added some dwarves to her “accessories” list ?
Kris as Merida
Merida wasn’t my first instinct when picking a princess. Brave would definitely be the Princess movie I have seen the least amount of times. But Merida is probably the princess most like me…aka the least “classic princess”-like. And being her for the day gave me a new appreciation for how fun she really is.
The most important part of a Merida outfit is the colouring: deep green with giant red hair. I made my naturally-straight hair as big as I could by braiding it the night before. I thought it was great until a giant wave on Splash Mountain flattened it out. I matched a green Brandy Meville crop top with a pair of shorts (because we all know that a modern-day Merida would definitely pick shorts over a skirt). For accessories I added a brown leather cuff bracelet (which was actually a thin belt wrapped around and around and around) and an arrow necklace & ring. But the real key to my outfit was the perfect gold belt that KG gave to me (because she already owned it for some reason?).
KG as Rapunzel
Our resident blonde had plenty of princesses to choose from but decided to go with a fellow ENFP: Rapunzel. This meant she could be as bubbly &
annoyingly excited as she wanted while blaming it on being in character.
KG matched a pink dress with rose tights and a purple tank. These are perfect Rapunzel colours. She then strapped on a satchel (perhaps with the stolen tiara inside?) and a frying pan necklace (because you never know when you’ll need to defend yourself…or make some eggs). She finished it off with both a flower crown & flower clips in her braid. It might be overkill in real life but while Disneybounding it seemed just right!
Tell us about your Disneybound outfits in the costumes below! And your Disneybounding stories…Did anyone recognize you? Because nothing brightens you day like being called “Your Majesties” every where you go ?
Love & Luck,