First of all for anyone who does not know what Disneybounding is I better explain. You use everyday, normal clothes to create outfits inspired by a particular Disney character. Usually you’d pick a colour, style of top, dress, skirt etc. It’s a creative way to join in the Disney fun without looking like you’ve gone all fancy-dress. Of course you could do it every single day. Or like me focus on that trip to Disney to try it out.
Above is my nod to Nemo. Orange, black and white. You can’t really see it clearly from the photo but that top has a fine black stripe running through it. I found it in a charity shop and knew that it would work for this character and then as a great warm winter top!
I must admit that since I learned about Disneybounding I have thought about it a lot. Maybe too much for an alleged sane person………. How I could use clothes I already owned to play along during our trip. What could I find in charity shops. Which characters to pick? I think I drove Gav crazy. I even had a Pinterest board going with ideas. I was throwing myself wholeheartedly into this idea.
Anyway for all my thinking about it all the ‘bound’ above was a complete accident. Here I am at 1900 Park Fare, Grand Floridian resort during a character breakfast. And who comes along but Mary Poppins all dressed up in her ‘Jolly Holiday’ outfit. When I looked at the photo afterwards I couldn’t believe how I matched! Even down to the lacy-ness of my t-shirt. Win!
This orange skirt was always going to be Tigger. Add a black t-shirt and there you have it.
One film that I watched and loved from my childhood was The Rescuers. Evinrude, the dragonfly and Orville, the albatross. So cute. I even had a mirror in my room with a transfer of Orville on it. And then of course Bernard. Above is my take on his cute jumper, the grey skirt forming his lower body and my sun hat his cap. Such fun!
And Moana. It was sheer luck that I’m stood in front of a sea like background and that my hand mirrors hers.
Chip and Dale were perhaps my most favourite characters when I was little.
And last was Minnie. She isn’t in her traditional costume here as this was at Chef Mickeys breakfast buffet. Where she dresses as a chef of course!
I found that red and white polka dot material in the sale and thought a simple tube style skirt would be easy to make. It was my first time sewing stretchy material possibly my last! But it worked and was so comfortable.
Something I realised during this adventure was that I have rather boring clothes! I mentioned that I found a top in the charity shop which made up an outfit and obviously I did come up with several of these fun ‘bounds’ but I’d have loved to try out some of the princess’s outfits I just don’t own items in those colours. I will definitely look out for pastel colours in my charity shop trips and who knows I could be headed for a whole disneybound wardrobe…… Not really but it was so much fun doing this and anything that brings a smile to your face is worth it!