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Disneybounding and Dress Up
(10 of my favorite things we did at Walt Disney World – Part 3)
First off, let me explain that “Disneybounding” is when you put an outfit together based off one a character usually wears, or his usual colors. Some Disney fans make it more challenging; sewing their own cosplay-level outfits, and mimicking their character’s makeup and hair! Some Disney park fans like to dress in the colors of their favorite attraction. I kept it simple and chose some Disney Princesses. This worked out well since my two year old niece happened to bring along some of those Disney Princess dresses you usually would play dress up with. You can find them at Target (see recommended products at bottom of post.)
It could not be more fun to not only Disneybound like your favorite character, but to do so alongside a two year old! My niece turned heads throughout our adventures! Here are some fun, Disneybounding photos from our Days at Disney!
Cinderella’s Happily Ever After dinner
We loved our first ever character dining experience! You can read more about it in this post.
These were very last minute dinner reservations I was not prepared for! I was able to at least come up with a quick outfit based on Cinderella’s ballgown colors out of what I had packed. My niece was sure prepared though!
I can not tell you how priceless my Niece’s reaction was when “Aunt Jill” woke her up telling her it was finally the day we were going to go to “Elsa’s Castle!” (In her two year old mind that is currently obsessed with Frozen and Elsa, it is Elsa’s Castle, NOT Cinderella’s. Got it?) Actually, I first asked her if she wanted to build a snowman; as I was already in my Princess Anna ensemble. All I got was a weird/surprised look before reminding her we were going to go see Elsa’s castle.
I planned out my outfits for this trip well in advance, and had no idea that my niece was bringing dress up clothes. It was a coincidence we were in the Anna/Elsa outfits on the same day – Disney Magic, perhaps? You never know what the weather might do during the winter in Florida. It took a lot of research and checking of weather reports to try to guess what it would be like each day we would be there. I planned for a cold day at Magic Kingdom, and I turned out to be right! It is hard to believe it was almost 80 the day before! My niece usually had long clothes under her dresses. As I mentioned earlier, you can usually find her dresses at Target, but as for my outfit, it took a bit more work.
The boots were the only thing I already owned, and the jeggings were an affordable find at Walmart. I took a chance on the shirt, and free-handed the floral design from Anna’s vest onto a cheap shirt from Walmart using fabric paint. The scarf was a lucky, last-minute Target clearance find that was so big that when unfolded could be used as a blanket. I went back after my trip, and bought the same thing in teal. See recommended products at the bottom of post for images of these items.
On this day my niece opted for her Belle Dress. Aunt Jill came prepared for Star Wars attractions.
*See recommended products below to shop “Belle’s” dress, and a few more fun finds for your next trip to Disney!
Leggings: My newest pair of leggings are from Lotus Leggings; same brand I ordered my Mermaid leggings from I wore in Disneyland this past summer. See them in this post about my Little Mermaid outfit!
It can be hard to get a toddler to hold still! She likes to give lots of poses haha.
Don’t you love those adorable mouse ears?
Don’t forget baby!
My younger niece (who turned one that week) was dressed up in Disney wear as well!
Did you ever go “Disneybounding?” It is fun to show some creativity and make memories together as a family.
Thanks for reading,
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Neon Dimensional Fabric Paint by Tulip
Your costumes are adorable! I would LOVE to visit Disney one day!
I love this! I love how themed and fun these outfits are. The Anna shirt is so beautiful and fits perfectly. SO impressive that you free-handed it!!!
I took a risk with the shirt not being of cotton like they suggest for fabric paint, but once it dried it was better than I thought it looked at first. I knew the shirt though would be comfy for me since I already had one just like it I wear for working in.
Elizabeth O says
Disney looks like an incredible experience for all ages. I love your cute outfits. Your princess Ana tee is great, very creative!
Awww! you both look so adorable dressed like your favourite characters! These moments are invaluable and even in 2 years, your niece will remember this and it will be heartwarming!
Tiffany Yong says
I’m not sure if you are fine with me sharing my own disneybound with my friend and boyfriend!
Here it is: https://www.tiffanyyong.com/2017/03/08/disneybound-beauty-and-the-beast-2017/
It’s a pity that I’ve never visited Disneyland though. It is a place I will love to visit one day!
Great outfits and poses! Love it!