Ever heard of Disneybounding? While it may sound like something Jasmine and Aladdin were inspired to do after reading Fifty Shades of Grey, it’s actually much more innocent. It's not exactly one of the secrets of Disney parks, so what is it? As Mickey Mouse might say, "Why, Disneybounding is the fad of designing clothes inspired by Disney characters, haha!"
The ranks of Disneybounders are growing, filled with pretty talented and creative individuals. They aim to add to the magic in Disney parks, making it a happier place because no one likes to see sad kids at Disneyland. Disneybounders have even made outfits inspired by Finding Nemo, which is crazy because tons of people struggle with just matching shoes and belts.
So, do you have what it takes to be a Disneybounder? Read on to discover the beginning of this phenomenon and how it has evolved. Maybe the next time you sacrifice an arm and a leg to go to the Happiest Place on Earth, you'll spot a DB from miles away. To Disneybounding!
Leslie Kay, founder of DisneyBound, is credited as the originator of the trend. She started her Tumblr blog after a particularly inspirational trip to Disney World.
Leslie Kay, the woman behind the DisneyBound Tumblr coined the term in 2011. Originally, though, she was only interested in creating a Disney fan blog. She wanted to document her first trip to the park since her youth. However, the costumes Kay designed became really popular, and she was inspired to focus on Disney-allowed cosplay.
Disney Parks have a rule against visitors dressing as Disney characters for pretty obvious reasons. Leslie's love of Disney inspired her to search for a workaround. And so, Disneybounding was born! Leslie created her own outfits inspired by Disney characters through accessorizing and color blocking. And that's a thing!