Adults aren’t allowed to wear costumes at Disney theme parks, but they can opt to DisneyBound. If you haven’t heard of it, DisneyBound is a way to dress like your favorite Disney characters using color blocking and accessories. It shouldn’t be a full costume but everyday cosplay that’s reminiscent of the character of your choosing.
I see DisneyBounding at Disneyland somewhat regularly, but on the recent Dapper Day, I spotted so many creative ensembles. Dapper Day is an unofficial day at the parks where visitors are encouraged to wear dressy outfits from any period. Dresses, suits, pantsuits — anything is welcome as long as it’s stylish. Many attendees used the opportunity to create dapper DisneyBound looks. The creations involve a lot of work. Bounders either have to hunt down their costume pieces or make them from hand. I ran into more than a few people who embellished existing dresses or jackets with appliques or paint.
Bounders dressed like characters from Disney and Pixar films, Marvel, Star Wars, and more. The droids pictured above caught my eye. Actually, BB-8 might have been the most popular choice for bounding. Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps from Zootopia were also popular (pictured below). I especially admire the jacket the costumer painted for her Nick outfit.
See more examples of dapper DisneyBounding at Nerdist.