SO many Disney fans (young and old!) enjoy dressing up as their favorite characters.
Getting the chance to dress up in a fun outfit at a Disney park is just one of the many reasons that Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (although closed currently), BOO Bash, and Dapper Days are so successful. But since visiting the parks in a full costume is against park rules most of the time, we’ve got a GREAT alternative.
If you aren’t familiar with Disney’s costume policies, it’s important to know that costumes and costume masks are NOT permitted to be worn by guests 14 and older, except during specific Halloween and Christmas events. While this can be a bit of a bummer for kids-at-heart who are not visiting during the holiday season, there IS another way to rep your favorite character without breaking the rules: DisneyBounding!
DisneyBounding is a more subtle, fashion-forward way to dress up like your favorite character by utilizing their signature color palette and accessories. Rather than dressing in a full costume, you put together a more casual, everyday outfit inspired by a Disney character. These outfits — known as DisneyBounds — are a stylish way to show off your creativity and love for Disney! The best part? While full costumes can be hot and itchy, restrict your range of motion, and just generally AREN’T the types of outfits we would typically recommend for a long park day, DisneyBounds can be both comfortable AND cute. We’ve got SEVEN fun character ideas that are both fashionable AND comfy so you won’t mind rocking them during your entire park day!
We’re going to start our DisneyBound suggestions with a comfortable twist on a classic Disney Princess. In her quiet village, Belle’s signature look is a blue dress, white top, bow hairdo, and lots of books as accessories. But it’s not too hard to make her outfit more casual!
For your next DisneyBounding, pair a cute (yet practical) denim overall dress with your go-to white tee and white converse. The dress will keep you cool all day and is priced between and $35.98. (And, it has pockets!)
To accessorize for a day out in the sun, you can tie long hair back with a simple blue bow. (Short hair? You can wear the bow on your wrist as a nod to Belle!) Or you can bobby pin it into your hair instead of using the hair tie.
The bow is available for $7.95 online, but you could also use any blue ribbon you happen to have.
Lastly, if you’re going to be DisneyBounding as Belle, you’re DEFINITELY going to want to incorporate her love of reading into your look! This book purse features Romeo and Juliet and is a subtle way to evoke Belle vibes.
The crossbody bag is priced at $65.00 and gives you a functional way to show off Belle’s favorite pastime and stash your park must-haves at the same time.
Our next DisneyBound idea comes straight from the Hundred Acre Wood…it’s Piglet! For this look, you’ll want to start with a comfortable t-shirt featuring pink-on-pink horizontal stripes, like this one!
Priced between $5.99 and $18.99, this tee is perfectly sweet, just like Piglet. (And the knot almost looks like a curly little pig tail!)
You can pair the tee with pink denim shorts like these to capture the full all-pink Piglet look.
These frayed pink shorts are priced at $27.99. What could be comfier for a long day in the Florida sun than a tee shirt and shorts?
For your accessories, get the head-to-toe Piglet look with a pair of bubblegum pink Converse sneakers, perfect for walking around the park all day.
The classic sneaker will be the perfect way to tie together this look. Prices vary quite a bit, but you might be able to find these elsewhere!
Finally, grab a sleek Winnie the Pooh and Piglet Diamond Necklace to add a cute and classy touch to your outfit.
Featuring Pooh in gold tone and Piglet in rose gold tone, this 16-inch necklace features diamond accents and is priced at $74.99.
We’re heading to Neverland for our next park-ready DisneyBound option. This Smee-inspired look is a simple, casual ensemble that you can put together pretty easily! First, you’ll need a blue stripe t-shirt.
This crewneck, cotton jersey t-shirt is made from a lightweight, stretch fabric that will keep you comfy and cool. It’s priced at $16.99.
Next, grab a pair of dark blue denim shorts for your first rate, first mate outfit. We found these on Amazon but you might already own the perfect pair!
These shorts have a 10-inch inseam and a relaxed fit, which will up the comfort factor. They’re priced between and $46.19.
Leather sandals are a MUST to capture Smee’s pirate ship-friendly look, so be sure to add a pair of dark brown slides or flip flops, like these.
We found these rubber and EVA flip flops for $21.99 online, and they look comfy enough to just wear for your whole trip!
Cap off your Smee DisneyBound with a red beanie to finish off the look.
This stretchy knit beanie costs $9.99 online. While the hat might not be the best choice for a summer trip, it would definitely keep you warm during cooler months! You can also add a pair of eyeglasses for maximum effect.
Next up for your DisneyBounding plans, we’ve got a comfy Flynn Rider outfit. We put together this outfit combo with a blue-green top similar to Flynn’s vest, brown cargo joggers, and a sturdy messenger bag (perfect for storing ALL your frying pans).
The Flynn-inspired top features Dolman sleeves and side shirring for $18.75. It’s made from a lightweight, stretchy fabric.
For the bottom half of your Flynn-inspired DisneyBound, a comfy pair of brown cargo pants would be perfect.
We found these lightweight, quick-dry cargo joggers online. The pants are designed for hiking but are also a fabulous choice for a long day at a Disney park! They’re priced at $32.98.
Finally, you’ll need a bag for your park day, so why not accessorize with a functional satchel?
You can find this bag online for $34.99. And, whatever you do, don’t forget the SMOLDER!
We’re visiting Pooh’s friends again for this DisneyBound idea, and this time, it’s Christopher Robin. (Hear us out!) For this one, you’ll want to start with a prim and proper yellow button down shirt.
You can find this easy, breezy top (perfect for the summer heat!) online for $19.99-$22.99. The top is made from lightweight and breathable polyester.
For your bottom, a simple pair of royal blue shorts will complement the look AND keep you comfy.
These classic shorts will get you through the busy day in style and are priced between$4.58 and $19.50.
Last, to finish off this DisneyBound look, you will need a pair of red shoes. Red converse would totally work too, but we also found these Mary Jane flats that match the Christopher Robin style even better!
These shoes feature a flexible rubber sole for all that walking are priced between $9.99 and $17.99 online.
Make your next DisneyBound appearance as everybody’s favorite sly fox, Nick Wilde from Zootopia! The first thing you’ll need for this one is a short sleeved, light green button down shirt.
This one is made from soft, lightweight cotton and flax linen and is priced at $23.98.
A classic pair of Dockers khaki shorts will continue the Nick Wilde vibes for sure.
These timeless shorts are 100% cotton and feature a roomy fit through the seat and thigh. They’re priced between $14.44 and $48 online.
Finally, complete the look with a navy blue stripe necktie.
Since we’re going for comfortable, you can wear the necktie as a belt rather than a formal tie. You can find this one online for $11.99. Add business-casual brown shoes and you’re good to go!
Finally, we’ve got a Hei Hei-inspired DisneyBound outfit that is SO much fun! For this one, you’ll want to start with a festive, bright yellow top, like this one.
This cold-shoulder top has a cute lace trim and spaghetti straps to beat the heat. It’s priced from $13.99 to $20.99.
You can pair your super fun yellow top with a flowy green skirt like this!
You can find this pleated (and pocketed!) midi skirt online for $25.99-$28.99.
Finally, top off your cute Hei Hei look with chunky red hoop earrings to evoke Hei Hei’s crazy eyes.
We hope you enjoyed these seven COMFORTABLE ideas for DisneyBounding on your next park trip. If you’ve never tried DisneyBounding before, give it a try the next time you visit s Disney Park! We’re constantly sharing new ways to enhance your trip, so stick with DFB for all the latest Disney news and more.
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