A few years back, I stumbled across a blog called Disneybound. It was all over Tumblr and Pinterest, and it was getting imitated like crazy! Well, being a cosplayer and a HUGE Disney nerd, I fell in love instantly, of course! Eventually, I learned to crochet, so of COURSE I had to incorporate crocheted accessories into my “bounds.”
Since I already feel as though I am neglecting this site (and it’s connecting Facebook Page 😅), I suddenly thought to write about my love of Leslie Kay’s fashionable phenomenon and how I love to add my love of the craft of crochet to my love of putting together my Bounds.
Disneybounding (or just the colloquial “Bounding”) is about being fashionable and having fun while showing off your love of Disney and it’s unforgettable characters. It is not, however, about dressing in a costume or “cosbounding.” Cosbounding is when people dress in cosplay (costume + play, for those who are curious) and call it a Bound.
No. A costume does not a Disneybound make! Disneybounding is a great way to go to the parks in style without breaking the “No Costumes over the age of 14” rule in the Disney Parks dress code. Yes, they have one. It’s not hard to put together a great bound, but it is just as simple to cross the line into the realm of cosplay/cosbound. It’s all about editing and asking yourself, “Would I be comfortable pumping gas in this?” I ask myself this when I am putting together an outfit for a trip to the parks on my day off. Every. Single. Time. Now, I have pumped gas in my Wonder Girl cosplay on my way to Megacon one year. I have gone to Walmart in full Lolita. It takes a lot for me to be outright uncomfortable, but in both situations, I could have easily said where I was going to explain my attire if asked. It would be odd for me to be in my full Wonder Girl cosplay for no reason. It should never be odd to wear your favorite Disneybound ensemble.
Guh, that got a little “Disneybound vs. Cosplay 101.” I’m sorry! 😖 Back to the topic at hand: fun, FUN, FUN!!! I want to share some of my outfits that incorporate my love of crochet with you all!
I am going to put the rest of this post behind a cut because it is going to get photo-heavy!