Disney Bounding 101: What It Is And How To Do It

  • By: pdstamp
  • Date: January 17, 2023

When we have the opportunity to go to one of the Disney theme parks, we want to play the part as much as possible. One of the ways in which we can do it is through Disney bounding. What is it and how can you enjoy it to the full?

Disney bounding is a way to look like your favorite Disney character but you do it wearing regular clothing rather than a costume. You might enjoy doing this at any time but when you are at the parks, it is especially magical.

My friend Gregg accidentally went Disneybounding!

Disney bounding has been around for a while and it is really picking up steam as far as popularity is concerned. There are groups online that share pictures and some of them are not only creative, they are simply awesome.

This type of fashion trend can be found everywhere online and if you look closely, you will see that many people at the parks are doing it every day. Essentially, you pull the colors from a Disney character and create an outfit from regular clothing that makes you match them.

You might be surprised with the number of benefits that go along with Disney bounding. It isn’t just about feeling good about yourself and the way you look, you might get a perk or two if you do it right.

We will take a look at some of the different ways that you can enjoy Disney bounding and how you can make the most out of this unique hobby. Remember, this isn’t just a way to dress up like your favorite character, it’s a lifestyle for many people.

Check out this awesome YouTube video that shows Dineybounding outfits.

Who Invented Disney Bounding?

Like any trend, Disney bounding had a beginning. Some beginnings are lost to history but the history behind Disney bounding is there for all of us to see.

The person who is credited with starting Disney bounding is Leslie Kay. She had an interest in fashion and she loved Disney, so she decided to incorporate the two of them together in this unique style of dress.

Interestingly, it is known as Disney bounding because Kay was bound for Disney when she came up with the idea. She had already thought about doing it and even had some outfits together but when she shared the idea online, it took off like wildfire.

In fact, there are many different websites where you can see people who make this style of fashion a lifestyle of their own. Many of them will share their ideas, but with a little creativity, you can come up with some ideas on your own.

Honestly, you don’t have to be a Leslie Kay in order to take part in Disney bounding. All you really need is the right color of clothing and a desire to dress up like your character in a way that you can enjoy the parks at the same time.

I say this because, as you probably know, you can’t wear a costume to any of the Disney parks if you are over the age of 13. Why should we let the children have all of the fun? Disney bounding is available for anyone of any age and the parks encourage it.

Not only does Disney bounding put you in the mood for visiting the theme parks, but you may also get a perk from it as well. If you happen to visit your favorite character and you are dressed in their colors, it will likely produce a memorable experience and some awesome pictures.

Where Can I Buy Disney Bounding Clothes?

If you’re ready to get started with Disney bounding, all that is really necessary is to pick out your colors and choose your clothes. Is there a place where you can purchase Disney bounding clothing that is dedicated to it?

Online shops provide the easiest way to get started with Disney bounding. They will have clothing and colors that match up with any character you could think of. They can be used to purchase the clothing directly or they can be used as inspiration to help you find something locally.

Here are a few of the places where you can find Disney bounding clothing quickly and easily:

Etsy: There are many Disney fans on Etsy and they have their own shops. You can buy all types of Disney-related items in their shops, including clothing that is specific for Disney bounding.

Some of the Etsy shops go beyond simply offering clothing that is in the right color scheme. They will actually create clothing so that you can dress like your favorite character without getting in costume.

Amazon: With a simple search on Amazon, you can find all of the Disney bounding outfits your heart desires. It’s easy to dress up like a princess or even your favorite villain and you can have those items delivered directly to your home. We all use Amazon, so why not use it for this reason as well?

Local Shops: You don’t need to search online to find some awesome Disney bounding clothing. There are plenty of local shops that could also offer these items, including thrift shops. If you are somebody who enjoys browsing these stores, keep your eyes open for the colors and designs you need.

Is There A Dedicated Disney Bounding Website?

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a specific website where we could get ideas and share our Disney bounding experience? Is there an official Disney bounding website?

There are many sites that are dedicated to Disney bounding but none of them have the claim of being the official website for this activity. That being said, there are some that are well worth considering.

@TheDisneyBound: This is the official Instagram website of Leslie Kay, the founder of Disney bounding. If you are looking for some inspiration, she can offer it through the pictures she shares. You can join the over 300K followers who are already following her.


Pinterest: Although it is not an official website, it does carry that title and it is a great place to share and learn more about the hobby. Pinterest is well known for the images they share, and Disney bounding is all about sharing.


As you begin to enjoy the hobby of Disney bounding, you will find that it provides everything you need to make the most out of your visits to the parks. You might also find yourself Disney-bounding every day.

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