Disney Bounding as adults?

Victoriasponge

Earning My Ears
Joined
Jun 4, 2019
Hi all

I'm considering buying a fun red spotty dress (a la Minnie Mouse) to wear on a MK day during our visit this December. However, I'm not exactly in my 20s anymore (cough...40...cough), I'll be there with my boyfriend, no kids, and I'm just wondering if I might look a bit tragic? :o

I know, if I want to, I should feel free to wear my dress and enjoy it...but I wondered how many of you guys that are over say 35 go in for Disney Bounding?

Feel free to share pics too :-)
 

mickeymom22

DIS Veteran
Joined
Dec 28, 2012
Absolutely...go for it! Disney bounding is so much fun for all ages! My family and I (many of us are over...cough...40...cough) and we love to come up with ideas for outfits.

Some characters that we have bounded as: Minnie, Dory, Elsa, Mad Hatter, Merida, Esmerelda, Rapunzel, Daisy, Cinderella, Snow White, Pinocchio, Ariel, Sid, Hannah, Sally and Janie.

Go for it and have fun!
 
  • kylenne

    Wakandan-American
    Joined
    Oct 16, 2016
    Hi all

    I'm considering buying a fun red spotty dress (a la Minnie Mouse) to wear on a MK day during our visit this December. However, I'm not exactly in my 20s anymore (cough...40...cough), I'll be there with my boyfriend, no kids, and I'm just wondering if I might look a bit tragic? :o

    I know, if I want to, I should feel free to wear my dress and enjoy it...but I wondered how many of you guys that are over say 35 go in for Disney Bounding?

    Feel free to share pics too :-)
    I’m 38 and jokingly call myself a geriatric goth, so I’ll just tell you what I tell everyone who asks me if I’m worried what people think: the kind of folks who would judge you for it are folks whose opinions aren’t worth anything. Do what makes you happy, life is too short to wring your hands worried about the small minded. I don’t let them pay rent in my head. Have fun! Wear the pretty dress!
     
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    bianca

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 31, 2000
    I'll be 60 next year. I Disbound with gusto! I just wear my regular clothes with a pair of ears and coordinating accessories. There is no mistaking my intention on any given day. I have to add that my "Normal" everyday clothes are not exactly tame, so they lend well with theming.
     
  • JenSPF

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 30, 2019
    Disney of all places is a great place to do this and at any age!! So fun! It is hard to stop worrying about what others will thing, it took me a lot of work to get there! Practice makes perfect, though. The more you push yourself outside your comfort zone the more comfortable you'll become.
     

    bianca

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 31, 2000
    Thank you all for your lovely encouragement 😀 I’ve just ordered bright yellow shoes to complete my outfit. Definitely going for it 😁
    I have found that by just using my normal clothes and augmenting with Ears and accessories, I dress much cheaper than buying the latest crappy t-shirt! Your bright yellow shoes are probably cheaper than a Spirit jersey and will provide a lot more visual pop.

    As an example for me, I wear purple jeans, blue top and black kimono with Ursula ears and a lavender "shell purse" that I ordered from e-bay for $5 (came from China). Another one is Aurora, which I wear pink jeans, a lighter pink top, a white kimono, Aurora Ears and Aurora purse that I got from Disney Online for $8. That's just a few, but I have about 15 Disbound outfits that were easy to put together and cheaper than buying the latest Disney gear. The attached photo is me last month for SWGE. My daughter bought the Ears for me for my birthday the week before and told me I needed to send her a pic of me Disbounding with the new Miss Piggy Ears. This was what I came up with from just going through my closet. I had so many people comment on it and I had a blast!
     

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    butterscotchcollins

    Drop Chicken
    Joined
    Jul 12, 2019
    I'm in my 30s and only just found out this is a thing and I am SO MAD I DIDN'T KNOW BEFORE because I definitely would have done it!!! Next time for sure!!!! I think the ways 'bounders dream up to represent characters in the most subtle ways is so clever, so if you have the vision definitely go for it! (OK I'm done with the exclamation points now, I swear.)
     


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