I’m sorry it’s been so long since my trip and this is the first bit of Disney content I’m posting! This wasn’t the plan, but then I didn’t expect the recovery to take quite so long. I thought it was finally time for me to share a breakdown of my Disneybounds from my trip, the character they are based on and where I got the items. I will be posting some more Disney content over the next few weeks on my YouTube channel, including the last of my vlogs if that’s something you’re into. Without further ado, onto the outfits!
Quick note: I actually did not Disneybound every day so there will be some days which are skipped.
Day 1: Minnie Mouse
Okay this is the best image I have so I thought I’d include us all, as we all did Minnie based outfits for the first day. I wanted to keep it relatively simple for Minnie, as I was mostly still working out what would be too much for the parks, and what I was going to be comfortable in. I don’t generally wear jewellery as I find it irritating, and I definitely didn’t want to be dealing with that in the Florida heat, so I kept it simple with a Minnie outline silver necklace which was only £3.50 from Ebay and my Not A Fitbit. I then have this super cute bardot top which was £7 in the sale and mustard converse from New Look, which by the way New Look converse are super comfortable for the fab price of £10 and last well! I finished it off with a Minnie feel with this skirt from Ebay, which actually only cost me £5 for that and a neckerchief in a fancy dress set. This worked well for me as it was light and thin, perfect for the heat.
Day 3: Universal Studios
For Universal I had two Harry Potter based outfits lined up, both of which included a hand made skirt from Etsy. Due to weather changing our days around, I actually didn’t get the chance to wear the second one, which was the one I liked better! Although it was a shame, I just consider it something to save for our honeymoon 😉 For this outfit I used my Minnie necklace again, as I couldn’t get my HP choker to stay on. I’m also wearing a Ravenclaw vest from Primark, but that I got on Ebay for £10, a Harry Potter clutch from Primark for £12 and Harry Potter converses which were from Primark at £8. Although I absolutely adore these shoes, and I used to consider Primark my favourite place for comfortable converse, these were horrible painful due to the loop at the back. Unfortunately this is second pair of Primark converse I’ve had this issue with, after buying a gorgeous Marie pair from them before my holiday which give me blisters everytime I wear them. Sorry Primark, but I’m afraid New Look is winning this round. Lastly, I finished it off with a beautiful skirt from Etsy shop PicknMix. This was a stunning piece, along with other skirt I purchased from them, and I absolutely could not recommend them enough. They do a huge selection of skirts, lots of nerdy themes such as Batman, Star Wars or Sherlock, but they also do non pop culture work too. Check out their shop here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PicknMix
Day 4: Mary Poppins
I must admit I struggled to put together an outfit for Mary Poppins. I had decided on a fabric a while ago that I wanted for a skirt, but when I got around to ordering it for my trip it was out of stock everywhere, so had to impulsively change my plans. That is how we ended up with this. Having said that, I was quite happy with the outcome, and the outfit was cool and comfortable even in the crazy heat we were dealing with. The white blouse was £12 from Primark, the “not Toms”were £10 from New Look (again, super comfortable, entirely recommend) and the skirt was home made. I ordered the fabric from Ebay for £16.50 for I believe three metres, which was enough for around 3 elasticated skirts it turns out because I can’t judge fabric at all. I also added a small red strawberry necklace which annoyingly you can’t see in this photo, which was very old and from Avon.
Day 5: Alice In Wonderland.
I’m going to admit that this outfit did not go at all to plan. Every mistake I could possibly have made with this skirt, I made. I went through all of the 3 metres of Alice fabric I bought by cutting it wrong in the first place, and every time I tried to fix it cutting it wrong again until eventually all I had fabric left for was an uneven patchwork effect. I also cut the blue part wrong twice, wasting two different blue fabrics. And finally, when it came to putting the outfit on that morning, I realised that due to the change in fabric, the blue now clashed with the blouse I originally bought for this outfit. So I used my Poppins one. And hence this outfit was born! I do not have a total on the cost of the Alice skirt, as doing so would be far too depressing, and I can’t even remember where the key necklace came from as I’ve had it forever, sorry! The converse were again £10 from New Look, and I customised them with some super glue and gems, and a new set of laces.
Day 10: Jane Porter, Tarzan
Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to have a photo with Jane in this outfit, but as we all know, Disney is incredible hectic and plans are in no way solid. This dress was £15 from Primark, and I removed the sleeves myself as they were originally elbow length. This dress was SUPER comfortable as it’s so thin and floaty, it helped me to stay cool and didn’t cling or squeeze anywhere, will definitely take this on my next trip! I then included a little monkey outline necklace from Ebay for £2.50 (again annoyingly can’t see it in this photo) and a chunky elephant necklace I got on holiday in Mexico, and a couple of wooden bead bracelets from Ebay for £5. I wore my white converse again, as I didn’t have anything else with me that suited Jane, and the giraffe ears were from Marwell Zoo, which I actually bought specifically to wear in Animal Kingdom. Fun fact: Safari Mickey & Minnie LOVED these!
Day 11: Snow White & Mulan
Okay so I doubled up one day! I know, that totally seems excessive, however as you can see from the numbering of my days, I missed quite a few planned outfits due to plans changing. I also realised that my Mulan skirt no longer fit as I’d lost weight in the run-up to holiday, and so was left with just a top. I decided the best thing to do was to combine it with my Snow skirt, and as both Snow & Mulan are in EpCot I decided to quickly switch out my top to meet Mulan. This turned out really well, as although the colours were a little more of a clash than what I had originally planned, the Snow top was quite thick and high necked, and by the time I got to Mulan I was super glad to take it off!
The peplum top for Snow was £4.99 from Ebay, the yellow skirt £5 from Everything5pounds.com & I used my red “not Toms” from New Look again. I also added a little poison apple necklace for £3.50 from Ebay. As for Mulan, the top was from Etsy and is available in a great selection of colours from this shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RainbowTank which has a whole bunch of other loose and comfortable Disney tops with some brilliant designs. Lastly I wore my own custom Moana ears!
Day 12: Marie, Aristocats
Oh my, this outfit was cute but SO hot!! The t-shirt sleeves were sticking to me and the skirt fabric was way too thick. Although I loved this outfit, this is definitely more suited to Summer in the U.K. Both the tshirt and skirt were from EMP, who by the way have some of the loveliest Disney collections. The tshirt was £16.99 and the skirt was £31.99, so a little more of an investment, but at this point I had been looking at it for months and had a £35 voucher for EMP so decided to make use of it! I will 100% get more wear out of this outfit at home as I love it. I did originally intend to make myself some custom Marie ears but ran out of time before the trip. Next time!
And that is the last of my Disneybounds! I did have other outfits with me, but either I didn’t get a chance to wear them due to swapping park days around, or because the weather was so much hotter than usual for that time of year. Now that I have experienced a trip, I’m not sure that I’d Disneybound again, but if I did I’d certainly be a lot wiser on what to wear. For anyone interested I will post photos of what I wore on the days I was not in bounding outfits at the bottom of this post, obviously except the days I was at waterparks!
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