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  • Hello friends, and welcome to another video.
  • This week, I'm gonna be putting together a Disney character inspired outfit,
  • and Disneybounding.
  • Now, If you don't know what Disneybounding is,
  • it's essentially using normal/modern clothes
  • to dress up like a Disney character,
  • without looking like you're wearing a costume.
  • So, using the same color palette that the character wears,
  • zeroing in on specific accessories,
  • or just generally capturing the essence of the character in an outfit.
  • The term Disneybounding comes from the blogger Leslie Kay,
  • who created a general Disney fan-blog called DisneyBound back in 2011.
  • Basically because she was going to Disney World
  • and was excited that she was Disneybound.
  • Then one day she created a few Polyvore sets of
  • contemporary outfits based on some of her favorite Disney characters.
  • And the response was so positive,
  • that she made this the entire focus of her blog.
  • As a result, creating a modern outfit in the style of a Disney character
  • became known as "Disneybounding".
  • The trend also caught on because people over the age of 14
  • are not allowed to wear costumes to the Disney parks.
  • I think because Disney doesn't want kids mistaking non-park employees
  • for the character actors that they hire to roam the parks.
  • Probably both because you don't want kids just running up to random people,
  • and also because Disney is very particular about
  • the way they train their character actors to stay on brand.
  • So Disneybounding allows adults to dress up as Disney characters
  • without getting kicked out of the park.
  • And over the last eight years,
  • DisneyBounders have grown into a robust community of fans
  • who embrace the style challenge of dressing up like
  • different Disney characters, and even Disney rides in creative ways.
  • Now I remember seeing some of these Polyvore edits on tumblr years ago,
  • And they always really interested me,
  • Even before I lived in Southern California and went to Disneyland pretty regularly.
  • But the trend popped back into my head a couple of weeks ago when I saw
  • Refinery29 had done a video called 'Why Adults Aren't Allowed To Wear Costumes To Disneyland'.
  • So I thought it would be fun to try and to give Disneybounding a go myself.
  • And then take our attempt to Disneyland.
  • Alright, so let's see what we can do.
  • So the first step to Disneybounding is to choose the character
  • that one wants to bound as.
  • Now because the Disneybounding community is pretty big
  • and has been around for like ten years,
  • people have bounded as literally anyone and anything,
  • So nothing is off-limits as long as it's Disney.
  • I personally enjoy the classic 2D animation movies the best,
  • preferably ones that came out before 2000,
  • just so it has some nostalgia element for me.
  • So that whittles down our list right off the bat.
  • I'm also hoping for a character that has a clear romantic interest/friend/sidekick
  • so I can make Tyler dress up with me.
  • And that narrows it down even further.
  • I think the first idea I had was to do Snow White.
  • I think we've established a bit of a meme around Snow White or at least her well,
  • and she's definitely my favorite classic princess.
  • Unfortunately Snow White's clear second character would be Prince Charming
  • who is probably, of all of the Disney princes,
  • the one with the least personality.
  • I mean, he doesn't even have a name.
  • And he makes the questionable decision to kiss a dead body.
  • As MatPat says: Number one, corpse germs,
  • and number two
  • corpse germs.
  • Snow White's other pair options would probably be one of the dwarves
  • or maybe the Huntsman, which I'm not super jazzed about
  • Because of that whole 'he might murder you' thing.
  • I mean he lets her go, but he thinks about it.
  • So there's not a great Tyler option with Snow White, in my opinion.
  • My second thought was to do a villain character
  • since most villain outfits are more in my preferred color palette.
  • My first instinct there was Maleficent.
  • Of all of the Disney characters,
  • she's probably the one I would want to dress like the most.
  • I mean, she's got the cape, the eyeliner, the bold lip, the collar,
  • and she transforms into a dragon.
  • She's definitely petty, but she enacts her pettiness in style.
  • However, there really isn't a companion character to Maleficent.
  • Her only friend is the little crow who hangs out with her.
  • And unlike other Disney birds, he isn't really a character himself.
  • Other options for a second character could be... the spindle?
  • And I think that's about it
  • So my third idea for a Disneybound was to do Jafar from Aladdin.
  • AKA a Disney villain with a clear companion.
  • Now from just some cursory research, the Jafar Disneybound
  • seems like a decently unsaturated space.
  • He's been done, but not a ton, which is ideal.
  • Jafar is also pretty underrated-ly stylish.
  • He's got a good color palette, some pointy shoulder pad action,
  • a long sweeping cape, a golden cane, and some seriously villainous facial hair.
  • Snidely Whiplash who?
  • His sidekick, the parrot Iago, is also very brightly colored
  • and has a lot of character,
  • so he would be a great Disneybound for Tyler as long as he's down for it.
  • It's also kind of topical because the live-action remake of Aladdin is coming out like,
  • this month and, apparently, Jafar is hot now.
  • Just saying.
  • So I think Jafar and Iago should be our choices.
  • Okay. So we have to put together two outfits that aren't costumes
  • and also don't include any accessories that would get us kicked out of the park.
  • They say anything that drags in the ground is a no-no, or masks.
  • Now I've noticed in other Disneybounds,
  • some people will stick with like a contemporary casual-wear look,
  • and some people will go for a more mid-century vibe.
  • I think because Disneyland opened in 1955,
  • there's sort of a 50s nostalgia wrapped up with the park.
  • And Disney itself has also started selling Disneybound-ish dresses
  • in a kind of mid-century silhouette.
  • It's like a decade-bound Disneybound.
  • Now as a decade enthusiast,
  • I think the idea of doing a retro Disney bound seems really fun.
  • But I feel like Jafar's aesthetic does not really lend itself to this look
  • I mean the shoulder pads say no
  • So I'm thinking why not pick a different decade to focus on and since and the movie came out in
  • 1992 the early 90s seemed like an obvious choice the shoulder pads say yes. So taking a look online
  • It seems like a direction we could go in for Jafar is like a fancy blazer
  • Look, this is something that in my head is kind of late 80s like the Working Girl Power Blazer
  • But it looks like there were still a lot of Blazers around in the early 90s like at these high fashion runway
  • Shows so something like this could be a good base for like a non
  • Costume Jafar walk now for Tyler's outfit Iago is a parrot or to be more specific a scarlet macaw
  • Whose tropical color palette fits well with the 90s theme as like bright and neon colors were pretty present early in the decade
  • Iago's look is more rounded and feathered when you compare it to Jafar's like very severe
  • Angular look so we can maybe ditch the Blazer for this one and go for something a little more casual something that incorporates
  • Kind of like a color-block or pattern in?
  • Iago's general color palette sort of as seen on Zack Morris from Saved by the Bell
  • And also very notably on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air himself Will Smith will also wears a lot of these flat
  • Brim hats in fresh prints which could function well as a sort of beak
  • Now here's an interesting thing Hillary from Fresh Prince of bel-air
  • Kind of wears the blazer style that I'm going for with my Jafar look like all the time
  • So it's kind of like we're will and Hillary from Fresh Prince of bel-air now
  • Here's an even more interesting thing Will Smith is now playing the genie in the live-action Aladdin in 2019
  • So it's all coming full circle this feels right?
  • Well our outfits at least so we went out shopping to a few different stores
  • Vintage and non to search for our outfits beginning with our blazer quest
  • Not zero, yeah, they'd be more flip. I don't know be able to find a true flip
  • Yeah, but we need like something we decided pretty early on that
  • We were gonna go for a black blazer partially because there just weren't that many red options. It's not quite right
  • it's more Cruella but also because Jafar's outer layers are black and then the
  • Inside of his cape slash robe thingy is red
  • This proved to be more difficult than we thought the shape of it isn't quite right now. Yeah, this is more like
  • ringmaster
  • But then we found this mannequin kind of decked out in like
  • exactly
  • The silhouette we were looking for the Blazer itself is pretty plain
  • But it has the right boxy look so we decided to go with it as for what to put under it
  • We needed something red so we found this
  • high-necked plain t-shirt dress to represent his under cape and with the base of my outfit now accounted for it was time to
  • Embark on an accessories quest the attorneys originally, I'm stuck
  • So one of the defining elements of Jafar's getup is his golden snake staff. He's pretty into snakes
  • I mean he turns into a snake so we were definitely on the hunt for some snake stuff
  • We sort of like quickly stumbled upon this golden snake belt. That looks right. That's pretty cool
  • It's not a Cobra but it is a snake.
  • Could be a rattlesnake?
  • Sure!
  • A garter snake?
  • Which besides being snake-y, could also serve to cinch our blazer at the waist like with this mannequin.
  • So we snagged it.
  • In addition to that, we also ordered this hand wrap bracelet thingy just for even more snake.
  • Right now, I am to snake as that guy is to cowbell
  • the other prominent accessory that Jafar wears is his headpiece
  • Which is mostly black but includes a red feather and a red jewel on it
  • Now there were a lot of hats in the early 90s that people seem to have worn with Blazers
  • But they don't all look great on me.
  • This can't be right. No. Yeah, this can't be right
  • It's almost like a Cyndi-Lauper-from-hell look. What's happening? Where am I?
  • Luckily, we happen to have this black bowler hat that we used in our
  • 1987 fashion video that seemed kind of like the right look, and we found this red hair scarf that we could tie around it to
  • Represent Jafar's red feather. We should just try it out. Yeah.
  • We should just test it out
  • To stand in for the jewel on his hat
  • We found this kind of like a dangly brooch online
  • That seemed like it would pair well with a blazer and also looks a lot like his thing. So we ordered that too
  • so with some progress made on my outfit it was time to take on Tyler's look, which started with our hunt for a
  • Color-block top. And luckily for us, this sort of casual 90s style is pretty in right now
  • So we were able to find quite a few options to try on.
  • That's not bad
  • It's just like Toucan Sam vibes.
  • Like windbreaker combos, It's not quite red enough, is it? No it's really... green.
  • What I would describe as
  • Chandler Bing-esque button downs. It's kinda like a bowling shirt.
  • And this pretty promising hoodie. Oh, that's great
  • That blue looks really good. It does have like the wings vibes. It's very yellow and blue
  • Yeah, but if the rest of your outfit is red
  • I feel like it would work
  • So we decided to go with this as our top. The other main features we had to shop for were his beak and his talons
  • We had mentioned earlier that we would probably want a hat to stand in for his beak. I don't know
  • There's so much yellow on this like hoodie. I feel like you should go red.
  • His beak is orange, but his head is red
  • So we figured that the shape of the Hat was enough to like suggest his pecking abilities
  • Like that's kind of the vibe as for his feet
  • We found a pair of vans that could work could be a talent maybe and with those we were pretty much done with
  • Tyler's outfit especially since we had ruled out any other accessories early on yoga Keanu Reeves. Yeah
  • Well, you leave Vanilli. So with our outfits chosen, we were bound to Disney bound. I'm sticking by that
  • All right, so we are here now at Disneyland ready to vlog our outfits
  • We did come in the afternoon a little bit just because it's a little hot out and there's a roller coaster going by
  • And our outfits are pretty young too steep
  • Voice crack really bad frosty Oh a parrot we had gotten into the park without a hitch
  • So I think that our Disney bounds had passed the not a costume test
  • So we've got a couple of hours of wandering around
  • Taking some pictures and then seeing how we look it seems like a popular move to take a photo either with the Disney
  • character actor that you are disney bounding as or to go to a portion of the park that has some theming
  • associated with your character for Disneyland in LA
  • Adventureland is the spot that has a little bit of that Aladdin
  • Agrabah bizarre feel but there's not a lot of it they use them in a lion themed restaurant, but it's gone now
  • But here all we've got as the bazaar and it was also very crowded your party town is a madhouse
  • This is a busy area
  • Everyone wants a piece of it even crying child. So for our all-important to Instagram, we went somewhere else
  • So we're actually right now filming by like where Star Wars land is gonna be just because they've gotten good like desert
  • arid looking rocks
  • Yeah, and with a sufficiently desert II background chosen it was time to review our final outfits
  • so for my Jafar look I ended up with a black bowler hat and red sash our
  • Shoulder-padded black blazer a red dress black tights red shiny loafers - golden snakes a golden bag
  • Not a lamp, but it's quilted and a few red and gold vintage jewelry pieces one good thing is that the sideburns are on-brand
  • Unfortunately while my sideburns are pretty thick my other facial hair could have been better. I've noticed you trying to stroke your beard several times
  • You had a long one recently, right?
  • That was a mistake. I wasn't thinking about the video lack of beard aside. I also put together a Jafar inspired makeup
  • Look that included some purple eyeshadow and some heavy
  • Eyeliner to both cement my villainy and also to protect my eyes from the Desert Sun
  • So the eyeliner serves both a fashion purpose and a practical purpose. He's like an evil football player in the desert always
  • Exactly so as for Tyler's final Iago look we ended up with a red flat
  • Brim hat our red yellow and blue hoodie our red sweatpants and orange sneakers
  • I didn't shave because I feel like Iago is the kind of guy that has a 5 o'clock shadow
  • Or in my case like a five day shadow
  • I don't grow facial hair very fast, but I thought it fit the personality now. I will say that though
  • Tyler's outfit had fewer elements than mine. I think he embraced his character with a lot of gusto
  • As well as the 90s vibes feel like I'm ready
  • like try it
  • There you go. There you go. Yep, you're going so fast
  • Those are you want to go out of frame? All right, go for it
  • Further further you're not out. Nope further further. Are you out though?
  • Unfortunately, I think all of his dancing made him get pretty hot pretty fast
  • After our individual shots, we needed a few pictures of Jafar and Iago together starring
  • mary-kate and Ashley Olsen in that pursuit of power
  • And world domination and after a few different attempts including a couple where Tyler almost injured himself
  • We finally had a few photos that were suitable for the Graham now
  • Although Disney bounds like don't have to be super obvious to other people
  • I was curious to see what you guys would think of our attempt
  • specifically if you guys could guess who we were trying to be and also if you thought we pulled it off so I
  • Uploaded these three photos to Instagram to get a few opinions now based on your guys's comments
  • I would actually say that a majority of you were able to identify that we were trying to be Jafar and Iago
  • I think that Tyler's posed in the third picture is a little bit of a hint but regardless
  • I feel like it's a positive indicator for our efforts that you all were able to guess
  • I was also very excited to see a lot of people guessing our like late 80s Early 90s
  • Inspo like Will and Hilary from Fresh Prince Lisa and screech from Saved by the Bell
  • Dionne and Murray from clueless the Heather's just
  • Generally and also the Backstreet Boys in Paris gone wrong, which is a thing
  • I guess there were also a few less accurate guesses that I enjoyed like Caillou
  • Carmen Sandiego and Alvin the chipmunk
  • Cruella Deville and Snow White the Pixar ball and my last two brain cells deciding what I should wear
  • so I guess all in all I would say this was a
  • successfully conveyed Disney bound mostly now with the social media portion of the Disney bounding
  • Experience complete it was time for us to explore the park in character. Watch out
  • mind control, uh
  • Back off buster do we get some churros?
  • You will buy churros and marry me to the princess
  • So we headed back to our little slice of Agrabah in Adventureland or we did find a magic carpet
  • Mosaic to pose next to but disappointingly not much else. Here's another Aladdin themed attraction
  • It's a penny flattening machine that is prime content right there
  • They're really going light on the Aladdin TV, especially for having a movie coming out
  • yeah also because all three of the designs are Milano looms in fact
  • I was pretty shocked at how few Aladdin products they had for sale. Where's the Jafar? Merch. Where's the Iago March?
  • We're both getting us right in the stick here
  • Listen, I'm hot now don't you know, so I had to settle for some rubber snakes say hello to my little friend
  • Do you need more snakes?
  • Jafar meets Britney
  • And then Tyler for his part found like a yellow and red
  • Macaw, that could have been Iago or could have just been a Rando bird from the Tiki Room
  • Are you in a stare-off with an acrylic parrot like that Birdman?
  • That's a mating dance. Are you trying to mate with the acrylic parrot?
  • Should I be jealous?
  • This is bizarre after we had thoroughly exhausted all of the Aladdin themed stuff
  • We could find we continued exploring though
  • I would say that the heat of the multiple layers of my outfit and Tyler's sweatshirt were increasingly taxing
  • All right. Tyler's feeling pretty hot feeling pretty steamy pretty sweaty. I knew okay
  • My back's a little sweaty just under the blazer and the belt and the tights but my feet are doing okay for now
  • Which is a big win?
  • I feel like part of the challenge of Disney bounding is that you have to wear your outfit around Disneyland and I'm doing okay
  • So far, so after bouncing around the park riding the carousel eating some dinner and trying to steal a giant torch
  • I think it was time to end our Disney bounding day. All right. Are you ready to go home? Yes
  • My feet have finally started to hurt. I'm sweaty
  • Fresh Prince of bel-air more like swamp prince of bel-air
  • Am I right about to get a caramel? So that was our Disney bounding experience overall?
  • I very much enjoyed the process of putting together these outfits from choosing the characters to figuring out how to
  • Represent different components of their look with modern clothing in our case including a 90s inspired vibe made it a little more challenging
  • But you know, I love me some decades
  • so I'm always down besides that I also thought it was fun to try and straddle the line between
  • Like outfit and costume and I think there is a possibility that we will try Disney bounding again in the future
  • Come to think of it Maleficent and the spindle could be an interesting choice
  • I mean, maybe we could get Tyler into one of those spiky punk hairstyles that sticks straight up. It's not necessarily decade appropriate for
  • 1959 but it could be fun. Thank you guys so much for watching
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  • Thanks for watching Carter and I will see you guys next time

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So for a long time I have seen other people "disneybound", aka dress up as a disney-character-inspired-outfit. So I decided to try my hand at this style challenge and pick a disney villain and a sidekick for Tyler and I to dress up as. How do you think we did??

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