As a Disney enthusiast, you look forward to annual trips to Disneyland or Disney World. You eagerly plan out the rides and attractions you’ll go to, where you’ll eat, and which characters you’ll look for. Disney life is a magical life, and you love every part of it! If you’re looking for a way to make your trip more magical, think about dressing up like one of your favorite characters.
Even if you’re in your teens, twenties, or thirties, there’s a way to dress so you look appropriately festive. It’s all about wearing regular clothing with the right color palette, accessories, and shapes. Here are a few ways to dress Disney without hijacking your niece’s princess costume.
Maybe you want to dress up like one of your favorite princesses. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Remember, it’s not necessarily about recreating the exact outfit, as it is about channeling the character’s vibe.
“Watch and you’ll see, someday I’ll be part of your world.”
For an outfit that’s out of this world, wear a purple crop top with teal capris to simulate the mermaid effect. Top it off with a playful red headband, seashell earrings, and a DIY bracelet made out of a silver fork.
“I want adventure in the great wide somewhere.”
Get adventurous with your outfit and dress up like Belle. To keep it modern, pair a button-up chambray shirt with a flirty tulle white skirt. Tuck in the shirt and add black flats with decorative bows. Don’t forget to wear a gold necklace with a little book, or your favorite literature-themed jewelry. If you’re feeling festive, put your hair up in a high bun and add a blue bow to the front.
“Our fate lives within us. You only have to be brave enough to see it.”
Be brave and dress up like the fierce princess, Merida. You don’t have to don a long velvet dress to do it, either. If you’re going to a Disney park in the winter, wear dark turquoise long pants and a long-sleeved t-shirt. Add leather elements like a leather satchel, leather boots, and a leather belt. Wear woodsy jewelry like a squirrel ring or necklace. Top it off with arrow-themed earrings.
Maybe you don’t want to dress up like a princess, but another memorable character in the Disney canon.
Winnie the Pooh
“As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen.”
As soon as people see your outfit, they’ll wish they had done the same thing! You don’t have to wear a huge bear costume to get Pooh’s look. Wear a red shirt in an interesting cut, like a spaghetti strap, a peplum, or a dolman sleeve. Pair it with a swingy bright yellow skirt. Add red strappy sandals or flats.
Next, incorporate honey-themed accessories like honeycomb earrings or a honeypot necklace. Add a final touch with honey-scented perfume.
“Think of all the joy you’ll find when you leave the world behind and bid your cares goodbye.”
Leave your cares at home and enjoy your time at Disney dressed up like the boy who never grew up. Wear tight dark green jeggings with a long, flowy, lighter green top. Cinch it at the waist with a brown belt. Add a red feather necklace and brown moccasin boots to complete the look.
When you dress up to pay homage to your favorite Disney character, it makes the entire day feel more special. When you plan a multi-day trip to the parks, you can dress up like a different character each day for full-on festivity.