Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dapper Day Spring 2017: Disneybounding in Groups

This past Sunday was another Dapper Day, a twice-annual event that I've grown particularly fond of because of all the wonderful sights, seeing people dress up in dashing and creative ways, transforming the park into a throwback experience harkening back to the mid-century, when Disneyland Park was young, and everyone went to the park in their Sunday finest.

It used to be that Dapper Day was about dressing up, typically in vintage style, to create a nostalgic environment.  But these days, the popularity of Disneybounding has turned Dapper Day into a creative exhibit on iterative Disney character homage, and many turn their enthusiasm into a group effort.  Here are just a few of the many Disneybounding guests who enjoyed the parks over the weekend.  Part of the fun was figuring out who some of them were Disneybounding as, and while some groups were cohesive themes, others were collections of disparate characters.  And still others were different groups coming together to each other's outfits.

Toy Story runs into the Purple Villains Club (see below for more details), and the result is fabulous.  Even Emperor Zurg can't help but be impressed by the Disneybounding.
This Roger and Jessica Rabbit seem to be the center of attention, flanked by their very stylish friends.
Donald and Daisy are too cute, with their friend, who is more on the Dapper side than the Disneybound side.


What happens when you mix Piglet, Tigger, and Winnie the Pooh with some faces outside of Hundred Acre Wood?
Remember the Purple Villain Gang I mentioned earlier?  I found the entire group earlier in the day at Paradise Pier.  Zurg, Governor Ratcliffe, Hades, Ursula, and the Evil Queen make for a fashionable group!
Of course, dressed up folks attract photographers.  Ariel, the King of Hearts with a rose not yet painted red, Cinderella (?), one Painting the Roses Red, and Pinocchio pose for a picture.
Style is everywhere.  In all fashions.
These friends were distinctly contradictory themes--adorable Duffy's and scary Jack Skellington.
This group was a bit of a mix, but Mary Poppins was easily recognizable.
Three famous ducks with the crossover in the middle: Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad McQuack, and Darkwing Duck.
I know the lady on the right was Anna from Frozen.  The other two were a little more vague to me and open to more than one possibility.
Disneybound Squad, assemble!  That was almost the literal cry of this large group of friends sporting Disneybounds all across the spectrum, from Fantasia to Sleeping Beauty to Cinderella movies.
Another mix here.  Emeralda on the right, with Rapunzel beside her.
And some of my friends at the end of the night... and their friends... and friends' friends...
Stay tuned for more Dapper Day photos this week.  We're just getting started!  And check out Westcoaster's Dapper Day update for even more photos from this past weekend!


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