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Disney is a place where everyone can be a kid at heart and it is super tempting to show up to Galaxy’s Edge or an extra ticketed event like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in full costume but Disney has some guidelines on that and we want to share those with you.
What is Disney bounding? It is dressing in an outfit that is inspired by a character, theme or attraction at Disney. This is perfectly acceptable for guests of all ages because you are not likely to be mistaken for a character as that is against the rules. Disney doesn’t want, and for good reason, guests dressing in full costume and being mistaken for characters as that could easily ruin the magic for some.
Here is an example of several appropriate Disney bound ideas. Get creative with this, go outside the box, it is amazing to see some of the incredible effort people put into their bounding. It’s incredible.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party:
The rules are a little different for this event because it is, Disney’s Halloween Party and costumes are encouraged.
You can view all of Disney’s guidelines HERE but here is a general idea of what the rules are:
Guests can dress as their favorite character, but may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests. Costumes and clothing for the entire family must be family friendly and can not obstruct other guests at the events, be offensive and may not contain weapons or sharp objects of any kind.
For Kids 13 and under, costumes and some masks may be worn, as long as the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible. For kids 14 and older, costumes may not reach or drag on the ground including full length princess dresses (which is a questionable guideline because we see it all the time). Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist. No masks are allowed.
For other extra ticketed events that are themed and for everyday, the same rules apply as above. Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts and hats are acceptable and encouraged because matching shirts are everything in Disney and bounding is strongly encouraged an so fun.
You can find some incredible ear makers and shirts an skirts and shorts and outfits of all kinds to show your Disney spirit that are within the guidelines of Disney. This Dumbo outfit for example, the ears are amazing creations from Creations With Love. The skirt I am in love with! It was so light and comfortable and was from Etsy and the shop Tonks Treasure Trove. The shirt was adorable and the shop was so easy to work with, also from Etsy from the shop CGGIncredibleTees.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge:
To start, some of the items sold in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, like robes, cannot be worn inside the land. The full costumes cannot be worn in the land as well for guests older than 14. While costumes may not be worn by guests 14 years of age or older, appropriate Star Wars inspired bounding outfits are absolutely acceptable and encouraged.
Specific items that are not allowed in Disney and so therefore not allowed in Galaxy’s Edge are, robes or military-style attire, masks, face paint, elaborate headwear, blasters or holsters, and hard items such as body armor, helmets or kneepads and full character suits. Important to note, lightsabers are allowed.
Here are some examples from Disney of items that are allowed and encouraged:
Here are some examples from Disney of items and costumes that are not allowed:
Other clothing items that are not allowed in Disney would be objectionable tattoos, Disney reserves the right to require offensive or objectionable tattoos to be covered. Excessively torn clothing, inappropriate attire for a family environment that includes items that show excessive skin, and clothing with multiple layers are all subject to additional security screenings.
Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other Guests. If you are unsure of your attire, contact Disney prior to your trip and confirm that your outfit is appropriate. Better to adjust your outfit than to not be allowed in Disney.
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