Last Saturday the dapper crowds descended on Disney's Hollywood Studios, and we were lucky enough to get the year's first almost-cool weather for the day. AHH BLISSFUL 78 degrees!
I snapped over a hundred group and single portraits that day, and loved every second of it. Unlike a convention, you're more likely to surprise someone when asking for a photo here - but without exception, it always made them smile. And I really like making people smile. :)
So, ready to see some of my favorites?
Love seeing more and more men get into the dapper act - and I hear this year's was the biggest turn-out yet!
As always, the dapper Disney Bounding caught my eye the most:
For those unfamiliar: Disney Bounding is a form of subtle cosplay achieved with everyday clothes. It's quite fun figuring out all the different characters!
Anna and Elsa are still popular choices, along with classics like these:
Check out dapper Boba Fett's antennae fascinator! And beside her are a perfect Haunted Mansion & Tower of Terror.
Sally and Jack from Nightmare Before Christmas:
It doesn't show too well in the photo, but they're both wearing sculpted pins from Steven Universe! Her's is a Cookie Cat, and his is the pink Lion. YES. (They tried to help me convince John to watch the show, and I think we made a little progress. Right, John?)
There were so many people dressed up, it was often hard to choose who to chase! Other than great Disney Bounding, I looked for either the most authentically vintage looking outfits, the most eye-catching, or a bit of both:
Btw, Dapper Day is actually a fan-run event, but Disney knows when to show some love for a good thing:
Dapper Daisy & Donald!
I'm tempted to make Donald's outfit for myself next year. Only, you know, with pants. (Or maybe a big white fluffy skirt? OOooOOOOoooo...)
Speaking of which, I actually attempted to be a bit dapper myself this year, but I conveniently "forgot" to take a picture. John made me be in his selfie in line, though, so at least you can see how well the fabulous bow tie he made matches my dress:
Mah baby makes his own BOW TIES. Aw yeah.
Ok, back to my pics and this amazing DAPPER ROCKETEER:
Look at her helmet fin fascinator! And her purse is the rocket pack! [SWOON]
Ahem. More sweetness:
That's an oh-so-subtle Rapunzel 'Bound - look closely, and you'll see a sparkly chameleon pin on her purse!
So many perfectly coiffed curls and fun vintage sunglasses:
I assumed this next couple was Bounding as Dreamfinder & Figment - but it turns out they were actually inspired by Merlin and Mad Madame Mim!
I snapped this next one too close, but imperfections just make it look more vintage, er, right?
Here's Traci Ann, one of the readers that managed to track us down, as a dapper Merida:
She sewed pockets into the tips of her "fur" stole, which is just the most brilliant purse substitute ever.
I chased this gentleman down from across the plaza:
DAPPER ARMORED BAYMAX. Yes!
I also went barreling after these two, which I think kind of scared them, but I promise, ladies, I just REALLY liked your outfits:
Dapper Roger Rabbit & a Kiss The Girl poodle skirt!
You guys, I want everything this girl is wearing:
HEAVENLY ORANGE GOODNESS!
Now here's a pair who ARE Bounding as Dreamfinder and Figment:
As I was editing these photos, I zoomed in on that trim on "Figment's" skirt - and would you believe it's the hand-lettered lyrics to "One Little Spark?" Now I love these girls even more.
A Toy Story Trio:
That's Bo Peep, Woody, & Barbie!
And here's Mushu with Mulan:
A dapper young Buzz Lightyear and a practically perfect Mary & Bert:
Another fun find while I was editing: this dashing couple was inadvertently photo-bombed by the Doctor:
(The Doctor is John of Cosplay Craziness, btw.)
Peter Pan and Captain Hook plus another dapper Jack:
A beautiful Elsa and Prince Eric & Ariel:
(Some of these Disney Bounds are pretty subtle; if she hadn't been with Ariel I never would have guessed Prince Eric!)
Here's Camryn, another Epbot reader we spent the day with at last year's Dapper Day. Check out the fun Wonderland skirt she made!
A few more sweet vintage dresses - plus picture-perfect makeup:
Those furry pom-poms and that cherry pin! Ah!
I loved this gent's sunflower boutonniere:
I heard Gertie the dinosaur is leaving the park for good this week, so I made sure to snap a farewell photo before we left:
And one last shot looking back towards the theater - now sans Sorcerer's Hat! - just after sunset:
Believe it or not, there are plenty more photos where these came from - so head over to my Flickr album to see the rest!