Thursday, May 2, 2019

WDW's Spring Dapper Day 2019, Saturday Part 2

Now that I'm fully recovered from the weekend, let's dive back in to my favorite Dapper finds on Saturday in the Magic Kingdom!

Rockabilly Ariel with her spiffy-suited Eric were so cute together.

More royal couples:

The lantern purse!

Someone mentioned shoes in my last post: Here in WDW there's a lot more ground to cover than Disneyland, so you'll see more flats - and most who do wear heels have backup flats to switch into throughout the day. 

(Some day I'm going to write a Dapper Day survival guide, and back-up flats will be tip #1! Too many newbies try to wear heels all day, then end up limping to buy flip-flops by noon, ha.)

Saddle shoes and chucks are dapper alternatives to heels, and are perfect for colorful 50s styles.

I'm proud to say that's my friend (and FOE) Matt rockin' the kilt. GO, MATT.

And I have to show off the back side of this gorgeous hair:

SO PRETTY. I basically stalked every woman with flowers in her hair, I love them so much. (If I didn't require a giant hat for the sun I'd be wearing a friggin' bouquet on my head.)

More gorgeous 'dos! Ohh, and she makes me want to wear bumper bangs and hair scarfs, too.

More Flapper Dappers, anyone?

I'm sure you guessed the Iron Man 'bounding flapper, but do you recognize the other one? I'll give you a sec. 

[tapping foot, humming Jeopardy theme song]

SHE'S PEGASUS FROM HERCULES, Y'ALL. Eeee! That winged scarf is genius. (And you can just see flapper Hades in the background; sorry I didn't get them together.)

I know I keep coming back to shoes, but look how perfect these are on dapper Rey:

 Rey wears two-tone boots that are almost exactly these colors and textures. That attention to detail makes me happy. :)

More perfect hair and accessories. (The lace gloves!)

Someone asked about the dog in my last post: these are all service animals. It's nice when the pups get a dapper accessory, too, though!

You ever see a stranger and think, "LIFE GOALS"?

She's beaming with happiness and wearing a dress that reminds me of Spectromagic's garden float:

 Also I've wanted long white hair like that since I was in college. So yeah, LIFE GOALS.

Love the lily-pad fascinator on Tiana, and that blue beaded shawl was stunning up close.

Only the most hardcore Dizgeeks will get these next Disneybounds. Ready?

Did you guess? Here's a hint: These 'bounds are off the wall.
Yep, they're dressed as the famous WDW walls: the bubblegum wall, the purple wall, and the lesser-known blueberry wall. ONLY IN DISNEY, MY FRIENDS. Love it. (They even have matching fascinators!)

Guess how much I squealed over this gorgeous gal's hair. Go on. Guess.

A LOT. You're squealing too, right? ERMERGERSH.

I spotted quite a few Rapunzel and Flynn 'bounds, but I think this was the only pair who went for Rapunzel and PASCAL:


I haven't complained about how hot it was yet this post, so consider this my reminder that everyone here is swimming through Florida swamp humidity & 90 degree heat. And with that reminder, allow me to introduce you to the cleverest group at Dapper Day:

Bahaha! The lades are in actual swim dresses, and the guys' old-timey bathing suits are PERFECT with those stick-on handlebar mustaches. When I asked for a photo I swear everyone within 15 feet of us also whipped out their phones. :D (People are pretty shy about asking for pics at Disney; it's only my 10 years of photographing cons that's given me the guts to charge in.)

I spotted a dapper JC Skipper while we were in line for lunch:

The pith helmet is so cute! As a former Jungle Cruise skipper, this went right for my heart.  (And stay tuned, because on Sunday I spotted a dapper Trader Sam. YES REALLY.)

Throughout the day on Saturday I encountered at least 3 or 4 people who were genuinely shocked - stammering, uncertain shock - when I asked for a photo, and watching that shock segue into blushing delight is my absolute favorite thing about Dapper Day. 

I had 2 or 3 ladies ask, "Me? You want a photo of just ME?" and then thank me profusely, laughing and eagerly handing off purses and bags to friends so they could strike a pose. It was wonderful and adorable and maybe just a tiny bit sad, all these gorgeous folks being so surprised by a stranger's compliments. But wow, what a reminder, you guys. What a reminder of the power we have with our words.


This lady's dress practically GLOWED in the sunlight - my photo isn't doing it justice at all - and I love the butterflies in her hair! I chased her a good 20 yards, and then she was so soft-spoken and shy, obviously one of the stunned one. Ahh, but the way she lit up for my photo, the way she beamed as she rejoined her group afterward...  you see it, right? Yeah. That's gonna stay with me for a long time.

Hoo boy, you can tell I'm rested up, because I am talking way too much. Ha! Pick up the pace, Jen. Onward!

Nightmare Before Christmas 'bounds! Jack, Sally, and I think that's Zero on the left, since she's carrying a pumpkin pail.

I spotted this adorable photo in process while wandering around Fantasyland. I think he might be 'bounding as her! SO SWEET. (And he looks a lot like Matt Smith, right?)

Completely smitten with this Rapunzel 'bound:

How gorgeous is that kimono?!

A trio of beauties on Main Street:
I want everything the one on the left is wearing. SO FUN. (And those perfect Victory Curls!)

 Here's the third D3 Darlins meet that day, you can see the numbers have dwindled quite a bit:
This was around 6pm, I think, so everyone who lasted this long was a trouper!

More hair flowerrrrrs:


Someday, gang. Someday I will have this many flowers on my head... hopefully in a pretty fashion.

Dapper Haunted Mansion vibes! And check those fabulous sunglasses.

Ruh-roh. WE HAVE A 2319!

And her purse is a scream canister! EEEEEEE! So clever, and so happy with these colors!

Every year I see more gents dappering up for the occasion, and every year I will continue to tell you I am HERE. FOR. IT. Just look at this suit! And the wingtips! Yassss.

I admit, I had to google this... and it turns out the character she's Disneybounding is literally known as "Beret Girl" from An Extremely Goofy Movie. She looks just like her, too!

So happy to see the new Mary Poppins movie represented:

THAT DRESS. Those shoes! And Jack, too! This two are practically perfect in every way.

I think that's going to wrap up my favorites from Saturday, so I'll end with my special reward for surviving over 7 hours in the sun:


I've wanted one of these for ages, but they were always sold out when various friends tried to snag one for me. By getting there early John and I were finally able to grab one, so this beautiful mousey boy is now in a place of honor in my office, making me smile. (And shout-out to the balloon CM on Main Street for helping us take this photo!)

I hope you've been enjoying all my Dapper photos, peeps, because I'm only halfway through. Next up, Sunday at Epcot! I'm about to edit those now, so expect at least one more photo roundup, maybe two. (Sound off in the comments if you want more or less dapper pics, won't you? It's hard for me to gauge the general interest, and I could talk about spiffy people all day. I'm also happy to space the posts out, though, so you don't get Dapper Day fatigue. :D)


Much as I love them, Dapper Days are work days for me and John. We don't ride rides, we don't see shows - just like with conventions, all we do is look for people to photograph and stories to tell. If you'd like us to keep sharing experiences like this, then you can help support us by liking and sharing my Facebook posts, shopping through our Amazon links (USA, UK, Canada.), or by giving directly through Paypal.

 As always, thank you for being here and letting us do what we do! Much love and all the squishy internet hugs, my friends. ::mwah::


  1. I would like to see ALL the dapper pics, please and thank you!

  2. Mooooore dapper day photos for sure!

  3. I too would like to see ALL the dapper pics please! I also must admit I appreciate when you caption exactly who the characters are that people are dressing up as, because often, I would not be able to guess, then totally see it once I read the caption. For instance, who is the "royal couple" on the left in your second picture? Is the couple on the right Jasmine and Aladin? (No matter who they are, those couples both look great!)

    1. That's Rapunzel & Flynn on the right, and I believe Aurora and Phillip on the left (though not positive).

  4. ALL THE DAPPER PICS!!!! I love these and always just wish some day I will be able to go. Although, since I have never even been to Disneyland at ALL, the chances are pretty slim.

  5. More! More! More!

  6. Here to lend my voice to the call for ALL. THE. DAPPER. PICS. And I also really appreciate the captions. Much love and appreciation for all the work you put in to these!

  7. How to have a floral hat: acquire inexpensive wide brimmed sun hat. Acquire flower crown. Apply one to the other. Plus if you have a particularly exuberant flower crown it helps disperse some of the weight.

  8. Always more Dapper pics. Never too many!

  9. I could look at your dapper pics all day long. More and more please!

  10. Dapper Day Dapper Day!!! We want Dapper Day! :D

  11. Definitely more! I live vicariously through you!!

  12. LOVE them. I have no idea who most of them are supposed to be, but they look gorgeous! More pics, please!

  13. I love seeing all the Dapper pics! They're so pretty - and your commentary is great, too. Keep it coming!

  14. I love all your photos! I live vicariously through them as I can't go to any of the events you post. These are quite possibly my favorite of all of your posts you do.

  15. I love these kind of posts! Keep them coming! I love seeing all the gorgeous clothes!

  16. More! More! More! More!
    It's so fun to see all of these!

  17. Your cosplay and Dapper Day photos are always my absolute favorite parts of the blog! Not gonna lie, your story about the shy girl beaming after having her picture taken got me a little choked up.

  18. I love seeing the creativity of all the Dappers! And I also love that it's all kinds of people who do it. So keep those photos coming.

  19. Your dapper posts are some of my favorites! I'm always happy to see more photos.

  20. I love the dapper pics! But please spell out who/what people are bounding, even if you think it's too blindingly obvious, because I'm not up on stuff enough to guess a lot of them, but do appreciate knowing. I had to Google what "we have a 2319" referred to, though at least you gave us that to find :-).

  21. I love, love your dapper pics. Keep them coming.

  22. More more more, please! I love these pictures!

  23. Picture #6 of the flowers in the hair of the lady in the lovely green dress: Did you purposely line her up with the castle from the spire? It totally looks like she's a magical unicorn and I love it! <3

  24. All the photos from all the things!!!! Love it, love you guys!!! Living vicariously and wishing we were warmer than 40 degrees F this morning. In May. I love New England weather...

  25. Psst - I think you mean Jack from Mary Poppins Returns, not Bert.

    (And I love all the dapper pics!)

  26. More. Always more. I would love to make Dapper Day in some distant future, but for now I'm living through your posts!

  27. I vote for more Dapper Day pics!

  28. I enjoy the Dapper Day photos - especially the old school villains (appeals to my dark sense of humor). I've always wanted to dress as Maleficent, but never had an excuse. I particularly enjoyed the gal in the Ursula dress that you captured, as my mom had a friend for awhile that I swore they based the character upon (looks and personality).

    I'm surprised to see all that yellow - don't you have wasps in Florida? I'd be watching for stinging insects all day.

  29. I, too, LOVE the dapper photos!!

  30. please post every single photo and tell every single story. i love these posts. I love your story about the shy people shocked that you'd want their picture and beaming once it was done. you made those people's day and then went and made my day when you posted about it. I want all of it!!!

  31. Oh, I'm definitely on-board with as many dapper photos as possible! So gorgeous!

  32. Oh man, I thought the balloons in the background of that Mary Poppins bound were part of the outfit! I was trying to figure out how she'd attached them to her parasol when I saw the vendor int he background. ><

  33. Oh, more, more! I always think of these photos as inspiration for everyday life.

  34. I love the Dapper Day photos! As many as you want to post, I will drool over. I live in New England and though I try to get to WDW most years, the chances of me being able to be present on a Dapper Day are extremely low. I'm a university professor and have to meet my classes during term time. Your fabulous photos allow me to enjoy from afar!

  35. Echoing everyone else in wanting more pics! These kinds of posts are always my favorite.

  36. I died over the Goofy Movie bound. It's genius. I love that movie!

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  38. More Dapper pictures, most definitely! I never tire of them, even without a crumb of an idea of the characters represented. It's wonderful to hear that you are making the people you are photographing happy as well - so you are bringing happiness and joy to those we are viewing as well as to viewers. (Yes, I realize that there is likely so overlap in that set.)

  39. Please, more dapper day pictures! They're beautiful, and I love seeing people's creativity!

  40. I would very much like ALL the Dapper Day pictures! They brighten up my day like you would not believe. :)

  41. I love all the dapper posts. Keep em comin

  42. Would your friend Matt in the kilt happen to be a Slytherin? :)

  43. I love all the pics. I wish I lived closer to Disney. Took my kids the last two years and can't wait until we can go again.

  44. I'm a fellow BFH (Big Floppy Hat) wearer in the summers up here in the Northeast. Heat, humidity, bugs, all of it's bad for a pasty homebody like me, so on goes the hat. Being a total failure at long-hair-wearing (I literally couldn't even braid it for myself, it was ridiculous) my chances for hair-flowers are finished, but my BFH is perfect for weaving flowers onto! Seriously - if your hat doesn't already have a decorative chain around the crown like mine, it can't be too hard to find one you like (or just work with what you have) and find ways to add floral sprays or garlands to your BFH, crafting that perfect pretty floral bonnet to swear by! Never let anyone tell you you can't add flowers to something.

    Or dragons. You can also add dragons...

    Now I want to draw Flower Dragons...

  45. Yes please to more dapper pix! I love them lots, plus your commentary is always awesome and the creativity and zest the people show is just so inspirational!

  46. One more vote for plenty of dapper pics! I love seeing people dressed up so nicely and clearly enjoying themselves even with the ridiculous heat.

    Also mad props to the Beret Girl bounder who endured all that humidity and heat with thick long hair down against her neck and face. Any time I try to wear my hair down in the summer it lasts approximately 23 seconds before I bust out the hair tie.

  47. More Dapper Day pics!! I love seeing people's creativity with the Disneybounds especially. I'm getting inspiration for the fall Dapper Day at Disneyland. It happens to be on my friend (fellow dizgeek's) birthday weekend and we both live in SoCal so I'm looking forward to going!!


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