It’s #SewDisney time!

Happy Halloween, sewcialists! Can you believe November starts tomorrow? And that means it’s time to kick off our new sewalong theme for the month–all things Disney/Pixar! I’m very excited to be co-hosting this with Katie–she’ll be checking in soon with some ideas for the kids in your life, and I’m going to show some things that will work for the rest of us!
After all, Disney costumes for adults can be a lot of fun. I was lucky enough to get to DragonCon this year, and made sure to take as many pictures of Disney-related costumes as I could find!
DragonCon
(Counter-clockwise from the left: a historically-inspired Cinderella, Anna and Elsa from Frozen, a lovely Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and my own Belle costume! Which you can read more about here if you’re interested.)
Practically speaking, though, aside from days like today and conventions, there’s not always an excuse to make a full-blown costume. But there’s still lots of ways you can bring some Disney magic into your everyday wardrobe! I’d heard of “Disney Bounding” before, but hadn’t really looked into it until recently. Apparently there’s a rule at the parks that adults can’t dress up in full costumes so they don’t get mistaken as park employees. So instead, costume-minded fans put together outfits inspired by their favorite characters, but with everyday modern clothes! The main blog for it is here, and I’m going to highlight just a few looks for some popular characters. (All of these should link to her original Polyvore sets.)
For instance, if you’re heading into winter like me, there’s always the Frozen option, like this one for Elsa:
Elsa
 Perhaps you’re feeling a little more tomboyish, and Merida from Brave is more your style:
Merida
If villains are more your thing, this outfit is perfect for taking over Agrabah in style!
Jafar
Jafar by leslieakay featuring a waist belt
And since it’s Disney, who says you have to go with a human character? How fun is this feminine take on Donald Duck’s nautical style?
Donald Duck
ariel-lieke-1One more example—Lieke recently posted her modern-day take on Ariel at The Monthly Stitch, and kindly granted me permission to share her lovely creation here! The sequined fabric couldn’t be more perfect for a mermaid, and adding the purple cardigan to give a nod to Ariel’s shell top was a pretty brilliant move. You can read more about her creation at her blog.
Katie and I are looking forward to seeing all of your creations in the Flickr group! You can also tag your Twitter posts or Instagram sneak peeks with #SewDisney. So what’s your favorite Disney/Pixar movies? Or what characters’ outfits inspire you to borrow their style?

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