Golly, What a Day!

The Disneyland Resort likes to make their annual passholders (also known as APs) feel special, and last year they started doing a month long event called AP Days. AP Days usually means exclusive merch, special screenings, and exclusive meet-and-greets with characters who rarely make appearances at the parks. You might recall a post around this time year, when Roger Rabbit was one of those exclusive characters and I made a parasol featuring the Toon Patrol. This time, the Disneyland Resort is celebrating the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade, which debuted in the 70s, and in keeping with that theme, the brought back characters from their 1973 version of Robin Hood. I was overjoyed when I heard this, as this version of Robin Hood is one of my favorite Disney films, and quickly put together my Allan-a-Dale Disneybound and grabbed my matching parasol to visit with the characters.

Now that I feel like I’ve finally gotten the hang of this whole Disneybounding thing, and doing it with my own personal style, I’ve been thinking of doing a blog post about it to just have in my back pocket as a reference in the future, or to help out those who like the idea of Disneybounding, but not sure how to integrate their personal vintage esthetic into it.

Outfit
Peasant Top: Pinup Girl Clothing
Clam Diggers, Scarf, & Bangle: I don’t remember…
Shoes: Re-Mix
D Brooch: Match Accessories
Robin Hood Brooch: D23 Expo

Christmas Day at Disneyland

Patrick and I went back to back with theme parks this Christmas, with Knott’s Berry Farm Christmas Eve and Disneyland Christmas Day. We enjoyed the beautiful sights and sounds of the holiday season throughout the park, from the garlands to the Dapper Dans, it was a beautiful sun filled Christmas Day.

I won’t lie, I kind of feel bad for all of the theme park spam lately! The holiday season is hectic, and Knott’s and Disneyland are easy to turn to between all of the fun delights they offer, as well as the familiar faces they have; I had several friends working Christmas Day at the Disneyland Resort, so it was nice to be able to wish them a “Merry Christmas”.

As we look to New Year’s festivities, there will likely be a wee bit more of the theme park spam. We are spending New Year’s Eve at Knott’s, followed by attending the Tower of Terror farewell party that is in the evening New Year’s Day! But as for 2017, Patrick and I have loads of (non-theme park) plans already! And I can’t wait to share those experiences with you!

Outfit
Sweater Set & Shoes: Umm…I honestly don’t remember…
D Brooch: Match Accessories
Red & White Bangle: Gift from my dad
Green Bakelite Hinge Bangle: Buffalo Exchange 

Rogue One

I think by now it’s no secret that I’m a Star Wars fan. But even so, I wasn’t all that excited for Rogue One, which told the story of how the Rebels got their hands on the plans to the Death Star. I kind of felt it was unnecessary, but Patrick was really excited for it, and it gave me a good opportunity to get gussied up geek girl style.

A funny thing happened on the way to the cinema though, we decided at the last minute to go to the cinema at Downtown Disney, giving me the opportunity to shoot in Tomorrowland, as well as have a moment with Chewbacca.

I hope you’re all having a lovely week leading up to Christmas!

Outfit
Princess Leia Dress: Her Universe
Boots: eBay
Coat and Earrings: Antique Alley, Portland, Oregon
Purse: Loungefly

“Don’t you kind of love December”

The other day Patrick and I decided to go to Disneyland for brunch. I know it may seem really weird that my last post and this one involve Pat and I going to amusement parks for dining, but seriously, we have no food right now and it’s been pointless to go to grocery shopping, as we will be out of town later this week. It’s been on the cooler side lately so I was able to take one of my favorite sweater sets for a spin and wear one of my favorite Christmas Disney pin sets; Joe and Jenny from the animated short Once Upon a Wintertime.

I remember falling in love with the short as a child, as it was one of many delightful winter and Christmas themed shorts Disney put together on A Walt Disney Christmas, which I watched religiously on VHS during the holiday season, now if only they would release it on DVD! Once Upon a Wintertime however was originally released within the film Melody Time, which is thankfully available on DVD.

While I have other Once Upon a Wintertime pins, these ones in particular were hard to come by, as they are from a “Sweethearts” pin set that featured other Disney couples, and so finding someone who broke up the set is quite a rare thing. I purchased Jenny on eBay last year, and have been searching for Joe since, and I found him just a couple weeks ago! Just in time for Christmas at the park!

Do you have favorite cartoons or holiday movies you enjoy watching this time of year? What are some of them?

Outfit
Sweater set: Simply Vintage, Portland, Oregon
Shoes: Re-Mix
Bangles: Buffalo Exchange
Joe and Jenny pin set: eBay
Christmas corsage: Don’t remember…

Dapper Cowgirl

With so many Halloween festivities, fall Dapper Day (an unofficial day at the Disneyland Resort when Guests are encouraged to “step out in style” for a day at the park) really snuck up on me and I honestly felt like I had nothing to wear. But when I noticed the temperatures were going to be on the cooler side, and wanting to be different than the rest of the well-dressed crowd, I opted to pull out some of my nicer, more spiffy vintage western wear.

I am overjoyed that I opted for this look as opposed to a dress or blouse/skirt combo. I was comfortable, yet still stylish, and got to showcase some of my favorite pieces from my wardrobe that don’t go out often. While I have loads of western wear, I tend not to wear the true vintage in fear of something happening to it. But for a laid back day at the park, it worked out very well.

Not only did I get to see so many familiar faces, I met lots of new people, and I got to finally meet some readers and Instagramers in person! Which is always a treat!

There was the added bonus of the Dapper Day Expo where true vintage and vintage inspired vendors sold their wares. I came home with quite the Match Accessories bundle, including this amazing Davy Crockett guitar brooch! I also scored two new to me vintage dresses, including a Swirl!

Outfit
Hat: Orange Circle Antique Mall, Orange, California
Jacket, Shirt, and String Tie: Found by my dad
H Bar C Pants: Antique Alley, Portland, Oregon
Belt: ???
Shoes: Re-Mix
Brooch: Match Accessories

“I took care of everything. Everything on the list!”

Twice a year, Pinup Girl Clothing hosts Pin-Up Parade in the Park, an event at Disneyland, similar to that of Dapper Day, where gals are encouraged to dress up and celebrate pin-up style. The first one of the year was back in April (which you can see here), and since the second one fell in fall, attendees were highly encouraged to Disneybound as their favorite villain.

While Ratigan, from The Great Mouse Detective, is my favorite villain, my bound simply wasn’t coming together, but all of the pieces fell into place for me to bound as Ratigan’s “peg leg lackey”, Fidget. During the film, Fidget is given a task to acquire a list of things for Ratigan, and as per my MO, I, of course, needed a parasol to accompany me, and based my parasol design on the list.

I went with an asymmetrical skirt, which I have been a big fan of lately to offer an abstract take on Fidget’s peg leg, and paired two scarves together to emulate his two-tone scarf.

Just like last time, PUG hosted Disney themed trivia questions and gave winners “gift codes”, codes that gave the winners credit toward on-line purchases in varying amounts. Last time I walked away with $650 in credit. This time however I only came out with $125, which is still nothing to scoff at and I look forward to adding a few new items to my wardrobe in the near future.

I can’t believe next weekend is the last weekend in October! Where did the month go? It’s already shaping up to be a jam-packed weekend, including Stan Lee’s Comic Con, which Patrick and I are attending. We also got invited to four Halloween parties that weekend, and Saturday is the annual Anaheim Halloween Parade, which I missed out on the last two years! So I have some priority sorting to do before the weekend arrives, not to mention cosplays to work on! I hope your weekend was delightful and that your Halloween weekend is full of fun tricks and delightful treats!

Outfit
Cap: Actually Patrick’s…
Scarves: I honestly don’t know…
Motorcycle Jacket: Thrifted
Peasant top & Belt: Pinup Girl Clothing
Skirt: Buffalo Exchange
Shoes: Re-Mix
Driving Gloves: Amazon
Ratigan pin: Disneyland
Bat D Brooch: Unique Vintage exclusive by Match Accessories

Mickey’s Halloween Party

Earlier this week Patrick and I attended one of Mickey’s Halloween Parties at Disneyland, an event that is one of the few chances where adults get to wear costumes at the Disneyland Resort. I had several costume crisis moments leading up to the event this year, and ultimately went with one of my laziest costumes ever, even though it is one I have wanted to do for sometime. This year I went as Zunar J5/9 Doric 4-7, AKA Jake, from the 1978 Disney live action film The Cat from Outer Space, a childhood favorite of mine. The film has long since been forgotten by most, and fallen into obscurity by even the most die-hard Disney fans. The thing that differentiates Jake from just a standard cat is that his collar lights up and allows for him to do extraordinary things, like move objects and freeze people. Thankfully, Patrick worked it all out for me, using EL wire and some gems I got at the craft store. I also made a purse that looks like Jake’s ship, which itself looks a bit like a cat face.

I have gone as obscure Disney characters before (I went as Clarice one year, and Slue Foot Sue another), but never obscure enough that no one knew who I was, well this year it happened. No one knew who I was, or if they did, they didn’t say anything to me! However I noticed a few of you on Instagram said you knew the film when I posted some selfies from the evening. So, you guys are awesome!

One of the best things about the Halloween party this year was that there was a new (to the west coast that is) parade! In past years Disneyland featured the “Boo to You” parade, which felt very kid-y, and not all that great in my opinion. Meanwhile, Walt Disney World, featured the much more villainous and spooky “Frightfully Fun” parade, which people raved about. But this year the resorts swapped parades! And I can honestly say this parade is my favorite parade ever. It started out with the Headless Horseman, who was followed by some of the most beautiful floats I have ever seen, and included many Nightmare Before Christmas pieces.

October continues to bring lots of spooky events! And this weekend I’m hosting a small party with a few of fellow witchy friends, followed by Pin-Up Parade in the Park on Sunday! Which I’ll be attending and bounding as my favorite villain’s “peg leg lackey”. If you know who that is, then kudos!

I hope you are all having a wonderful autumn week!

Costume Details
Dress: Marshall’s, but painted by me
Tights: Target
Mocs: Minnetonka
Ears, Tail & Purse: Made by me