The fashionable fan event ‘Dapper Day’ is currently being held at Disneyland in California this weekend. First started in 2011, the event has grown in popularity ever since, with more and more fans putting a huge amount of work into creating a themed outfit. As adults are not allowed to wear costumes inside Disney theme parks, Dapper Day is a great time for fans wear themed looks based on their favourite character. I love the ‘Disney Bounding’ concept (dressing like a character using everyday clothing), and while you can wear a themed outfit to the park on any day of the year, these organised events are a fun opportunity to get together with like-minded fans and get some great group photos! As I can’t attend (sob.. international flights), I’m following all the great fashion on Instagram!
DAPPER DAY Events celebrates the tradition of “stepping out in style” and are meant to showcase you at your best. We do not aim to recreate a specific period. All sophisticated attire is encouraged from vintage-inspired classics to chic contemporary looks.
The event is hosted twice a year (spring and fall) at the Disney Parks in California, Florida, and Paris. These are not official Disney Park events, but the organisers work with Disney – there’s even an expo at the California event. It’s like the Her Universe Fashion Show – but everyone can make an outfit and show off their style! I love seeing all the Star Wars outfits, with popular choices this year including Rey, BB-8, Captain Phasma and Kylo Ren outfits – they all look amazing! The Paris and Florida events were held two weeks ago, so I’ve posted a few of my favourite fashion photos below, along with looks from this weekend’s event at California.
Read more information about Dapper Day at official website – Dapper Day
Fantastic Imperial outfit by beyondthepoisonapple –
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A photo posted by Kimberly B. (@unpackedmind) on
Captain Phasma look by kittiecosplay –
First Order themed look by justbetsycostumes –
This photo by queensavannnah features a great Star Wars group!
It’s a family affair. 💫☄✨ Thank you to Jaimee (@partyontheedge) for inviting me to do this amazing Star Wars shoot! Also thank you to Nadege (@nadfunbounding) for all of the spectacular photos and for creating such a perfect Kylo Ren inspired look. Can’t wait to shoot with these lovely ladies again. ❤️❤️❤️ #disneybound #starwars #theforceawakens #kyloren #princessleia #darthvader #rey #padmeamidala
A photo posted by Savannah Hammond🌙 (@queensavannnah) on
Here’s another great Star Wars group photo from angelbaby28 –
A photo posted by Angel Yaeger (@angelbaby28) on
A cute group photo from alcline19 –
A great group photo from rukiahitachiin –
A photo posted by Tina (@rukiahitachiin) on
A great group photo by courtoon –
A photo posted by Oh Yeah! Courtoon (@courtoon) on
This lovely lady incorporated her wheel chair in a BB-8 theme –
A photo posted by Albert Lam (@disneyphotoblography) on
A cute BB-8 dress with R2-D2 accessories –
A photo posted by 💕Mushison💕 (@mushi_son) on
Here’s some more great outfits –
- BB-8 outfit with Her Universe dress
- Coordinating pair wearing Her Universe lightsaber skirts
- Another Her Universe BB-8 dress
- Lady Vader at the Haunted Mansion
- Rey with BB-8 handbag
- Han Solo outfit (with light-up fascinator!)
- Rey vs. Kylo Ren
- Another Rey and Kylo Ren
- Princess Leia
- Another Princess Leia
- Neat Boba Fett themed hat
- Princess Leia and Han Solo couple
- Poe Dameron
- Kylo Ren and BB-8
- Vintage Star Wars fabric dress
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