Shiny Sky Rainbows

Elevate your Disney style with fanciful hair bows and headbands by Shiny Sky Rainbows that will show off what you love most about DISNEY!  Bows that are so sparkly you are bound to stand out from the crowd.  Shiny Sky Rainbows hair bows will transform a blah day to the most magical day ever!  Check out my favorite bows from this quaint shop I found on Etsy!dole2

This darling Dole Whip inspired bow is incredibly delectable and the perfect bow for any Dole Whip fanatic like me.  With just the perfect touch of shimmer and shine the pineapple shaped barrette is topped off with a sparkly, yellow hibiscus flower.   Pair it with the sweetest soft serve Disney treat and you will feel like a Pineapple Princess!

 

lolli2Satisfy your sweet tooth with a swirl lollipop hair bow.  Inspired by Main Street USA’s Confectionery; one of my favorite shops to roam through!  The sweet smells of candy and all things sugary bring back childhood memories  from some of my first visits to the Magic Kingdom. The multicolored bow is brightly vibrant and a perfect replica to the famous Mickey Swirl Lollipop’s.

 

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Channel your inner mermaid with this Ariel inspired hair bow.  Shaped like a starfish, this Ariel flower bow is made of soft grosgrain ribbon and embellished with a gold starfish center.  Life is the bubbles under the sea!  Perfect for your little Disney Princess!

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Yeehawww!  This rootin tootin Jessie insprired headband will intrigue you to yodel your heart out!  Made with a thin, light headband and topped off with a miniature cowgirl hat just like Jessie’s!  You will be an honorary roundup member as you roll and ride through Frontierland.  Look how darling it is matched up with this Jessie inspired dress by One Two Three Shop!  

 

All bows are customized to your desired clip (alligator clip or french barrette) and can be made into a headband!  Let your imagination be your guide and dress your best Disney Style with Shiny Sky Rainbows.

 

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Lost in Neverland with Tootles- Halloween Costume Idea!

Second star to the right and straight on til morning. Before you know it you are in Neverland soaring above the clouds with Peter Pan and Tinkerbell and fighting pirates like that old codfish Captain Hook.  Oh, what fun imagination can be!  Halloween is a great time for families to dress up and take on a whole new character.  This is the time of year in which my children dress up in a different costume every weekend as they enjoy the season’s greatest festivities.  One of our themes this year was The Neverland Crew in which my son played the part as Tootles (Skunk) the Lostboy.

In the animated film: Peter Pan, Tootles wears a skunk costume.  Our version replicates the ensemble with denim overalls, a black shirt (with white felt along the belly and a white stripe along the back,) an adorable skunk tail, and a Davy Crockett style skunk cap.   The overalls and black shirt came straight out of my boy’s closet.  I purchased the white felt from a craft store.  Using fabric glue I glued a round patch for the belly and a stripe along the back.  The skunk tail is from Sweet 16 in Stitches and is made with felt and stuffed with a polyester filling for the perfect finished look.  It easily attaches to any material with a silver clip.  Also available from Sweet 16 in Stitches: fox tail, racoon tail, and a cow tail! Tails that are perfect for pretend play and the creation of a new Lostboy costume.  The skunk cap is made of acrylic and is very soft to the touch.   My son enjoyed wearing this cap at the parks, even in the sunny Florida weather.   It is absolutely prefect hat for outdoor activities and is compliments of Crooket Coon Caps.  Other styles: coon cap, fox cap, and a Alaskan wolf cap are available on their Etsy shop.  Complete this look with black freckles and a pinch of pixie dust!

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Tootles may have lost his marbles, but he still has his adventurous charm and this costume represents it well.  Complete with skunk cap and tail this Lostboy is ready to jump in line for following the leader at the sound of Pan’s crow and so will yours!

 

Trekking through Africa in style

photopass_visiting_ak_7829551592_edited.jpgJambo, friends!  I am so excited to share the wildest Minnie ears this side of the safari by Faffybelle Creations.  Inspired by Africa’s most astounding creatures the giraffe and the cheetah.  Be fabulous in the sparkle reticulated giraffe pattern or fierce in the rainbow cheetah print.  No matter what you chose you will stand out from the crowd at Animal Kingdom.

Faffybelle Creations uses high quality fabric with the most unique print  that can’t be found anywhere else.  Ears are designed firm and lightweight and easily slide on to any hairstyle with a matching headband.  The giraffe inspired Minnie ears are one of the most popular sellers from this Etsy boutique.  They feature a miniature giraffe head at the center of a sparkly gold bow and are encrusted with a beaded trim.  The cheetah inspired Minnie ears are a new design and feature a rainbow cheetah print with a pastel pink bow attached to a hot pink headband.

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Faffybelle’s Minnie ears are so eloquently crafted, as the designer pays attention to every detail.  I could not find a single flaw in these ears.  I consider them high end quality and when compared to that of ears purchased from the park; more for your money.  If you are looking for character inspired ears or holiday ears you can find them on Faffybelle Creations  Etsy storefront and listed on her Instagram.

“Imagination has no limits.  Dream, Design, Create!”-Faffy

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Disney PhotoPass Bloopers…

I would like to think that I take the perfect picture every single time someone says smile for the camera; but I would be lying.  In reality it takes a lot of work for me.   There is a whole lot happening behind the scenes that you, my faithful friends don’t know.  Like, stretching my neck to hide the unbearable double chin that seems to pop up at the most inconvenient times, positioning my arm just right to avoid hulk arm from appearing,and widening my eyes; so I don’t look Chinese.  I won’t even begin to tell you what I have to do with the lower half of my body!  The photographer could take a hundred shots and only one is deemed safe for public viewing.  And then there are the non-posed, real life, seize the moment kind of pictures that Disney PhotoPass photographers love to capture.  Well, there isn’t much I can say about that….I will let the pictures speak for themselves.  So for all of you needing a laugh today…Enjoy my most awkward PhotoPass Captures, compliments to the photographer!  No really, thank you DPPP for catching me in my most awkward Disney moments.  Without you, the world wouldn’t get to laugh with me on this Terrific Thursday.

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Journey into Imagination with Figment

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“Just one little spark of inspiration…that’s all it takes!  Imagination is how our minds think; to create creations.  With just that spark our dreams come true.”  (Sherman Brothers)

 

Dressing up to play at Disney is more than fun, it’s magical!    My children and I love to coordinate our outfits based on the park we are visiting for the day and what character or attraction’s we have a FastPass for.  One of our  favorite attractions at EPCOT just happens to be the classic- Journey into Imagination with Figment.  Inspired by this legendary character my daughter and I put together the perfect look for Disney bounding around EPCOT.

But wait!  What is Disney bounding?  Disney bounding is an alternative form of cosplay in which the individual’s love and appreciation for Disney is reflected through casual fashion.  From head to toe we honor the legendary character Figment; whom we all have grown to love.

dscn7509This fantastical hair bow is designed by Lucky Rabbit Creations an Etsy boutique that specializes in perfect little handmade bows and ears.  Inspired by Figment this bow displays orange horns and wings, and an F for his initial on purple and yellow fabric.  The fabric is durable and holds it’s form.  It can  withstand the great forces of speed and winds of the infamous Test Track.   This bow was designed with a French style clip that clasps close tightly and allows the wearer to attach it to any hairstyle with ease.  We love how it looks with a super high ponytail. It adds a touch of retro to the outfit.  At Lucky Rabbit Creations you will find bows and ears that will make your vacations more magical!   Desiree can customize any bow using a variety of styles from hand embroidery to hand beading.

The Figment circle skirt is designed by Paula of Sassy Skirts for Gals.  Sassy Skirts for Gals dscn7452can be found on Etsy and is Disney Nerd heaven.  You will be intrigued by an arrangement of fluffy circle skirts with a geeky twinge that will make you screech  for joy.  This skirt is made of a cotton fabric adorned with mini figments all over and finished with a purple grosgrain ribbon-(pre) tied in the perfect bow.  Sassy Skirts for Gals makes all circle skirts one size fits most with an adjustable elastic waist.  It is recommended to wear a tight fitting blouse that will easily tuck under for a more fashionable statement. Circle skirts are such a sweet way to add a little sass to your outfit!

unnamed-3Every girl knows an outfit is not complete without the perfect pair of shoes!  Jennifer from Beach Town Crafter on Etsy made these innovative Figment shoes that are bound to take you on the greatest journey through the Imagination Institute where your brain will be magically inspired.  Jennifer hand paints the design onto a comfortable KEDS like shoe using water safe paints.  This customized design has Figment fully detailed on the left shoe and the Imagination Institute logo on the right.  Hand painted on the side of the right shoe are the words, “one little spark,” acts as a simple reminder of how our wildest dreams come true.  The artistry of these shoes is impeccable  and the detail superb.  Check out Jenny’s other designs in her Etsy shop or message her with a custom design request.  She can customize anything!

Twirl your heart through EPCOT in this adorable outfit honoring Figment the adorable purple dragon.  My daughter received so many compliments from cast members and park guests and you will too!

“A dream, can be a dream come true.
With just that spark, in me and you.” (Sherman Brothers)

Ewok Run Disney Costume

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Somewhere off in a faraway galaxy a young boy is preparing for the race of the galactic century!  Star Wars Half  Marathon weekend is an epic Run Disney event that takes place in the Walt Disney World Resort.  It is a weekend of galactic fun and fantastic runs.  Runners will feel the power of the force as they charge through Darth Vader’s turf with the Emperor’s white uniformed stormtroopers cheering them along the way. Runners are faced with the ultimate dilemma to run for the light side or  run for the dark side.

jedi_1851-1536x820As for my lil man, he has chosen  to run for the light side and will be representing the moon Endor  in the Star Wars 5K as an Ewok.  Yub Yub and Coatee-cha tu yub nub! (Ewokese for yay and celebrate the freedom!) Ewoks evolved from Wookiees and look like adorable lil bears.  Cunning lil creatures they are quick on their feet and known to be great hunters.  Personally, I love their cuteness!  It is for these reasons my son has chosen this notable character as his costume in his first Star Wars Race in April 2017.

dscn7360This was the easiest costume to put together.  My new friend, Debbie owner of DK Design Emporium helped me with the too cute Ewok ears that have literally stopped Disney cast members in their tracks.  One cast member couldn’t handle the cuteness and teared up while exclaiming, “Just stop it!”    Debbie shapes the faux fur ears and attaches them along with an orange hood to an orange baseball cap to create the Ewokian look.  The orange hood is quite light and breathable, keeping any runner cool during an extended run.  Need this hat for an adult runner?  No worries!  Debbie can make this hat in adult or child sizes.  Match the Ewok Hat with a brown runners shirt and brown runners shorts and your lil Jedi mate is easily transformed into a mighty Ewok.

The fun doesn’t stop there!  Debbie is a master designer and can make any custom look.  If you are not sure what your desired run costume should look like, you can browse her design album on Pinterest.  There you will find a variety of styles for any Run Disney event.  Here are some of my Star Wars favorites:

above: Gamorrean Guard Running Costume, Princess Leia Inspired Running CostumeGreedo Running Costume, and Tusken Raider Sand People Running Costume.

 Costumes are also perfect for Halloween, a costume party, or a fun filled day at the park!  Characters, cast members, and other Disney guests will be Ee chee wa maad (Ewokese for Wow’d) My son received so many compliments on his costume and your runner will too!  Run on over to DK Design Emporium and order your Run Disney outfit and may the force be with you!  Order processing takes up to five days.

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Chewie:  Huurh aarrragghuuhw (Wookie for how adorable!)

 

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Eyeta (Jawaese for Friend)

 

 

The Mystery of the Purple Wall

is-2Of all the beautiful photo spots throughout Disney World, one of the most popular today is the Purple Wall. The purple wall stretches from the Tomorrowland Terrace and into Tomorrowland.  It is part of a hidden walkway leading guests from Main Street to Tomorrowland. When I first heard of the purple wall I was intrigued and thought there must be something special about this wall. Before knowing where it was located within the park of Magic Kingdom my children and I searched and searched. One day we stopped to take pictures at what we thought was the notable  wall,  just outside the bathrooms near the Tomorrowland Speedway. I couldn’t understand why so many people would stop to take pictures outside the entrance of the women’s restroom. It was quite awkward with very little space to pose while guests where going in and out of the restroom.   Just the same we managed to snap a few pics and felt very strange doing so.  A few visits later we walked past a much longer purple wall and realized we had found it!   It stretched for what seemed like miles but I’m sure was more like 1/4 of a mile.   The joy that we felt over this accomplishment!  It was  exhilarating!

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After taking some pictures, laughing at how silly we were before, and how exciting it was to finally find this hidden treasure I sat to watch the passersby. Many walked past not noticing the beauty of it while others stopped to pose making a funny face and some with props.   I could only wonder what made this wall so special?  After all, it has been the backdrop for thousands of pictures and has it’s own Instagram page!

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Sadly, according to cast members there is nothing special about it.  It is just a wall that was painted purple in 1998.  The color purple is a bright color used to express the future and replaces the old yellow of yesterday.  It is a contemporary color and matches the color scheme used at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.  When asked about the popularity, cast member Ricky stated, “It is an Instagram trend.  Guests will take pictures for the trend.”

Trend or no trend…this wall is making history!  So grab a camera and put on your best smile and join the “Instagram Trend”!  Think of it as a little added magic!