Here is a fun DIY costume that is super easy to throw together (((last minute even))) and perfect for Halloween!
It’s Darla that scary girl who unintentionally kills FISH! She is the first female Pixar villain and so underrated that we thought we would shine the spotlight on her this ghoulish season.
Everything you need for this costume can be found around the house.
*purple shirt *blue, pink, and gold glitter *fabric glue *Elmer’s glue
*plaid skirt or denim shorts (we improvised and used denim shorts)
*print out of “Rock n Roll Girl” graphic on cardstock
*brown metallic eyeliner *gray or white pipe cleaner
*two pigtail holders * two bobby pins *knee high socks *plastic fish
*Ziploc bags *clear hair gel and water *scissors
First things first:
The shirt: Cut out the Rock n Roll Girl print following the black bold lines to keep the shape of the graphic. Glue glitter with the Elmer’s glue onto the letters for that added sparkle. Blue glitter on Rock and Roll, pink glitter on the letter n and Girl, and gold glitter on the star. When this dries glue the graphic onto the shirt using the fabric glue. Make sure to place a piece of cardboard inside the shirt to keep from gluing the fabric together. Place a heavy book over the graphic to keep it flat while drying.
The fish in the bag: Drop your plastic fishy into the Ziploc bag. Fill a quarter of the bag with hair gel and top off with tap water. Just a little over a quarter, not too much water because you will need to tie the bag shut. The hair gel makes the water look under the sea bubbly.
The hair and makeup: Darla hair is easy. Make two pigtails and secure. Darla is a young girl and she doesn’t wear makeup; use the metallic brown eyeliner to add freckles on your nose and just under the eyes. She has lots of freckles! Shape the pipe cleaner and position around the mouth like headgear. Tuck the ends of the pipe cleaner behind ears and secure with bobby pins.
Slip on your bottoms, socks, and shoes and your ready to go!
Happy Fall, my friends!
Spooky Days are coming to Walt Disney World this September! Spooky Empire, the same company behind Orlando’s semi-annual horror conventions, has announced Spooky Days in the Parks as a two-day meet up event “for fans that have a ‘villainous’ side.” This first time event will take place on September 22-23. Come play in the parks dressed in your most frightful Disney Bound.
Need some inspiration? You could check out Pinterest for some “spooky” ideas. Or you can keep reading for visual inspiration from Kawaiian Pizza Apparel.
Kawaiian Pizza Apparel designs casual cosplay apparel for all your Disney Bounding needs. This Etsy shop offers Disney inspired leggings, shirts, tank tops, dresses, skirts, and so much more for Disney fans of all ages. All items are hand screened by two curious sisters with a big heart for Disney and style.
Pictured above is the Haunted Mansion Inspired Skater Dress, Kid’s Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Inspired Disneybound Shirt, and Maleficent Inspired Skater Dress. Other designs are available and customized apparel is offered upon request.
Will we be at Spooky Days? YES!
What are we wearing? Great question! I am still conjuring up the perfect Disney Bound for my son and I. My daughter selected a dress from Kawaiian Pizza Apparel’s Ready to Ship section. She will Disney Bound as Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas.
Designed to mirror the intricate details of our favorite ragdoll. This Disney Bound is brightly colored, lightweight, and breathable; making it a great wear for the Florida heat. Slip on a pair of running shorts or leggings and transform this Disney Bound into the perfect run costume.
Kawaiian Pizza Apparel makes it so easy to Disney Bound in the parks. Thank you to Alec Dale for sending us this beautiful Sally inspired dress. I’m thinking I need to snag the Jack Skellington inspired shirt for my son. OHHHH My Disney and a Zero dress for me!!!
Smile Pretties! It is Friday and I am feeling fabulous and wish you love and happiness for your weekend adventures! If you are in the Orlando area you may want to find Adventure at Disney Springs for the Road to the Races tour where you can see Lightning McQueen and other Cars 3 stars. This event is scheduled through Sunday. Don’t worry if you are not able to attend you can still enjoy the event!!! I will go live on my Instagram this weekend while attending the event found on the Marketplace side. If you are following me on Instagram you will receive a notification when I go live and if you are not following me @forkandspoonley you really should hit that follow button. I will try to do more live feeds from the parks and when we are out and about as much as I can. If you would like more information about the Road to the Races tour you can find it here: Cars3tour. The tour is kicking off here in Orlando and making it’s way around the USA!
So, today I wanted to share with you a Disney Bounding look I put together for one of my favorite characters from Pixar’s movie INSIDE OUT. There is just so much to love about her. I just want to hug her and turn her blue into a new hue. SADNESS!
So here I am with @JulietTheFirst as “Joy and Sadness” as we took over headquarters. This was truly an emotional day.
Disney Bounding is tons of fun and acquires a lot of attention from cast members, characters, and other guests. Overall it adds to the magic of the day! So to complete this look you will need a blue wig, large-black circle glasses, blue dress with Peter Pan collar, nude colored flats, and blue lace peek a boo socks.
You can find the wig and dress on Amazon. To keep within the Disney Guidlines for dressing up in the park I chose to wear the dress vs the sweater and pants look that Sadness rocks so well. Simply because the wig and glasses really made the look.
Do you Disney Bound? Share your Dressed in Disney looks below!!! I would love some new inspiration. Also, if you would like to see me Disney Bound as a specific character around the parks post your suggestion in the comments.
January 22nd was National Polka Dots Day! Who better to celebrate the occasion with than the Polka Dot Queen herself, Minnie Mouse! In honor of her iconic style Disney Springs hosted a Rock the Dots party with music, buttons, and lots of dots! Special guest of honor, Minnie Mouse dressed in her best; changing her dress every 30 minutes! Oh my Disney, does that girl know how to rock the dots! I am honored too have attended the fantabulous event with Duffy’s Doodles and Juliet the First…oh and of course my adorable son, who rocked his Mickey dots!
“MINI” Makeovers at Sephora:
MINNIE MOUSE!!!! I just adore this dress!
Rockin the dots with the ever so delightful Juliet the First!
This was the best event of the year and I am so blessed to have shared it with the sweetest of the sweet!
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!
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!
Satisfy 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.
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!
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.
According to Vogue magazine, animal print is a powerful fashion trend this winter. Leopard, Cheetah, Zebra, Tiger, Spotted Hyena, Striped Hyena, African Wild Dog, Giraffe, and Monkey are fashion’s greatest inspiration this season. As a Disney fanatic I couldn’t possibly think of any better way to show off the hottest fashion trend but with a magical pair of Animal Print Minnie Ears!!!
Earmagination Ears designed me a pair of leopard inspired Minnie ears that are perfectly lush! Embellished with a sparkly brown bow and kissed by a string of faux pearls these ears will bring out the inner wild in you. With great attention to detail, Earmagination Ears tickles your fancy with a hidden Mickey, designed with three faux pearls. You will shimmer and shine in these ears! Imagination is the only limit when creating enchanted Minnie ears. Using sequins, bows, flowers, and seasonal embellishments Earmagination Ears can customize any design scheme. Let your imagination be your inspiration!
Cast members and other Disney guests will be left gawking at your unique ears and left wondering, where they can get a pair for themselves. To view more ears designed by Earmagination Ears check out their Instagram Page or Etsy shop!
Carry it all in Minnie Style with an adorable Minnie Ear Backpack from Hash Tag Baby Swag. Minnie ear accessories are a forever craze for all Disnerd’s and will never go out of style. Due to the overwhelming popularity designers are finding new ways to incorporate mouse ears in every day accessories.
Hash Tag Baby Swag is ahead of the demand and now offers Minnie ear purses and backpacks that are perfect for everyday wear. Bags are petite in size and made of 100% Vegan leather. Don’t let the size fool ya, they are perfect for carrying all your personals. Toss your Disney essentials in the bag and head out for a most magical day without the bulk of a standard size backpack.
Mini Minnie ear backpacks are available for children and are quite comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. My daughter was quite pleased by how gently the mini bag rested on her back. “It is so light, I forgot I had it on.” Thanks to Hash Tag Baby Swag, I can now say goodbye to the bulk and hello to style!
Get your hands on all this cuteness and complete your Disney look for a most fantastical Disney bounding day.
Deck the Halls with the cutest Disney Christmas tee’s this season! Mouse Apparel is home to the merriest Christmas designs you have ever seen on cotton. With shirts available for the entire family you just can’t go wrong. The style and fit of the raglan tee’s are loose fitting providing an extreme amount of comfort. Pair Mouse Apparel with jeans, shorts, skirts, jammie bottoms, leggings…or whatever your pleasure! You will be glad you did!
It is the happiest time of the year, so spread words of cheer in and outside the parks while looking super festive in the colors of Christmas!
Customize your tee with red or green sleeves! Can’t decide get one of each!!! You really can’t go wrong. Using bold colors, festive fonts, and HIDDEN MICKEY’s these tee’s will make the season the merriest, happiest, jolliest Christmas ever!
Get Mouse Apparel now! Follow this jolly shop on Instagram to keep up with the latest styles!
Dapper Day is an extraordinary event that turns Disney into the fanciest place on earth, as Disney goers dress up in their Sunday best. Although this is not a period style specific event, many guests deck out in vintage clothing- mostly from the 50’s. For the first time in forever my children and I stepped out in style with thousands of other Disnerds and enjoyed retro fun. Our theme was the 101 Dalmatians; do the polka dots give it away? I was going for a classy Cruella De Vil. Don’t we look dashing?! The Disney D brooch I am wearing is from retro queen, Kimi Babbitt. She was super sweet and made my group Dalmatian D’s for this event. Disney D’s can be made to match any theme or character. Kimi’s D’s add a touch of vintage class and retro sparkle to any outfit. Check out Kimi’s boutique: The Star Brite Motel on Etsy to preview just a handful of her creations. Follow Star Brite Motel on Instagram for updates on unique custom designs.
Upon arrival we were directed to park at Magic Kingdom as Epcot’s parking lot was closed and full to capacity. Despite the incredible crowds that were driven by this semi-annual event we strutted our stuff around the World Showcase with much exuberance. It was absolutely amazing to get lost in a crowd of fabulously dressed Disney Lovers. Everybody was giddy and happy. If for only a brief moment I felt as though my children and I time warped back in time. I can’t wait til Spring 2017! For more information visit the official Dapper Day website.
Thank you to all my fellow retro fashionista’s for spreading the Dapper joy! May you always be Dapper!
Fashion alert! Here is another great fashion tee to wear while playing at Walt Disney World! Pocket Tee’s! When it comes to style, this iteration is actually one step above your basic tee. These tee’s are meant to be sophisticated yet easy going and fun! Kellie Gerrity, fashion designer and owner of Kellie’s Ears and Tees offers customized pocket tee’s to match any Disney character or theme. Gerrity makes it super easy to order: just pick your theme, shirt size and color! This princess desired a regal tee complete with pink roses and a yellow crown. The pocket is cut and hand sewn on mid right of the shirt. I love the pocket! It came in handy and was a great place to stick my lipgloss and PhotoPass card. Kellie’s Pocket Tee’s are easy to dress up or down and are perfect to wear in the Florida sunshine. To order visit Kellie’s Ears and Tees on Etsy. Don’t forget to follow Kellie on Instagram to keep up with new styles and giveaways!