Why Disney World Bans Adults From Dressing Up | Style Out There | Refinery29


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Published: 5 months ago
On this episode of Style Out There, our host, Connie Wang travels out into the world to interview the adults who participate in Disney-bounding. This unique fashion subculture pays homage to classic Disney characters by imitating their looks in new ways. Press play to explore the group of adults who build their lives around Disney World!

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How do you feel about adults dressing up like Disney characters? Share your experiences with cosplay with us below!

5 months ago

There is nothing wrong with cosplay... but there is a time and place for that. Keep in mind this venue has children who upon seeing a favorite character runs right up to them. There is a reason why being a Disney costume actor/actress go through vigorous background checks and intensive training to give people the Disney experience. Disney doesn't want to be accuontable if a kid goes missing. I gotten glomp by a teen during supercon two years back while dressed as Cloud Strife, he has an intellectual disability and was so excited to see me. I made that kids' day better. That is such a nice feeling. Of course Supercon is a different place than Disney and overall professional cosplayers or even novices like myself who take pride in dressing the part understand how to behave and interact with the public. It is the bad seeds that use it to their advantage and manipulate the weaker members (mostly young children) to use and abuse them. :( Then that spreads and all cosplayers are viewed in the dark light, rather than figuring out who is out to hurt others. You have to be a truly evil person to use another person for your own personal amusement, especially if that other person has disabilities or are children. There are some evil fuckers out there.

3 weeks ago

There is nothing wrong about it, it is a stupid taboo that only kids can enjoy or dress up as Disney characters, I love Disney too I collect all the dolls, princesses, my room is fully packed with Disney staff.

3 weeks ago

It’s a free country! Fashion is universal!

1 month ago

Matthew Shinn https://www.foxnews.com/world/disneyland-employee-arrested-for-allegedly-molesting-9-year-old-boy-in-bathroom.amp

1 month ago

@F J X when did this happen at disney

1 month ago

Wow marketing for Disney free of charge has really taken over some people's lives?

2 days ago

How the fuck do we just glide by the fact that Disney tried to trademark Dia de Los Muertos?! It's a Mexican holiday! Even if it were an American holiday, that's some devious shit! More importantly, how close did they get?

2 days ago

Why am I crying right now

1 week ago

14:41 that made me feel sad but in a good way I hope we can see that in the future of Disney a gay prince a Mexican princess a plus sizes princess or prince ect, we will see all types from all over the world Disney is really big all over the world and it would make everyone feel proud of who they are and where they are from :)

1 week ago

I saw saf and tyler!

1 week ago

But why did they show the Ariel fangirl fake-brushing her hair with....a fork?

1 week ago

I personally think that dressing up in a costume shouldn't be limited to just kids and children, it should be welcomed to the adults that would like to do it too, I understand that they just don't wan people thinking cosplayers or people in costumes are the actual park cast members, but they should have something to deal with that, I feel like restricting it prohibits a lot of people's dreams to happen, in the most magical place on earth, by simply giving these cosplayers a bright bracelet or something will properly separate them from the real park cast members, but at the same time giving a chance to dress up the way they want to while at a Disney theme park!!

1 week ago

This is such a good idea! Wearing clothes inspired by characters instead of the actual costumes. So then adults won't be missing out on the fun and magic!

2 weeks ago

Wow, Yvette's quote at 8:00 has me SHOOK! I'm latina and also feel not 100% accepted by my people, but also american.

2 weeks ago

1:16 is that Jake Gyllenhaal

2 weeks ago

The outfit that Chelsea is wearing at 11:48 could totally work as a Flynn from Rapunzel

2 weeks ago

Went to TOKYO Disneysea & Disneyland and saw Thousands of people wearing disney Cosplay Costume. It's AMAZING!

2 weeks ago

Wow

2 weeks ago

I own 2 Mickey shirts from uniqlo even tho it isn’t in my interest, but I only bought them because they were cute

3 weeks ago

if people would think about important things that much as they do for nonsense, the world would be a paradies!

3 weeks ago

Did Disney just do a racist thing by attempting to trademark Day of the Dead? That is a cultural heritage not some invention to put your logo on and sell. That is some imperialist shit! What's next trademarking Santa Muerta?

3 weeks ago

A lot of people are using the argument that the cosplaying adults could be confused for face characters but couldn't Disney put some sort of special bracelet or an identification band for the real face characters

3 weeks ago

Interesting video but you didn't answer the question..lol

3 weeks ago

GET A LIFE

3 weeks ago

Who else ready for black ariel

3 weeks ago

Eww

3 weeks ago

Maybe it’s because they don’t want people getting confused between the Cast of Disney characters that work at or people that aren’t workers

3 weeks ago

Trademark the day of the dead?
THE AUDACITY

3 weeks ago

Love how she did the Disney point at the end

3 weeks ago

I read the title and was instantly like: Incase paedophiles take home little kids

3 weeks ago

Child Molesters dressed up in Disneyland where adults think they're legitimate workers, and children think they're the actual character...

4 weeks ago

How to kidnap wandering kids in Disney land by cheating the system

4 weeks ago

I love the way Yvette dresses,it's so positive and cheerful!

4 weeks ago

But they never explained why dressing up as a Disney character is banned!

1 month ago