4-5 Cosplay “Bounding”
“Bounding” is a new phenomenon in the cosplay community. It actually originated from Disneybounding (one word) which is a subtler, more fashion-forward way for Disney fans to show their love for the brand. As it was explained in Huffington Post, “Instead of wearing full-on costumes as cosplayers do, Disneybounders dress up in stylish, everyday outfits (known as Disneybounds) that are simply inspired by a particular character.”
This concept has now seeped into the cosplay world, where fans add elements that let you know what character or show they’re honoring, but without the full costume.
In the family cosplay photo above, a mom wore a simple green dress with Marge Simpson wig, and her kids wore hats for Bart and Lisa. Below, a young fan brought her minions along to help her navigate the convention.