Dapper Day, Spring 2017

Sunday, April 23rd, was the semi-annual Dapper Day at the Disneyland Resort.

Not only is this the first Dapper Day I have ever taken photos at but it’s also the first Dapper Day I have ever been to at all! So, I was very excited to attend, see my friends wearing their snazzy attire, and take photos of people.

For those who don’t know what Dapper Day at Disneyland is, I’ll let Wikipedia explain it:

Dapper Day is a semi-annual gathering that takes place at the Disney theme parks in Los Angeles, Orlando (spring and fall), and Paris (autumn only). The event is described as fashionable outings to Disney Parks that are intended to celebrate the tradition of “stepping out in style”. First held in February 2011 at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California, as a small function organized by Justin Jorgensen, it has since been held with additional related attractions, including the Dapper Day Expo, Folly: the official Dapper Day after-party, and the Dapper Day car show. “Dapper Day” is a registered trademark and Dapper Day events are not associated with The Walt Disney Company. Dapper Day is intended to celebrate the idea of dressing up in any manner or style. Participants dress in fashions ranging from vintage inspired to contemporary chic. Dapper Day is not private but does require park admission. Sophisticated attire is encouraged.

In recent years, more and more people are incorporating DisneyBound concepts with their dapper attire. DisneyBounding is wearing contemporary fashions inspired by Disney characters or properties: Subtle and clever homages, such as a color palette, a pattern, or an accent piece.  Unlike full-on costumes or cosplay which are not in the spirit of Dapper Day, DisneyBounding fits in just nicely and the results are fun, and stunning!

Here are some of my favorite photos I took, at Disney California Adventure park.