Just a few nights more til the spookiest night of the year!
Okay, I’ve said this before (so please don’t kill me) – I’m not big on Halloween. I know. The girl who dresses up for everything isn’t into what is pretty much the biggest costume party on earth.
It’s just, Halloween was never really a big thing in the Philippines. For us, as soon as what we call the -ber months hit (SeptemBER, OctoBER – you get the idea), it’s basically Christmas. Malls play Christmas music and have Christmas trees up by September 1st. From then til January (yes you read that right), it’s basically one long Christmas party full of evenings of eating, hanging out with friends, lots and lots of family reunions, and did I say eating yet? Eating. That’s something I’ve always loved about the Philippines. Our love for all things Christmas. But that also meant that I never really grew up with Halloween.
I think it was only in college that I really started going to Halloween parties, and even then I never went for anything scary costume-wise (I am not a fan of scary movies lol). The closest I can get to that is wearing a Disney Villain inspired look instead.
Which provides the perfect segue to what this blog is all about. For my fellow procrastinators who still don’t have a costume for the big night, and for those who want to save some dime and also be more comfortable for crazy partying AKA sitting in a corner eating chocolate all night AKA me, I put together a lookbook celebrating a side of Disney I don’t often feature – the bad side.
So get comfortable, grab your drink of choice and maybe even a snack, because we are going through TEN Disneybounds in this post.
And today, it’s the villains who are coming out to play.
Scar is just one of those villains who gives the phrase “love to hate” a whole new meaning. He’s really funny, but also terribly cruel. No matter how many times he sings Be Prepared I will never be prepared for the Mufasa scene I still can’t talk about.
I knew I wanted to incorporate fur for this look, so I went with this black oversized faux one to represent his mane, and paired it with a plain black tee, brown corduroy pants for some added texture, brown combat boots, and a lighter brown belt to get some of the brown in his fur. I also added a wooden bracelet, and a skull one I’ve had since high school that I used for a different costume – I thought it gave the right elephant graveyard vibes.
“Well, I WAS first in line…Until the little hairball was born.”
Ah. This guy. Lol. I can’t seem to bring myself to truly hate this guy because he reminds me of a dear friend – the funny parts at least. He’s uh. He’s definitely something, and despite the narcissism and entitlement, he’s at the very least one of the most entertaining villains ever.
Gaston’s look was pretty easy to replicate. Although I didn’t have a bright red sweater, this maroon one worked just fine for this bound. Wore a yellow button up underneath, black jeans, a brown belt with a gold buckle, and brown knee high boots perfect for our beast hunter. Topped it off with an annoying smile and a kiss to the bicep. Lol. All I need now are five dozen eggs.
“It’s not right for a woman to read. Soon she starts getting ideas, and thinking…”
Even as a kid, I thought Jafar was creepy and gross. As an adult, I found the right word for him – sleazy.
Wore the same black jeans I used for Gaston, and paired it with a red tshirt, black boots, and a black dress I wore open to represent his cape. Amped it up with gold jewelry, including this snake one I got in Epcot that I thought represented his snake staff perfectly.
“You’re speechless, I see. A fine quality in a wife.”
Is it horrible of me to say that I don’t hate Hades at all? The guy is absolutely hilarious. His quick-witted sarcasm gets me every.single.time. And you gotta feel for the guy somehow. With the likes of Pain and Panic working for him, how can he not lose his cool (and his hair) sometimes? Lol.
So for the Lord of the Dead I figured, boss with a fun side right? So I went with an all grey suit in different prints and different shades. And for his flaming hair, a light blue bowband.
“I’ve got 24 hours to get rid of this… bozo, or the entire scheme I’ve been setting up for 18 years goes up in smoke, and YOU. ARE WEARING. HIS MERCHANDISE??”
I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t get some influence from Regina from Once Upon a Time for this. I definitely brought out my inner Mayor Mills in this ensemble because (confession) I love her more than the original.
So for the Evil Queen, I wore a black button up dress over a purple one for that cape look, and accessorized with gold – from the shoes, to the belt, to the earrings. Also wore the white belt from the dress as a neck scarf as a callback to her oversized collar.
“Don’t let the wish grow cold.”
Cruella de Vil
Ahh Cruella, so evil she actually has cruel and devil in her name. Totally understandable. Anyone who could kill a puppy let alone 101 deserves that name and more.
Now I was fresh out of Dalmatian, so I went for this black and white polkadot dress instead. Accessorized with her signature red heels, and wrapped two faux fur scarves together to complete the look.
“My only true love, darling. I live for furs. I worship furs!
After all, is there a woman in all this wretched world who doesn’t?”
I’m all for a magic flower that can keep you young looking all the time but you gotta draw the line somewhere right? I mean, there’s always make up. That’s readily available, and it doesn’t involve singing to hair and kidnapping. Lol.
For Mother Gothel, I paired a maroon off shoulder top with a maroon pleated skirt. Accessorized with gold accents. Not really into maroon but actually liked how this turned out. Mother really does know best apparently.
“Look in that mirror. I see a strong, confident, beautiful young lady.
Oh look, you’re here too.”
Ursula was probably the only villain that matched Maleficent in the scare department for me when I was a kid. More than anything it was how she was able to reduce the mighty King Triton into something so sad that really terrified me.
But with these Disneybounds, she actually ended up being my favorite. I found this forgotten tube dress in my closet that flared out perfectly – sort of like her tentacles. Wore it over a light purple off shoulder top, and put on a black velvet choker with a conch shell on it. Absolutely loved how this turned out!
“You’ll have your looks – your pretty face.
And don’t underestimate the importance of ‘body language’. Ha!”
Went with the live action version of her for this bound. The colors of her animated counterpart’s dress were too close to Mother Gothel’s, and I thought green was a much more appropriate color for the bitter stepmother.
So wore this velvet pleated skirt with a black turleneck and black heels, and finished this look off with a brocade neckscarf for that better-than-thou look she’s known for. Lol.
“Just remember who you are, you ungrateful wretch!”
The villain of the hour – or of the month I should say, since her movie just came out. I thought it would be fitting to round off this lookbook with the Mistress of Evil herself.
I actually just did a Maleficent bound on my recent SBC (Style to Bound to Cosplay) blog, but that was a little more out there. For this one, I wanted to keep it more casual. I could wear my Maleficent horns if I wanted to, but this bound works just as well without them too. Wore an all leather black ensemble with a little touch of purple. Villains love their purple and black.
“It’s so ugly, I almost feel sorry for it.”
Dare I say it? I kinda loved being a villain. I loved being all ten to be honest. For someone who’s always in Princess dresses, the dark colors and sassy attitudes were an interesting change of pace. Being evil is pretty fun.
Happy Halloween week everyone!
“Every villain is a hero in his own mind.”
What are you wearing this Halloween? Are you Disneybounding or going all out?
*If you need more ideas for last minute Halloween costumes, check out my DCW (Disney Capsule Wardrobe): Halloween Edition.
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*My Truly Magical Lookbook Blogs:
– Beauty and the Beast
– Lion King
– Toy Story
11 thoughts on “Truly Magical: Disney Villains Disneybound Lookbook”
Omg so cute…i love Disney and these outfits spot on
Yayy thank you! Welcome Disney friend!
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you welcome my friend