Fashion for Nerds of All Sizes

Long Beach, California · 95 Sales


Fashion for Nerds of All Sizes

Long Beach, California 95 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars

NerdBound is taking a short break


Note from shop owner NerdBound is on hiatus at this time.

Happy bounding!

Gretchen :)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 2, 2017

NerdBound is on hiatus at this time.

Happy bounding!

Gretchen :)

Gretchen Burneko

Contact shop owner

Gretchen Burneko


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Iris Hernandez Zayas

Iris Hernandez Zayas on Nov 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The skirts were flawless, absolutely perfect for my dapper day and Disney bounding events! Thank you Gretchen for your patience and yet another order shipped on time :-)

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FOUR new listings today!
Royal blue (finally!), Bright Esmeralda Purple, Berry Pink, and "Winter Belle" - inspired by Belle's pink dress!
Also recently added: R2D2 made by shop partner Cindy!

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Clothing for bounding, cosplay and costumes - for ALL sizes. Who do you want to be today?

NerdBound was born out of a desire to make clothing for people who want to create outfits emulating their favorite characters. Whether it be for Halloween, a trip to Disney or other theme park, Comic-Con or just because, lots of people enjoy adding a little fun to their wardrobe!

Let's face it though, how often do you see a Snow White yellow skirt for sale? So that's where NerdBound comes in. We create and sell clothing in comfortable designs and materials meant to be worn all day at the theme park or wherever you go, in colors common in the fandom world, but maybe not so common in stores.



Shop members

  • Gretchen Burneko

    Owner, Head Designer, Customer Service

    Gretchen Burneko is an artist, illustrator & designer living in Long Beach, CA. In addition to running NerdBound, she is also the Creative Director for Bloodthorn Press, an independent gaming imprint and sells her art at Phoinixe Art and Design.

  • Cindy Kalionzes

    Product Partner

    Cindy Kalionzes (pictured on the right), from Orange County, CA, is the face behind BlueStockingGirls, which teams up with Nerdbound for special listings and live events.

  • Teresa Whitmore

    Product Partner

    Teresa Whitmore, from Anaheim, CA, is a life long Disneyphile who runs DreamWorldGallery. She brings her incredible and varied creative expertise to NerdBound through her various accessory creations, coming soon!

  • Kali Pappas


    Kali Pappas, from Stockton, CA is NerdBound's primary model! She's a college professor, writer, and web freelancer who loves Disneyland, historic fashion, and midcentury culture. - See more at:

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jan 3, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Gretchen is working on building a team to make custom orders once again possible. At this time, however, we are a stock-only store.

Care instructions

Most of our clothing products are made with a poly cotton blend. Especially bright or dark colors are over-dyed. We recommend washing on a cold setting with like colors, especially for the first wash.

Sizing details

If you have any questions regarding our sizing, just send us a message with your order and we'll be happy to help!

Character Bounding and Theme Park Rules

We do our best to provide functional clothing which remains within the character bounding and costume rules of theme parks (especially Disney parks). Everyone on our team is a former Disneyland or Walt Disney World Cast Member. We take the safety of current cast members- and you- very seriously.

We will occasionally make clothing a shade or two off and there are limitations on how close we are willing to go in reproducing cast member costumes for attractions, face characters and entertainment.

We want everyone to have fun and for bounding to be a fun and acceptable way to enjoy our favorite characters for a long time to come!