Who wants to dress like a princess for a whole day? Well, now you can—and it’s all for a good cause. In recognition of International Day of the Girl Child, Walt Disney World and Disneyland want you or your kiddo to dress like a princess. Read on to find out how dressing up in your royal finest will help girls around the world.

Sponsored by the United Nations, International Day of the Girl Child helps to bring awareness of girls’ rights and the challenges that they face worldwide. Observed on Oct. 11 annually, this special day is a time to act—even if that means dressing up like a princess. Disney Parks’ campaign hopes to help girls in a big way this week.

Disney will donating $1 to the UN Foundation’s Girl Up program for every photo or video clip of you or your kiddo dressed as a princess (at Disney World or Disneyland on Thursday, Oct. 11 and shared on social media—up to $1 million! Just use the hashtag #DreamBigPrincess when you post your princess pics to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram between Oct. 10 and Nov. 20.

You don’t have to go full-on princess for the day. Actually, Disney prefers that you don’t. You’ll need to follow the Disney Parks’ rules about dressing in costume. Teens and adults over age 14 are not permitted to dress in costumes, with the exception of select events. Instead of totally princess-ing out, you can always go with the colors that your fave character wears or a specific set of patterns, or simply rock out a tiara to complete your royal look.

—Erica Loop

Featured Photo: Courtesy of Walt Disney World



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