small cultural & Colombia/Latin related details from Encanto 🇨🇴
the flowers on Isabela’s dress - cattleya trianae orchids (may lilies), national flowers of Colombia
Camilo snapping his fingers when he is excited
Mirabel using her lips to point
flowered balconies (like in Cartagena)
ruanas (ponchos) that Bruno and Camilo wore
inviting the whole town/neighbourhood to a party
sombrero vueltiao - traditional Colombian hat
Isabela being covered in the colors of Colombian flag (🇨🇴) during her song
and many many more!
(this is for all the people who still say Encanto is not about Colombians ; sorry about the quality of the gifs)
triplets bonding pogchamp
This is why Tío Bruno always looks into the future before babysitting.
bruno in the walls watching his rat telenovelas: “and they were roommates . . .”
thirteen-year-old dolores at the dinner table: “and they were roommates”
seven-year-old camilo: “what”
GUYS!!! IT IS CANON!!! OUR RAT KING IS NEURODIVERGENT!!! HE HAS OCD!!! WOOOO
Behold! Chunky Bruno - Encanto Concept Art
I just love this concept for bruno, totally has uncle vibes and would make the seven foot frame line make a lot more sense.
Where's the lie
siblings looking like they could all be different ethnicity but they still look like siblings is just so Colombian
I love this movie so much
a/n; school SUCKS anyways have this
Every year, on a specific date, the madrigals celebrated the triplets birthday. Just like any other person would do. It was a time of joy for the family. Well, not for [Name] at least. He didn't like it. Because a certain someone was missing. It's awful to see a family celebrating a birthday party without a care about the youngest triplet. It just disgusts him.
It was like any other birthday celebration. They gathered the whole family and invited the whole village to the Casa Madrigal. Cheering and partying as if it was an important event. Then here comes the birthday cake with candles shaped like the number 47. Julieta and Pepa huddled close to the big dessert. That's the cue for the [h/c]-nette. He left the crowd unnoticed.
In a swift, [Name] walked into the empty kitchen. Grabbing the plate of a small cake that he homemade. Carefully, he made his way up to the stairs and made a beeline to Bruno's abandoned room. He gently gave a couple of knocks on the door as a sign of respect and slowly twists the doorknob, swinging the door open. As he entered, his ears met with the sound of falling sand. It was comforting. [Name] took a breath in and out. He crouched down so his legs hung through the doorframe and pushed himself through. Sliding down the mountain of sand whilst protecting the cake with his ruana. Upon reaching the ground, he made his journey up the long steep stairs.
"Damn it, darling. You have the worst room," [Name] complained. He took his time to catch his breath before going forward.
Finally, he arrived in Bruno's vision cave. Kneeling and placed the now cold dessert in the middle of the circular marking on the ground. Silence filled the atmosphere. [Name] began. "Bruno, darling. I'm here yet again. Are you happy to see me?" he let out a light chuckle. "How are you? Are you doing well...?" He asked as he took out a matchbox and activated a match. Lighting a singular stick candle on the mini cake. The smile he had slowly dropped into a frown. ".... Who am I kidding? I'm just talking to myself at this point," He paused, his mind suddenly being occupied. "But if you're here, somewhere, listening. I hope you're doing well," He looked up, staring into the void of emptiness in the room. A small sad smile crept up on his face. "Happy 47th birthday, Bruno Madrigal. I love you so much. I hope you know that I never forget about you," His face scrunched up, clenching a fistful of his clothing. "Please come back. I miss you,"
Let’s talk about Bruno
Summary: Some random headcanons (like little curiosities) about Bruno Madrigal because I love this man and he deserves all the love in the world.
Warnings: Mentions of anxiety. SFW
Genre: Soft Headcanons.
Bruno is very affectionate, but he is no longer used to demonstrations of affection.
You may notice him not quite knowing how to react, even though he likes to be hugged or kissed.
Bruno doesn't like to be the center of attention, he ends up being very uncomfortable.
So the way he's managed to feel more comfortable in these situations is through acting.
Even so, you can still see him hiding and preferring corners to the center of a crowded place.
Bruno developed this habit of distancing himself (and even hiding) from people.
But if he feels comfortable with you, he won't stop talking.
Bruno's dark circles under his eyes are because when he sleeps he has visions in his dreams, and because they don't make much sense (and often aren't true) when he wakes up, they frustrate him.
He likes to talk. In fact, after being isolated for so long, he feels a need for it.
The first time Bruno sat down again with his family to eat he cried.
Because they are almost always bad visions, he avoids sleeping as much as possible.
When he do, it's because his own body no longer responds to his commands from so much fatigue.
Bruno likes cats and would love to have one (especially a gray one), but knows it wouldn't get along with rats so just ignores that idea.
In fact, he gets along very well with animals in general.
His food looks horrible but tastes good?!? He knows how to use spices very well.
It's not hard to notice it, but Bruno gets scared very easily, especially at loud noises.
The chances of him having an anxiety attack because of an discussion (whether he is involved or not) are very high if it is between people he loves.
He feels the need to explain and apologize for almost everything he does.
Bruno doesn't have the patience to deal with his own hair, he just wets and combs it (that's when he doesn't give up and leaves it the way it is).
This man is 50 years old but he is fit! Did you see the parkour he did to escape from Mirabel? He still has the energy for it. The only problem really is that he has lived a decade between walls and sleeping in a cramped "room" behind the kitchen, so his back is no longer the same.
He likes the color green, but sometimes he wonders if he just "likes it" because it's the color of his “magic” and in the end he doesn't have a favorite color (does that lead to a little existential crisis? Sometimes).
He already tried to make clothes for the rats but they don't like it very much :( But they agreed to wear them in winter :)
Bruno's favorite thing to do is to go somewhere secluded and just enjoy the silence of the place. It helps him to clear his mind.
And yes, he is the crazy of crystals and incense, they help to calm him down.
What if Bruno tried to learn to dance to impress his s/o who is a dancer who performs at local festivals? It’s probably really awkward but super cute 🥺
A/n: This is so cute!
Bruno was never much of a dancer, he honestly thought that he had to left feet with how much he stumbled and tripped over his own two feet but you were a dancer and he wanted to impress you. He'd rather not embarrass himself at the next festival so that's why he went to your brother, hoping that he could teach him.
"You want me to what?"
"Teach me how to dance." Bruno gave the man a nervous smile, wringing his hands together.
"I..." Puffing out his chest to give himself more confidence he started to speak. "I want to impress y/n. I do not want to embarrass...." Lowering his gaze to the ground Bruno heard the man let out a sigh.
"Right...fine just stop looking so....sad." he muttered grabbing Bruno's wrist as he tugged the man out of the village's square and towards his own him. "It's not going to be easy."
"I...I don't care I just want to do good."
"Well this is going to be fun."
A laugh escaped your lips, your fingers clutching the edge of your dress as you danced around the children. Feeling a pair of eyes on you, you couldn’t help but smile as you rushed over to Bruno. Your hands grasping his tightly in your own though panic moved across the man’s face.
“I’m not.” he wasn’t ready yet, their was know way that he could keep up with you. You were far to elegant when you danced, you didn’t become a stumbling mess like he did. “I’m not ready.”
Beaming you tugged him into the center of the village letting him spin you as a laugh escaped your lips. “Just go with the movement Bruno! dancing isn’t about perfection! It’s about what makes you happy.” Letting go of his hand, Bruno stumbled back as his chest hit your brothers.
“She’s right you know, just have fun Bruno. Y/n doesn’t care if you can dance or not.”
Licking your lips, Bruno turned his attention back to where you were dancing. Every movement was so fluid, everything looked like it belonged, you knew exactly what you were doing, you didn’t even have to watch where you were going.
He watched as his sisters danced around you, even his brother in laws gave you a spin. Shaking up the courage he took a deep walking towards you, you only paused to give him a smile as you held out our hand for him to take. Biting his lip he grasped your hand gently as you pulled him into your chest. Bruno flinched as he stumbled over his foot nearly tripping into you.
Letting out another laugh, you hummed as Bruno gave you an awkward spin though you some how made it look more graceful than it should have. Closing his eyes he clutched your hand tightly as he let himself go with your movements not caring if he was making a fool of himself because with you by his side he felt like he could do anything.
Bruno Madrigal Asking Fem!Reader on a Date
Pairing: Bruno Madrigal x Fem!Reader
Tags: sfw, fluff, romance, awkward Bruno
A/N: this wasn't requested, I just wanted to write something for everyone favorite rat man
You've known Bruno for a while, always liked him but respected that he was a very withdrawn person
Bruno is very skittish and awkward around you, always was, even before he disappeared
When he showed up again you were happy that he remembered you but he was even more awkward than before if that was possible
When he started interacting with the community again he was really careful around everyone, especially you
You could see him avoiding your eyes, how he shifted from foot to foot when he was close to you, how he would sometimes just turn and walk away after an awkward talk
You only talk to him a little every time, but he's always funny and polite
When he's nervous he will fidget with his clothes or his hair and this happens a lot around you specifically, you find it really cute
One night you hear squeaking outside your window
When you open it you see Bruno's rat friends with a bouquet of flowers for you
It also has a note but it just says Bruno
Your heart skips a beat at the gift, and you're very excited to see him the next day
When you do he's avoiding you again, but you also catch the way his eyes linger on yours longer than usual
You smile at him and wave, gesturing to some flowers on the side, then nodding at him, letting him know that you got them and liked them
He smiles brightly, before composing himself and sheepishly walking away
Over the next few days you get more flowers delivered, your friends and family asking you questions about this mysterious person and admirer that you've caught the eye of
You're taken by surprise one night when you open the window and instead of rats, it's Bruno there, holding the flowers, a shy smile on his face
You graciously accept them, telling him thank you for all the flowers he's been sending and that you're kind of running out of room
He laughs as he walks closer and sits on the edge of your window, taking a peak into your room, now full of flowers, he chuckles and apologized for going a little bit overboard
He confesses that he had a vision a while back, about him placing a flower behind your ear and he wanted to make it come true, he just didn't know how to go about it so the flowers were the first step
Bruno didn't want to jinx it by just approaching you right off the bat and placing a flower behind your ear, that would be a little weird, even for him
But he's happy that you like the flowers
With a teasing smile you ask him if this is the part where the vision happens
Bruno blushes and fumbles with his words, admitting that he really isn't sure
He could do it now, but he says that the reason he's here is to ask you on a date, get to know you better if that's ok with you, but he understands that you don't want to, after all a beautiful woman such as you surely has many suitors
You smile at him, take a flower and put it behind his ear instead, making him gasp in surprise as you tell him you'd love to go on a date with him
He blinks at you a few times before giving you his biggest and brightest smile yet, telling you that he doesn't have all the details figured out yet but as soon as he does he'll let you know
You're looking forward to it very much, even more so when you see him doing a little happy dance with his rat friends as he leaves
AU where the family sees Bruno's vision about Mirabel and Alma decides that Mirabel shouldn't be around, so instead of hiding in the walls Bruno volunteers to leave with her and they live on one of the mountains on the edge of the Encanto. Mirabel is raised isolated from the town, always wanting to visit but never being allowed to, as Bruno is scared of what'll happen if their family sees her again. She grows up having no idea she's a Madrigal, and admires them as much as she can from affar. One day, she hears that a Madrigal, Antonio, is getting his gift, and decides she just HAS to be at the ceremony, so she sneaks away into town...
Pairing: Bruno X Reader (fluff)
A/N: No warnings. Thinking about adding a second part where they get reunited! Literally wrote this during commute, please be nice. Bt I'm obsessed with Bruno so feel free to send in requests!
Your eyes welled up with tears, as you were looking at the familiar inside of la casita. You had delivered some fresh clothing and textiles to the family and had just handed them over to Maribel in a basket. Slowly you looked around, over the doors of the Madrigals and lingered a second over a very familiar one.
"Tía?", Maribel asked and followed your gaze. A spark seemed to lighten up in her eyes as she understood.
"Tío Bruno...", she whispered and looked at you expectantly. You already started shaking your head. "No, Maribel."
"But... we call you tía, because you've been tío Bruno's partner, no??"
"Please I need to know what's going on, I..."
"...need to know what happened to him and..."
"He left!", you yelled at her and immediately backed up, shocked about your own reaction. She looked at you with wide eyes, but as she saw the hurt in yours her gaze turned soft.
"I'm sorry, tía, I shouldn't have..."
"No, no, I'm sorry, mija, you got every right to ask, but..." you sighed and tried to calm down. Yes, it's been years since he had vanished and you had tried your best to move on, but how could you. You loved him still, and sometimes you had the feeling he was still there, watching over you, so how could you have ever forgotten him. His cute nervous ways, how he relaxed in the evening finally, when it was just you and him and how he stared at you as if he couldn't believe you were there. Can't you see the future?, you had always asked jokingly. Then you should know that I won't ever leave you, mi amor. Bruno then had nodded and given you a smile. I know, he had said and kissed you. Sometimes you wondered if he did know that not you would leave... but him.
"Your tío didn't have it easy", you tried to start again. "His prophecies... no one really liked them much. So... one day... he just ... vanished. And a part of me understands it, its just that... he left us alone... Left me alone", you added almost in a whisper, but suddenly both of you flinched as you heard something drop not far from the both of you that almost sounded like a metal bucket. Both of you looked around, but couldn't make out where the noise had come from, so you sighed and gave her a small smile.
"I should go, Mirabel."
You shook your head, turning around to leave back to your tienda in the village.
"We don't talk about Bruno, Mirabel."
And as you said that you could have sworn to year a small whimper coming from somewhere close to you. You smiled sadly, you often imagined things like that. '"Wherever you are, I hope you're happy now, Brunito."
Camilo: I’ve done a lot of dumb stuff.
Isabela: I witnessed the dumb stuff.
Mirabel: I recorded the dumb stuff.
Bruno: I joined you in the dumb stuff.
Dolores: I TRIED TO STOP YOU FROM DOING THE DUMB STUFF!
found these im ✨screaming✨
Headcanon that Bruno is probably one of the funniest members of the Madrigal family. When around people he’s comfortable with, I bet he has a quick and clever sense of humor. He and Camilo would definitely be partners in crime.