Brom Bones is the secondary antagonist of the segment, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow from The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. He is a muscular man who wants to win Katrina Van Tessell's heart. He is said to be the "town hero" of the town Sleepy Hollow. He kids around and drinks beer with his buddies and plays jokes for fun, particularly on the new school teacher, Ichabod Crane, and his bullying and physique behavior scares away any rivals for Katrina's hand. At the end, when Ichabod is vanquished by the Headless Horseman, Bones marries Katrina.
He was voiced by the late Bing Crosby.
While it is not explicitly stated, the implication is that the Headless Horseman that Ichabod met was Brom Bones in disguise, and Brom (as the Horseman) successfully frightened Ichabod into leaving the Sleepy Hollow area and never coming back (or less likely, Brom killed Ichabod). The Headless Horseman's horse looked exactly like Brom's horse in the movie.
However, Ichabod peering down the Headless Horseman's cloak to find nothing there would suggest otherwise, but this could have been imagined by him.
Brom Bones also inspired Sir Kay, a minor character from The Sword in the Stone.
Many fans believe Brom Bones is more of the hero in the story, since many believe Ichabod mainly wanted Katrina's money.
Brom Bones is very smiliar to Gaston from Beauty and the Beast. Both men are seen as their respective film's villains, have black hair, have huge muscles, are very handsome, have drinking buddies, are viewed as town heroes, have a liking for a particular girl. In Brom's case it is Katrina and Gaston's love interest in Belle. Both men also abuse a particular person. In Brom's case it is Ichabod and Gaston picks on his "friend" LeFou and both live in a village. One of Brom Bones' outfits also resembled Gaston's proposal outfit. Unlike Gaston though who loses at the end of his film Brom "wins" in this film, making him the first and very few villains to actually "win" (although this is debatable as it was also implied that the Headless Horseman Ichabod Crane encountered late into the film was the real deal and not Bones disguised as him). He's also an inspiration for Gaston.
Though it is unclear if the horseman was real or not, there is proof Brom Bones made up the story of the Headless Horseman and pretended to be him. The pumpkin and sword seen at the party were the same ones used by the ghost. Also the ghost's body is very similar to Brom Bone's and despite not crossing the bridge he throws the pumpkin at Crane. A dirty grin also appears on his face after discovering Ichabod spilling salt. However, as noted above, there not being anything underneath the Horseman's cloak indicates that the "Headless Horseman" that Ichabod Crane encountered was the real deal and not Brom disguised as it.